THE 7 THINGS WE WON’T MISS WHEN MARIJUANA IS LEGAL

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Image : David Sabastian

Text by : Aaron ANTI

December 18, 2013

1. Vapid anti-drug commercials like the famous “I learned it by watching you!” public-service announcement.

2. Apologies by world-class athletes like Michael Phelps for smoking dope at a private party.

3. Personal hypocrisy by politicians such as Barack Obama who laugh about their own pot smoking while increasing funding for the war on drugs.

4. Long federal prison sentences for legitimate business owners like Aaron Sandusky, who ran a medical marijuana dispensary in California that was in full compliance with state laws.

5. Reading about politicians like Governor Chris Christie brushing off parents whose children’s illnesses could be treated effectively with marijuana.

6. “Marijuana is a gateway drug.

7. The 658,000 arrests for simple possession of marijuana made annually.

Look, I know legalizing pot won’t create a problem free country. But it would reflect the will of an increasing number of citizens who realize the government has better things to do than tell us what we can and cannot put into our bodies – so here’s to a brighter, happier 2014.