Why I believe at least marijuana should be decriminalized.
The usage of cannabis has – different from alcohol – no negative effects. Only abuse could have a negative effect on society.
I believe that a legalization of marijuana would NOT increase the usage of it and mainly just let people feel safer when smoking it. The reason I believe that the usage wouldn’t increase is that all who want to get their hands on marijuana already can, illegally.
So why should we legalize it then?
Because the tax money of the American people is going to policemen that should be focusing on real crimes
but instead runs around catching weed-smokers and prisons being filled with junkies that won’t change a bit in their opinion and won’t stop using or abusing drugs.
If marijuana was to be legalized, wouldn’t our streets be filled with pot smokers exploiting our children to passive smoking?
Like the regulation against drinking in public place, public smoking could be forbidden, leaving the smokers to use at home, without being criminals.
- The drug generally isn’t more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if used in moderation.
- Limiting the use of the drug intrudes on personal freedom.
- Legalization would mean a lower price; thus, related crimes (like theft) would be reduced.
- There are medical benefits such as the those for cancer patients.
- Street justice related to drug disputes would be reduced.
- It could be a source of additional tax revenues.
- Police and court resources would be freed up for more serious crimes.
- Drug dealers (including some terrorists) would lose most or all of their business.
- The FDA or others could regulate the quality and safety of drugs.
- Like sex, alcohol, or cigarettes, marijuana is one of life’s little pleasures for some people.
- Aside from recreational drug use, Cannabis has several industrial and commercial uses, as over 25,000 products can be made from the crop.
- Drug busts often trap young people in a flawed system that turns them into lifelong criminals.
Ron Paul describes the ” war on drugs” as being contra productive and the legalization of some milder substances, specifically marijuana could potentially be decriminalized but with a set of rules such as an age requirement, public banning as described above.
Ron Paul has no intentions of pushing for a legalization ofdrugs, although he wants to give the states power to decide the issues for themselves, constitutional -wise.
Ron Paul believes in personal freedom.