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Blake Ekelund

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Why is Marijuana Illegal?

Marijuana poses less of a threat than cigarettes do... So.... Why is it illegal?

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  • Oct 19 2012: First of all it is not illegal all over the world, there are countries where it is illegal to sell, buy, and consume it. Other countries where it is legal to consume it and buy it but not to sell it. There are also cases of countries where it is illegal to buy or sell the drug but it is legal to consume it. At my school it is openly discussed if the drug should be illegal and even though I don´t understand what the medical, social or political reasons for it being illegal are I can tell you this: It is a drug, and even though some people may say that it is not harmful IT IS, you can easily tell the difference between someone before he starts smoking and after. The drug does make your brain understand less and think "worse" . Governments are supposed to protect people from harmful situations there for it is governments obligations to protect people from harmful drugs, specially when their use is not controlled by someone with the knowledge to make its use "safe". if there are other reasons why it is illegal i don´t care, but that one is enough for me.

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