Only the Ignorant oppose Legalizing Marijuana

As we seem to get closer and closer to actually legalizing marijuana… it seems like a ridiculous amount of studies are coming out claiming marijuana alters dna or marijuana causes cancer… but in all these studies apposing marijuana, there is one thing in common, there are no statistics about the study or even evidence to a proper analysis.

I look back over the years and remember back to reading thousands of articles filled with hard cold facts and statistics about marijuana helping with diseases and illnesses. To this day marijuana is the only substance that cures nausea and at the same time, makes you hungry, perfect for patience that are going through a hard illness. Unfortunately we are all a victim of drawn out boring commercial breaks on tv, but have you ever heard the laundry list of side effects for our top anti-depressants or anti-anxieties? IT’S RIDICULOUS! Marijuana seems to help out a hell of a lot more than it hurts anyone.

“Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private and personal use.”

President Carter

So for example, let’s say I have anxiety, I’ve had a long day at work, flat tire on the way home, and to top it off my air conditioning has quit working. So I decide to try this new anti-anxiety drug my doctor prescribed… So I pop one pill and wait to see if it works… All of a sudden I feel an over whelming nausea. ( Fill in the side effect of your choice, there are thousands; nausea, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, thoughts of suicide, or hallucinations to name a few.) That doesn’t sound like anything I want to be a part of. So let’s re-wind, instead of trying an anti-anxiety pill, I pick up some marijuana. This time I take a seat on the couch, grab a paper, and prepare a nicely rolled jay. Flip on the discovery channel and fire it up; this time, side effects include hungry, happy, and maybe sleepy. So instead of taking a chemical drug made in a factory, I take a drug that’s grown in the wild, by Mother Nature. Instead of thoughts of suicide, I’m learning about the animal kingdom in Africa. As far as I was told, America was a Democracy, with that in mind, 60% of America says they would like Marijuana to be legalized. Crime and violence can only be related to marijuana in harder areas with large drug/money exchanges. Take the crime out of marijuana and all you have left is a life saver for millions.