Should US citizens go to jail alongside murderers and rapists for marijuana offe

  1. shimla profile image91
    shimlaposted 7 years ago

    Should US citizens go to jail alongside murderers and rapists for marijuana offences?

    Federal government figures indicate there are more than 41,000 Americans in state or federal prison on marijuana charges right now, not including those in county jails. That’s more than the number imprisoned on all charges combined in eight individual European Union countries.

  2. surviveprison profile image61
    surviveprisonposted 7 years ago

    No - and while I am not "420 friendly" I do believe marijuana should be regulated just like alcohol and tobacco. Its a wonder "big tobacco" isn't jumping on the bandwagon of selling "reefers".

    Could you imagine the immense savings to our justice system? Won't have to pay for law enforcement in any branch to handle marijuana related crime (except tax evaders), no prison expenses, court fees -as well the influx of taxes from the legal sale of marijuana would get the country out of debt in just a few years.

    ...and there are those people who still believe marijuana is an evil drug... these are the same people hooked on prescription drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and porn.

    I've never seen someone stoned angry or upset.. hungry maybe... but not angry or violent.

    Did you know that most states already have a "drug stamp" - look it up in your state - they are ready for the legalization of marijuana.

    Simply put, legalize it - get these people out of our prison system - free up our  legal resources, increase tourism like Amsterdam  and pay off our national debt... win win win win win. supports this message

  3. colonial82 profile image59
    colonial82posted 7 years ago

    I personally believe that marijuana should be legalized for the many financial reasons. We could make billions off of taxing it. We would save billions by not arresting, having trials, and using up limited jail space by legalizing weed.

    Have a great day smile