Gun-loving, Christian And Republican Megan McCain On Why Medical Marijuana Is O.K.
Posted by Laura Vladimirova | June 12 2012 | 2941 views | Comments ↓
More conservatives are seeing the light when it comes to medical marijuana.
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- Meghan McCain
Meghan McCain, the daughter of former 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain, has publicly announced her support of medical cannabis.
McCain is a Republican too and often comments on the political scene in popular magazines and blogs.
She writes about her experiences in her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom. The book is based on a great American road trip she took with comedian Michael Ian Black. Below is an excerpt about the time she lit up in New Orleans:
Let me put it right out there. Yes, I have smoked marijuana a few times in the past. The first time was on a trip to Amsterdam in college and I was surprised by how mild of an experience marijuana was (and in my experience still is). It is a plant that makes me mellow and giggly and, quite frankly, tired. Yet, depending on where you are in the United States, smoking is possession, and that is either a misdemeanor or a felony. Split that hair however you want, it’s still a crime.
That being said, I believe that marijuana should be legalized. This is not a decision I have come to quickly or lightly. Over the course of the last four years, in discussions with friends pro and con, I believe the legal ramifications of possessing marijuana are egregious. For one reason, I think it is a substance that does no more damage than alcohol does, and second, if we legalized marijuana in this country and taxed the hell out of it, our economic problems would at least be temporarily helped a great deal. In fact, you could even use the revenue stream to pay for universal health care if you wanted.
Mostly though, I do not completely understand the allure and taboo associated with marijuana. The few times I have partaken in smoking pot it has been a mild experience. Yes, it is a substance that will alter your mind frame and judgment, but as someone who is high strung and has a natural tendency to get nauseated, I can see its appeal.
McCain is no stranger to going against the conservative grain. She came out in support of marriage equality as well, to the dismay of various political groups.
Ultimately, McCain is not alone in her Republican-based support to end prohibition. Gary Johnson, Pat Robertson and other conservatives have come forward in recent times with the same sentiments as McCain and other progressive counterparts.
It is an interesting turn of events when the newer generation of political voices chooses reason and the belief in doing what is best for society as a whole above staunch politics that have little to no basis; Especially in the name of an abundantly expensive war against our nations people.
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Article by Laura Vladimirova, on Jun. 12th 2012