Maybe you're not, but your government officials, and people with money, are. Tomorrow is election day and after talking to my boyfriend it has become clear to us how important this election truly is. Prop 19 may or may not pass, which means marijuana may become LEGAL in California.
If you haven't realized by now, I am totally for it. If you are against it, it may be because you don't know the facts. There will be CHANGE in our world when people start getting high. No, people won't be dying more. If you didn't know, not one person has died from marijuana use. People with diseases smoke marijuana and feel better. I couldn't say that for cigarettes or alcohol. Not that I'm saying we should all drive high. It obviously affects us, but it's a good affect. It's like this: alcohol affects the body - your mind is gone, you are unaware, you want to eat, sleep, have sex - it's all about the body. Marijuana is about the mind. People start THINKING when they're high. And if you get people thinking, things start CHANGING.
Why do you think it was banned in the first place? Because in the 60's/70's people were protesting! People getting drafted were burning their cards to not go to Vietnam. People were realizing how much the government HIDES and DECEIVES us. When you think about today, what really happened during 9/11? (obviously it was about oil.) Have they ever admitted what those bombs were doing down in the basement, or HOW they got there? Do you realize we've been at war for 9 years? In fact, we've been in the middle eastern cities since the 70s. It's all about oil, all about money. Why aren't we protesting about that? Why aren't we talking about it? We've been lied to, but no one thinks about it. Because we go about our day, doing our daily routines of getting work done and it becomes "NORMAL" that our army, our people, are in another country fighting for a "good cause."
The whole world is watching California. If it becomes legal here, 12 billion dollars is already going to be given for businesses to start up. We'll stop putting billions of dollars into fighting it. Other states and countries will see how much money we're making (because that's all they care about) and they too will want it to be legalized. Everything we make will be out of hemp, no more cotton! Which lasts longer by the way. Politics, and the way our country is being run will definitely change.
What about the kids? EDUCATE them. Do you realize because people started educating high school students about drunk driving there has been a LESS percentage? Or even when seat-belts first came out and people started becoming educated about that; there were less accidents. Also if it becomes legal, kids will have a harder time getting ahold of it.
Every thing's going to change, whether you like it or not. Maybe it won't pass tomorrow, but people are going to get mad and it soon WILL become legal in my lifetime.