Marijuana should be legal in the United States
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I used to be against legalizing marijuana but when i looked at the facts i went full libertarian.
Also, you were asking me how it would be hard to illegalize Marijuana after it has been legalized. Well think of alcohol prohibition in the 1920's and the early 1930's. Alcohol prohibition became the eighteenth amendment to the Constitution in 1920. It was repealed in 1933 because of one reason. That one reason was that it was too hard to control the consumption and sales of alcohol because it is basically everywhere. People drank, produced, and sold alcohol illegally. It did not reduce crime, it actually increased it. For example, in Los Angeles, California, crime was the most it had ever been during the prohibition of alcohol. More police officers at that time got killed than any other 13 year time period. What I am basically trying to say is that the same thing will happen if we legalize Marijuana and then try to illegalize it because Congress or the state government will realize how bad of a drug Marijuana is.
You say that you are not going to smoke Marijuana and not worry about the long term effects, but have you thought about second-hand smoke? Many people die a year from second-hand smoke from cigarettes. You could get the long-term effects (possibly) and the short-term effects from second-hand smoke from Marijuana. What a growing kid gets second-hand smoke from Marijuana?
Also, you say Marijuana has a lot of medical purposes. You are right, but they should not be smoking Marijuana. They should be taking Medical Marijuana pills because it still helps you in many ways such as treating pain and helping with seizures. Another reason why you should use Medical Marijuana instead of straight Marijuana is that it does not get you high. It will also not result in as many of the long-term or short-term effects as straight Marijuana.
Lastly, what good is a world with a bunch of dumb police officers and dumb firefighters trying to keep our country safe? Firefighters are not even allowed to smoke anything! You do not want a dumb police officer dealing with your situation and getting him/herself killed.
Medical marijuana in a pill form would be great as well but i also believe that people should be able smoke marijuana for medical reasons as well.
Im going to be honest with you. I was very confused with that last paragraph so i wont respond to that.
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