Last login: Monday, October 11, 2010
Oh please... Very few people will grow their own. How many people grow their own Tobacco? Most people will simply buy it. It's going to be much cheaper once it's legal.
The only people who are against legalization are those who are profiting from it. The men that wrote this article obviously have an agenda but they did make one valid point. That Prohibition is the cause of all the crime. They admitted that if the rest of the USA legalized Marijuana that it would cripple the cartels. So how do they propose we do that? The ONLY way is by State Referendum. No Politician will touch this issue and if we left it up to them it would stay just the way it is forever.
Prop 19 is the best way to hurt the drug cartels' that is available to us now. It will lead to other States legalizing Marijuana and eventually it should be legal everywhere. People have been lied to about the dangers for too long.
I had a number of concerns myself at first, mainly for my kids. I really had to THINK about this and get out and educate myself on it. It takes a lot of education to overcome all the stigma. This is about more than just making it legal again. This is a human rights issue, and I feel it's important to carry that message. The Govt. has done an amazing job of convincing us that Marijuana is a "DRUG" just like Heroin and Cocaine when in fact, it's really just a "drug" with no spectacular consequences for everyday people. Hard to swallow that after so many years of indoctrination.
The only way to overcome that indoctrination is through education and by opening minds...
Upton Sinclair wrote, "It is almost impossible to get a man to understand something when his Salary depends on him not understanding it. "
October 11, 2010 at 10:51 p.m.
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