Monday, November 07, 2016 by Mary Wilder
Gary Johnson doesn’t have time for the mainstream media’s lies regarding cannabis. The presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party has been an outspoken advocate of marijuana for years now and even made millions while working in the cannabis industry. For the freedom-loving libertarians of the world, Gary Johnson is the kind of guy who represents their values in a way that the other candidates do not.
And he just so happens to be extremely funny as well.
In a video that recently went viral, Governor Johnson is seen debating with a clueless idiot who claims that marijuana is directly related to heart attacks. When the opponent of freedom claims that there is a much higher chance of having a heart attack when under the influence of cannabis, Johnson dramatically pretends to have a heart attack and crumples to the ground in hilarious fashion — much to the enjoyment of the crowd.
While Johnson has repeatedly shown to have a dry and quirky sense of humor, but the unjust criminalization of marijuana is something that he seems to take very seriously. On top of being one of the major platforms he is currently running on, Johnson has frequently lost his cool over the fact that people are thrown in jail for indulging in the natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.
In an interview with the Independent Journal Review, Johnson expressed his frustrations with the fact that cannabis still isn’t legal in the United States, stating, “In the last 12 months, the number one category of arrest in this country is still marijuana. Still! That’s just flabbergasting. What I’ve always said is we all have friends, family, co-workers that use marijuana. And you may disagree with their use of marijuana, but none of them are criminal. And yet, it still is a criminal penalty.”
Johnson’s frustrations are totally relatable for a majority of Americans, who see marijuana as something that should be completely embraced as opposed to demonized. The truth has already been revealed but is slowly making its way to the mainstream. We need more people with the bravery of Johnson to say what the powers that be don’t want them to say — that America needs the widespread legalization of cannabis in order to flourish.
The fact that we are still fighting this battle is frustrating to say the least, but we are so close to the finish line that we cannot give up now. Freedom is within our grasp and the betterment of our nation is on the horizon.
We just need to continue to vote smart.