Wisconsin Legalization - Wake Up, People!
It sickens me when time and time again I hear people, usually older people, who are stuck on the idea that marijuana and other drugs should remain illegal. They seem to be completely BLIND to reality.
Look at what is currently one of this country's current problems - PRESCRIPTION DRUGS! How can they not see that prescription drugs are just illegal drugs in hiding. Why do so many people turn to heroin, because they innocently became addicted to prescription drugs. What is Oxycontin, Oxydcondone, it is SYNTHETIC HEROIN. That is why, when people become addicted to pain killers and they can no longer afford them LEGALLY, they turn to heroin from the streets.
So all that is really going on is if you want to obtain drugs legally, you jump through the hoops of the medical field, do as your Doctor asks, etc.
If medical marijuana was legalized, the same would be true, just jump through the hoops and do as you are required by the law, would it really be any different? The government could tax it and regulate it. It could be a good thing for all involved. There are more and more research studies that show the medical benefits of marijuana.
So, the question is, is marijuana more harmful than Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Darvocet, etc? I do not believe that there has ever been a case of fatality from marijuana. I do not believe that marijuana is anywhere NEAR as harmful to the body as the narcotic drugs that are so prevalant today.
What is it that is preventing the legalization of marijuana, RED TAPE and MONEY. I am sure that if the marijuana industry could pay out as much to our government as they currently receive from the Drug Industry, that red tape would disappear completely and legalization would occur.
Another point that has bothered me tremendously is the ridiculousness that surrounded the whole prohibition of marijuana in the first place. I think any intelligent person would agree that the information that was provided to the government was totally bogus. With that being said, and with acknowledgement of that, on what basis is it currently banned for?