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It's Pot for the Poor in California

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Friday, 05 Sep 2014 04:30 PM Current | Bio | Archive

In my experience with California’s lower income neighborhoods there is one item that is never reported to be in short supply.

Fathers are absent. Stable homes are absent. Jobs are absent. Education is absent. And due to state government incompetence, even water is absent.

But I’ve never heard anything about a shortage of marijuana.

And although I am unable to verify this from personal experience, those in the know say most consumers begin their search for wacky tobaccy in our less fortunate areas where local entrepreneurs are ready and able to meet demand.

This is why it was surprising when FOX News reported the Berkeley City Council unanimously passed on ordinance “ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.”

Meaning Berkeley becomes the first city in the nation to offer dope stamps along with food stamps. It also makes one wonder if the no smoking rules in council chambers also apply to marijuana?

FOX quoted Bishop Ron Allen, himself a former addict and current head of the International Faith Based Coalition, who was dismayed the “city would want to dump pot on the impoverished.”

“It's ludicrous, over-the-top madness,” Allen said. “Why would Berkeley City Council want to keep their poverty-stricken under-served high, in poverty and lethargic?”

Possibly because it makes those individuals more accepting of the rest of the leftist ideology that emanates from council chambers like particularly potent smog.

I’ve long contended that the left’s main goal is to encourage dependency and increase support for big government’s big giveaways. Providing free pot is the example that says it all. The only way to add to it is by also distributing free munchies at a city–sponsored
Harold & Kumar film festival.

The ordinance itself is also a somewhat lethargic response to a non–existent problem, also nothing new for the Berkeley political giants.

Many medical marijuana dispensaries have been giving away their product to the poor for years. The New York Times reported Berkeley Patients Group, one of the largest dispensaries, has done it for over ten years.

Even better the Times found a poet who has been on the receiving end of the maryjane and he typifies the attitude surround the marijuana milieu. When asked, he couldn't remember how long he had been toking on free mota or even why he qualified.

“It could be for my allergies, or my arthritis — you know what happens to us folks: We forget.”


Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
 
 

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