Legalize it!

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  1. CharlestonChad
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    I'm completely pro-legalization of marijuana. The gov. could step in and sell pot making huge amounts of rev. in taxes, which can help pay off our debt. We'll also save millions by not having to fight the drug dealers and lock up men and women who sell the drug. Pot is medically useful and much less dangerous than alcohol.

    Why haven't we legalized this drug yet?
     
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    A better question would be why have we criminalized this plant? Did God make a mistake? WTF?
     
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    We already have some legal drugs that people can't deal with responsibly. Don't you think that's enough?
     
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    Just legalize the damn thing. I'm sick and tired of wasting money on preventing pot use. The government's been trying to eliminate the stuff for nearly 70 years now and they've barely made a dent. I say we legalize it and regulate use.
     
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    Alcohol prohibition didn't work, and anyone can clearly see that the way we are fighting the (so-called) War on Drugs isn't working, either. We need to either change the way we fight the War on Drugs or concentrate on the really destructive ones while decriminalizing the recreational ones.
     
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    If you're talking about tobacco and alcohol, I don't agree with you. We have cake too but there are still people who eat until their asses can't fit through a standard doorway. Plus, unlike alcohol, it's impossible to poison yourself to death with pot, which means it's safer than stuff we already have legalized. Not to mention, I've never heard of a documented case of cancer caused by smoking marijuana. The only evil I see is the imprisonment of thousands just because the government says it's an illegal substance. The market for it is huge so tax revenue from its sale would be as big as or bigger than what the government gleans from tobacco sales. I say "why not?"
     
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    We've done this already, but ok.

    Legalize it, it's really stupid not to.
     
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    Haha, you sound like a professor who's read way too many "Legalize Marijuana" essays.
     
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    So it seems to be the majority opinion that pot should be legalized. I could almost jump on the wagon IF I could hear people speaking of the possible down sides to it. Y'all are making it sound like we're legalizing candy.
     
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    What down sides do you see dillo?
     

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