Do you feel Marijuana should be illegal?

Ok, so let's take a moment to look at the statistics shall we? The governments relentless war on Marijuana has been ongoing since the 1930's, if not longer. However, marijuana use is more popular and socially acceptable than ever before. Over 50% of all high school seniors have reported at least trying... show more Ok, so let's take a moment to look at the statistics shall we? The governments relentless war on Marijuana has been ongoing since the 1930's, if not longer. However, marijuana use is more popular and socially acceptable than ever before. Over 50% of all high school seniors have reported at least trying marijuana once, and about 11% report being chronic, every-day users. From the health standpoint, marijuana does indeed have many of the same carcinogens found in tobacco smoke. However, the "one joint is equal to three cigarettes" theory has been diproved. In fact, marijuana smoke has been deemed less of a threat medically than tobacco. Millions of tax dollars are wasted each year busting fifteen year olds with dimebags when police could be out taking care of the real criminals in the country. Marijuana users are typically non-violent and the occurance of marijuana-related accidents are rare. Take your stance on the war on drugs and let me know how you feel. Ron Paul is hope for America in '08!
Update: Well, what purpose does it serve to sentence people in possession of marijuana to jail-time? No harm is done to anyone except to the smoker themselves. Alcohol accounts for countless deaths each year and tobacco even more. No one has ever been recorded as dying from chronic marijuana use.
Update 2: Well, to further expand my question, if you feel it is right that marijuana is illegal, explain your stance. All the facts point to legalization, especially if alcoholics are allowed to get their fix and cause harm to themselves and others.
Update 3: In response to Raichasay's comment about the lack of proof of marijuana-related incidences, look at http:www.norml.org . This site contains the exact proof you speak of. Many motor vehiclists in accidents may test positive for marijuana, but that is useless information. Marijuana can stay in your system in... show more In response to Raichasay's comment about the lack of proof of marijuana-related incidences, look at http:www.norml.org . This site contains the exact proof you speak of. Many motor vehiclists in accidents may test positive for marijuana, but that is useless information. Marijuana can stay in your system in excess of thirty days. So that argument is excusable.
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