What are the 4 P's?
Well, It starts with the very first P, No not @PureGro1 but P as in POT, Marijuana,Reefer,The Devils Lettuce,...etc. Whatever you want to call her, as long as someone has indulged in Marijuana there has been a "Jeff Sessions" Which brings us to Persecution.
There has always been and Sadly may always be a segment of society that pre-judges people for their look, dress, color of skin or Because they happen to smoke Marijuana. They feel it is ok to judge and look down upon you because after all your a Marijuana user. They believe it is somehow their job to "keep you safe" from the "Evil Plant". Some are just control freaks who want well...control, Others do it for the money But some are just ignorant to what they are preaching.
None is so blind as he who will not see.
This Persecution is what leads us to and enables the third P, Prosecution...Once the majority are convinced your a low life worthy of disdain- because you smoke or grow a plant, Then the majority will be ok with people dressed in costumes kidnapping those low lives and locking them in a cage for inordinate amounts of time...because they smoked or grew a plant.
(In some cases just a seed or roach or pipe can and has ruined some ones life.)
We often think of wars between Muslims and Christians as long running wars that span hundreds of years, The war on Marijuana maybe the longest and bloodiest albeit quietest war ever waged.
According to the ACLU’s original analysis, marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States. Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, 88% were for simply having marijuana.
Which leads to the last P which is PROBLEMS...
A misdemeanor conviction can lead to, among many other things, the revocation of a professional license; the suspension of a driver’s license; the inability to get insurance, a mortgage or other bank loans; the denial of access to public housing; and the loss of student financial aid.
In some states, a felony conviction can result in a lifetime ban on voting, jury service, or eligibility for public benefits like food stamps. People can be fired from their jobs just because of a marijuana arrest.
Even though public acceptance of marijuana has grown significantly.
(Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia now permit some form of medical marijuana)
Even as people scramble to take economic advantage of the green gold rush , thousands and thousands of people remain behind bars, or have been given punishments that prevent them from being "normal".
States should set an example by providing relief to people convicted of crimes that are no longer crimes, including overturning convictions. How many Moms, Dads, Brothers, and Sisters have died or are now locked in a cage to get us where we have gotten today?
How many people need to be persecuted, prosecuted and caused problems because they smoke or grow a plant?