Published on May 25, 2015
It’s becoming harder and harder in 2015 to demonize weed in the way that they did back in the 1950’s. Implying that it will destroy your body and that it destroys communities. i think this demonstrated very well earlier this week at a House Judiciary committee on police reform.
John Iadarola (Think Tank) and Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick) discuss the details of the story. Should pot be considered the same type of drug as heroin or crack cocaine?
“A Wisconsin sheriff stunned a congressman on Tuesday by refusing to say that marijuana was less destructive to society than methamphetamine or cocaine.
During a House Judiciary hearing on police reform, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) briefly questioned Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke about his views on drugs.
“You said that illegal drug use is the scourge of the black community and it is a problem and leads to a great deal of violent crime. Would you agree that marijuana possession is not the scourge of the black community and does not lead to violent crime the same way that meth, crack cocaine, and heroin do?” he asked the sheriff.
“No, I wouldn’t agree with that at all,” Clarke replied.
“Well, that’s interesting, and I wish I had more time to talk to you,” Cohen said. “Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.”
“It was such an obvious answer — I just never thought I’d get that answer,” he added with a laugh.”