Thursday, June 28, 2012

NY and Chris Christie: FAIL

I'm generally a Chris Christie supporter, on most issues, typically financial, but he and the state of NY completely fail on this issue. Minor amounts of marijuana are a menace to society, HOW EXACTLY?
Some college kid gets high in his dorm room, some adult in their own house, gets high on pot.


You drink in your own house, don't you? Alcohol is a drug. What is the difference between alcohol and pot? Pot, easily the less dangerous of the two, is illegal. How does this make sense? How does it harm or injure me or society as a whole when someone else possess and uses some marijuana?!?!?! It doesn't. Period. Furthermore the proposed laws keep recreational users out of jail where they sometimes wind up and where they receive the criminal record that will lessen their job prospects. THIS IS BACKWARDS.

We should be keeping otherwise hardworking, law-abiding citizens IN SOCIETY, WORKING AND PRODUCING AND PAYING TAXES, not taking them OUT of society, COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS IN FEEDING AND CLOTHING PEOPLE WHO CAN FEED AND CLOTHE THEMSELVES. Have you seen the Federal and state budgets? Do you mean to tell me that we need to find ways to spend MORE MONEY WE DON'T HAVE!?!?!

Jesus, civil rights advocates have, FOR YEARS, been screaming to get small time drug users (not dealers) out of JAIL and into rehab, if necessary (and many of them can afford to pay for the program themselves), again, SAVING YOU MONEY.

Furthermore, any rejection of this idea, at both the Federal and State level is nothing more than the lawyers and the cops afraid that their respective businesses will take a hit when they can't bust people for harmlessly smoking a joint, and fighting the charge - essentially a lot stupid busy work. Because there simply is NO GOOD REASON that stands up to criticism as to why possession of a little weed should be CRIMINALIZED.

How many people die a year from Marijuana? 0.
How many people a year die of alcohol or tobacco? Just tobacco: 435,000

More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.1,2
And no, I don't smoke anything, personally I find it to be disgusting and unhealthy.

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