The American continent is rich in a few particular resources that could allow for a new golden era of American economics, but there is one Jeff Sessions standing in the way.
Attorney General Sessions is, in many ways, an innovative choice for the role. His mostly populist ideologies mesh well with the makeover that Donald Trump is currently giving to our great nation, and he has been a staunch supporter of our President even when he has been forced to make unpopular choices. Sessions seems like he is in it for the long haul with this President and the current American conservative awakening in nearly all aspects.
His lone error so far lies in his antiquated and foolish viewpoint on federal marijuana prohibition.
Sessions is extremely old school as it pertains to pot, believing that the drug’s mere presence in America is a grand detriment to society. What Jeff Sessions has failed to realize is that it is not marijuana that is responsible for all of the trouble – it’s the black market that has sprung up during its prohibition.
Much in the way that the lunatic liberals blame guns for mass shootings, Jeff Sessions is blaming the plant for the problems. The violence, the gangs, the tax evasion…all of if would eventually cease to exist should the nation implement a hands-off policy to pot.
Let’s take the gold rush as an example. When Americans found their way to California, small, one-man operations began dynamiting their way into the mountains and valleys, finding rich deposits of precious and priceless nuggets. These tiny operations, if successful, would grow into enormous banks and firms capable of reinventing the entire industry of gold mining. Now we have safety standards, worker’s groups, enhanced efficiency, and an overall feeling of innovation among gold miners.
We no longer find ourselves having to run illicit miners off of our property, nor do we have illegal mining operations in America exploiting workers’ rights and evading government taxes. What’s to say that the illegal marijuana trade wouldn’t similarly shrivel?
We are just now reaching the one-man operation in the marijuana world. States such as Colorado and now California are in the scaling up process that the gold industry rapidly ascended through 200 years ago, and we will undoubtedly see similar growth in the cannabis world as well…so long as we don’t allow the government to interfere too much.
Unfortunately, that is exactly what Jeff Sessions would like to do.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.
“President Donald Trump’s top law enforcement official announced the change Thursday. Instead of the previous lenient-federal-enforcement policy, Sessions’ new stance will instead let federal prosecutors where marijuana is legal decide how aggressively to enforce longstanding federal law prohibiting it.”
Regardless of our feelings regarding Barack Obama, a hands-off federal policy when it comes to America’s most prolific cash crop is absolutely necessary for the continued growth of American wealth.