It won’t save the economy or stimulate it. But the social issue of harm reduction philosophy is something perhaps the President would explore. You weren’t blown off Green Machine your question just wasn’t framed in a way that would allow the President to come aboard.
How about this, Mr. President would you advocate the growing of hemp as a way to again establish a known valuable product line to the flagging agricultural sector? This product alone deserves to be put back in service as it has been removed for no good reason. That being said Sir Hemp can stimulate the economy. It can’t stimulate man.
From a social viewpoint the legalization of marijuana would eliminate the arrest of about eight hundred thousand Americans annually. It would eliminate the needless incarceration of hundreds of thousands of victimless crimes. Surely all sections of the legal community are overworked, police officers who are forced to deal with possession are not dealing with much more pressing police matters. The court system should not be wasting it’s time and public money on these prosecutions. Most importantly the stigma of arrest and criminal record would no longer impede the employment of otherwise normal hard working Americans. This green plant is not going to go away it is going to be an issue you, Sir are going to have to deal with it. Now get back to saving the economy and think about how you could spend very little and save whole lot more!! Making seventy million Americans happy at the same time.
WE can revisit this question at another town hall.
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