Why the Hell is Marijuana Illegal?

In 2008 research showed that 42% of all Americans had at least tried smoking Marijuana at least once, yet and the percentages rise as the age of those surveyed is lowered to below 50, so if most Americans Smoke or have smoked pot why is it still illegal.

 When asked why marijuana is illegal most Americans will say because it’s a gateway drug that leads to harder drugs, and that the money goes to funding terrorism.

The 2 biggest arguments for keeping Marijuana illegal are both false and easily fought with common logic.

Smoking pot is not a gateway drug any more than alcohol or tobacco are. More people smoke tobacco or have drank alcohol before they smoked pot for the first time, but the fact that weed is illegal means that you are more likely to come into contact with people that sell harder drugs when trying to score some smoke and this makes you more likely to try harder drugs.

In an Herb legal society ganja would not be sold on street corners and alleyways in bad neighborhoods, you could go into a Dispensary and get a measured out amount of grass for a pre determined price, and guess what that price would include a sales tax. So not only are people not having to put themselves in dangerous areas but the government could use this money for things like schools and helping clean the real drugs off the streets and help for the people.  

If it is regulated and sold in licensed establishments it will also make it harder for kids to get and just like alcohol can be kept to adults 21 years. Sure kids will still be able to get this is not going stop kids from getting weed, but it will make it harder.  

 The next argument is that the money for pot is going to fund terrorism. Ok maybe it is, all the more reason to make it legal people have been told where the money is going but they still buy it cause I do not buy it from a Taliban member and I know the person I get from does not get it from one either. But if I can run to the corner shop get a bit of smoke and a coffee I know few sure where the money is going.

 So than why is it illegal. As much as I hate conspiracy theories the fact is that big business is to blame. Tobacco growers don’t want you smoking pot. Weed tastes better than tobacco and it has the added bonus of getting you high. Pharmaceutical companies don’t want you smoking something that can easily be grown in most people’s yards that can help cure many different aches and pains that when you can buy their pills for lots of money that may help you while killing you with side effects.

 Unfortunately it’s all about the money, but the fact remains that as the 70’s and 80’s generation gets closer and closer to taking the reins of power in the country it will eventually become inevitable.

2 Responses to “Why the Hell is Marijuana Illegal?”

  1. notafanofmj Says:

    So yeah I agree, but a couple of things:

    1. The amount of money the US would save if marijuana were legalized is in the billions, you should look it up to support your argument.

    2. Marijuana NOT funding the Taliban. That’s OPIUM, which is used to make HEROINE. Not pot. What pot IS causing is all the death and destruction in Mexico. But, since the US is their biggest consumer, if marijuana were legalized then all of these dangerous cartels would run out of funds, and QUICKLY. 90% of border violence that the feds are so worried about would stop, and Mexico would withdraw from the verge of failed statehood.

    3. Look up New York Mayor LaGuardia’s research on weed and it’s effects. He came to the conclusion that there were NO negative effects, but congress ignored these findings for their own political purposes. During the Great Depression they were trying to deport Mexicans so Americans could have their jobs. Since Mexicans were the main providers of weed, they figured if they outlawed weed they could arrest and deport the Mexicans: which is what they did. Nobody thought marijuana in itself was dangerous nor had detrimental health effects.

    Fight the man!!!

  2. Nice article. I’ve been saying for years that pharmaceutical and tobacco lobbies are a major reason. But you left out two other powerful lobbies who want to keep prohibition: law enforcement and corrections officers. Prohibition feeds the families of many, many cops and jailers.

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