It’s just a matter of time before, at least in some capacity, mmarijuana will be legal in every state — and federal law enforcement agencies will stop wasting billions of dollars prosecuting and jailing “criminals” who choose to smoke, eat or otherwise consume a plant.
Because that’s what this really comes down to. Americans being treated as “criminals” for smoking, vaporizing or eating something that could technically be grown in their own backyards with a handful of seeds. We’re not talking about the legalization of cocaine, heroin, meth or some other chemically-infused and altered substance.
It sounds silly, doesn't it? Not when you realize that the most addictive and powerful drugs on Earth come from plants. The coca plant produces the precursor to cocaine. The opium poppy is 12% morphine in its natural state and is purified to 100%, the most addictive and potent alkaloid pain drug on Earth. Heroin also is derived from the opium poppy.
i could not agree more...if we legalize, then a lot of the punk kids might take more of an interest in agriculture instead of criminal culture.....the only thing that makes pot a dangerous drug, is the fact that it is illegal(for now)
The issue at hand is much greater than just a plant. Instead, it is all about who controls your body and has the lawful authority to tell you what you can and cannot do with it as you please as long as you damage no others.
Don't get me wrong. Any time any freedom is actually returned to the people, because each reduction is simply criminal, I am elated. But, and importantly so, these little freedoms that are being restored, albeit grudgingly, already belong to us and we find ourselves reduced to asking "our master" to treat us better.