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 suffer from insomnia. At any given time I've likely only had 1 to 2 hours of sleep a night. This has gone on for days or weeks till I get so exausted I barely know what's going on. I've used rx's like Ambien or Oct meds and they all either so nothing or make me sleep walk / eat. I can will and do use canibis to alliveate the issue, but because its federally illegal I can still be denied a job even though its seen as medicine. I should NOT have to worry about testing positive for medical marijuana when I am doing everything in my power to follow my states laws.
medical benefits alone are a just cause for legalization , But also there is Americans living in terror in states like Indiana. If they get caught they can lose their kids, get police pointing guns and arresting them. For doing what other Americans are fully aloud to do. "after 911 we stood as 1 . In the case of marijuana we get divided". I'm the second James Meredith in history wanting to be treated as an equal in a country based on its united ways.
I saw a video, watch a girl have a seizure activity and was given cannabis she stopped seizure activity, I've had spine surgery I'm in pain all the time, also bi polar manic depressive, I've gone and moved to where it was legal, and let me tell you I as thanking Jesus, thanking that sweet man for giving upon us this plant, to help us, it truly does work, please legalize, please free up our prisons from those over marijuana for more serious criminals to be locked away like meth dealing and user, crack dealing and users, let's honestly clean up the drugs off our streets the seriousness of meth and crack on our streets is effective way of people's living and safety, our streets are being cleaned up, busting marijuana users for what? All they do is eat, sleep and leave people alone, but meth and crack users and dealers steal from us, take lives, creating so much danger and crime on our streets and they getting away with it cause no room in jails or prisons for them cause the marijuana is considered a drug and illegal, fix this problem and take Christianity out of the suggestion box against marijuana, I'm a Christian and in the Bible Jesus says I give you a plant with seeds, flowers, food, utilize this opportunity, war on drugs is meth and crack not marijuana,
People who never smoked shouldn't put weed down, I' polar manic depressive and let me tell you it helps me get through life
I'm growing old waiting on you guys...
Safer than alcohol, will promote economic growth, and can be used medicinally as opposed to pills. My best friend died two years ago from too many prescription pills. He was prescribed pills that have a bad reaction when taken together. He was pleagged with pain and the only thing that alleviated his pain was marijuana but he could not use marijuana medicinally because he would lose his medical benefits. I was heart broken to lose my friend and for his children to lose their father at such a young age all because he had no natural way to relieve the pain.
Great idea aside from the quantities. 7 grams is an unrealistic amount for a month, that's not even a weeks supply worth...
Please legalize, much safer and less addictive than alcohol.
Im from Mississippi and I've been smoking marijuana for 22yrs.and im 31yrs old now. Marijuana isnt a bad thing its a freedom of smoke lol but i hav a traveling sales job ive been doing for 13yrs and 94% of the people i meet smoke marijuana.
With cannabis legal there will be less violent crime because it removes it from the black market. It is impossible to overdose on cannabis. It is also much safer than Alcohol.