Written by Chloe Sparks
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Topics: Drugs, Government

Wednesday, 2 November 2005

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i've seen people who just smoke cigarettes who don't live to be this old

Today denver decided to legalize carriing one ounce of marijuana with you for personal use. this however was by a slim margin and federal laws still apply. As the second major city to do this in the past year the message to our government should be to legalize it throughout the country. some laws do still apply to this though so far the current age for the cities that have decided to legalize marijuana it is still illegal if you are under 21 years of age. Some major concerns about this are that it could do damage to our brains or if you are stoned when driving get in an accident and hurt or kill some one.

So for all of you who know about this think hard and decide what you would want to have done in this situation. Should we be able to choose if we want to smoke marijuana or not? The excuses for not legalizing are in a way pathetic as more people die each year of cigarette smoke and alcohol than the amount of people lost each year to old age. so how is saying that you could kill someone or that smoking it will kill you a good reason? This should be our choice not the governments but our's. Think about this marijuana is all natural unless it is laced with some thing like meth or cocane. cigarettes aren't all natural they have chemicals put in them to make them more addictive. That is what your government is giving you laced tobacco. they do say that smoking is bad for you now but what about 50 years ago or even 20 years ago did they tell us that smoking was bad for us then? less people have died from smoking marijuana than die from alcohal poisoning or drunk driving. so is it relly all that bad for you? By Denver legallizing marijuana it has brought up all sorts of questions about why it is illegal in the first place.

There are things out there that basically get shoved down our throats every day that are more harmfull to our health than marijuana so the only question we have left to ask ourself's and our government is why? Why can't we smoke marijuana. Did you know that you can get a bigger fine and a longer prison sentence for growing tobacco without a permit than you will get if you grow marijuana. this is because the government puts such a high tax on your smokes and it's kinda hard to tax something that is illegal in the first place.
Well thats all, now i leave it up to you.

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