LEGALIZE IT!! By BMW
So Colorado, Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska & now DC are all places where you can posses & within some legal limits, grow, sell & smoke Marijuana legally. First and foremost I’m not a smoker, I have nothing against people who do smoke it just isn’t my thing. Over the years I’ve met a few people who actually use Marijuana for more than just recreational purposes. One of my good friends uses it as an alternative to the medication prescribe for being bipolar. Someone I went to high school with, who is a life long athlete smokes to help ease the pain he has from various injuries. Add the fact that it is a plant that can be grown naturally I feel as though it should be legal in every state.
Since it is becoming legal in many areas around the country I think it’s time we talk about getting some of these “criminals” reduced sentences. I’m not saying open the flood gates & free everyone, I think there should be a special review or appeals court appointed in each area where weed is now legal & they should revisist cases that involve the sale, possession, growth etc of Marijuana. Cut some of those sentences down to fines, set free people who are locked up specifically for Marijuana. Also those who have a criminal record specifically because of Marijuana should have their records modified. Depending on a few things some were charged with a felony but some of those need to be reduced to Misdemeanors. Having a felony can really ruin your life espeically if you are seeking gainful employment. It would be in the best interest of many if we have more people who have more access to better jobs. To speak more specifically one of my best friends did time for Marijuana possession. He did his time paid his debt to society as they say even came back & went to school & picked up a trade. Because of something that happened 4-5 years ago his access to the really good jobs in his feild aren’t available to him. Life isn’t fair I know, but it’s my belief that this is a wrong that can and should be made right. When more people have more money they spend more which helps the economy Lord knows we need to help keep the economy growing & thriving before China comes in a repossess Texas or something.
My points here are simple
- 1 “LEGALIZE IT” *Sean Paul Voice*.
- 2 Reduce the sentences & modify criminal records of the possibly millions who were penalized.
It doesn’t make sense to me that the consumption of alcohol while controlled is legal but weed isn’t. In addition to that how is it legal to smoke cigarettes? First of all punch yourself directly in the face if you smoke cigarettes in 2015… Aside from that how do half of the OTC & prescription drugs with the insane side effects they come with get FDA approval but somehow weed is just too much? The jig is sky high right now.
Here is are some lists of the details of states & their legal stance on weed. www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/map-united-states-legal-marijuana-2014-2016
Don’t just use these links & go light up in your back yard. Make sure you do your own research & confirm the laws where you live….
For those reading this from an region where smoking weed is legal I’ve included some links below of info you need to know to abide by the law.
Washington State: www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaCannabis
California: (Medical Marijuana Program) www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/mmp/pages/default.aspx
Also check out www.mpp.org
**EDIT**As of today 8/17/16 I found out about the fact that there is patent on Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Click here for details! This means basically that someone patented weed and it has been proven to help with among other things stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Wow man.. and this was applied for back in 2001… So all that time we could have been allowing millions of people to heal and we were letting them suffer, die or take BS drugs that really only made them worse…. Cold world
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