Tuesday, December 16, 2008
President-elect-Obama Transition Team had a website put up last week call Change Gov. They ask the public to provide them with a list of the top public policy questions facing America. Visitors to the site were then asked to vote on which questions should take priority for the incoming administration. The top question for the new administration — as chosen and voted on by the general public — was one most politicians seem utterly unwilling to talk about. Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?” Me personal I see the government as being part of the problem. I believe marijuana to be a gateway drug to other drugs. So legal or not the same road lead to some other drug. It's an individuals choice whether to indulge or not indulge. legal or not will not make it go away. Now, on the other hand if it was legal maybe alot of our young people wouldn't be in jail or prison. My son started out with marijuana as his choice of drug when he was about 16. But,somewhere along the way he started using ecstasy. When my son started using marijuana I would find gutted out cigars in his room. I didn't no why they were there until I begin my research that's when I learn they were used to hide the marijuana scent. I never understood why the little corner stores would be selling cigars to so many young people. When he started to experiment with ecstasy the signs were there also. When I would clean his room there would be half empty glasses of water. So, I ran a search to see what was going on with that. I found in my search that ecstasy leave you with a big thirst. If marijuana was legalize that would take the desire and mystery for it away. So as a mother who have seen how marijuana can and will open the door to other drugs. Either way you get the same results.There is no magic answer! I don't no what the answer to this one is. A very interesting point was made on a discussion board about sugar, caffeine and nicotine that they are all addictive substances. If these were brand new products coming to the market today, they would never get FDA approval (aspirin included). I don't no what do you think? SAY NO TO DRUGS AINT WORKING!