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Tuesday
May152012

To Partake...or Not to Partake

-- From the desk of Mas D

Good Green and The The Beer Song...Duj fans should be very familiar with these two titles. Even if you don't indulge in weed or booze,  you can enjoy the musicianship and levity of the lyrics. But did you know that the subject matter is of great relevance in our present political climate? Word!
Prohibition of alcohol in the United States ended in the late 1920s - early '30s. Federally, marijuana is still illegal. It has been proven that the adverse health effects (including death) of alcohol consumption far outweigh those of marijuana. Yet the current presidential administration has of late, been cracking down on marijuana producers, businesses and health care providers that are in compliance with their respective state's laws. The administration does so in accordance with an anachronous and injudicious federal law, and the policies of the failed "War on Drugs".
Why? Though there are many possible motives, in our experience investigating injustice in this country, it is usually prudent to consider following the dollars. Many industries profit from the illegal status of marijuana ... the prison industrialist corporations, pharmaceutical companies, mental health and addiction counseling services, alcohol producers and the entertainment industry, law enforcement, and criminal enterprises ... to name six or seven.
Several polls state that the substantial majority of Americans support the legalization of at least, medicinal marijuana, and state's rights as they pertain to marijuana in general. But as our government has proven itself time and time again, to be beholden to big business, is it any wonder that the law of the land has been slow to reflect the will of the people?

Here's a link that describes some of what we're talking about.

We don't mean to get all political on you (or maybe we do?), and we certainly don't have all the answers to fixing the problem, but as you enjoy our tunes, we encourage you to take some time to think about what's going on around you, and to do what you can to hold our elected officials responsible for representing your interests. Take it light, Y'all!

Yours,

The Duj

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