Friday, 25 February 2011
It has been polled recently by NORML (The National Organization For The Reform Of Marijuana Laws) that older Americans smoke lots of marijuana. In fact, 36% of 35-49 year olds smoke weed. Only 18% of 18-25 year olds are polled to be smoking. That says two things; there are a lot more young people than old people in this country and we are becoming a marijuana-smoking nation.
This past November proposition 19, known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 was voted on in California and failed to win the vote. The turnout was a huge win for marijuana reformers as 46% voted to legalize it.
More Americans are smoking weed right now than during any other time in history. It’s a slow process but smoking weed could someday be more accepted than cigarettes. It seems like everywhere you go nowadays you bump into a smoker.
The last time marijuana was this accepted was back when everyone smoked, the 70’s and even back then it was looked down upon more than it is now.
So why is it not legal? Well, that’s hard to answer. It's popular in the medical community, it's popular in the world community (concrete blocks, rope, t-shirts, food, soap, are just some items made out of hemp) as it is a cheaper natural alternative. But it seems like since it is so easy to grow and anyone would be able to grow it that America cannot make any money off of it. So they make it illegal and millions of innocent men and women go to prison every year because of some weed.
Cigarettes, coffee and alcohol are the three most addictive drugs on this planet and also the three most taxed products in this country.
It will soon be legalized as most have at some point smoked marijuana in their lives. It is a plant that has done nothing but provide options to the world.
Do you smoke weed? If so, how passionate are you on seeing it become legalized?