Once upon a time I was kicked out of high school for smoking weed in the bathroom.
Now I am the featured speaker at a downtown rally to raise awareness for marijuana legalization. In a few short years I have come a long way, and it’s because I stuck to my beliefs. When my school and my parents got angry with me for using pot, I stood my ground because I didn’t feel it was wrong. My grades were good, I never got into trouble, but they wanted to demonize me because I smoked cannabis — but I wasn’t going to lay down without a fight! I am still fighting today, the keynote speaker to a crowd of rowdy cannabis supporters trying to change the laws of the land. Last year we finally got medicinal marijuana legalized, and since then dispensaries have been going up all across the state. With the infrastructure for a cannabis network in place, now is the time to keep pushing, and get recreational use legalized, as well. It was always a foolish idea to criminalize marijuana, and has led to many innocent people being incarcerated. It has cost the state, and the country, far too much money already, and by legalizing cannabis they can turn it into a revenue stream. The taxes of marijuana sales are high, but very profitable, so when recreational use is approved, the state stands to benefit a lot of money. Cannabis can help to offset the huge state spending deficit, which benefits everyone by making the income taxes a lot lower.