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Marijuana

Legalize Marijuana
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Roey Hadad

on 16 April 2010

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Marijuana: Legalize it By: Roey Hadad Annual American Deaths Caused by Drugs
Tobacco- 400,000
Alcohol- 100,000
All Legal Drugs- 20,000
All Illegal Drugs- 15,000
Caffeine- 2,000
Aspirin- 500
Marijuana- 0
Source- US government National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bureau of Mortality Statistics Marijuana Provides Relief for:
Alzhemier's Disease
Anorexia
AIDS
Arthritis
Cachexia
Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
HIV
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis
Nausea
Pain
Spasticity
US Government Accountability Office Marijuana Arrests in 2010
249, 451
Arrests for Possession only
221,901
The numbers are constantly increasing
-Norml.com Marijuana: A fast growing bushy annual with dense sticky flowers, Produces the psychoactive THC. It is the most widely used illegal psychoactive and has a long history of Medicinal, recreational, and industrial use. The fibrous stalks of the plant [Hemp] are used to produce clothing and rope.
-Erowid.com Since 1990, nearly 5.9 million people in the US have been arrested on marijuana charges. In 2000, state and local law enforcement arrested 734,498 people for marijuana violations.
-LegalizationofMarijuana.com Marijuana does not cause serious health problems like those caused by tobacco or alcohol (e.g., strong addiction, cancer, heart problems, birth defects, emphysema, liver damage, etc.). Death from a marijuana overdose is impossible. In all of world history, there has never been a single human death attributed to a health problem caused by marijuana.
- Legalizationofmarijuana.com Government agencies often step in and declare children of marijuana smokers to be in danger. As a result, many children are placed into foster homes, causing pain, suffering, and financial distress to millions of American families.
- Legalizationofmarijuana.com Assessments of industrial hemp as compared to hydrocarbon or other traditional feedstocks show that generally, hemp requires substantially lower energy demands for manufacturing, is often suited to less-toxic means of processing, provides competetive product performance (especially in terms of durability, lightweight, and strength), greater recyclability and/or biodegradability...
- Smith-Heisters, Skaidra: Policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a non profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets Unlike petrochemical feedstocks (chemical feedstocks derived from petroleum for the manufacture of chemicals, synthetic rubber, and a variety of plastics), industrial hemp production offsets carbon dioxide emissions, helping to close the carbon cycle that has been hurting our environment.
-Petrochemical feedstock definition supplied by US Energy Information Administration
- Smith-Heisters, Skaidra
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