Thursday, January 29, 2009

Holocaust Survivors Say: Legalize Marijuana

It is about a minute with English subtitles. The Jerusalem Post explains how this came to be.
The Green Leaf Graduates, which split from the political party Aleh Yarok, best known for its advocacy of the legalization of cannabis, is making waves with its most recent announcement: a plan to incorporate the Holocaust Survivors Party.
It looks like they have done that. At least as far as the video is concerned.
Yaakov Kfir, the party's leader, said he joined forces with the Green Leaf Graduates to attract more attention to the survivors' cause.

"The fact that I am interviewed by so many media outlets indicates that the decision to hook up with the Aleh Yarok graduates was smarter than if I had chosen to go with a larger, more solid party," Kfir said on Wednesday.
Politics makes strage bedfellows as a spokeswoman for the Green Leaf party explains.
Michelle Levine, a spokeswoman for the Green Leaf Graduates, voiced strong support for Kfir's cause. She described the government's failure to address the concerns of Holocaust survivors as a "national disgrace" and hoped that younger voters drawn to the party would be given additional incentive to vote in order to support the survivors' cause.

"People who would vote for the survivors right now are all older. [The survivors' party] wants to get younger people involved, like the Pensioners Party did before," said Levine, referring to the Gil Party's surprising 2006 success, which was fueled largely by disillusioned young voters.

She was forthright about the Green Leaf Graduates' intention to use support for the survivors' cause to further its own agenda of legalizing marijuana and said that the survivors had no problem with the issue.

"They say to us that at their age they don't see why [marijuana] is an issue," she continued. "They don't consider it drugs. They even have friends who have cancer or something who are ashamed to ask for a prescription. Easier access to medical marijuana is something we're fighting for."
You know. I think the boomer generation is going to give a big push to the legalization efforts in America. When the infirmities of old age start setting in, making relaxation a puff away is going to sound pretty darned good.

And how about a few good books on the subject:

Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine

Biology of Marijuana

Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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