Legalize It!

November 30, 2010
By michaelhulsey BRONZE, Nashvile, Tennessee
michaelhulsey BRONZE, Nashvile, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Jim Morrison

As we all know today Marijuana is very much illegal and a federal crime. Personally I think this is one if the most stupidest laws ever made by the U.S Government. Most people think that Marijuana was illegalized because of health and scientific reason and this isn’t true. Marijuana was made illegal under the reason of racism, fear, protection of corporate profits, yellow journalism, ignorant, incompetent, and corrupt legistation. As most citizens know they are entitled to their privacy as long as what they do in private “harms no one else.” So many people get in trouble for smoking in having possession. The Government can even seize your property if you caught or even suspected of possessing marijuana. The constitution has always said that the government “will have nothing to say about religious affairs” and yet people today like rastafarians and buddist and condemned for using marijuana.

If people these days could stop just for a second and listen to some of the positive thing about it then it might be a different story. Having marijuana legalized could be good for the economy and would possibly get rid of the black market. Just like everything else we have the Government could put taxes on it and restrict how much is sold and how they manufacture it. If 57% of federal prison inmates are because of marijuana ,not to mention the people who don’t get caught, imagine how much money would be spent on marijuana daily. With that kind of money the government could so many things like help schools, roads, social programs, health care services, ect.

There is always a reason for it being illegal though. People do call it the “gateway” drug. The drug that leads to way more harder stuff like coke, acid, meth and so on. Sadly though the drug gets a bad reputation for this. Whenever people do other drugs its their chose. Everyone has a chose to do harder and drugs and they can’t blame marijuana for that. It’s just not logical. And for the people who always say they are addicted to marijuana, is not true. Many test have proven that marijuana is just as addictive as watching t.v or eating junk food, it’s all in their head. I think this is a very stupid law and wish the government would overturn it.

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schlage GOLD said...
on Dec. 12 2010 at 6:27 pm
schlage GOLD, Erie, Pennsylvania
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Is a bunch of teenagers ruining their life by getting high stupid something to not worry about? Is possibly developing a bunch of health problems something that should make the government want to make this legal? Why don't we just start handing out cigarettes to 10 yr. olds while we're at it.

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