Fire it UP! Marijuana…. Legal

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Fire it UP! Marijuana…. Legal

By no means am I saying or suggesting to smoke or to grow marijuana. The subject of should it become legal has been in the air for years. Well, should it?

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Times have changed with the use of marijuana. In California, the term “Medical Marijuana” is what the hot topic among users. It’s a Green Economy there; let me throw some numbers at you.

– Price of an ounce of weed in 1969 $25
– Current price of an ounce of the finest purp, $600
– Estimated number of medical -marijuana users in California- 300,000
– The number of states in which Marijuana is the top cash crop- 12
– California annual revenue of citrus industry – 1.2 Billion
– California annual revenue of weed industry- 14 Billion (remember this is only California)
– Total weight of all marijuana seized by DEA in 2009 – 3,285 Tons
– Total estimated street value of those seizures – 31.5 Billion
– Estimated annual cost of Marijuana prohibition to taxpayers $30-40 Billion – WOW!

Again, I ask should it be legal. Look at the cost to keep it off the street and which has become legal for medical use in some states. Is it a factor of whether or not it will make some law enforcement personnel unemployed?

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California and Michigan are the WEED states after 63% of the voters passed a medical law in Michigan in 2008. Allowing a patient with a valid “Doctors Note / Prescription” to grow their own up to 12 plants.

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Do you think it’s the answer to the drug problem in America, to make it legal? Will crime rise or fall?

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