Political consultant Roger Stone, who just so happens to be one of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters, wants the president to disregard U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “outmoded thinking on marijuana,” by continuing to give states the right to cultivate and sell marijuana.
Earlier last week, Stone penned an article in his blog Stone Cold Truth calling for President Trump to keep in mind what he has said in the past regarding his stance on marijuana, one that suggests legalization is an issue that should be left up to the individual states.
"Tens of millions of Liberty minded Americans believed him when he said this and took his message to heart, fully expecting him to end the ineffectual and wasteful War on Weed," Stone writes. "I urge President Trump to honor his word and keep his promise, irrespective of what his Cabinet members may say. There are so many other ways that law enforcement can be put to good use rather than to persecute harmless farmers and shopkeepers who are abiding by State law."
It seems that Stone is not a fan of the propaganda driven swill that Jeff Sessions has been spewing, writing that the personal opinions of the Justice Department’s leading hammer should not, in any way, dictate Uncle Sam’s overall pot policy.
“As a product of the Religious South,” Stone continued, “it is natural that AG Sessions would take the dimmest view of marijuana, but there is little room left for debate as to the origin of the marijuana prohibition laws and how they were formulated as a tool to bludgeon both the poor and minorities, the largest consumers of the formerly legal plant.”
Stone also digs into the Old Testament, implying that Sessions may not be the avid Bible-thumper he claims to be. He points to Genesis 1:29, the part where God said, “every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”
Stone then follows up the Bible quote with a profound statement from one of the nation’s forefathers, Thomas Jefferson.
“If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
In response to Sessions’ infamous and ridiculous statement “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” Stone says, “Very few Americans would agree with him on this, as evidenced in the wave of legalization that washed over the United States over the past five years.”
He then goes on to say that marijuana legalization “is the Will of the People,” and not a place for Jeff Sessions “to prosecute his version of morality.”
“I urge President Trump to honor his word and keep his promise, irrespective of what his Cabinet members may say,” Stone concludes. “There are so many other ways that law enforcement can be put to good use rather than to persecute harmless farmers and shopkeepers who are abiding by State law.”