No this wasn't a scene out of Dragnet '67. This was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the 21st-century spouting Sgt. Joe Friday commentary that has long since been disproved. Legalization in other states has proved otherwise. Upfront with Mike Gousha:
Here's Joe Friday's amazing and now classic rant. Note: I've watched many of those old shows and oddly, Dragnet offered up counter-arguments that turned out to be right. Anyway, isn't alcohol the real gateway drug?:
Just like hemp, Walker is again behind the curve. It wasn't long ago when the Republican legislature killed any attempt to allow hemp production, even as clothing and grocery store shelves filled up with hemp derived fashion and food products:
February 23, 2010 – Steps to legalize industrial hemp in Wisconsin are facing Republican opposition. All Republicans on the Assembly Agriculture Committee recently voted against a measure passed by the Democratic majority, which would allow Wisconsin farmers to apply for permits to grow hemp.Gateway Drug to Homicides? In a state that has legalized marijuana, no one expected this...Scott Walker, you might wanna pick up on this:
State Representative Al Ott (R-Forest Junction) says there are worries about the drug connotation of hemp, which could tarnish Wisconsin’s image. He says there’s also no infrastructure to support a market for the product. Ott says he understands farmers are struggling in the tough economy, but he doesn’t feel it’s time to dilute the agriculture industry.
NBC4i: The Southern Colorado Cannabis Council responded to May's comments with the statement: "Study after study has shown that there is no correlation between cannabis use and violent crime." The group is asking May to retract his statement or prove there's a connection between marijuana and homicides.For me, the research I've conducted have led me to this; marijuana is the gateway drug to sleep.