This is part 2 of my opinion-series of steps I think are needed to make medical marijuana a reality in Iowa. Disclaimer: this is just my opinion, and I’m not that smart. Part 1: Distractivism Issues.
Let’s discuss the state we all live in: pre-2012 Iowa. This isn’t exactly a “compassionate” state politically when it comes to medical marijuana right now, and politicians would prefer to argue over Obama’s birth certificate before they’d touch medical marijuana. Post-2012 will be different, but until then, don’t expect much help from the politicians.
Republicans want to beat Obama, badly. Republicans in this state have a lot of clout in the 2012 election cycle. One thing Republicans in this state have not historically supported is medical marijuana. Heck, one of the 2012 candidates even vetoed a bill that passed with overwhelming support in Minnesota.
Democrats don’t seem to want to put much “political capital” into medical marijuana, despite supporting it in their party platform. Iowa Senate President Jack Kibbie even switched his stance recently from “yay” to “nay” to avoid the political hot potato…remember this next time you vote.
With a mounting deficit, foreign warfare keeping pace with the Bush years, growing unemployment…like it or not, but medical marijuana isn’t going to be a top priority. Luckily, the political reality is changing, and quickly.
People are starting to wake up and grow tired of this issue…and activists are working hard. So while medical marijuana doesn’t look to become reality anytime soon…looks can be deceiving.
Note the title of this series? It’s called “How To Win” because we will win. I am outlining the steps it will take for us to achieve medical marijuana access in Iowa. Anything can happen in 2012, certainly. When a former Republican Governor running for President starts saying “legalize” to Republicans all over the country, the political winds can start to swirl. Right now, my strategy to legalize medical marijuana does not require politicians.
For all I care, politicians can go shoot wolves with Sarah Palin. When they return from playing cowboy for the 2012 election, they can race to hop on the medical marijuana bandwagon. I suppose I won’t mind…they’re politicians, after all. In the meantime, I’ll take solace in knowing how to beat them.
I will try and get the next article on here within the next week. It will feature either rescheduling marijuana as a key strategy, or Lynnice Wedewer’s amazing progress working the political process. I don’t even know where to begin with Lynnice Wedewer. Remember her name, and visit her web site. She’s going to play a huge role in Iowa. Follow WeedPress on Facebook to stay up to date on the newest articles…and get ready. A lot of things are happening, quickly…are you paying attention?