Going Green: Why Legalizing Marijuana is the Best Thing for America

With seventeen states now implementing medical marijuana programs, a growing admission of the “War on Drugs” as a failure and over half of all Americans favoring legalizing marijuana, it feels like we’re at a kind of tipping point in the case for legalization. If rumors at GQ magazine are to be trusted, President Obama plans on tackling the drug war if elected to a second term. (Although it’s fair to be skeptical after Obama broke his campaign promise to leave state medical dispensaries alone, in fact coming down harder on them than Bush ever did. Read more about “Obama’s War on Pot” in Rolling Stone magazine.) Politics aside, sometimes a picture’s worth a thousand words. Here’s a graphic to show your conservative friends who might not be convinced yet:

Going Green
Created by: OnlineParalegalPrograms.com

With Columbia decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and cocaine, and Uraguay talking about full-fledged legalization of marijuana it looks like the Latin American countries are set to lead the way in demanding an end to this senseless bloodshed and persecution. Let’s hope the “Land of the Free” isn’t too far behind.

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Comment from Max - July 19, 2012 at 4:25 am

I think that picture WAS a thousand words 😉 I’m all for legalizing marijuana, but I definitely notice a lesser amount of…awareness…in places like Colorado and Cali that have it practically legalized. The marijuana people are growing these days is crazy strong. I want to see some studies on the effects the strong shit.

P.S. Hollywood is creepy.

– Max

Comment from thedailytransmission - July 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

🙂 Excellent point, in the ignorance that surrounds drugs in our society and with the inability to know relative strengths of a substance, people are smoking stronger and stronger (and more unnatural) stuff. The weed the rastas smoke all day long is very different from the super strong weed (or ‘skunk’ as it’s called in the UK) that is bog-standard around town these days. Smoking a joint shouldn’t leave you comatose. But I’ve heard people say that’s what people are looking for – they want to get f**ked up; a reflection of our society and our need to be numbed rather than a desire to explore altered states of mind. Sad really.

Comment from Adam - July 5, 2013 at 3:27 am

It’s just weed …less harmful than cigs or beer ..I always operate a vehicle work friendly around everyone and they all love me…also in the article think of how many crimes will decrease …guarantee our economy will be much better …look at Amsterdams crime rate…and their doing just fine lets be open minded and let the majority decide the people the 55%….OBAMA this message is for you think about what your nation wants .