Elections and Politics
Marijuana Leads to Harder Things Says Mayoral
Candidate as He Gains in Polls
Edited by Carly Zander
Fri, 06 Feb 2009, 11:33:45 EST
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Law enforcement has said marijuana leads to hard
things. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for L.A.'s mayor race, agrees, "Barack Obama wrote that he smoked
marijuana. The Super Bowl MVP smoked pot, the greatest Olympian of all time, the world's highest paid actor and
some of the world's top educators have all smoked grass, so by looking at these results one can conclude that
marijuana does lead to harder things....like a leadership position in your chosen field."
Rubin is joking of course, but in every joke is a grain of truth. People who
smoke pot move onto harder jobs with more responsibilities and that is what
Rubin is hoping for. The next job he is looking for is leader of Los Angeles.
No less than Mayor.
Voters in California passed a law that allowed the medical use of marijuana
for patients that can benefit from the herb. However Cannabis Sativa
(marijuana) is listed as a "Schedule I" drug meaning that the government
considers it more dangerous than cocaine or heroin, which both can be
prescribed by a doctor. Federal law says marijuana can't be prescribed for
any purpose because it is so dangerous and addictive it is even not safe for
doctors to prescribe to the terminally ill. Yet, the federal government grows it
for a few patients.
The California law is written to allow doctors to "recommend" the use of cannabis for medical purposes without
writing a prescription. Marijuana can't be prescribed as it is not a prescription medicine produced by a drug
company; it is plant that is grown naturally and then dried. Patients smoke the dried female flowers of the Cannabis
Sativa or Cannabis Indica species.
Rubin has set some big goals, "When I am mayor of Los Angeles we are going to end hemp prohibition and tax and
regulate medical mariju