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Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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"When you buy and consume Marijuana you are supporting an industry of organized crime and death."

That is only because marijuana is illegal. Legalize it, and the industry of organized crime and death, at least as it pertains to marijuana, is completely eliminated. And oh yeah, once it's legalized, it can be taxed. And some of that money can be put into rehab centers, and education (regarding excesses with using said drug). Instead, it's illegal, and all the money is going into the "industry of organized crime and death".

Remember what prohibition did in the 20's? Same thing here.

" You think you are affecting no one, but in countries like Jamaica, where I just returned from, people die and suffer so Westerners with too much money and time on their hands can get high, eat cheetos and watch Super Troopers."

I like the last part of your sentence. ;-)

But again, if pot is legalized, places like Jamaica can become richer, and that money would not be going to organized crime.

It's really quite simple.

Disclaimer: I am not a marajuana usser nor do I ever plan on using it. I just know that prohibition does not work.

Edited 2009-03-24 19:52 UTC

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