Top Ten Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized in the United States

The Top Ten
1 It does less damage than alcohol

This is true. I have seen first-hand how detrimental alcohol can be. If alcohol, which has been a major factor in abuse, deaths, etc, can be legal, then marijuana should be.

Marijuana is used to relieve people's stress and pain (physical or emotional). No one has OD'd on marijuana.
This has been proven to be safer than alcohol.

Dude, marijuana causes damage to the lungs and respiratory system, just like regular smoking. It leads to lung cancer, ultimately leading to death. Look it up.

Alcohol makes people beat their wives, throw up, and puke in parking lots.

Weed makes people relax, laugh, and eat.

Yeah, shrooms, LSD, marijuana, and pretty much any psychedelic are a lot safer than alcohol.

2 You feel so good after smoking it

You maintain self control, but food tastes better, music sounds better, movies are better, everything is funnier, your thoughts run wild. There is nothing bad about being high

One of the best feelings you can ever have and it's totally safe. It's crazy that it is still not legal in most states.

3 So people get happy and not depressed all the time

It is a very useful medicine for people with depression and anxiety, among many other uses

4 So everyone will shut up and stop complaining about it

You can't overdose and you can't die from it. More people die from tobacco and alcohol by far.

5 So April 20th will be known for something good

This is true. Hitler's birthday is on this day along with the Columbine massacre. Let's allow this day to represent something good, too.

6 Many states have legalized it so all states might as well too

True, states that have legalized marijuana make it much harder for other states to keep weed out.

Stupidest logic ever.

7 More people want it legal than those who don't
8 So Tommy Chong will be happy when he dies
9 Because America is supposed to be a free country

People use marijuana to relieve themselves from pain. It makes them happy. It is not nearly as dangerous as alcohol.
We should be able to make our own decisions regarding what occurs to our bodies.

I'm not sure this is a very good reason.
I'm aware I'm stretching this to extreme, but what if you tried stealing a T.V. from a shop because 'It's a free country, and I want this T.V. '

If you are allowed to kill fetuses, then I should allowed to smoke a bowl and listen to Pink Floyd!

That's why I am a Libertarian.

10 It basically does no harm to anyone

0 deaths, not physically addictive, and it is less harmful than caffeine. So if you can binge off of coffee every morning, then I should be able to smoke a bowl and listen to Pink Floyd...

The Contenders
11 It can be used as medication

It's usually used for pain and emotional reasons, so why is it illegal?

12 It was here before us

The government don't own it, they didn't make it themselves. So who are they to try and stop everyone from enjoying it?

13 There would be no drug smuggling
14 It would be positive for the economy
15 It would result in less racial profiling by police
16 No one would go to jail for nonviolent marijuana offenses
17 The marijuana could be government produced so that drug dealers no longer make any money
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