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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Legalizing cannabis will help with the stop of narcotic use and many other drugs that are very harmful to the human body . although the big pharmacy companies will object to it cannabis is way better for your health and body . they will be able to make so much more money from it and put it to good use as far as our school systems and other things to help grow the community . although I myself don't use cannabis for the fact of my job . I fully support the complete legalization of it . thank you for hearing my input as I am a voice among many others that feel the same way.
I'm a officer in Texas let's stop giving our money to the cartels and letting our kids get pot from the black market
I believe marijuana is the answer to people with all kinds of illnesses that doctors are prescribing medications to treat. All medications on the market approved by the FDA have side effects, some of these side effects cause more problems for the patient and even death in some cases.
Would prevent states from using thousands of dollars on incarserating non-violent drug offenders. Would also cut a lot of need for heavy prescription drugs.
Marijuana would keep people from getting addicted from pain pills.
Would bring more peace to the world!