Free people of America, I feel it is time for an appraisal of one of our great nation's most futile endeavors, the failed prohibition of marijuana.
Time and again, we've seen prominent and respected members of communities labeled criminals for choosing to disregard archaic legislation and exercise their perceived freedoms in private.
Proponents of this prohibition quickly judge and utter ``it's illegal,'' never stopping to ask why or to address the consequences of banning a harmless drug that nearly 10 percent of Americans openly admit to using.
Despite noble efforts, the so-called ``war on drugs'' has not stemmed America's appetite for pot or any other drug. The collateral damage, however, has not been so passive.
Our prison population is the largest on the planet, and nearly a quarter of the inmates are serving time for non-violent drug offenses.
And since the demand for this illegal product has failed to decline and there is an endless supply of people ready to make money off of it, this imprisonment has had no effect except to burden the taxpayer.
Our senseless government makes billions off the taxation of alcohol and tobacco, substances which dwarf the health concerns of marijuana. And with marijuana illegal, in every sense, all profits go to international criminals and their corrupt political counterparts.
Left in this wake are crumbling governments and their desperate citizens who flee across the border to become our infamous illegal aliens.
Free people of America, I implore you to set aside your bitter perceptions, ask questions and demand answers. Educate yourself, and learn to distinguish fact from propaganda, and truth from lies. It is time to end this failed prohibition, and give Americans back the freedom to do what they wish in the privacy of their own homes.
The biggest obstacle in MJ legislature to legalize is because of the "international criminals and their corrupt political counterparts". Sad-- they should have never ever legalized alcoholic beverages, then -- kills alot more people every year out and about and damages the body in less time also--not to mention the emotional and psychological ramifications it has on family life. so sad--PLP__B
and tobacco and prescription drugs. People do not OD on pot...it just doesn't happen. but you can drink yourself to death and cigs kill thousands...hundreds of thousands slowly every year... but its legal so that makes it OK in a lot of the old school peoples eyes...
Yes, yes, yes .... soooo true, so true. it's funny how something that cannot kill u is illegal and things that can kill u are not illegal. funny really isn't the word -- sad and stupid are more like it.
I know. Alcohol was illegal at one time and probably should have stayed that way because people drink and drive and kill innocent people hundreds of time every day. Not to mention corroding of the liver along with a number of other ailments caused from over indulging in alcohol. Although a little wine isn't bad...it may be good for you...like a little marijuana! People will always find a way to abuse alcohol or drugs but does that mean that no one should ever have access to them? No, people need pain killers for pain and mood altering drugs for psychosis and alcohol...well, people don't need alcohol do they? Or tobacco for that matter. But should that be reason enough to out law it? I don't believe that just because our government has deemed certain things illegal that that makes them the all knowing all judging kings of the world. Just because this Senator or that Governor says it should be so doe not make it so.
you know yall are all absoluley correct i've talked to doctors i've talked to cops, i've talked to several of people about legalizing pot, all of them gave me one verry good answer, its better than alcohol.
i talked to a mom of 5 kids you know what she said to me, i'd rather my kid go out and smoke pot then go out and drink because when you drink not only do you act crazy and decide you want to drive to the club or something, but you lose control, atleast when you smoke pot your calm relaxed and you can still use your mind.
every years there are billions of reports on alcohol killing people, either drunk n driving, or someone got depressed when they were drunk and killed themselves, or their body just couldnt take it anymore. accually i did some research in the past year the amounts of deaths that were alcohol related doubled from 4.144 to 8380 and that was a couple years ago.
you know how many death or injury reports were made in the past year thatsrelated to marijuana?
there is not a single case on how marijuana has killed someone or caused someone to harm themselves...
now granted if you use it during a pregnancy concenquences on your childs l3earning and blah blah balh will be in effect, but thats not a proven statement either, but look what alcohol and other drugs will do to your unborn baby.
so if marijuana should be legalized yes,
1 more people would have jobs i would love to work in a weed store.
2 it would help the economy that little bit more between taxes.
3 the prisons wont be over filled majority of our prisoners would be realeased and that to could help with work and spending money.
4 everybody will be a little more relaxed, people who have a medical marijuana prescriptions wiull be able to access there medicine easier.
5 maybe if we were alowed to smoke pot the use on cancer causing ciggarettes would dramtically drop.
6 more people would smoke pot instead of drinking because its legal.
7 the whole street will smell really good.
8 less people might even stop using marijuana because its not as fun as being rebelliouse and going on a secret spy meeting to score some weeds in a bag
9 ill be really happy and i'd love going to work in my own pot selling business!