YES it should be legal but not for medicinal purposes. There are other drugs with less side effects. Once a marijuana breathalyzer is developed the government will capitalize on it, I assume that is how they plan on paying back all the $$$ they spent.
Anyone who says it should not be legal is not considering that:
-marijuana makes you passive/alcohol makes you aggressive
-marijuana is not physically addictive/alcohol is
-marijuana makes you drive slower and be more cautious/alcohol makes you reckless (not that you should be on the road while intoxicated)
-marijuana is a bronchial dilator, and does not cause lung cancer. In fact, cannibinoids (sp?) actually have cancer fighting properties- I can back this up with medical studies of anyone wants.../alcohol kills your liver
Not that I advocate smoking it, but it is a given if alcohol is legal, marijuana should be too. But it opens your mind (brain circuit 5 I believe as opposed to alcohols #2) which is dangerous for the government. Open minded people are harder to manipulate.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
"REGRETTABLE NECESSITY, n. An avoidable atrocity. The term is often employed by presidents and prime ministers when announcing bombings of civilian targets and invasions of small countries."
The pot has a very beneficial effect ,it reduces the symptoms of the MS considerably.
Pot has some good points but allowing the strong bud to be legal is simply wrong..like only allowing alchohol to be sold as absinthe.
angry- fact is people are going to smoke whether or not it's legal. And we are going to continue to pay over 30k per prisoner in tax dollars to jail people that are only hurting themselves (dealers included! Buyers do it to themselves)
Legalizing it would:
-Make us a TON of money. The government could tax the $h!+ out of it and the lazy pot heads could make up for their lack of income tax.
-Eliminate it from being a gateway drug. It is ONLY a gateway drug BECAUSE it is illegal. Think about it.
-Save us a ton of money. Who wants to put potheads in jail? Just let them hang out on their couches. They aren't causing many problems, except perhaps starting chaos in their video games
Come on people, this is beneficial to ALL, smokers and non.