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Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 09:15 AM
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Currently the government allows you to smoke a substance that kills over 400,000 people a year nation wide, and over 3.5 million a year worldwide. The tobacco companies strive to make this product more addictive (and it’s already more addictive that heroin!). In fact, the government not only allows it, but funds it. However, marijuana, in its 5,000 year history, has yet to produce 1 documented case of death. It has yet to be scientifically proven to have any long-term affects on the brain, and is less addictive than caffeine! Yet, marijuana is illegal. Why isn’t tobacco? There are 2 reasons for this. And none of them are because tobacco is better than marijuana. One- the government can easily tax it- this is good aspect of it. Two- Politicians also like votes. Taking away the country’s precious nicotine would put a large dent in their chances in the next election. These same two reasons apply to why alcohol is legal.



      Why is marijuana illegal? Once again, there are two reasons for this, and neither of them is, “because it’s worse than alcohol”.



One- The illegalization of marijuana was used as a tool to keep Mexicans out of America in the late 1930’s, as they where making lots of money selling it here, and the law gave them reason to arrest many Mexicans. The head of DEA at the time told congress that marijuana caused satanic behavior, and white women to seek sexual relations with black men. Racism was at large at the time, and this worked



  Two- It has been illegal for long enough that every one has grown accustom to shunning it. The only people that use it are those who live life the way they want to without regard for the law- and many people that don’t have regard for the law tend to be irresponsible, thus giving all pot-smokers a bad name. There for, many people are poised against it simply because the government says it’s a “no-no”, thus will not support legalizing it. This would cause a politician to veer...

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