Heres Some Weird Stuff Roger Stone Said at a Weed Conference

first_img People Got High on Cannabis At Funerals 2,500 Years AgoTrying to Get Pregnant? Stop Smoking Pot Stay on target Roger Stone is bad. This is known.The depths of the veteran Republican strategist’s consummate shittiness are like a rotting onion. Layer upon layer of dirty political tricks and cons from a conspiracy theorist and serial liar who has found his way behind the scenes into most of the major political controversies and scandals of the past 40-plus years. The Nixon acolyte been allegedly involved in everything from Watergate and the 2000 Florida recount to the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal and of course, his decades-long friendship and association with President Donald Trump (and alleged back-channel involvement with WikiLeaks in the current Russian hacking scandal).Stone has routinely made racist, sexist, and Islamophobic statements in public and on Twitter, which led to a ban from appearing as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC. Stone showed up to President Trump’s inauguration in an outfit that can only be described as 19th-century robber baron Mr. Peanut meets Oswald Cobblepot. He has a website called the Stone Zone. These trifles alone are irrevocable proof of his objective shittiness.AdChoices广告Nonetheless, Roger Stone may be one of our best hopes for marijuana legalization in this the Year Of Our Lord 2017…at least while Donald Trump is still running the show.Roger Stone as babadook on Inauguration Day #WikiStoneLeaks— Kat ☙ O’Shaughnessey (@graces_anny) April 1, 2017Stone gave a keynote speech at Cannabis World Congress this week, a marijuana trade show in New York City that’s equal parts business tech conference and stoner hypocrisy. Stone has actually been a cannabis legalization advocate for more than 30 years, and has worked to reform what he has called New York’s “draconian drug laws.” Stone announced a new non-profit organization called the United States Cannabis Coalition to reform federal drug laws and push for nationwide marijuana legalization. He also said he’s lobbying President Trump to declassify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, change restrictive banking regulations for cannabis-related businesses, and get Attorney General Jeff Sessions to back off his renewed war on drugs.“The essence of old-fashioned Barry Goldwater-style conservatism is I don’t want the government telling me what I can smoke,” said Stone. “To me, when the government tells you how to live, what you can ingest, well that’s the essence of big government liberalism, which I oppose.”Check out some of the more interesting and downright weird things Stone said during his Cannabis World Congress keynote.On Lobbying Trump For Legalization“I am going to be working with a coalition of Republicans and Democrats, Progressives, and Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives, to persuade the President to keep his pledge,” said Stone. “To remind the President and the voters that the President took a strong and forthright position on this issue in the election, and in all honesty, it’s time for him to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cut the shit!”“The bi-partisan coalition will have several purposes,” Stone explained. “One: to get the President to keep his pledge. Secondarily, President Trump could do what President Obama should have done on his way out the door but didn’t—change the schedule of marijuana from Schedule 1 so doctors across the country can prescribe it for people who need it and who it can help. While we’re at it, the federal bank regulators could lay off on banks that want to do business with a legitimate industry that is legalized and paying massive taxes in states.”“I’d like to remind the administration in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue that this legal industry is generating. You reinforce federal laws against marijuana, and you bankrupt the states of Colorado and California and a handful of other states, and you bankrupt the counties.”“In addition to urging him to change the schedule so doctors can prescribe cannabis, we’re also going to urge the Trump Administration to support additional federal funding and adequate levels for unbiased scientific research into the medicinal properties of cannabis.”The United States Cannabis Coalition“What happens if we are unable to persuade the President to honor his pledge? What if we’re unable to persuade the President that the support of legal cannabis in 29 states is not only good public policy, it’s also good politics? Well then, it’s incumbent on us to build a coalition of Liberal Democrats and Libertarian-reminded Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate for the purposes of legalizing cannabis once and for all,” said Stone. “We have the votes. The votes probably exist in the house today for a legalization bill. The votes in the Senate would be tougher but not impossible. This is the next stage of the fire.”“This has to be a bi-partisan movement. I recognize that I have disagreements with people in the crowd on many other issues. We can disagree about anything you like: immigration, trade, war. That’s fine…I think we can find common cause around this issue.”“I have agreed to work with the United States Cannabis Coalition, a non-profit with an extremely narrow focus. Our focus is to persuade the President to keep his pledge, move marijuana from Schedule 1, and get us more federal research.”He’s Not a Fan of Jeff SessionsThroughout his speech, Stone kept coming back to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others pursuing renewed enforcement of federal marijuana regulations.“Presently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are talking about a crackdown on legal cannabis,” said Stone. “They’re talking about undoing the famous Holder memo in which the Obama administration did something I strongly agreed with, which was to essentially stand down on federal laws pertaining to possession and distribution in the 29 states where cannabis is legal in some form. That was good public policy.”“Now, the Attorney General talks about a crackdown. The other day, the AG went to Congress to ask for approval for such a crackdown. Then I saw an interview in which Secretary Kelly said ‘marijuana is a gateway drug.’ What planet does this guy live on? By definition, if everyone who used marijuana moved on to other drugs, we’d have millions of heroin addicts today. Where are they?”“Attorney General Sessions said, I quote, ‘good people don’t use marijuana.’ No, Attorney General, sick people use marijuana. Millions of them.”“Now we have a bunch of drug warriors like Jeff Sessions, like John Kelly, like Chris Christie—who would like to be the drug czar, god forbid—they would like to reunite the war on drugs,” said Stone.“I’m not focusing the campaign I have in mind on Jeff Sessions. I think I might as well target the campaign at this wall,” said Stone. “I like Jeff Sessions, but he comes from a southern conservative tradition. I’m willing to bet Jeff Sessions has never smelled marijuana in his life. He has no idea what it’s like. But he has heard from the time he was in school that one puff will turn you into a heroin addict.”A Jab At Hillary, Of Course“I’ve looked, I can’t find Hillary Clinton ever coming out for the legalization of cannabis, and this astounds me. I salute Bernie Sanders because he had the courage to say it. I salute Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein; they had the courage to say it. Donald Trump had the courage to stand up for medical marijuana on a states’ rights basis. Where was Hillary?”Stone Is Growing His Own Weed Strain“With partners, I am farming a new strain of marijuana. We’re doing this with all of our state permits in Yorba Linda, California. The name of the strain is Tricky Dick. Some people say when you smoke this you become paranoid and you want to go to a Chinese restaurant…that’s not true. We hope to have our first harvest this October.”Did you know Roger Stone has a Richard Nixon bong? You do now.Happy 420! #NixonBong— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) April 20, 2017One thing’s for sure: Stone definitely has the president’s ear. Stone publicly and reportedly in private urged Trump for weeks to fire now-former FBI Director James Comey, which Trump did. That’s working out great.Let us know how we’re doinglast_img

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