Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide

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Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide
I am writing to discuss the possibility of legalizing marijuana nationwide.

I believe that marijuana should be legalized. Statistics show that marijuana is four times LESS addictive as tobacco, and about half as addicting as alcohol. A recent study proves that after the first use of marijuana, only 9% of users become addicted, opposed to the 32% of first time tobacco users and 15% of users who drink alcohol for the first time.

Also, if you legalize marijuana, the tax revenue it would create would be huge. Oakland, California conducted a study and came to the conclusion that if they legalized marijuana and allowed only FOUR farmers to grow and distribute it, the city would receive close to 75 MILLION DOLLARS in taxes a year. With the right laws and regulations, marijuana can rival and possibly supersede tobacco and alcohol in revenue for the country each year. It would not only help us get out of debt, but also stimulate the economy, as well as cut back on a lot of unnecessary spending in law enforcement agencies to work on catching marijuana users so they can focus on removing more harmful drugs from our streets.

If marijuana is legalized, though, there should be laws restricting the use and abuse of it. Two important laws should be applied to the operation of a motor vehicle while influenced and the purchase of marijuana. Anyone caught driving under the influence of marijuana should be arrested and charged with a DUI, regardless of age, race, sex, and how much they claim to have smoked. Also, to legally purchase marijuana, I suggest that the person must be 18 years or older, and should be limited to no more than 7 grams a month. If caught either under the age of 18 or with more than the alotted 7 grams a month, that person should be ticketed or arrested, depending on the severity of the infraction.

Along with those two laws, only authorized shops, owned and operated by the government, should be licensed to distribute marijuana, and anyone caught selling marijuana outside those shops should be prosecuted accordingly. The same laws and regulations should be applied to the growing and harvesting of marijuana as well.

Once again, I believe marijuana should be legalized. Not only would it create billions, possibly trillions, of tax revenue a year, it also isn't as harmful as tobacco or alcohol.

Thank you for your time.

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"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marihuana in private for personal use... Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce [28g] of marihuana."
Jimmy Carter
U.S. President
Message to congress
1977
Smoking is a personal decision that the government doesn't have the right to regulate.
My concern with this petition is the portion permitted per month I personally smoke 7 grams a week also permitted use should be treated as alcohol not at schools not while driving and not in public as far as age goes I think again it should be treated as alcohol and purchased at the age of 21
I have never smoked marijuana myself, but i know several people that have. and i see no difference than drinking alcohol. in fact they tend to be better composed than when drunk. From a financial stand point i do belive that legalizing marijuana would have several benifits. And most importantly i belive that the crime rate and illegal transportation and unnecessary deaths of people having to get "dealers" would be greatly reduced.
I am currently writing my second report on the benefits of legalizing marijuana.