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Ol' Abbott's up to it again, it seems.

He's been on a roll lately when it comes to making me angry. A couple of months ago he was saying that the parents of trans children should be investigated for child abuse. He even recommended back in May to having babies in immigration detention centers starve.

I'm paraphrasing, of course, but you get the point. He does things I don't like often, and this time it's concerning marijuana.

If you're unaware, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday, October 6th that he was taking steps to revise the country's laws concerning marijuana. He stated he would be pardoning anyone convicted of marijuana possession at the federal level and implored state governor's to do the same with convictions on the state level. He also is trying to initiate a review on federal marijuana scheduling, since it's at the same level as heroin and fentanyl right now and that makes no sense.

This is awesome news, right?

Most people would agree. Going to jail because you had weed is stupid. Weed isn't killing people and, honestly, I have more trust in potheads than alcoholics. Alcohol can easily kill you and destroys families every day, but we're cool with it. So why is marijuana such a big deal?

It isn't. No one should have their lives uprooted by this stuff. We already have multiple states throughout the country where marijuana possession is 100% legal, so what's the issue?

In tried and true fashion, Texas Governor Greg Abbott chose to be petty when responding to President Biden calling on governors to pardon marijuana possession convictions. Abbott's spokesperson, Renae Eze, said:

Texas is not in the habit of taking criminal justice advice from the leader of the defund police party and someone who has overseen a criminal justice system run amuck with cashless bail and a revolving door for violent criminals. The Governor of Texas can only pardon individuals who have been through the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles system with a recommendation for pardon.

So, since Biden has been critical on police brutality in the past, we're gonna show it to him and keep people locked up. All of this because they were in possession of, to quote our good buddy Ronald Reagan, "probably the most dangerous drug in the United States today." What a joke.

Instead of helping those who have had their lives unjustly uprooted by our "war on drugs," we're gonna act like middle schoolers, pointing out something that happened 2 years ago that has almost nothing to do with the topic at hand to give ourselves the moral high ground, huh?

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