posted on Dec, 27 2005 @ 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Liquidus
[Marijuana Restrictions are not about making money, I hope you understand that. Personnally I would advise you to quit your habit as difficult as it
Americal is the best country ever no doubt.
Restrictions on marijuana are about making money I am sure. I've seen my local courthouse in action and a big portion of defendends are there for a
simple marijuana possesion charge, get it downgraded to a paraphanilia charge and a $200+ fine+court fees and told if they are busted again within 6
months they will see jail time. This alone pumps in a great deal of revenue in my country. While the prohibition may not be about money, the court
fees and fine really add up. I also believe that if it were legal the economy would see a slow down because so many would be content staying home and
smoking all day, this of course will hurt the retail economy. Money is an issue but the fact is it is a harmless plant and just by growing a few I
could face felony charges and decades in prison, that is just not right.
I have no reason to quit, I only harm myself by smoking. I think the ideal situation with marijuana is to make it availible to everyone with a chronic
illness, as long as they sign a waiver aknowledging that smoking it will shorten their lifespan to avoid the legal problems tobacco companies have
faced. Which brings me to another thing I hate, lawyers and the legal system.
Im sure no one wants to read a long rant by me so Ill make this short. Big tobacco should never had to pay lifelong smokers medical cost, settlements,
families, and what not. This is just one example of many many ridiculous lawsuits that should never have been filed yet still won an abhorrent amount
of money. My point is often times in court, the facts are thrown out the window and the case is decided on who has better legal tactics and/or a