Less than three weeks ago, we at hMAG.com ran our annual April Fool’s Day article—this year focusing on marijuana legalization.
Now the esteemed United States Senator for the great State of New Jersey—Cory Booker—has gone on national television calling out the hypocrisy of marijuana.
“We now have had three presidents that have admitted to smoking marijuana. People that are in public office all throughout the Senate have said, ‘hey, I’ve smoked marijuana recreationally,'” Booker told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “How much of a hypocrite do you have to be to say that I broke American laws using pot as a recreational thing [but] I’m not going to support this idea that as a medicine for severely sick people, that they [should] be able to access this drug?”
Booker has teamed up with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to support the CARERS Act, which would clear the path for individual states to repeal draconian marijuana enforcement legislation without risk of incurring federal penalties.
The goal of the “Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2015” is to “provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana.”
“Today, we join together to say enough is enough. Our federal government has long overstepped the boundaries of common sense,” Booker said at a March 10 news conference, unveiling the bill.