Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide

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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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I have been a regular smoker (an admission of criminal activity) since 1974 and I believe I am less of a direct threat to public health and safety than ANY of my friends and colleagues that are regular alcohol users. Legalize Now!!!
God put Marajuana on the earth , who is anyone to say we can't have it .
I am so glad there is a petition to legalize marijuana nation wide. Now I can say how I feel about this hypocritical marijuana / illegal marijuana per state cluster f****. Alcohol was legalized nationwide and so should marijuana be. If you legalize it for one you have to legalize it for all or complications will happen on a vast scale. Fact, Colorado has generated $33 billion dollars, in which the tax dollars of that money have gone to schools and many other useful things. How can law makers show their faces knowing they are jailing millions while allowing 4 states to use it legally? After looking at the marijuana legalization map, it looks like a pattern of a sham to me. A double high profit if you will, racking in real estate dollars from too many people moving to one state and jailing everybody else for it in states where it is still illegal. All states need to legalize marijuana. his is not a freedom / anti freedom country! I mean really, do you state law makers and members of the white house like loosing all your tax dollars to illegal marijuana dealers? There where be far more money in tax dollars coming in from nationwide legalization and people would have jobs. This goofy theory by many that legalizing it will cause crime is complete nonsense! You know more than well that it will cause a decrease in crime if all states legalize it. If this is not a sham being conducted, then it sure is poor political professionalism. Legalizing it nationwide should not be voted on. It needs to be legalized in all of America like yesterday. Complications are on the rise from it not being legalized nationwide and it will continue to worsen until all states legalize it. States that are refusing to legalize marijuana will develop poor economies. Just look at how poor NASA is. Legal marijuana would give them the funding they need, which currently they can not even afford to launch Orion in 2017. That is sad. Legalize marijuana in all states! No anti freedom illegal marijuana states!
marijuana does not compare to wine, beer, or whiskey. marijuana should be legalized.
Legalize weed today!