Why is Marijuana Illegal?

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    Can anyone provide any real arguments for the criminalization of marijuana?
     
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    I have no clue, I am running out of liver, it is time to fuck my lungs.

    But I believe in rule of law.

    Except with magic mushrooms, that is a religious right.
     
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    Because it gives the POLs still another bullshit reason to bust people who might otherwise be a political threat.

    That was NiXXon's reason for not decriminalizing it, when his drug advisory committee suggest that he do so , at least.

    He was about to decriminalize it, when one of his political advisers reminded him that weed was the drug of choice of the protestors that were plaguing him.

    True fact, folks.

    The prohibition on weed is entirely a form of political oppression.
     
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    You have to draw the line in the sand someplace and this is where they decided to draw it.
     
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    that, and one can roll into any rural two bit town, and watch ems & fire do bottle drives and pancake breakfasts for their next rig, while the cops ride by in the latest and greatest.....
     
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    Yeah, and that line was drawn in the sand based entirely on the cynicism of NiXXon, too.
     
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    Because back in the '20s, white people were afraid that negroes would get all hopped up on reefer and rape their women.

    What, you didn't see Reefer Madness?
     
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    Sure I saw it.

    But we're talking about why its illegal today.

    Had NiXXon listened to his own advisors on drug policy, the FEDERAL government would have decriminalized weed.


    He choose not to do that for entirely partisan political reasons.

    Now the WoDs has taken on a life and an ECONOMY all its own.

    Now there are many people who have a vested interest in keeping weed illegal.

    To start with most states and courts(and the legal community generally especially lawyers), too get enormous amounts of money from court costs and fines imposed on citizens who choose to smoke.

    Then politically, there's the cops who are rewarded with extra pay fromt he Feds to help in big busts, lots of toys in the form of grants from the DEA, and of course there's the reward of confiscating property, too.

    And of course the gangsters don't want to see that cash cow legalized, either.

    Niow there's all sorts of people who benefit from the continued prhibition on hemp.
     
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    Prolly because special interest groups, i.e. those that make money off the justice system, want it that way.
     

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