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Jun 3, 2008

   Why is marijuana illegal? i see no reason for it to not be legalized as do soo many other people. The American Government uses the voting system on every single issue that we have: whether it is international or foreign, why can't we have an issue on marijuana for the voters. One of the main reason that marijuana is illegal i think is because the government can not tax it because anybody can grow it in their own home, if that is not a large reason for it, then please give me the reasons. the government might say that it will slow down our economy and make the population be lazy and/or not work. I think the people in our government need to take a look around the world and talk to other countries governments who have legalized marijuana (who are still well rounded economies). I am not saying that people should be allowed to walk around with a pound of ganja in their hands, I am only stating that we should lighten the laws: such as, letting people have up to 10 grams on them at a time because all we need is a little lee-way on this law then maybe more people will see that it is not such a bad idea. I do not know what you people think on this issue but all i know is that i would rather the government starts putting more money on border patrol and on our economy instead of wasting soo much money to keep marijuana( a natural plant which has no health defects and no ingredients at all) out of this country. I understand why other harsh drugs are illegal because they are not natural. If we want to keep weed illegal then why not make alcohol illegal? it is a man-made , mind-changing drug. I dont know about you guys but i have heard of people getting hurt from car accidents where the driver is drunk, but i have not of wrecks caused by  someone who is on marijuana.
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Riccardo B. (3)
Saturday January 10, 2009, 4:56 pm
I am rather new to care2, so maybe you already found the answer to your question. If not then checkout:
http://www.illuminati-news.com/marijuana-conspiracy.htm
There are a lot more webs on this issue, this is the first I found now (saw some better ones but cannot find them back).
Anyway, even if marijuana just would be for a smoke it is still no reason for it to be illegal. Alcohol has worse effects and it IS legal. It's just hypocrisy and interests (money, power, control....) as usual...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 12:29 pm
Marijuana was made illegal to keep farmers from growing hemp; hemp was taking the money out of the big textile (paper, cotton, etc) corporations' pockets. It makes better paper, cloth, rope...it's also an excellent food and biofuel source. Plus, it needs no pesticides, it's better for the soil, and requires no chemical retting. If they legalize pot, farmers will want to grow hemp...and the big corps don't want that. Plus, think of all the money the drug corps will lose if people smoke instead of take their "legal" chemical opiates. It's all about politics and money...

Cortney P. (0)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 4:19 pm
Marijuana was made illegal to keep farmers from growing hemp; hemp was taking the money out of the big textile (paper, cotton, etc) corporations' pockets. It makes better paper, cloth, rope...it's also an excellent food and biofuel source. Plus, it needs no pesticides, it's better for the soil, and requires no chemical retting. If they legalize pot, farmers will want to grow hemp...and the big corps don't want that. Plus, think of all the money the drug corps will lose if people smoke instead of take their "legal" chemical opiates. It's all about politics and money..


It is exactly true.

Brian M. (201)
Friday January 28, 2011, 12:43 pm
Marijuana prohibition's beginnings are essentially racist. In the Southwest, marijuana was criminalized as a means of harrassing and ultimately deporting Mexican immigrants. In the south, marijuana prohibition was part of "jim-crow" segregation giving racist law enforcement another weapon to use against African-Americans. The primary architect of marijuana prohibition at a federal level was the racist, Harry Anslinger. The drug war today is still fought primarily against people of color.

However, as even Biran Sefar noted in "Cannabis, Her Sacred Blessing," cannabis i.e. marijuana truly is the healing of the nations. We can only hope our nation's blood-thirsty campaign of terror against marijuana consumers ends soon.

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