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A Clifton Ingram (I - NC) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Candidate in race for State Senate District 50

Position on Marijuana Legalization

From ABC 13 News interview

Do you believe marijuana should be legal either medicinally or recreationally or both?
"Both! This is a plant given to us by God and taken away, and criminalized by our very own government. In 1937, Harry Anslinger told Congress that there were between 50,000 to 100,000* marijuana smokers in the U.S., mostly “Negroes and Mexicans, and entertainers,” and their music, jazz and swing, was an outgrowth of this marijuana use. He insisted this “satanic” music and the use of marijuana caused white women to “seek sexual relations with Negroes!” That quote came from the online version of Jack Herer’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” and the book has a $100,000 guarantee that the information in it is true. The online copy can be found here: https://jackherer.com/emperor-3/

Millions of American marijuana users are oppressed, terrorized, victimized, incarcerated, fined, put on probation, forced to urinate (sometimes while being watched) Most drug tests are skewed towards marijuana failure, as it stays in the system for up to 30 days which is far longer than most drugs. Some who pee “dirty,” lose their job, their children, or violate probation sending them to jail. Some who grow, or distribute, lose their house, cash, or car with the proceeds mostly going back into more drug enforcement. In the case of a felony, which can be as little as a 1/2 ounce in NC, any concentrate, or any number of growing plants, you might lose your citizenship rights, including the right to vote, the right to hunt, and often the ability to get a high profile job which you will need to pay for all your fines, fees, and taxes.

Meanwhile the evidence is clear, God gave humans an endo-cannabinoid system with receptors all throughout our body Our ancestors knew it, but somehow doctors are just now discovering it The cannabis plant has been used for all kinds of things, and it needs to be re-classified at the federal level so we can legally make all kinds of things out of it again. The plant is sacred, not only to Rastafarians, but to mankind. We need it, the Earth needs it. Do some research about the history of this plant, it’s extraordinary usefulness, and our unique interdependence, before you draw any conclusions and call me any names."

 

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An 'A' letter grade indicates that this member/candidate has publicly declared his/her support for the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults

Ingram used his introductory period to briefly describe the priorities of the Libertarian party and his position on the legalization of marijuana.

“It’s an honor to be on the ballot as a Libertarian,” he said. “There is a drug problem in this country and the way we are working on it is not really working...Libertarians are generally tolerant of people and don’t believe the government has business telling people what they can put in their body. Another principle is fiscal conservancy.”(2018)

“It’s about time, at the federal level, that this gets reclassified. There are millions of people that are impacted by it being illegal, and that’s changing at the state level all over our country. It could change for North Carolina as well. The mountains could be a very rich area especially in regard to marijuana legalization, and our flat lands could be growing hemp and doing all kinds of industrial things with it. Instead, our government has taken something that God’s given us to use and is demonizing our own citizens over it, and incarcerating people.”.....Recreational marijuana obviously rests on a slippery slope; where then, do similar “my body my choice” philosophies lead in regards to seemingly similar instances like recreational cocaine?

“The prescription drug industry has kind of a lockdown on all of this and so does law-enforcement, but it’s not stopped the problem,” he said.  “We’ve got to look at people more respectfully.” (2018)

 

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206 Crestview Heights

Sylva, NC 28779

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