“Just ‘cause somebody can’t handle anything don’t mean we have to pay for their pain / Nicotine, caffeine, chainsaws and guns gotta, make your own regulations / Psychedelic mushrooms good for your mind. If you’re ready to use ‘em, then ya outta try ‘em / How did freedom mess up your life? Decide for yourself what’s wrong and what’s right.” Mojo Nixon, Legalize It!, 1985
Yeah, I’m gonna bray about weed again… and I’m gonna launch my first verbal attack on our present president. You know, Joe Biden. Nice guy, but…
As you read this, dozens if not hundreds of White House staffers have been “suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program due to past marijuana use,” according to the Daily Beast. Five such staffers have been fired already.
Well, that’s liberalism for you.
Personally, I would be inclined to think that any potential White House staffers who haven’t smoked weed – first or second hand – or haven’t tried an edible or had a medical condition that warrants such use has been living under a rock and therefore has been too isolated to function properly in the job.
Or, perhaps, that cat is simply lying. This might very well be the point. If you’re working at the White House lying is pretty much in the job description.
According to the Daily Beast article, “For the FBI, an applicant can’t have used marijuana in the past three years; at the NSA, it’s only one. The White House … (states) that as long as past use was ‘limited’ and the candidate wasn’t pursuing a position that required a security clearance, past use may be excused.”
But if you’ve toked around a bit, for whatever reason, at any time, the Biden White House thinks you are a security risk. You can put away as much alcohol as you want, but if you’re doing your job and you don’t use politically incorrect language, they’re completely fine that you won’t blab our secrets to Putin.
This is not the matter of following a law that can’t get through the RepubilQan filibuster. As we have seen during the previous administration, the president has the final word on who gets a security clearance.
Let us also note that Joe Biden has appointed Dr. Rahul Gupta as his Drug Czar, a.k.a. the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Gupta was public health commissioner in West Virginia from 2015 to 2018. He ripped apart that state’s needle exchange program, showing a lack of concern about HIV and hepatitis. This is the moral position known as “Shoot up and die, creep!”
By the way, West Virginia is a national leader in drug overdose deaths, so maybe his policy wasn’t exactly a “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you” kind of moment. According to Filter Magazine “West Virginia also had the highest rate of hepatitis C infections in 2015. Today, West Virginia is experiencing multiple HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks.”
Ironically, the Biden Edict means Barack Obama never can work in Biden’s White House. A decade ago, he was President of the United States. Today, he’s a security risk.
Meanwhile, both Mexico and Canada are, or are about to be, fully weed-green. Most of the states that border on Canada have legalized cannabis, at least for medical reasons – and even those recalcitrant states have decriminalized it.
As of this writing, cannabis is legal in 16 states and territories. It’s been decriminalized in another 19 as well as those cities in Texas and Georgia where most of their populations live. Cannabis possession has been reduced to a misdemeanor in another 11 states and territories. Medical marijuana is legal in 47 states and territories and most of the remaining have legalized CBDs containing 5% THC or less. If Lou Gehrig were alive today, he could lawfully consume cannabis-based medicines in most of this nation.
In other words, those moral reprobates who continue to piss in the winds of science and incarcerate people for smoking weed instead of getting drunk should mind their own damn business. These self-appointed moral monitors should pull that stick out of their asses and smoke it.