I think it should be legalized, but there needs to be some restrictions on where it can be used (like not at public schools, or places where children are). I figure marijuana is always going to be around whether we like it or not, and police could spend their time doing better things then sniffing around for crackheads.
If I can grow in my backyard it should be legal for me to do so.
Last edited by Kandahar; 05-17-09 at 11:13 PM.
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1: Fixing the economy and putting any new regulations in place to prevent another meltdown like the one currently
2: fixing health care and insurance
3: fixing social security
4: balancing the budget
5: another overhaul of the military. They are needed from time to time for efficiencies sake. Note this does not mean reducing the military, or cutting the military budget, but going over every aspect of the military and finding ways to improve...this should be done every 20 years minimum.
6: create as comprehensive a set of laws as possible dealing with prisoners and how they can be treated, and how they can be tried, and so on.
7: find a sure way to get out of Iraq.
8: win in Afghanistan
9: go over all of our trade agreements and make sure they are fair and in our best interest.
Note, I can think of more that I personally think are more important than legalizing weed. From my viewpoint, I just don't think it is worth the time to change currently. I knew this viewpoint would be unpopular, but it's unlikely to change.
The war on drugs is mostly to save face in a social way. It attempts to convince the public that drugs are bad and we don't like them, yet it denies the reality that North America is a drug addicted population. Whether it's coffee, weed, alcohol, over the counter medications, prescription drugs, etc... most people have some kind of vice. We might as well admit that the majority are on something, and stop punishing people according to some idealism.
The same goes for prostitution laws. We outlaw it to convince ourselves it's beneath us, yet the rich and poor alike use such services. Why not just admit this reality of our nature?