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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This helps people, in a world where drinking alcohol does as much damage as it does, cannabis should be legal as well. Legalization would also lead to less abuse of synthetic cannabis which can cause serious medical issues. Person responsibility and use of a natural plant should be legal.
This helps people, in a world where drinking alcohol does as much damage as it does, cannabis should be legal as well. Legalization would also lead to less abuse of synthetic cannabis which can cause serious medical issues. Person responsibility and use of a natural plant should be legal.
When alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than marajuana, why are they legal and it isn't?
End cannabis prohibition, they have not the right to encarserate someone for using an herb
Look at Colorado....success...considering moving from Texas to there because of it.
I'm disabled due to PTSD/Anxiety Disorder and there's no doubt in my mind marijuana would help my condition. Remove it from the Schedule 1 status and end the Catch 22: It's Schedule 1 because it has no medicinal function. You can't research medicinal function because it's Schedule 1. Come on. Really?
I am 65, recently had cancer and chemo. The pills I tried to take for nausea made it worse. Marijuana was the only thing that worked for me. Please legalize it so it can help others.
I think marijuana should be legalized...its legal in other states it should be legal all over marijuana relaxes the body frees the mind... I don't know anyone who gets to acting stupid when they smoke..if they legalize marijuana they should take alcohol away and the world would be a better place.