It doesn’t matter how marijuana positively and negatively affects people’s lives. It doesn’t matter how marijuana is becoming more socially-acceptable. And your perspective on marijuana doesn’t matter.
The U.S. government could care less about what happens to us. They just want to profit from the lifelong billion-dollar business.
And ya know what? I wouldn’t be surprised if some of our law makers and enforcers smoke the joint as well.
Earlier today, I was watching this documentary on marijuana in America. You can watch it if you wanna:
Anyways, watching that documentary made me realize a lot of things about the legalization of marijuana in the United States…
First off, it must be more profitable for the U.S. to legalize marijuana than to jail people for smoking or selling it. It’s true that the U.S. spends thousands of dollars on the prison system that houses prisoners who’ll most likely commit the same crimes again or bring more danger to society. So, imprisoning pot smokers and dealers does lead many of them to rely on secrecy and violence to continue their activities, and to become victims of the vicious cycle of imprisonment. SO, no matter what the government does, it can’t discipline people to stop smoking and selling marijuana because of its broken legal and prison system. SO, if the government can’t control the growing marijuana population, then why not just exploit them? Besides, why worry about people’s health when the people want to decide how healthy they wanna be and what their definition of healthy is? And why worry when people are expendable? The U.S. government can probably make a shit-ton of money in a short amount of time just from legalizing marijuana.
The funny thing is that the U.S. government is essentially normalizing the recreational use of marijuana by legalizing it. By doing that, it doesn’t matter if you were a marijuana smoker or a supporter before the legalization of marijuana because the law will attract non-smokers to become curious of the substance and believe that crack can be a beneficial and needed part of their lives.
Whoever pitched the idea of profiting from the marijuana business to the government is smart. The government obviously never publicly stated or confirmed that it was a motive, but I honestly, 100%, believe that this is what the government had in mind when legalizing marijuana. They wouldn’t do anything unless there was something in it for them.
The government will always try to paint a pretty portrait for themselves by saying stuff like “we’re just delivering what the people want or need”.
Just because something is legal, doesn’t mean that it’s okay. And just because something is illegal, doesn’t mean that it’s wrong.