Back in Aug of last year state officials in Florida had advised the public that they would no longer be seeking to prioritize cannabis arrests. One Miami-Dade State Attorney announced that they would stop seeking to arrest people for misdemeanor cannabis-related crimes.
But it looks like they didn't do anything of the sort.
They are still actively rounding up and caging people over what has been known to provide benefit to people for thousands of years. Cannabis has been helping to fuel remedy to ease the suffering of millions of people and those who use it claim that it has directly helped to improve their quality of life to help them tackle a myriad of illnesses and symptoms. Still, federal authorities and health officials are dragging their feet on acknowledging this.
The more that scientists today investigate cannabis the more that we see there is potential for healing with this natural substance. But we still need to know more.
The last thing we should be doing is locking people up over it and preventing access when there is hope that any sort of potential healing might be reaped from it, from those who are willing to try. For those who aren't, they don't have to partake. But they shouldn't be making that decision for others.
Arrested After Sharing And Showing
He proudly invited police to smoke a bowl with him and asked them to check out his cannabis plant; he seemingly wanted to show them that there's nothing to fear. But they refused that offer to partake and consequently arrested him as a result. Even though you might be growing this plant on your very own property and though you might not be bothering a single soul in the universe with those actions, you still must be locked up. Sounds nothing like freedom, but that's still the world that we live in.
There is an ongoing effort to seek recreational cannabis legalization in the state of Florida, which had one group backing the 2020 ballot initiative who needed at least 700k+ signatures to make the amendment happen, but they didn't reach their goal because of the limited time to verify the needed signatures. Now they are looking to 2022.
Already, the state's AG has filed a petition to stop the recreational effort from moving forward, attempting to block that initiative. But support for cannabis freedom in Florida is at an all-time high, even if people might wrongfully assume that means opting for legalization over decriminalization is the better solution.
They just want to see change, for the policing of this plant to come to stop operating at the nonsensical level that it is right now. The current rules are more harmful than helpful. Aside from those looking for legalization, there are also multiple efforts ongoing looking at different solutions, bills introduced that are seeking decriminalization too.
Time To Unclog The Justice System
They want to reduce the penalties and free up law enforcement resources to tackle serious, violent crime. There are some who might not agree with cannabis use, or growing, trading etc, but do they agree that money from their pockets should be used to attack and detain those people? What if they had to pay for that willingly and voluntarily, do you think many people would want to send a weekly check to that cause?
Previous surveys have suggested that as much as 60 percent of the United States population is ready to see legal cannabis, a change from the old days of prohibition as we know it involving this substance. But yet around the country, still, more people are being arrested for cannabis than almost any other 'drug' out there.
Cannabis prohibition hasn't worked in the state of Florida, or elsewhere, and today is readily available. You can tell this based on the continued number of arrests they keep making. Authorities have previously cited federal restrictions that remain on cannabis for their defense as to why they can't make any changes toward cannabis freedom but that excuse is getting old. And that is coming from a group that has demonstrated profound ignorance in differentiating between cannabis, cbd, thc, or 'hemp' etc, and following the law surrounding those substances. Their lack of training has resulted in many innocent people being arrested and ultimately being at risk of having their lives ruined because of it.