Legalization of Marijuana
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Marijuana is safe; there are several studies that prove this, so I'm not going to argue against the legalization of marijuana for health issues. I'm going to argue against the legalization of marijuana because of taxation, convolution, and the taking away of money from people that truly need it. These things would be a pretty large influence on the marijuana community considering that, once the government takes over, it'll all go to absolute garbage.
Take taxation, for example. Not only will people have to wait in large lines at their local marijuana shop, they'll also have to pay a large amount of tax. So, that dime bag that you would get for $10 from your local, freelance dealer is now $15.99 plus tax. The reason that these government-influenced shops will make a lot of money is because the government will supply them with all different blends, flavors, et cetera - so, people will most likely choose the slightly raised price of the marijuana shop for convenience.
Which brings me to my next point: taking away money from people that truly need it. It's not difficult to realize that the state the US is in is absolutely terrible, especially economically - people are losing jobs and money because of this. The people who grow, sell, and influence the marijuana community deserve that money because they are trusted growers and have a passion for growing marijuana. If the government got their hands on it, they would have some crummy farmer trying to get the most money for the least amount of marijuana.
The legalization of marijuana would bring about too much convolution to smoking marijuana and it would also give a state and federal tax to marijuana shops, the marijuana that you would be buying would be extremely under-valued and plagued, and the government system for running the shops would most likely try to pull the most money out of you.
It's not hard for dealers to sell marijuana, as long as they play it safe, and this ensures that the people would be getting quality weed for the money they spend and it would also ensure that the money being circulated through this plant-use would go directly to the people, not the government.
If the government wants money, they should legalize/tax the harder drugs - meth, cocaine, et cetera. That's a whole different point, however.
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Vote Placed by birdlandmemories 2 years ago
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