Wednesday, July 6, 2011

US spends billions every year prosecuting marijuana violations while economy tanks

and millions of Americans are losing their jobs and struggling just to survive. 
Meanwhile, the federal government continues to spend billions of taxpayer dollars every year to fight its endless "War on Drugs," which includes spending about $7.7 billion a year just on enforcing marijuana laws, and preventing sick and injured patients from accessing this natural, side effect-free treatment for their ailments.

Despite numerous recent cases of relaxed or reneged marijuana laws in various US states, 
the federal government's attitude towards the plant remains the same. 
It considers marijuana to be a dangerous street drug along the lines of cocaine and heroin, 
despite the fact that it is safer than prescription drugs, and provides natural relief for pain and illness without devastating side effects.

"Without [marijuana], 
I would be living on morphine and other horrible drugs. 
I couldn't do that to my family,"
- Marcy Dolin, California resident suffering from multiple sclerosis

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