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Want Cannabis Reform? Be Vocal

Posted on  December 27, 2012 by  News Admin

  By Anthony Martinelli Communications Director Sensible Washington One thing that's easily noticed when working in the cannabis reform movement is that there's an embedded fear in many individuals when it comes to standing up for supporting legalization, and working publicly to get it done. On one hand, it's hard to blame these people: Cannabis prohibition is a very real, very dangerous beast. The government has spent a lot of time, and resources, to put this fear into the public. On the other hand, free speech is a constitutional right, and standing up for what we believe in should be a core principle of being an active citizen of our great, yet ever-progressing country. It's easy to forget that in relative terms, we're a young nation, and we have a lot to improve upon -- we can't let complacency be an enemy. With the ever-expanding reform movement rapidly crushing the pillars of prohibition, prohibitionists are sure to up their game. This, of course, will include more of the usual: Fear-based propaganda, screams of "what about the children", and more laughable rhetoric. These efforts towards maintaining the status quo of a devastating prohibition are easily counteracted with facts, science and logical reasoning. The key to bringing this all together is a public that's vocal and consistent in their support for reform. If you want legalization to happen, you're in the majority. It's well beyond time we stop acting like we're not. With the public shifting on an issue that already has...