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Unformatted text preview: Marijuana is safer in a number of ways yet it is still illegal and alcohol is not. Today there are many consumers of Marijuana and since it is illegal there must be a network of criminals to distribute the drug to its users causing a burden on law enforcement. Back in the day of prohibition, alcohol was even more of a dilemma because it created gangsters and crime that is avoidable because it shouldve been a choice of the user. The same applies to marijuana today; our jails are filled with people selling and using marijuana yet it is not a violent crime or a crime against another person. Marijuana although viewed as a gateway drug could or could not be, it is all on a persons outlook. It is a way to relieve stress and can be used medicinally for health but most of all it is a right to citizens to use whatever substance they wish as long as they do it responsibly....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Gerghaty during the Spring '08 term at Longwood.
- Spring '08