I am sick of this shit. America is a country full of ignorant, right-winged, sons-of-bitches. Why are we fighting a "war" we cannot win? The war on drugs? What the hell? Who is the idiot that came up with that one (**cough**Ronald Regan**cough**)?
Now as far as taxes go, it costs more for us, as Americans, to keep someone inprisoned than to get them help. Bitch all you want. It won't change anything if we jail everyone that has used Marijuana. Hell, we'd run out of room. Why do we focus on locking up people instead of helping them, when the fact of the matter is that it costs less to get them help?
Now onto health standards. It would be so much safer for those who do do Marijuana. We would actually have some standards. Much like we've got food inspectors, we could inspect the drugs being sold. You would actually know what you're getting. On the streets, it could be laced with anything, increasing the risks of addiction, illnesses, and death.
Economically, you can't go wrong with legalizing Marijuana. Tax it. Tax it hard. People will think twice before they buy some Marijuana. Take into consideration that over 60% of Americans have tried Marijuana (including Prestidents Bush and Clinton) at some point in their lives. Do the math. We would be able to pay off the national debt (which now is in the trillions) 5 times. 5 fucking times! That is a hell of a lot of money. Not only is it fueling our unjust and corrupt government, but that means more tax cuts for you, the average American. More money for bombs, and more money for you.
Morally, yes, Marijuana use is wrong. But is the consumption of alcohal or tobacco not also morally wrong? If we are going to keep Marijuana illegal, why don't we make alcohal and tobacco illegal (*cough**profit**cough*)? Truth is, Marijuana has less long term effects than alcohal and tobacco. Marijuana is much less likely for you to delvelop a dependecy off of than both of these drugs. It doesn't make sense. If Marijuana is less harmful for you than both alcohol and tobacco, than why is it the only one of "the big three" that isn't legal?
Please, if you are sane, this must make sense to you. This is ridiculous.
Your input please.