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Friday, November 5, 2010

Proposition 19




In the most recent elections, mostly everyone has heard of Prop. 19. Proposition 19 was introduced in California and presented the state with the chance to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational use. The Proposition only won in 11 out of 58 counties, and ultimately it was shot down.

First lets see why marijuana is illegal? Marijuana is illegal because... because it's bad, and it's bad because the government said so. No. It was banned because of racism in the 1930's and due to ignorant and incompetent legislators.

I'm sure everyone knows that alcohol is worse than marijuana. Marijuana has no right being illegal. I'm not saying it doesn't hinder people or anything, if it was legalized I'm sure companies would sprout up and add chemicals making it just like cigarettes.

Making marijuana legal would bring extra tax revenue and save money tons of government money on the "war on drugs", think about it, how much money has our government wasted on fighting the war on drugs, which centers around marijuana.

I'm just saying that I'm very disappointed in California and America for being extremely hypocritical.