I had hoped the anti-marijuana stand many have previously taken would’ve died down, considering medicinal marijuana has been legal in California for 20 years and legalization for recreational use is just a few months away. But apparently not everyone got the memo.
The writer in this case is the founder of something called the “Take Back America Campaign,” and if he has his way, he’ll take us back to the days of street corner dealers. Not exactly progress, is it? He calls marijuana a “magnet for crime,” and doing it his way, it most certainly is, and will continue to be.
I’ll use a (his) Point, (my) Counter-Point rebuttal.
• Point: “More than 83 percent of cities and counties in California now ban cultivation and/or dispensaries.” C-P: According to Marijuana Business Daily, currently, out of California’s 482 cities, only 160 ban the product. That’s 34 percent, and someone needs a new calculator.
• Point: “The term medical marijuana is fraudulent. It is rightly categorized as a Schedule 1 drug because it has no accepted medicinal value …” C-P: The ridiculous…