Thursday, January 24, 2013

Liberals At Work

The left wants marijuana legal not only for medical but even recreational use. But this isn't an ideological support for freedom.  See this January 23, 2013 Fox News report from Oregon:
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.
Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both.
Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids.
"The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing requirements and limitations on the sale or transfer of products containing nicotine," the bill's text says...
"I hope it passes and I hope people actually think about it," said Rick Cannon of Salem. "You know there's less and less smokers everyday because they know how bad it is for them, so I just hope people wake up and realize how bad it actually is for them."
I have mentioned before how liberal controlled governments are pushing for bans on smoking in private homes--but exempting marijuana


  1. I live in Portland, and local politics makes me want to move to Idaho.

    Not enough to do it, but oh, am I ever sick of the smug Progressives and their busybodying.

    (Fortunately, Greenlick's grandstanding has no chance of going anywhere, even in Oregon.)

  2. Interesting. Only the most doctrinaire Orwellian can say that tobacco has any effect similar to Lysergic Acid or even Ketamine.

    I have no first hand experience with the evil tobacco or the evil weed. Is there an intermediate stage in marijuana smoking, between not under the influence and high?
    There is an acknowledgment that there with alcohol there is a gradation in being under the influence, through the public service tv commercials saying that buzzed driving is drunk driving, but I'm not aware of any similar acknowledgement of gradation for marijuana.

    Perhaps that's why tobacco has to go but marijuana can stay; one leaves the masses docile and controllable, the other has no such effect.

    Perhaps a "smoke is smoke" campaign can keep marijuana from going from requiring a prescription to recreational use.