As we start to sink deeper into the comfort zone of having Obama as our President, many people in this country hope to have their own subjective concerns rectified. For a surprisingly wide array of American society, one such concern is the legalization of pot. Researchers doing a cross cultural study between the Netherlands and the U.S. discovered some interesting stats that underscore the misconception of the American marijuana paradigm. According to TIME Magazine 42% of people surveyed in the U.S. had tried marijuana at least once, and 16% had tried cocaine. Contrast that with the fact that only about 20% of residents surveyed in the Netherlands toked up. This disparity shows us that not only is marijuana a global phenomenon, it’s very much an American one. So what are we going to do about it?
Mounting pressure on lawmakers to figure out the fiscal nightmare that this recession has exposed will catalyze creative ways to generate capitol. Here in Cali, there’s talk that the decriminalization or legalization of pot would enable taxation. In addition to income generated through tariff, the legalisation of pot would demphasize the so called drug war. Between the state and federal government the archaic war on drugs is costing up to 20 billion annually. So it seems ironic, but a need for a money fix may be the only way for us greenies to get our lungs fed. The debate continues…
Ron Paul defends his point of view on marijuana – a view that lies at the very core of Libertarianism. Baldwin I’m not so sure about, heres a guy who became a born again Christian because his pious Brazilian housekeeper knew how to gargle his balls correctly. In related hip hop news, Fabolous’s tour bus was pulled over recently and 500 pounds of marijuana was found aboard. Fab is aight, though it looks like his bus driver is going to be minding his orifices in State prison for a while.
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