Marijuana Laws Essay

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u 4/6/2011 To Whom It May Concern: The issue I would like to bring up is the legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana. I feel this would be beneficial to most everyone, both users and non-users. Marijuana has been proven to help a great deal for glaucoma sufferers. It is also been proven to have far less, to almost no anger outbursts in people as the commonly abused drug alcohol referring to the statement in High Times Magazine. A few ways that the government would benefit from legalizing the drug would be by the less crime that would come about, and also by taxing. There would be less crime because there wouldn't be as much risk involved. If a shipment of it didn't make it to its destination the person responsible wouldn't be killed as the case now, but instead insurance would cover the lost merchandise. The government would also benefit from the legalization from taxes. They already make millions off of tobacco taxes, so why couldn't they do the same with marijuana? The government has a few legit reasons for not legalizing the substance, but one might ask why they don't react the same way for other things, like pharmaceuticals that get into the wrong hands. A good reason the government has of why they're not legalizing the substance is because too many people’s jobs depend on it being illegal. And as a result of them making it legal thousands of people would lose their jobs. But I feel the people in congress have to be somewhat intelligent to have their jobs in the first place, so why couldn't the devise a plan to make sure everyone employed in this area would still have a job. Another reason the government doesn't want the drug legal is because they're afraid of
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