In Delaware 60% of the population supports legalizing marijuana for adults over 21. And, over 60% of the Delaware General Assembly voted to end marijuana prohibition. But, the Governor of Delaware, John Carney, has vetoed the legalization bill and the Democratic legislature has failed to override his veto.
Governor Carney said last year he believes marijuana is a gateway drug to more dangerous illegal drug.
Politicians like Governor Carney are painfully misinformed. it is mystifying that they continue to believe the thoroughly discredited marijuana gateway drug myth.
It is further mystifying that folks with this type of mindset are fine with legal alcohol, a highly additive substance with all kinds of negative medical ramifications. The whole conversation is boring and pathetic. I think many people of the anti-cannabis mindset, in my opinion, associate cannabis use with the long-haired counter-culture movement, anti-war movement of the 1960’s. This is not a criticism of the politics of the typical pot smoker of the 1960’s, but clearly for many the stigma, and the misinformation, still exists.