Anyone remember O.J. Simpson?
He’s a former football player who was once loved and admired by fans of football. Some fans even idolized him. Born Orenthal James Simpson, he was nicknamed “The Juice”, he had corporate sponsors, and he won the Heisman Trophy.
He was also the center of an infamous murder investigation and trial.
In 1994, the Los Angeles police arrested him for the double homicide of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The arrest led to a heated and controversial trial. During the proceedings, his history of domestic violence against Brown was revealed.
It was one of the most publicized murder trials in history. Because of varying factors, including the mishandling of evidence, Simpson was acquitted.
In 2008, he was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to over eight years.
Simpson was just granted parole. And that’s not all. According to sources, the 70-year-old will be afforded certain privileges that most parolees are not. Namely, he will be allowed to drink, as long as his BAC stays under .08. He’ll be tested by his parole officers.
But what’s more shocking is that O.J. Simpson is allowed to smoke weed during his parole. As long as it’s prescribed by a doctor, that is.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the legal system of the United States, let’s clear something up. People on parole are typically not allowed to imbibe in any sort of drug. Not even medical marijuana. The fact that O.J. Simpson is allowed to smoke weed on parole is a testament to how the rich and famous are given special treatment in legal matters.
Final Hit: O.J. Simpson is Allowed To Smoke Weed On His Parole
The issue here isn’t that O.J. is allowed to smoke weed. Everyone should be allowed to smoke weed. Cannabis prohibition is antiquated, ineffectual, and a waste of resources. The issue with Simpson’s parole condition is that once again, a celebrity is being held on a pedestal above the rest of the country’s citizens in legal matters.
If judges and other representations of the legal system want to be taken seriously, they need to stop rewarding famous people for being famous. If you’re going to hold a celebrity accountable for their actions, you need to follow through and treat them like they’re an ordinary citizen.