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Well, it’s true. It is and I’m sure that commercial will drum up some considerable controversy. Although, I would contend the “no calories” argument and offer the “munchies” as the counter. Nonetheless, just recently, a new Rasmussen poll showed that 82% of Americans think we are not winning the “War on Drugs.” Of course, we’re still evenly split on whether marijuana ought to be legalized. Just because people think the war is a “failure” doesn’t mean they necessarily want to legalize drugs, but then, what do they want?
At the very least, even if you don’t favor legalization of marijuana, I would think any rational person could see that the government’s classification of the drug is absolute absurdity. Currently, marijuana is considered by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which means they “have a high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.” What other drugs are also classified under Schedule 1? Heroin and L.S.D. I mean, really? Marijuana in the same category as heroin? Really? To go further, even if you dispute or are skeptical of marijuana’s health benefits, to classify it among those drugs is just asinine on every conceivable level.
How much longer are we going to continue this nonsense charade of locking people up for smoking marijuana for recreational use or supposed medical benefits? First and foremost, there is the simple human right to the ownership of your body. Therefore, you ought to be allowed to put whatever substance you want into your body given that you own it. To suggest otherwise is to suggest you do not own your body, which is scary territory to venture into, philosophically, morally and legally. Secondly, it’s a huge diversion of resources to waste man power and monies on going after marijuana users. Seriously, let me be frank, who cares? Who cares if someone wants to smoke marijuana? It’s the twenty-first century. Why are we letting arbitrary government standards guide us?
I would love to see the argument for how marijuana is more lethal than alcohol. I know some will say, “Just because marijuana isn’t as lethal as alcohol that doesn’t mean we should legalize it.” Then, what’s the argument for keeping it illegal? That more people will start using it? And?