MY NAME'S MEGAN, AND I'M A LIBERAL!!!
I thought we'd just get that out of the way before I tell you my story!
A couple weeks ago, my MP3 player wasn't working, so I was stuck listening to the radio on the way home from work. On a whim, I turned on a local right wing talk radio show that I hadn't listened to in quite a long time. Within 5 seconds I was sickened by what the host was saying. Mind you, this isn't a conservative program. It's not a republican program. It is one of those programs that caters to 85 year olds who are afraid the government is out to get them. The host preys off of FEAR. It's like Fox news times one million.
This talk radio show HATES "liberals", and every time the host said "liberal", he said it like it's a disease. I happened to turn on the program while the host was ranting about how liberals are evil, they are violent, they deface property, and they shove their views down everyone else's throats.
It was quite a dramatic speech and it made me so angry.
I am not evil!
I am not violent!
I don't deface property!
Oh, wait a minute...
A couple years ago, I wrote a post about why medical marijuana should be legal. I urge you to go back and read it, but if you don't have the time, here is the short story:
Paul has a brain tumor that gives him grand mal and partial seizures. The seizures can be brought on by stress, lights, noise, and physical activity. These seizures prohibit him from doing many things he enjoys (like working and driving) so it greatly affects his quality of life.
When we traveled to Colorado a couple years ago, he was able to vaporize cannabis oil. He went from having several partial seizures a day to having ZERO SEIZURES THE ENTIRE TIME WE WERE THERE. We hiked. He played disc golf. He didn't stop moving. And he had zero problems. Medical marijuana worked for him.
Fast forward to a few months later when a medical marijuana bill was passed in the Pennsylvania Senate but still needed to be passed by the House of Representatives. I tried to contact my representative but she was not responding to my messages or phone calls.
Finally I got her on the phone. I told her our story. She was concerned about the affects of smoking marijuana, and I found myself educating her on how cannabis oils can be vaporized and that they don't have to be smoked. It really ticked me off. It was her job to know this stuff. It wasn't like this bill popped up out of nowhere. She was not very informed on the subject at all. She told me she was not voting for this particular bill at this time. My blood was boiling.
Medical marijuana is not a political or religious issue. The majority of Americans support marijuana for medicinal use.
I am not an expert on the law, but I wish Obama would make and executive order and make medical marijuana legal federally.
"The idea that people are able to get their cannabis medicine in one state, but not another, defies some of the core principles of our medical system, which strives for an equality of health care in terms of options," -Dr. Sanjay Gupta
And there was HER sign. UGH. I hated her!!! Didn't she understand our plight!?
As I ran through the neighborhood I got angrier and angrier. By the time I crossed back over the highway and saw her sign for the second time, I had had enough of her DUMB FREAKING NAME ON THE SIGN. I tore it out of the ground and threw it down the embankment.
It felt good.
This is the memory that dawned on me when I was listening to that extremely right wing radio show that accused liberals of being violent, shoving their views down everyone's throats, and defacing signs and property to get their way.
Okay, I guess that is me, A left wing nut. Destroying property. Shoving her views about medical marijuana down your throats!
**I'm not violent though.
Here's a quick link to update you on the progress of medical marijuana in PA. The train has slowed down again.