Unfortunately, when asked, Obama didn't believe Marijuana was a pressing issue. So much for change...
In any event, money is possibly made off the illegality of Marijuana. If our federal government legalized marijuana, many Mexican cartels would lose business and this would potentially effect our economy and definitely effect Mexico's. This is just a speculation, I have no proof to back this idea, I just can't imagine why any government wouldn't want to control and tax Marijuana. It's a HUGE cash crop...perhaps it is more of a cash crop in it's illegal status.
A side thought. Many Marijuana enthusiast do not want medical or government controlled marijuana. Why? Quality.
Right now, the black market has created LEAPS AND BOUNDS in the growing process of Marijuana. Potentcy, taste, look and smell of the plant - simply due to lack of regulatory marketing. Whoever has better stuff, makes the most money. This kind of competition fuels better stuff.
It be nice if the cowards in office, T.Kulongoski and S.Adams, would do something more than "medical marijuana awareness month"...
As for the caller who said he smoked at a young age and it was detrimental. By the sound of his voice, I believe the individual has problems to begin with, possibly exacerbated by smoking Marijuana at an early age...but it would be the same had the individual started drinking at an early age.
I digress...I don't believe we will see anything progress regarding the legalization or decriminalization of Marijuana. It's sad, it's really a fun plant. :(
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