Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) interviews legendary former professional wrestler, actor, underwater demolition team member in the US Navy and Minnesota governor and current best-selling author Jesse “The Body” Ventura. His latest book is “Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto.”
Jesse Ventura talks about the upcoming election (he endorses Gary Johnson, thinks that Hillary is corrupt, and would love for the Bernie people and the original Trump people to come together and clean up Washington), relates how he came to be a proponent of marijuana legalization, explains why he is no longer doing Conspiracy Theory, makes a strong case against the late Chris Kyle, and previews his upcoming show on RT.
In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Jesse Ventura lays out his philosophy on marijuana, and why he’s always been in favor of legalization. Now, more than ever before, our country needs to see full legalization of medical/recreational marijuana and hemp.
Any way you look at it, for whoever is using it, marijuana is a medicinal plant, in abundant supply. Every month and every year that goes by, we find out more positive things about it. Marijuana has been demonized through the years but obviously this plant has a great deal of positive attributes, and it’s also a renewable resource. Being a cash crop, marijuana is bad for the pharmaceutical industry. Is Big Pharma pressuring the government to continue to deny sick people access? If so, that’s truly a crime against American citizens. And as Ventura writes: “Our government won’t do the right thing and legalize marijuana unless we the people demand it, because there are so many people within our government on the payroll, all thanks to the War on Drugs.”
Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto calls for an end to the War on Drugs. Just because something is illegal, that doesn’t mean it goes away, it just means that criminals run it. Legalizing marijuana will serve to rejuvenate our pathetic economy, and just might make people a little happier. Ventura’s book will show us all how we can take our country back.