Marijuana Should be Legalized
Two states plus Washington D.C. can follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington state by voting in favor of fully legalizing marijuana with ballot initiatives, this mid-term election cycle. The states that have decided to have their electorate vote on ballot measures this time around are: Alaska, Oregon, and Florida.
Several months behind Colorado, but still only the second state in our union to do so, Washington state has begun to officially sell recreational marijuana. Sales began on July 8th. As with Colorado, the first day of sales was largely celebratory and more historic in nature, than anything else.
Back on November 6th, 2012, the bold states of Colorado and Washington passed ballot measures alongside the last presidential election process to fully legalize marijuana.
The American economy is taking off and not looking back. The Labor Department reported that 321,000 jobs were added in November and also reported that last month saw the biggest gain in hourly wages since June of 2013.
When is it time to throw in the towel and accept that the tide has turned? Napoleon must have asked himself this very question after being humiliated in the Battle of Waterloo and summarily exiled for the remainder of his life. It's also the same question many anti-gay marriage activists must be asking themselves after the Supreme Court refused to wade back into the gay marriage debate.
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City today to warn the world that humans are killing the planet and insist that something has to be done to fix it before it becomes too late.
Study that shows that Marijuana not only does not cause cancer but helps decrease the chance of getting cancer.
Anyone who has ever read Milton Friedman's Free To Choose (a book everyone interested in Economics should read at some point in their life) knows that Friedman is a staunch supporter of the legalization of marijuana
It is the home stretch in the battle over Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate marijuana in California, and at “Yes” headquarters in downtown Oakland last week, young volunteers were hustling for votes.
Ask any pollster, and they'll tell you the key to accurately predicting an election is predicting turnout.
There are millions of regular pot smokers in America and millions more infrequent smokers. Smoking pot clearly has far fewer dangerous and hazardous effects on society than legal drugs such as alcohol. Here is High Times's top 10 reasons that marijuana should be legal, part of its 420 Campaign legalization strategy.
First of all, I am sick and tired of hearing about how horrible marijuana is. Wake up people! It isn’t. Don't allow the government to make you believe their lies. Come on, I thought we were smarter than that. For something so horrible it sure was popular since the beginning of time.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so it is only natural that for every argument against the legalization of marijuana, there is an argument for it. Face it, marijuana’s prohibition in the United States has not stopped its production, possession, or recreational use.
It is disappointing, though telling, to learn that the proposal by Virginia Del. Harvey B. Morgan (R-Gloucester) to amend the state's antiquated and overly punitive marijuana laws has been received "largely with amusement by his Republican colleagues".
Conservative Supporters of this Argument
|04/17/08||Ron Paul||Former U.S. Respresentative [...||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
Ron Paul and Barney Frank introduced US House of Representatives: H.R. 5843 (To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use).
|02/25/09||Glenn Beck||Conservative Radio Host||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
“I think it’s about time we legalize marijuana.” He added, “We have to make a choice in this country. We either put people who are smoking marijuana, behind bars, or we legalize it…[banning cannabis] is not helping us, it’s not helping Mexico, and it is causing massive damage on our southern border.”
|10/29/09||Tom Tancredo||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
A lot of what pushed me into this position was watching what happened on the border, he explains. The issue of violence that surrounds it — not just on the border — and the crime all over the place. The number of people in prison and the amount we spend to keep them there. The broken families.
When you add it all up, when you put all the stuff on the scales — so to speak — there's no question, he says. It tips automatically to the legalization side.
|07/25/07||Dana Rohrabacher||U.S. Representative [R-CA]||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
Co-Sponsored the The Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment (House Amendment 272).
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