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The Ganja of Love

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Ganja has been considered a sacred herb by mystics cross-culturally since time immemorial. Even mystics who don't smoke (myself included) recognize its many virtues. And mystics with an eye towards our national politics, law enforcement, and economy are often greatly saddened by its status of illegal narcotic. There were 872,000 arrests made for marijuana in 2007, 90% of them for simple possesion. Most of the people arrested are under 30. It is estimated that our government spends between 7.7 and 10.5 billion per year. Through the legalization of the holy ganja of love, we could not only save that money, we could also save a good portion of our young people the pain and stigma of having to go through our legal and prison system. Revenues from taxing the production and sale of jah herb could range anywhere from 6.1 to 31 billion dollars. On top of all this, there is the wonderful fact that weed can be grown in an enviornmentally sustainable fashion. President Obama made a promise to "eliminate spending for programs that don’t work." We think that this is a big one.

I got most of this information from "culture11.com" via "The Atlantic"

Marijuana

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First off I would like to start by saying I have forever and will always remain to be a person that doesn't judge.

Marijuana is such a tough and risky subject but I am an advocate for it. Now don't get me wrong that doesn't mean Im saying everyone in the world should go out and smoke it, but I am saying that I encourage those who are against it to stop judging us that aren't.

Marijuana is not as bad as alcohol or cigarettes, and it helps cure pain, anorexia, depression(for some), among other things. It is not addicting but it can be something that leads to a regular use. The feelings I experience from smoking is laughter, peace, and it honestly sparks my adventurous side and makes me want to go hiking or other things like that. Don't get me wrong I get the munchies and i get sleepy too, but it really depends on the way you let it affect you. Personally if I smoke while thinking of fun things i could do, it makes me want to be active after. If its late at night and I'm smoking most of the time it leads to me and my bed. And yes you have those lazy stoners, but that just gives a bad image to the whole weed smoking population. It like judging any group of people by the actions of some and not all. It is possible to smoke and still be responsible. Still get good grades in school, still go to work everyday and on time, still have ambitions and goals.

I do agree with opposing smoking and driving because it does affect your ability to drive, but really why can't it be treated as something good and not so negative. I can also understand the big debate saying that marijuana is a "gateway drug", but how is that so different from people saying an occasional glass of wine is the gateway to being an alcoholic? Everything in life comes back to responsibility, it's how you handle it.

I don't judge people who smoke it, nor do i judge those that don't. No one is any more or less of a person for the actions they do if it is not hurting anyone. What do you guys think?

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