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Old and In the Way

(37,540 posts)
4. Exactly.
Sat Jan 7, 2012, 05:12 PM
Jan 2012

There are so many reasons to make it legal.

(1) It would immediately deflate the cost and free up huge amounts of $ for the above ground economy.
(2) It is less damaging to the body and society than alcohol.
(3) It would take the black market incentive out of MJ which is fueling wars of carnage in Mexico.
(4) It would eliminate the costs of prosecution and incarceration that costs the taxpayers billions.
(5) It's smart politics. Lots of Democratic voters are incarcerated and it would bring in a ton of young voters. I'd also be pre-empting a guy like Mitt Romney from using this as a campaign issue by starting a bill to decriminalize now - not sure he will, but if he did, I think he'd pick up a huge segment of voters on this issue alone.

The only people that benefit are Big Pharma, Big Alcohol, and the growers/distributors - and they are the ones that want to keep it illegal. A clear and growing majority want government to do the smart thing and heel to the will of the people.

Support full decriminalization limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #1
1 mdmc Jan 2012 #2
Exactly. Old and In the Way Jan 2012 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author 2banon Jan 2012 #14
As usual, TYT is full of crap. tridim Jan 2012 #3
With all due respect SixthSense Jan 2012 #5
To be fair to the critic ihavenobias Jan 2012 #6
How Generous of you.. 2banon Jan 2012 #16
And with "Supporters" like those... villager Jan 2012 #7
Obama supports BigPharma Monopolization of the industry. 2banon Jan 2012 #15
No, he supports the feds laying off legal MMJ. tridim Jan 2012 #17
Theres one problem-It is my understanding fredamae Jan 2012 #8
Let's be generous and say that's the case ihavenobias Jan 2012 #9
At the end of the day, this matter fredamae Jan 2012 #10
I agree the people want it ihavenobias Jan 2012 #18
While I remain somewhat naive fredamae Jan 2012 #19
K&R! 20score Jan 2012 #11
kick RainDog Jan 2012 #12
Exactly. The crackdown is all about a Full Give Away to Big Pharma 2banon Jan 2012 #13
The Drug War Industry is as entrenched as the Health Insurance grifters, neither will back off... nt dougolat Jan 2012 #20
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