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The people of this country want marijuana decriminalization. The 'War on Drugs' is ineffective. Millions of our citizens have been incarcerated for nonviolent drug offences.
The 'War on Drugs' is ineffective. Billions of dollars are put into the criminalization of people using/selling a drug that has positive applications. Will you relax the federal rules concerning serious, scientific research into medicinal uses for marijuana and any associated long-term effects? We need to stop prosecuting medical marijuana patients.
Legalization of marijuana could help bring our nation out of it's economic crisis with proper taxing and laws. Legalizing cannabis/marijuana/hemp so that the government can regulate it, tax it, and put age limits on it will create millions of new jobs and a multi-billion dollar green industry right here in the U.S.
How is the prohibition of Marijuana any different than the prohibition of alcohol? 100,000 Americans die every year due to alcohol but none to Marijuana. It is our choice what we put in our bodies and the fact that the government thinks it can control these choices is an insult not only to marijuana smokers, but to anyone who values freedom.
The Drug War has been an incredibly expensive failure since it's inception. Meanwhile, millions of our citizens have been incarcerated for using drugs. I think we need to end this folly.
Thank you for taking the time to consider our concerns on this important issue.