It is time to Legalize Pot

It is time to Legalize Pot

Legalize Marijuana Now

By: Derek Varsalona


Is Marijuana a wonder drug? It certainly might be. It is already legal in the state of Colorado where certain people are literally getting Rocky Mountain High. It is legal medically in 29 States including the District of Columbia. Now, that might all change on a national level if Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) get their way.

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This past week Senator Corey Booker and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand co-sponsored a bill known as the Marijuana Justice Act. Under the bill Marijuana would be legalized at the federal level. What surprises me is that no Colorado Senators signed on to sponsoring the bill where marijuana is legal for recreational use.


I am a Republican that is in full support of the legalization of marijuana and specifically medicinal marijuana where it is now legal to have medicinal marijuana under New York state law.   The state of New York now legally lets you be in possession of marijuana for medicinal uses, it is just not legal to let you smoke marijuana, which I still do not understand. Why does it matter how you take the medicine if the marijuana helps you? I have a mild case of Cerebral Palsy but can walk and do things that most people without a disability can do, with the exception of driving. I often get stiffness in my muscles as a result of Cerebral Palsy. I honestly feel that marijuana would help alleviate the pain and stiffness I feel in my muscles on a daily basis.


There should be limitations on marijuana and it should be treated like alcohol if Senators Gillibrand and Senator Booker get the law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Trump. No one should be stoned behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle, or be stoned while operating machinery.


Signing the bill would be wise move by President Donald Trump. We have already lost the war on drugs and it would decrease the amount of marijuana sold on the black market illegally. This would also send shock waves through out the nation and by signing the bill it might be more shocking then his defeat over Hillary Clinton. At times I feel I do not know what to expect from President Trump and that is what excites me about him. I think if he signed the bill President Trump would get a strong bounce in the polls, which will last maybe a week, or so, so President Trump would have to build on his momentum after signing this legislation and would leave Democrats and Libertarians in disbelief on such an action. A signing of this legislation would give this country bi-partisan agreement on a drug that can heal people with so many alignments.


Just think of how much money could be made by taxing marijuana. It is already working in Colorado and would work in the United States where marijuana patients can stop living in fear of the federal government. Legalize Marijuana Now!!


It is time to Legalize Pot.




Derek Varsalona

I have a mild Case of Cerebral Palsy and am very politically active

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