It seems as if the legalization of cannabis may be playing a bigger role in the presidential campaign than most folks might want to accept as true. We can look to presidential candidate, Ted Cruz as a prime example as to why that could be a matter of fact. Ted, who has strong support among evangelical Christians, recently stated during an interview with host Hugh Hewitt with the “Hugh Hewitt Show” that the legalization of cannabis is “a legitimate question for the states to make a determination” and that it is “appropriate for the federal government to recognize that the citizens of Washington and Colorado have made that decision.”
Ted’s latest proclamation is a far cry from the position he took in 2014 when he criticized President Obama for not taking federal action against states that chose to legalize marijuana for recreational consumption by adults age 21 and over, such as Colorado. Cruz was quick to point out that “when it comes to a question of legalizing marijuana, I don’t support legalizing marijuana. If it were on the ballot in the state of Texas, I would vote no.” However, Ted is crooning a new tune in regards to his crusade to condemn Obama’s resolve to avoid intervening with those states’ decisions, saying that he believes “that’s a legitimate question for the states to make a determination.”
Wow. What a difference running for president will make in respect to a person’s belief system, right? It would be nice to think that the some politicians actually believe the words they utter, but, one has to keep in mind that politicians are seemingly prone to flip flopping their policy positions when it is convenient for them to do so.
Perish the thought that a politician might take a stand on a certain policy and then hold true to their beliefs regardless of the circumstances. Clearly this is something that is a major problem on both sides of the aisle. However, I guess this particular case of flip flopping is good for cannabis and the end of prohibition. I just hope the change of heart is genuine and won’t be something he decides to retract at a later date.