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Why is marijuana still illegal and how can it be changed?

  1. maplethorpej profile image80
    maplethorpejposted 6 years ago

    It seems obvious to everyone that marijuana should be legalized in a "free" nation (not to mention the economical boost).

    What is holding us back from making it legal? Obviously the American culture has already embraced it...

  2. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Big corporations, gangsters and corruption.

  3. KK Trainor profile image60
    KK Trainorposted 6 years ago

    I guess some scientist must have decided that it was a 'drug' at some point so the government got involved. Pretty dumb, but it's not the only drug that is illegal, so why concentrate on it? Why not opium? What about hash? I don't understand why pot is the only drug everyone talks about legalizing, what's so different about it? Believe me, I've smoked my share, and I'd rather not make it easier for people to get it. It's not the most motivating thing to do in the morning before work...

  4. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "motivating thing to do in the morning before work..." The factory owners don't like either.

  5. Paul Wingert profile image79
    Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago

    One bit of advice for people who take up petitions to legalize pot is to stop dressing up like hippies.

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image74
      Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And if ur at a political rally for legalizing pot, ur rallying and that is the long and the short of it.

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    Once marijuana was legal in Nepal - during the sixties and early seventies - but the government banned owing to the pressure from the United States. Marijuana user were mostly Americans. These days the chemical substance found in marijuana is manufactured in the lab and sold as drugs for curing mental ailments.

    Perhaps, the government - the US and Nepal included - should consider lifting the ban. Marijuana has medicinal as well as commercial values. Marijuana plant is used to weave cloths in Nepal that are well sold in European market.

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    Sherlock221bposted 6 years ago

    In my neighbourhood, it is not possible to walk down the road without inhaling the smell of marijuana.  Personally I hate the smell.  Even in my home the smell is strong, because my neighbours either side of me regularly smoke it, and the smell somehow invades my home every day.  I use so much air freshener, but it makes little difference.  I wonder where people buy it from, because it is not on sale in the supermarkets.

  8. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago

    As somebody who has smoked a LOT of ganja, I'm very much in two minds about legalising marijuana.

    On one hand it would certainly mean less dry spells for me, if I could just pop down the shop and grab some. big_smile Plus other benefits to it: it makes me more creative, stoned people are generally less violent (and often more pleasant), etc. then drunk people, to be around.

    On the other, I've known it drive quite a few people pretty mental, myself included to some degree.  And the fact hasn't escaped me, that if I hadn't spent the last 18 years sat around on my ass, getting high, and playing video games, etc.  I might have gone out and done more interesting things, achieved more...

    If you can keep it in moderation, an occasional toke is probably a good thing.  But if you let it get a hold on you, like most drugs, you can snap out of it years later, and wonder where your life went. big_smile  And despite what some say, it can be very addictive.

    1. maplethorpej profile image80
      maplethorpejposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I definitely see what you're saying. It is easy to let it, or any other drug, get ahold of you. BUT, that's just like anything else. Fast food could, and probably is, far more harmful than pot.

      The "it's not good for you" argument just doesn't work when you consider all of the harmful substances that are legal. Plus, during these sh*tty economic times, it would be nice to have a new money-making market introduced into our system.

      If people wanna smoke it and waste their time, so be it. The government isn't supposed to play mommy. If people can smoke it in moderation, like many people that I know and have met in college, great.

      And yes, I'm sick of weed being synonymous with hippies. Oh America...

  9. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Marijuana is spirituality or religion of the appreciation of the moment. There is not necessarily any future in it.

  10. optimus grimlock profile image54
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    You can make it legal with 1 easy payment of 14.95! Act now time is limited!!!

  11. OutWest profile image61
    OutWestposted 6 years ago

    Uh...I forgot the question. lol  Actually it's legal in Amsterdam and it works well there

    1. platinumOwl4 profile image38
      platinumOwl4posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      People buying and using a substance they believe is illegal is a form of crowd control. They know where you buy and from whom you buy it. It's not a coincident that it's called a controlled substance. If it is controlled who is controlling it and you. And the other component is a  huge flow of cash would stop if they made it illegal.

      1. OutWest profile image61
        OutWestposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not for the government.  They could probably eliminate taxes.  And the DEA could concentrate on the hard core drugs.