|Legalization Of Weed
In this country, we are locked in a war we simply cannot win. We strive to protect
over 10,000 miles of border, against enemies who are driven by the lure of a huge profit.
We fought a version of this war before with prohibition, and we lost that one. All that has
really resulted from this war is the overcrowding of prisons, the expansion of law
enforcement’s ability to infringe on the personal lives of ordinary citizens, paranoia and
distrust. If its not obvious already, I am referring to the war on drugs, marijuana in
specific. Why spend millions of dollars fighting a war that can not be won? Legalizing
marijuana would not only make the government money, but also improve society as a
To most the financial reasons for ending the war are the most convincing. For
example, it costs over $30,000 per year to house a prisoner - this does not include
processing and legal fees. There are over 1.5 million non-violent drug law offenders in...