man this is getting rediculous. just legalize the damn plant and you take out the black market altogether and everybody is happy and hunky-dory. This is such a pointless debate. just like alcohol prohibition, marijuana prohibition will also fail. the onyl people fighting to keep marijuana illegal are the people making money from either the black market, or the enforcing of unjust marijuana laws. thats it! even the AMA(American Medical Association) is confident that marijuana poses no danger and is safer than MOST legal prescription drugs and was OUTRAGED at the federl governments decision to make marijuana illegal. Oh and did i mention that pharmacutical company's also have a stake in keeping it illegal? why have somebody grow their own medicine when they can buy our with this ENORMOUS list of side effects and we make a profit off of their demise?
Even if it is not being used to treat a certain ailment, we all suffer from this disease called "life". Dont you think that YOU as a PERSON should be able to choose what you want to do for recreation? whether it be walking, riding a bike, hiking a trail, smoking a joint, or maybe some of these at once?
The federal government is AFRAID of marijuana for this plane and simple reason:
you smoke marijuana you find out that you have been lied to and manipulated by the federal government your entire life and you want to actually get out and start living your life instead of being caught up in this rat-race of working (unavoidable), debt, loan payments, mortgages, wars, politics, you name it. if you smoke marijuana, the federal government IS AFRAID OF YOU! so lets kick them right back in there chest and tell them that yes, they should be afraid, because we as human beings deserve this right!