End Marijuana Prohibition
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It started in the 1930's was propelled even farther in 1970's by the Nixon Administration. It has to end here, it is time we stopped arresting thousands and thousands of present and future Americans for a victimless "crime". The only thing criminal about it is the fact that they call it a crime.
Police arrested an estimated 723,627 persons for marijuana violations in 2001, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual Uniform Crime Report, released today. The total is the second highest ever recorded by the FBI, and comprises nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States.
It's time we stop a prohibition that was started in the 1930's on the basis of racial comments and propaganda. Such as the first "drug czar" ,Harry Anslinger who is quoted as saying, "There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S. and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others."
No one forces anyone to take drugs. They say it's about our children but it isn't. Parents teach your children well, and they won't fall into the pitfalls of hard drug use. It's not up to the government to legislate what we can and can't do, but they use the message of our CHILDREN as propaganda to keep this war funded.
It's time we stop this wasted "war" on what the Government feels we can and can't put into our bodies. The constitution guaranteed us many freedoms, such as the freedom to pursue happiness. I guess they forgot to mention unless certain people in the future feel like controlling what you ingest.
The Alcohol prohibition did nothing but feed the Mafia and basically cause its own creation. The same can be said for the drug cartels currently making money of this black market, you remove the money making potential and you ruin any power they have over people.
Take the power out of the traffickers and back into the hands of legitimate business.
This is no laughing matter President Obama, Senate, and House. It's time we turn over many years of racially motivated legislation. It's time we turn over something that is rapidly increasing or prison population. It's also sucking money that could be far better spent. Many deaths in other countries and our own can be prevented by the legalization of Marijuana. We the American people hardly consider it a joke!
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