Legalize MARIJUANA in the US sign now

1-Given that Marijuana is used in it's natural state, without processing or additives, we believe that it should not be classed as a "drug".

2-Given that substances like cocaine, heroine, morphine & methanphetamine are manufactured and/or the result of extensive processing, we believe that they rightly carry the classification of "drug" and/or dangerous substance.

3-Given that cocaine, heroine, morphine and methanphetamine can be extremely physically addictive and marijuana is not at all physically addictive, marijuana should not be classed with the others.

4-Users of the addicting drugs listed above are likely to commit violent crimes to satisfy their addictions. Since marijuana is not addictive and in fact promotes a more calming, euphoric behavior, users are not prone to violent crimes. This is another reason marijuana should not be classified with the other drugs.

5-Since most of the arrests associated with marijuana are the result of laws against its possession, use, or distribution and not the result of violent crimes associated with its use (as with other drugs listed above), we believe it follows that the greatest detriment to using marijuana are simply the laws prohibiting its use. We consider these laws as being against the public interest because, as the justice system pursues non-violent marijuana users, its resources are not focused on the truly violent, anti-social crimes associated with the addictive drugs.

6-We believe that the "war on drugs" has been a failure because of the government's inability to separate marijuana from dangerous, addictive drugs.

7-We believe that because marijuana is falsely classed as a "drug", the laws and penalties are too harsh, the public and political stigma is unwarranted and the attention of law enforcement is unnecessarily distracted from substances that are genuine public menaces.

8-We believe that the idea that marijuana is a "gateway drug" is a false campaign and actually a product of the incorrect application laws. As long as marijuana is grouped with addictive, dangerous drugs, users of marijuana will be de facto "birds of a feather", forced to purchase marijuana from or otherwise associate with users of those drugs. We believe it is the incorrect legal grouping of marijuana with these drugs that makes marijuana a "gateway". When the laws are changed to isolate dangerous drugs and their users from marijuana users, by making marijuana a legal substance, the gateway will no longer exist because associations with addicted criminal elements will no longer be necessary.

9-We believe that the cultivation, possession, use, distribution of marijuana should be legalized in the United States.

10-We believe that all persons currently imprisoned on marijuana related crimes should be immediately released and their criminal records expunged.

11-We believe that a sane, reasonable framework for permitting the cultivation, possession, distribution and use of marijuana should be determined and instituted immediately.

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  • 08 October 2012166. manda
    i don't think that marijuana is harmful, as long as you don't drive while high, just as being drunk while driving. it's only mentally addicting and do you think it's really necessary to put people in jail, from their families & friends just because they w
  • 08 October 2012165. timothy
    i agree
  • 08 October 2012164. ke
    legaleize weed today
  • 07 October 2012163. jenn
    YES TO THE MARY JANE!
  • 07 October 2012162. monica
  • 07 October 2012161. Kadee
  • 06 October 2012160. Jennifer
    it'ssafer than Beer, I can smoke a doobie and still be coherient!!!
  • 06 October 2012159. D.J.
    I LOVE MARIJUANA!!!!!!
  • 06 October 2012158. Christian
  • 06 October 2012157. andrew
  • 06 October 2012156. Amber
    i think people should smoke marijuana
  • 05 October 2012155. marky
    HEY HEY HEY!!!! SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY!!!!
  • 05 October 2012154. andrew
    legalize it now we have got to get a move on this...
  • 05 October 2012153. Matt
    Bud is more safe than alcohol. Your less aggressive, and more careful of what you do. Celebrate God's gift.
  • 05 October 2012152. christine
    LEGALIZE IT!! IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMY. BUSH!! U GREEDY-illerite* ass. IF U DO THIS FOR THE POT SMOKING COMMUNITY...I WILL actaully respect you. thank you.
  • 05 October 2012151. Matt
    Why is marijuana illegal when society is constantly sucking in poison, cigarettes, and being kool while becoming alcohols? Marijuana is safer than alcohol and cigarettes. Even if they are worried about money, 75% or more of the population smokes weed now.
  • 04 October 2012150. Samantha
  • 04 October 2012149. jocelyn
    people can get it as easy as...pizza. so what is the point of it being illegal? stupid.
  • 04 October 2012148. Eric
  • 04 October 2012147. jessica
    IT NEEDS TO BE LEGAL !!!!
  • 04 October 2012146. Giancarlo
    legalize it
  • 03 October 2012145. dave
    i strongly agree with everything listed above
  • 03 October 2012144. Sean
  • 03 October 2012143. emwire
    it is extremely unintelligent of some to regard marijuana as an illegal and dangerous substance.
  • 03 October 2012142. Kyla
  • 02 October 2012141. Jennifer
  • 02 October 2012140. Stewart
    I don't necessarily smoke, but I believe it's no worse than anything else that's legal, i.e. Alchohol, Caffeine, et cetera.

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