JointMan!Marijuana... can we just legalize it already? I mean, come on, its medicinal purposes should be reason enough. Fuck Advil, here's a joint! And if not for that reason, think of how the government would benefit. When I hear the word "government", I think of corrupt politicians who want to make money. Well, let's see.. the tax from selling weed would pay off the national debt within a few years. People who get $1,000 court hearings for being arrested with $5 worth of pot on them will no longer go to court. I just really can't see a downside to legalizing marijuana. It would be manufactured in companies, which would create jobs. It would have to meet standards, which means it would be safer for users. Can everyone wake up? Let's bust heroin dealers, and leave the hemp dealers alone. If i'm going to pay taxes, I want it spent on keeping rapists, pedophiles and heroin dealers off the streets, not harrassing youth and people of all ages who just want to have a little fun, with a bit of a natural, non-addictive high.
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the lethal dose of cannabis is a 5 kilo block dropped on your head from the 23rd floor of a high-rise building

Eliminating drug laws, instead of simply replacing them with different laws, would produce a free market in drugs where people would be free to sell, ingest, or inject whatever they wished, without government interference.

Drug use is a voluntary, non-violent activity, and should be an individual decision, the business of no one but the user. Government has taken it upon itself to regulate drug use, just as it regulates alcohol use, restricts abortion, and registers and drafts people. in order to better control people. Criminalization of drugs has produced, just as prohibition of alcohol did, an enormous amount of violent crime. Most of this crime is motivated by the need to obtain money to pay the artificially inflated price of illegal drugs. This drug-associated crime is then used as an excuse for police to indiscriminately harass young black men, stopping and searching, and frequently arresting them on the street, for no reason other than that they live in a "high crime" area. Doing away with drug laws would dramatically lower the cost of drugs and thereby eliminate most street crime, as well as remove the excuse police use to terrorize black people.

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