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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Too many people have lost their family, job, and any ability to live a normal life thanks to the government getting upset over a harmless plant. Why can't we all just enjoy a bit of weed and have fun? Why must we endure this unfair treatment that isn't posed against cigarette smokers or alcoholics? Because the government can't tax private sales!
I personally believe that legalizing marijuana in Oklahoma would bring in a lot of revenue and I would use it first of all for my anxiety and depression it relaxes me and helps tremendously with my anxiety Please legalize it, it is definitely worth it and keep the prisons for the Heroin, Meth, cocaine dealers, Murderers, Pedophiles, Rapists and Robbers Marijuana is not man made only the bad stuff. Thank you
I was in Vietnam in 5/6/67 spent whole 19th birthday there as I was born 4/25/48. Went to town after about 2 months and a fellow soldier smoked marijuana with me and it made me feel relaxed, at home and happy even though I was a very dangerous place. I now suffer from PTSD and have heard they can pull my medicines if I come up dirty for marijuana because it's illegal federally. It's very helpful to ease the anxiety and depression associated with PTSD. The DEA's war on opiate drugs has an average of 22 verterans per day taking their own lives due to the debilitating pain that they can no longer control. Marijuana is has been found to help pain patients. So why is it still a schedule one narcotic. Harry Anslinger classified it as a schedule 1 narcotic after prohibition ended in order to keep his men working. It does have medical benefits, mentally and physically. Now that pain doctors are unable to treat their patients for pain it's only wise to deschedule marijuana. Also, it would take away the crimes to illegally distribute it, growing it on federal properties and bring in much needed tax money for our economy. Wise choices need to be made to keep the people of this country in mind. It seems of something brings a person relief, they want to make sure you don't have legal access to it. Why can't we have some relief??? Is it a goal to keep the American people down, broke and in pain. In Illinois they cannot even come up with a budget but can raise the smoking age to 21??? 🤑 Our congress members get paid 1.4 million per month yet they cannot pay the states bills. If marijuana was legal the tax alone would help exponentially, unless of course the crooked politicians find a way to line their pockets with that money too. Make a positive difference for this country. It's a shame that men who have served our country are unable to find relief for their anxiety, PTSD and pain.
I was in Vietnam in 5/6/67 spent whole 19th birthday there as I was born 4/25/48. Went to town after about 2 months and a fellow soldier smoked marijuana with me and it made me feel relaxed, at home and happy even though I was a very dangerous place. I now suffer from PTSD and have heard they can pull my medicines if I come up dirty for marijuana because it's illegal federally. It's very helpful to ease the anxiety and depression associated with PTSD. The DEA's war on opiate drugs has an average of 22 verterans per day taking their own lives due to the debilitating pain that they can no longer control. Marijuana is has been found to help pain patients. So why is it still a schedule one narcotic. Harry Anslinger classified it as a schedule 1 narcotic after prohibition ended in order to keep his men working. It does have medical benefits, mentally and physically. Now that pain doctors are unable to treat their patients for pain it's only wise to deschedule marijuana. Also, it would take away the crimes to illegally distribute it, growing it on federal properties and bring in much needed tax money for our economy. Wise choices need to be made to keep the people of this country in mind. It seems of something brings a person relief, they want to make sure you don't have legal access to it. Why can't we have some relief??? Is it a goal to keep the American people down, broke and in pain. In Illinois they cannot even come up with a budget but can raise the smoking age to 21??? 🤑 Our congress members get paid 1.4 million per month yet they cannot pay the states bills. If marijuana was legal the tax alone would help exponentially, unless of course the crooked politicians find a way to line their pockets with that money too. Make a positive difference for this country. It's a shame that men who have served our country are unable to find relief for their anxiety, PTSD and pain.
Just do it like NIKE ..
This is a very serious issues and it's not only unfair but unconstitutional states that already have laws and we're being left in the dark.Congress needs to act and act now
(I don't need to explain everything, it's been done already) You stopped the prohibition on alcohol and thats more dangerous, why not end it on cannabis?
White lives matter too, everybody is important