How long does it take to change a bad law and why is it so important that it gets changed? I’ve seen first hand that it can take nearly a half-century and maybe longer. Damage occurs on many levels, creating a criminal record where there never should have been one. The general consensus is that marijuana will be legal in the next few years, which sure beats, two to three years in State prison for possession of less than one ounce.
My recourse was to make a statement that said loud and clear, “I do not accept your law or your punishment, because it does not fit the crime.” Unfortunately, I probably paid ten fold for what I did next.
What I never saw coming was “medical marijuana.” Oddly, I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that one, since I’m now living with prostrate cancer. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if I could at last be rewarded with a cure and know that my stance finally paid off. Chances are slim but it’s something to hope for.