As extraordinary as Dab Face is we need to point out when someone goes above and beyond. In defense of others and in pursuing life at 100%, and here doing both.
A former Jets player, Marvin Washington, is suing Jeff Sessions, the current U.S. Attorney General, to legalize marijuana. Claiming the current schedule of drugs “doesn’t make any rational sense and the federal government knows it”, said Attorney Michael Hiller. He is the one who represents Washington and the other plaintiffs in the Manhattan federal lawsuit. The other plaintiffs include an 11-year-old girl who needs medical marijuana to treat her epilepsy and also a disabled military vet who uses marijuana to treat his PTSD.
As far as ultimate experiences go suing a U.S. attorney general is up there.
Schedule 1 Problems
Mr. Washington claims that the federal government’s classification of marijuana prevents him from receiving federal grants to open a business that would allow pro football players to use marijuana for pain management in place of addictive and deadly opioids.
The suit challenges the constitutionality of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous substance, in the same category as heroin or LSD. “Classifying cannabis as a ‘Schedule 1 drug’ is so irrational it violates the U.S. Constitution.” the suit says.
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If nothing else, this lawsuit should bring the issue of legalizing marijuana to the attention of the American public. Though the subject is controversial, it is not as demonized as it once was with all the recent medical applications. Moreover, over sixty percent of the population already believes cannabis should be legal. It is now the minority that is keeping cannabis’ legal status from being addressed. Including one U.S. Attorney General and legalization is not the only thing he is holding up. Apparently, more than twenty applications to grow cannabis for medical research are sitting unattended on his desk.
Despite all of this pressure from the political sphere, the U.S. Attorney General continues his resolute disapproval. So, in spite of how much we may disagree with his policies, we can’t help but quietly admire his commitment to them.
With this battle raging between the pro and anti marijuana camps, you think there would be more media coverage.