Yesterday the Illinois Senate voted to include minors with seizure disorders to the existing medical marijuana law.
“Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, came to the defense of the bill, saying the important thing is that marijuana actually works at reducing seizures.
“God grows this drug…It grows from a seed, like corn. I look forward [to] the day in my community where we can not only harvest it, but build machines to harvest it.”
Gee, what to say about all this?
1. Who knew Mike was so spiritual—and forward-looking?
2. Who knew Mike was a Reyes-type constitutional libertarian?
3. Who knew where Mike got his medical degree since he expressed certainty that marijuana “actually works”? He offered no medical evidence for this claim.
3. We know Mike got his undergraduate and graduate degrees from party schools, so I imagine he has plenty of personal experience with the effects of weed–but does he also suffer from seizures?
I have to admit that I am intrigued by the idea that at some point in the future Deere will manufacture farm equipment to harvest marijuana and that it will be a cash crop in Illinois and the USA like poppies in Afghanistan. I’m also intrigued by the idea that Mike could be a little too far over his skis.