Biden And The Pot Heads: The Return Of The Drug Moralists

Promises are very much made to be broken, and the Biden administration is proving to be no exception.  In a moral fit, the Biden White House has gone through the ranks of staffers with a keen eye on past marijuana use and wielded the axe and cudgel.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, a firm exponent of volte face, left media outlets with the impression that the administration had had a moment of sensible enlightenment.  Consideration had been given to updating “the policies to ensure that past marijuana use wouldn’t automatically disqualify staff from serving in the White House.”

The consequence of this change, noted Psaki on Twitter, was that “more people will serve who would not have had in the past with the same level of recent drug use.  The bottom line is this: of the hundreds of people hired, only five people who had started working in the White House are no longer employed as a result of this policy.”  What she did not detail was the primary reason why these changes had been brought in the first place.  With so many actual and potential staffers having taken of the weed, filling posts would have been a problem.  Accordingly, the current White House purportedly allows for up to 15 past uses in a year among staffers while the Office of Personnel Management argues that previous marijuana use should not render a person unfit.

In a report by The Daily Beast, a rather different picture emerged, one streaked with callousness and inconsistency.  Certain staffers were allegedly told that previous marijuana use would not be taken into consideration.  That turned out to be rather loose with the hard verity: dozens were asked to resign, suffer suspension or told to work remotely.  The administration had also been vague about how much usage was deemed acceptable or otherwise.  Nor did it matter that the staffers in question came from any one of the 14 states where marijuana use is legal.

Joe-BidenIn a world with its insides turned out for an absurd viewing, Fox News decided to inhale the fumes and embrace the legalisation of marijuana, taking issue the actions of the Biden administration.  “Dozens of young White House staffers have reportedly been fired suddenly or demoted suddenly over past weed smoking’,” stated disapproving Fox host Harris Faulkner.  This, in a country with numerous states declaring marijuana use to be legal, “including the District of Columbia!”  The standard embraced by the Biden Whitehouse would have even “sidelined Barack Obama”.

Libertarian and Fox Nation host Kat Timpf claimed that “you would be hard pressed to find even a single example of how past marijuana use would affect your ability to do these jobs” charging the administration with hypocrisy in the field of drug policy.

The National Review also noted the inconsistency between the record of Vice President Kamala Harris, who made no secret of previous use during her campaigning in 2019, and the hard targeting of White House staffers.

A number of Democrats were also left baffled.  Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman of California reminded the White House that medical cannabis was legal in most states and Washington, DC, observing that the US had “evolved beyond [former US Attorney General] Jeff Sessions’ reefer madness hysteria.”  The “administration had promised a more enlightened approach, but somewhere along the line they reverted to the dogma.”

Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, was unsettled by the “vivid illustration of unrealistic, unfair, and out-of-touch cannabis policies.” President Joe Biden had a chance “to help end the failed War on Drugs and make a more rational policy for everyone.”  Staffers should not have been “singled out and discriminated against for something that is legal in much of the country and supported by the vast majority of Americans.”

During his campaign, Biden underwent a transformation on drug policy. In August 2020, a platform decriminalising and rescheduling marijuana “through executive action on the federal level,” the wiping of criminal convictions for cannabis-use and the legalising of medical marijuana, was adopted.  It seemed like sensible policy, given the high number of arrests made for the possession of cannabis in the United States each year.  In 2018, police officers, according to the Pew Research Center, made 663,000 arrests for marijuana-related offences across the country, a staggering 40% of the 1.65 million drug arrests.  Of the marijuana arrests, a mere 8% were for selling or manufacturing.

Biden’s previous record, however, is a tricky one to expunge.  During the 1980s and 1990s he threw his lot in with the disastrously ill-conceived and named War on Drugs.  The 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton, had a good deal of Biden’s narrow Weltanschauung jammed into it.  Central to it was an encouragement to police to increase the number of drug arrests.  During his 2008 presidential campaign, Biden immodestly claimed credit for the 1994 crime law.  The “Biden Crime Law”, he boasted, “added 100,000 cops to America’s streets.”

Now ensconced in the White House, it is clear that Biden has removed the plaster of tolerance and reform and returned to a phantom war he took much joy in participating in.  Reefer madness has yet to leave the building.

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  1. Biden wasn’t that smart when he was young. Now that his brain health has declined, he seems to have lost touch with reality. Very embarrassing for Americans like myself, who now have yet another stigma attached to our own government. A Biden administration is turning slow decline into a rout, on a scale surpassing the sackings of Rome.

  2. samir sardana

    The Goans have found a way to stimulate enterprise in Goans via the drug trade !

    The Success of the Goan Fenee Drug Model is that the price of coke has fallen by 50% to Rs 3500/gm while the price of diesel/food/beer/sex has gone up –

    May the Lord bless the Israeli, Russian and the Nigerian Drug Cartels in Goa .Their Maxim is that Drugs and Beer is proof that the Lord wants you to be happy at the lowest cost

    The state of affairs is such – that the 10 Types of Drugs are now available in the Schools of the Goans – which is also the worth of the Goan Police a

    https://www. News/Opposition-floors- government-on-drug- availability-in-schools/ 127242.html

    The Goans believe in starting them young

    All the Goan Students in Schools are inspired by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs,who took LSD on a trip to Goa as a Backpacker,It seems that LSD + COCONUT WATER + SOLAR IRRADIATION, stimulated the brain of Steve !

    There are several JVs between Goan and Israeli, Russian and the Nigerian Drug Cartels – and that sparks the entrepreneurial spirit in the Goans

    Else,what is the worth of the Goans ?

    They clean camel shit in Saudia, and are also used to make the camels ejaculate for breeding ? Is this not a human rights violation ? dindooohindoo

    Even Goan Mimisters say that Goans are fit to clean toilets in UK

    Surely the Goans deserve more


    Sample the worth of the Goans– 100% failures ! It is a world record ! THIS IS NOT A ACADEMIC EXAM – IT IS A PROFESSIONAL JOB SELECTION EXAM ! accountant-posts/story-nSzn8flSU2xJrdWAxvjrVM.html 1904276

    Even the GSPC Chairman is on record to state that Goans “lack in analytical reasoning, knowledge of scientific application and general knowledge including current affairs”

    The Goans have A HUMAN RIGHT to exist with DIGNITY – and so drugs are a viable option ! After all Y else do White tourists come to Goa ?

    Drugs give JOY to the Goans and the Tourists – and brings them into a communion with the Utopia of Jesus

    Amen !

    A sample of the enterprise kindled in Goa is as under:

    We have Mr Dudu – aan Israeli Drug Dealer with the following USP ((who was acquitted by the Indian Court)

    https:// city/goa/CBI-registers-case- against-Dudu-police-drug- nexus/articleshow/ 8956749. cms?referral=PM

    He set up a company called Dudu Division Import Export Private Limited
    He came to Goa on a Business Visa for Drug Pushing
    He even challenged an order of deportation and a “Leave India Notice”,of the limpet GOI and won !

    One has to see the OTHER SIDE of the Drug Trade !

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