posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 11:02 PM
First of all, I just want to say that I do not partake in the drug nor do I enjoy the scent of it. However, I understand that it has its good uses
medically and recreationally. Though I have seen it ruin peoples lives because of multiple reasons.
With that said, I think it's time to legalize it. There is no point in keeping it illegal. There are so many people who smoke it legally and
illegally that it's time to just let it go. There have been too many people jailed over it costing tax payers money. Keeping people who have been
convicted of having it in jail is a waste of money. In my opinion, it has been thoroughly proven that it is no more detrimental than alcohol, and
possibly, safer for consumption (I am not a scientist, nor have I done studies, so I cannot speak but from what I have researched.)
I can say that there are cities (or at least one that I know of (Colorado Springs)) that have taken measures to limit the now legalized substance.
Even though I don't really care for it, I think Americans should be able to use it both medically and recreationally in all legality. It's past time
to make it legal.
However, in my study of law, I have found that the legalization of it to be unconstitutional. This is not from opinion, but from fact. This comes from
legislation passed in years prior. I feel I should go in to detail about how I found this, but I have excuses (how many drinks have I had tonight?) as
to why I can't quote it all right now. But I can say that it is a very deep delve in to law looking at the constitution and different laws and
treaties signed over the years that has brought me to the conclusion. With enough gripe, and under previously exclaimed circumstances, the federal
government could, if they wished, step in and nullify the legalization in those states. It would seem that if the police make a big enough gripe about
it, they could get federal law makers to repeal those laws legalizing it in those states. Think of it in terms of the Arizona law that allowed
officers to stop motorists they perceived to be illegals. While it is not the same in terms of "harmless use of a substance" versus "racial
profiling," the idea, fact, opinion, etc. of it being unconstitutional is still there.
I hope things go for the best.