posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 01:04 PM
i was just thinking about this today, so i decided to look up the average time served for sex offenses and the average time served for trafficking
marijuana, not counting first time offenses. i found that both crimes usually carry around three to five years. if you possess a rational mind you
must believe rape is worse than selling a little weed. marijuana is a victimless crime, and if there is no victim there is no crime. in my opinion
that is like saying pasta-free spaghetti. how could these two crimes carry the same sentence? one is obviously drastically worse than the other.
personally i think it is stupid how much money our government spends to combat a mostly harmless plant and it's users who range from cancer patients
to your neighbor's kids. what is the big deal with legalizing marijuana? it is a very useful plant since it can be used commercially for paper and
clothing and also used medically and recreationally. it is one of the oldest surviving plants on the earth, and it's still here for a reason. because
people like it, a whole lot of people obviously. why is this so hard for the baby boomers to wrap their heads around? would you rather your teenage
child first experiment with alcohol then maybe get behind the wheel or get into a car with a drunk friend who has little driving experience? or would
you rather your kid first experiment with marijuana and maybe watch some youtube videos and eat some doritos? because like it or not, kids will be
kids, and most are gonna experiment with drugs at some point or another. i don't understand how people can say it's okay to legally sell alcohol but
not marijuana. i believe it is insane to legislate outdated and unfounded morality. i thought this was america, where the government serves the will
of the people, not the other way around. it actually sounds pretty oppressive to me.