California Goes To Pot

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 3, 2018

         AMONG THE NEW LAWS GREETING THIS NEW YEAR IS ONE IN CALIFORNIA THAT ALLOWS MARIJUANA SHOPS TO BE ESTABLISHED ALL OVER THE STATE. THE DRUG IS STILL ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW, BUT CALIFORNIA, WHICH HAS ALREADY DECLARED ITSELF A “SANCTUARY STATE” FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS, SEEMS NOT TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DOING ITS OWN THING. IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FOR MANY YEARS, BUT NOW HAS GOTTEN WORSE.

         CALIFORNIA IS LITERALLY GOING TO POT AND THE METAPHOR IS APT FOR WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN A MOSTLY ONE-PARTY STATE.

         THE FEDS COULD OVERRULE ALL THIS, OF COURSE, BECAUSE FEDERAL LAW TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER STATE LAW. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO OVERRULE. WE’LL SEE IF HE FOLLOWS THROUGH AND WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES MIGHT BE.

         POT SHOPS WILL BECOME ANOTHER INCOME STREAM FOR SACRAMENTO, WHICH UNDER DEMOCRAT RULE, IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW RESOURCES TO EXPAND ITS REACH. BUT THE LARGER QUESTION IS THIS: WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE CONSUMING DRUGS? MY ANSWER WOULD BE THEY HAVE SO LITTLE TO LIVE FOR THAT THEY WANT TO ESCAPE REALITY IN FAVOR OF AN ALTERED STATE OF MIND. THIS WILL NOT END WELL, FOR THE INDIVIDUALS CONSUMING MARIJUANA, FOR CALIFORNIA, OR FOR THE COUNTRY. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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