posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 01:42 AM
It's a fact, that if THC marijuana was declassified as a narcotic, the prison incarceration populace would go down by about 350, 000 people. add
people on probation and you would be close to about 800 , 000.
local towns thrive on arrests made by small pot users. most are usually law abiding citizens. many local kids can wind up finding themselves in award
situations later, because of a couple arrests for minor amounts of possession
however those that abide by a more crime lifestyle, are also in that bracket. some are petty hustlers who only sell a small amount for additional
money, but there are large distributors that sell the product in bulk. usually the 2 are not the same people.
mandatory penalties for these 3 tiers of people, is not fair. you can’t punish a wide variety of people for essentially doing the same thing. if you
really want to look at violent crime, a lot of it is not for cannabis related offenses. Violent crimes are rapes, murders, assaults, robbery,
extortion, prostitution, arson...etc...
is it helping america by incarcerating a blue collar worker with violent criminals because of a mandatory law?
the thing is that most drugs that lead to an addictive reaction, are synthetic. the new drug, meth, is derived mostly from common cold medicine. THC
is a natural element that is produced when the plant is grown under proper conditions. no chemicals are usually added.
some studies have proven that it provides a temporary pain relief to people who have various medical illnesses, and is distributed through usa in
certain places for that reason.
The problem is that the government makes a lot of money keeping it illegal. As stated, revenue comes from all different types of people, so that’s
all different types of cases with people with all different kinds of money, paying you in penalties every day. They don’t do any valid research on
the drug, to find out its real effects, because to them they make a good enough living keeping it illegal anyway.
They would make money off of sales from taxes anyway, plus they get to do their favorite hobby, and keep the black man down. If you look at the amount
of kids in the inner city, who start their “criminal life” or have a rap sheet..whatever you want to call it...you would see that a lot start with
Is this because it’s the dreaded “gateway drug?”. nobody really knows (for 100% positive, under USA law protected by the constitution). But if
it will bring down the prison population by 800 , 000........shouldn’t they conduct some serious research?
It seems awfully funny that countries like amsterdam netherlands have made THC legal..and their society does not seem to be falling apart. If a
substance can be regulated in one civilized area, why can’t it be legalized in an equally civilized area? I think most rational people suspect that
It should be regulated in the same way that alcohol and tobacco is...
So yes, legalization of SOME drugs would effectively reduce the amount of people incarcerated in america, without negatively affecting the way
I don’t mean to make a huge post about this, but unfortunatley it is true. i wish i could post a link...but i would just advise anyone who cares
about either of these problems, to do some research into decriminalization action.