Your tax money is being wasted on a failed war on drugs. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) spends $20,000,000,000 a year trying to repress drugs. It is estimated that of the 20 billion, about 11 billion is directed to the “war on marijuana.”Even in California, where marijuana is distributed legally to patients, the DEA is constantly harassing the shops.
Let’s imagine the government decriminalized marijuana tomorrow. Imagine all the good we as a country could do with an extra $11,000,000,000 a year saved on the DEA. The money fund revolutionary changes in education and rehabilitate those addicted to hard drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Especially in hard economic times like these it seems like a no-brainer to legalize. And if those reasons aren’t enough, the medicinal benefits of THC could save us tons of money by replacing inflated pharmaceuticals and hemp oil can be used as a fuel, helping improve a country-wide energy crisis.
The only way to legalize marijuana is to exercise your right to vote. There is a state proposition every two years that some way leads to the decriminalization. I urge you to write your congressmen and vote when the opportunities present themselves. Thomas Jefferson said “Every generation needs a new revolution.” Legalizing marijuana should be ours.