Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.
Marijuana and its struggle to become legalized was the subject of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on Sunday, as he showed the drug – which he dubbed “catnip for people” – has come up against federal blockades despite being legal on a state level.
Oliver started off by saying, “One small bright spot on election night was pro-marijuana referenda passing in eight states,” said Oliver. “It’s a little weird that celebrations happened on the same night Trump was elected. It’s like celebrating your baseball team winning on the deck of the sinking Titanic.”
“If you have marijuana right now, even if you are acting completely legally according to your state, you may still be in serious jeopardy,” he said. “You could lose your home, job or possessions. This story is genuinely worth worrying about.”
Oliver spent the majority of the show speaking about marijuana. It is crazy that we are spending tax payers dollars to investigate and arrest people for marijuana. The first thing that needs to be done is marijuana needs to be removed from being a schedule one drug. There is no reason for it to be compared with heroin.
Tell us what you think. Do you think marijuana should be considered legal on a federal level?