Duh !!! Marijuana Is A Useful And Not Harmful DrugI used to work as the administrator of an eye surgery center, and I would see patients coming in with INCREDIBLE pain due to glaucoma.. In California, medical marijuana is legal, and I would see these patients (after I counseled them) feeling SO much better after smoking grass that it was unbelievable! My own husband had Irritable Bowel Syndrome, in which his intestinal system would inflame and his stomach would blow up like a balloon... The first time he smoked marijuana, IT WENT AWAY!!!
While I think that it can be abused, like alcohol (which is TOTALLY legal,) I don't only recommend it for patients suffering from various symptoms; I think that it should be legalized throughout the US. I don't know if anyone reading this has ever seen the movie "Weed Fever" (I might be mistaken on the title, but it illustrates people smoking marijuana that have turned into criminals and prostitutes)....But it's bizarre, and totally out of touch with reality.
Legalizing drugs in general would give the US and State governments so much money that we could have good education again... lower college tuitions, and fewer student loan defaults. I don't know what 'type' of people are so against this legislation, but they obviously haven't had the problems that my patients and husband have had.
Let's get a grip on reality.. the 'drug war' isn't working... The only way to combat it is to take measures into our own governmental hands, and put these criminally wealthy people out of business. Drugs are ALWAYS going to be abused, just like alcohol,; but should we let drug lords get the profit that could otherwise be going to the Federal/State governments? Who could use that money to better educate our children, and provide for a better society in general?