Isn’t it About Time That We Legalize Marijuana???

March 13th, 2013 by Michael Tabor
My body chemistry doesn’t react favorably to the ingestion of weed, I get paranoid, so I don’t smoke it; however marijuana is in fact less dangerous than most drugs including the legal ones – tobacco and alcohol. I don’t like it but that’s me, others however love it and don’t abuse the substance … so let’s decriminalize, regulate and tax the stuff already. For most users, marijuana is no less of an issue than having a glass of wine with dinner; one would be shocked to learn the number of fashionable, cultured, and very high – functioning high society folks who enjoy a little innocuous weed now and then.

There is not a whole lot of downside (pot has been labeled a gateway drug to more dangerous ones – which is certainly debatable) and a plethora of upside. The first and most obvious benefit is the economics of  it all: 1. This country will save around 7.7 billion $$ on eliminating the enforcement of  the illegal drug status 2. The other awesome benefit if mary jane is regulated, decriminalized, etc. we can tax the good (lol – pot – a good) and reap in almost 3 billion dollars.

The other positive aspect of  legalizing pot is the fact that there will now be regulatory control, which means the consumer will get exactly what he or she is paying for, hence a safer and better product. Furthermore, if in fact marijuana is decriminalized the price will be slashed dramatically and the profits will be garnered by law – abiding merchants. Marijuana also has medicinal properties and cancer patients have maintained that their quality of life has increased…. I can go on further with the pros and cons of decriminalization (and there are many more, which I certainly invite the readers to contribute) but I think you get my point.

So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? One other factoid is that pot is a uniquely different drug in terms of – you either like it or you don’t; as I stated in my first paragraph I don’t like the way it makes me feel so I don’t smoke it – period. So, let’s make marijuana legal already, this may in fact mend (or @ least help) our crippled current economy.

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5 Responses to “Isn’t it About Time That We Legalize Marijuana???”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    some comments from FB:

    Dave Churchill Are you a pot head focker?

    23 minutes ago via mobile · like · 1..

    Joyce Hreha Stringer Legalize! Stop the ridiculousness!!

    21 minutes ago via mobile · like · 1..

    Michael Tabor hahahahahha – classic line, Dave – Bob Deniro to ben stiller after listening to ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ ” are you a pot head focker” …2 funny !!!

    a few seconds ago · Like

  2. magdalena Says:

    Does this mean it may be grown alongside the back yard tomato plant as an added ingredient to the pasta sauce?

  3. Son of Walt Says:

    I never understood why pot was illegal. To me it’s just a waste of taxpayer dollars enforcing a law on a substance that is relatively harmless in which most modern age folks have tried at least once. I’m not aware of anyone ever overdosing from pot. To me, rather than spending tax payer’s money on arresting law abiding citizens, they should legalize it and instead spend the tax dollars on drug treatment centers for real addicts that are addicted to cocaine or heroin.

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    I agree 100% Son of Walt

  5. Rick Says:

    I dont smoke, but say they should legalize it.

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