Yes, you read that right! This blog is about my thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. And chalk this also up to an idea to send to Barack on helping solve the national debt. Which, if I might start by a tangent, my husband and I were talking about. Barack should create a website where citizens can come and discuss their ideas for solving the economic crisis or things of that nature. Because what if someone has a great idea?
Anyway, so here's my thoughts on pot. I am one of those goody goody people who has never tried an illegal drug in their life. But, I don't judge people that have. I just think that legalizing marijuana would solve some problems. First of all, from the research I've done and people I've spoken to, it seems like in a lot of instances, alcohol consumption is more harmful than marijuana usage. (In moderation, like everything.)
The government could make some great money off of taxing marijuana, just like they do with tobacco products. And to further their money making abilities, why not have the government start the first marijuana grow farms? Then, we can use that money towards the national debt.
But, when you regulate the sale of marijuana, not only can you tax it, but make it safer. As aforementioned, I have nothing to gain by this being legalized, but I just think it is the smart thing to do. And everyone says that pot is a gateway drug, but isn't alcohol? And I think that the people who are willing to try the hard stuff would do it anyway, regardless of whether they smoked pot first or not.
Okay, well those are my thoughts. I'm sure I'm going to catch a lot of flack for this, but hey, that's the great thing about it being a free country! Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I respect that!