I’ve always believed that laws against cannabis are unjust, and that people have the right to partake of any substance they so choose, as long as they’re not putting others in danger, or forcing others to foot the bill. So I would normally support a move to decriminalize cannabis at the Federal level.
But now that Critical Race Theory is the official state religion, everything turns out to be about race and reparations. From NBC:
House reintroduces bill to decriminalize cannabis, create social equity programs
After voting overwhelmingly last year to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level, congressional leaders reintroduced a bill Friday to strike marijuana from the list of controlled substances and invest in communities disproportionately affected by the so-called drug war.
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021, also known as the MORE Act, would also eliminate criminal penalties, clear criminal records and create social equity programs focused on repairing damage to individuals and communities impacted by decades of prohibition.
The bill was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.
Reading through the article, I knew that blacks would be mentioned at some point. Sure enough:
The Small Business Administration would establish the Cannabis Restorative Opportunity Program to help businesses owned and operated by “socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.” The SBA mandate would develop and implement equitable cannabis licensing programs that minimize barriers for people adversely impacted by the drug war.
Despite the move toward decriminalization, people of color continue to be most affected by existing drug laws. According to a 2020 report by the American Civil Liberties Union, a Black person is 3 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than a white person. The ACLU estimated that enforcing cannabis prohibition laws costs taxpayers approximately $3.6 billion a year.
“Disadvantaged individuals” always means, primarily, blacks – but they still had to spell it out. This bill is about more of the same: The transfer of wealth from whites and Asians to blacks. Naturally, there’s an additional tax associated with this bill:
It would set a 5 percent tax on cannabis retail sales that would increase to 8 percent over three years. Revenue would go to the Opportunity Trust Fund, which would pay for job training, re-entry services, legal aid and health education programs for impacted communities.
“Impacted communities” meaning, of course, black communities.
If we were to travel back to Medieval times, we’d probably be shocked to see that almost everything relates to religion in one way or another. This is how it is in many Orthodox Jewish communities, and probably also among the Amish and devout Muslims. In the world of religion, very few things are spiritually neutral. Some might say that NOTHING is spiritually neutral.
It’s the same with modern “Progressives.” They are devout believers in Critical Race Theory, and this is why it’s so important to them to pass this faith on to the younger generation.
Critical Race Theory teaches that everything is about race and racism. By its very definition, it’s a radical faith, and nothing is neutral, not even getting high.