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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Where is marijuana a criminal offense?

To solve a problem one must go to the root of it. Why is a once prescribed herbal remedy now a criminal drug charge punishable by law, when it could be used as a solution to several problems?


Why is it a criminal offense when the adverse effects are nil in comparison to alcohol? If we are going to criminalize a substance then alcohol should be on the top of the list, followed by cigarettes in regards to bodily damage by a controlled substance.


If we were to look at the real reason that marijuana is criminalized, we would find that it is profit motivated. We would immediately decrease the need for lawyers and judges in the Criminal Justice System. How many people tie up the courts with possession and paraphernalia charges not linked to any other criminal charge? How much is spent in the enforcement that could be averted to more pressing matters?


The benefits and byproducts of marijuana far out weigh any negative effects of its use. The documented medical proof is obviously going against the FDA’s requirement that only a drug could cure a disease. How many Big Pharmaceutical sales would be lost by the public using natural herbal cures? How many suicide side effects of these drugs could have been averted using a natural remedy and not a synthetic with known side effects of such?


Not to mention the many Corporate Industries that would have cheaper alternative to their products. Food, rope, clothing, paper, oil, and renewable fuel source just to name a few.


When we have all the facts, we have to question; where is marijuana a criminal offense?


Personality changes and blackouts on alcohol have killed more people in a year than murders committed under the influence of marijuana. Yet alcohol is acceptable and encouraged as a pastime.


The majority of arrests are under the influence of alcohol. The number of repeat arrests and probation violation are also alcohol related. Are we trying to solve a problem or is the profit in the disease?
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