Pot Should Be Legal
The Stuttering Conservative says...
If you know anything about me, you know I'm a nerd. While I can bullshit my way through anything, I would really rather be socially isolated. I've never had a cigarette, never been drunk, no drugs, no pot, nothing! So, coming from me, this is going to sound a little odd.
I think marijuanna should be legalized. No, not because it would make most every show on Comedy Central funny. No, not because I think that a half-baked laugh is sexy in a girl - but because it's not the government's right to control our choices. Yes, I suppose that you can make an argument, then, that all drugs should be legalized - heroine, LSD, what else is there - Nyquil - everything. And, while I personally can't go that far, I can definitely see the argument.
Adults, as defined over and over again by law (17, 18, 21, 25, 29) should be able to make the choice to smoke or not to smoke, regardless of what leaf they decide to smoke.
With all of that being said...I'm also a huge proponent of user based taxes/fees. People that smoke cigarettes should pay more in taxes because they are generally more prone to illness, higher medical costs, and more government subsidized health care. (Medicaid, Medicare). To the same effect, pot smokers are more apt to suffer physical ailments because their doped up. Tax the stoners! Think of all the money the government can have then? Maybe the rest of us can even get a tax break? Probably not, but at least the kids can have $400 for school supplies instead of $200 - see - I'm always thinking of others :) More support for my proposal below:
- Creates more jobs for illegal immigrants - who knows more about picking crops and drug marketing than this group?
- Creates more opportunities for the arts community - impressionist bong making could be the next Michelangelo.
- Finally gives farmers a crop that they wouldn't need government subsidizations for.
- Creates a new Airwick Air Freshener Aroma - Candied Cannibis
I think my point has been made. Increased government income + decreased law enforcement expenses + clueless pot smoking hippy liberals = the answer to all of our problems.