If marijuana is stupid, does he think marijuana consumers are stupid?
More than two-thirds of the U.S. population have said that they would support changes in marijuana policies that would lead to its legalization. Mother Nature’s wonder drug has helped hundreds of thousands of people find relief from a variety of afflictions – without any adverse side effects – and is continuously being shown to help a growing number of health issues. From pain relief to epilepsy, from acne to cancer, cannabis has undeniably helped. Michael Bloomberg, who could be a contender for the 2020 Democratic party presidential nomination, apparently doesn’t recognize the proven facts, however, and believes that legalizing marijuana was the “stupidest thing anybody has ever done.”
Bloomberg made his remarks while speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD this past Tuesday. He follows the same erroneous train of thought that has kept marijuana suppressed for so long, believing that it needs to be lumped in with other drugs as “an addictive narcotic.”
In his speech, he tries to connect marijuana with the “72,000 Americans” that have overdosed on drugs. I bet he has a full stash of top-shelf alcohol in his liquor cabinet. He also stated, in a separate speech at the University of Toronto, “This mad, passionate rush to let everybody do things without any research just isn’t something we would do in any other way.”
He acknowledged that Bloomberg Philanthropies, which he founded, will fight against further marijuana legislation. Nonsensical and apparently a waste of contributors’ money, given that the majority of Americans approve of marijuana and 33 states – and growing – have already implemented marijuana legalization. He would have better luck trying to roll a snowball up an active volcano. Perhaps his organization should consider investing in marijuana research if he feels there isn’t enough information out there – unless he’s scared to learn the results.