Always The First


Always The First

I have to be honest with you guys. I don’t really feel like talking about insurance. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am feeling quite blessed that my family won’t be cashing in my insurance policy. I just want sit here and take in the blessing of making it to see one more year. I do realize this is not a platform for pushing one’s faith, and that is not my intention. Whatever your faith may be, there has to be a point in which you take the time to sit down and simply express your gratitude for life. I have experienced and accomplished much. I have had my triumphs and my perceived failures, but I woke up this morning and I realized that in all that I have been through, I was still st anding.

Life has a way of putting things in perspective. With the forest and brush fires that you guys in California experience among other cataclysmic events, it can be easy to become consumed by the moment. Whether you live in Encino, Brentwood, of Beverly Hills, life happens. If you are insured when these moments come in your life, than great, but remember there are certain things that money can’t replace. Spend your life being grateful.

Okay, now that I have that out of the way, I do have something that I want to talk with you about. Yes, I am about to go there. People who live in California are always quick to remind me that they are not as liberal as most people think they are. Tell me why the passing of Proposition 215 was the first statewide medical marijuana initiative passed in the United States. Don’t get me wrong, this has nothing to do with politics, but I am just looking for some clarity. The passing of this proposition means that the majority of Californians voted to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. I am not arguing against it or for it, I am simply saying that a state that tries extremely hard to convince everyone else that they are not liberal in their approach to life has vending machines in which terminally ill patients can stop by and get their marijuana.

I have no desire to get into the political side or medical side of the discussion; I am simply attempting to wrap my head around the concept that legalizing marijuana should not be considered a liberal act. I know a bunch of people that are feeling pretty liberated right now.

Look, you guys were the first to legalize marijuana, but other states have since followed suit. I simply want you guys to realize that you have a liberal approach to life in general. I don’t doubt that there are some extremely conservative people who were just plain flabbergasted when that proposition became law, but they were in the minority on this one.

Now, to the logistics involved here. If a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness like cancer and they end up taking chemo, the doctor prescribes them some marijuana in whatever dose increments it is dispensed in, and the person just walks up to the vending machine and gets some weed? That is interesting. We need to revisit this one again.