How come the United States doesn't legalize marijuana?

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    Ghazt Warriorposted 7 years ago

    How come the United States doesn't legalize marijuana?

  2. Jeff Berndt profile image90
    Jeff Berndtposted 7 years ago

    It's a complicated question, but the short answer is this: an unpleasant mixture of fear, misinformation, racism, stubbornness, inertia, and plain old stupidity.

    We'd save tons of money on enforcement, prosecution, incarceration, etc. if we'd just legalize, regulate, and tax the stuff. Plus we could use the by-products as biofuel and textiles. But we won't, because we're scared, misinformed, and stupid.

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    Ghazt Warriorposted 7 years ago

    I know right. There wouldn't be as much drug wars as there is now. Seriously though if we're gonna allow adults to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, which both put together are worst than marijuana. This is really getting stupid because people already use it as medicine, you don't see people going out to use cigarettes or alcohol as medicine.

    Thnx for the awesome response.

  4. LeisureLife profile image70
    LeisureLifeposted 7 years ago

    You don't even need to put them both together. Cigarettes ARE worse than marijuana. Alcohol is also WORSE.  The people in America against the legalization are STUBBORN. PERIOD. The idiocracy will end, though, I believe.  It is now becomming a major political issue as well, WHICH IS GREAT, because eventually, those who are opposed will either A. realize how stupid they are. or B. be more passive seeing as a majority of the country smokes or if not, has at least tried marijuana.  It is harmless. No, it will not kill you.  Yes, you will eat all the food in your house.  You will not kill people because of it. NO. It will not increase violence. hardly. As a matter of fact, that argument is laughable smile . There are 100's of medical uses for cannibis, and there are thousands of uses for hemp.  By the way, did you know that the Declaration of Independance was written on hemp paper? I predict it to be legal for recreational use within the next 3 years in California, with other more liberal states to follow soon after.  And yes, I do believe it will be legal in the United States. Hopefully that will happen during my lifetime wink The facts are there. It is up to the people to make the MOST LOGICAL CHOICE. Legalize it.

  5. bonnebartron profile image73
    bonnebartronposted 7 years ago

    Cause the unverifiable infrastructure is already so solidly in place it would be nearly impossible to standardize taxation of it.


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