So what if the majority doesn't want legalization? Does this country not respect the minority of any issue? This is about individual freedom. When is the majority suppose to make decisions for the minority? Beyond this, beer and alcohol companies see it as competition and lobby against it, as the cotton producers probably did when they saw hemp as a threat.
The way to get this changed is to get the issue on the ballot. 1/4 of the country has already done so - and won.
Requires organization and (let me whisper this) MONEY. Join your local group, start one, or call norml. Norml has been fighting our battle for years.
Lastly, our president elect has invited all Americans to tell him what you think and given us a web site where we can do so. I'll warn you that you'll have to come out of the closet; you have to fill in who you are. Or do you really like the closet that much? If I can do it, you can do it.
Legalize it already, the government hasn't been successful in all this time stopping it from getting to where it's going and they never will be able to, so, legalize, tax and regulate what Mother Nature has so thoughtfully given us.
800,000 thousand people in America are arrested for using Mother Nature, it is a cash crop that is ou stripping
corn as a cash crop and this country does not want to legalize it. It is in the same class a heroin go figure. These are just a few of the facts that make you realize just how uninformed and backwards our politicians and lawmakers are. Legalize Mother Nature already and quit making criminals out of innocent people.
I dont think the government has the right to tell you what you can or can't put in your body, who you can legally get married to, and quite a few other things that violate an individuals rights. And what about The Persuit of Happiness?
I perceive that it's illegal because the gov. executives (related by office to those in cahoots with the opium air industry that undermined the vietnam war veterans efforts ...i.e. keep the war going and get our kids shot while we gov. eschalon make $ dough on the trafficking, regulation and propagation of drugs to those remaining in the U.S....covertly and allopathically) see a cyclical divestment of opportunity on the fallacy of human nature: as long as they have to legislate and deliberate, they keep their seats. I'm for less government and more democratic process...but then I'd be policing my own land. Hard to fight against the established. I don't use anything other than a hi quality protein diet, herbs of the legal sort, and isolated supplementation to counter the effects of overtaxing the land by modern farming methods.
Humans have always sought a variety of substances to alter their moods and perceptions.
Alcohol was prohibited and look where it got us organized crime juvenile abuse ... just because on group prefers one sort of substance and manages to make it legal doesn't necessarily mean all the other ones should be.
Lets open up the reasonable use of these substances where the purity/quality can be regulated -- a tax placed on them would still make them cheaper from the legal dispensing location than from the drug dealer chain.
Oh yeah FOLLOW THE MONEY ... hemp and marijuana are considered the same plant by the law regardless of the psycho active content. We are missing out because companies like DuPont wanted to sell nylon rope. Also check out the paper industry,
Ford wanted to run his cars on alcohol and made "flex-fuel" cars from the very beginning until the alcohol tax made the cost prohibitive.