Should Victimless Crimes be Decriminalized?

5년 전

One topic is to document the incredibly and insanely good, beautiful  medicinal MMJ of Southern California. Additionally some brief history  and politic of a multi -billion dollar plant and why it is targeted as a  detriment to society when it has soo many beneficial attributes.  The picture attached is a Silver Lemon Haze from San Diego.  Cannabis has been used medicinally for over 5000 years. In Ayurvedic  medicine bhang tea (cannabis tea) has been used to treat low digestion  strength, IBS, insomnia and muscle pain. In the mammalian brain  endocannabanoid (ECS) receptors are present. ECS is both in the  peripheral and central nervous system. For further direction and more in  depth about ECS see wikipedia linked here. Marijuana in Southern California (and many other US states) is an  anomaly as we have a plant that is punishable by fine or time in most of  the world, that is legalized for recreational use but somehow growers  and users can still be punished by fine or time in prison in California  (and other states).  The specifics of marijuana persecution have always  been a quandary for me personally as victim-less crimes make no moral  sense, at least to me. In fact, i personally think the victim is created  by the state with no accountability for action or  retribution by the  citizen. The state is victimizing the people. In reward, under  legalization the state receives 50% + taxes on a multi billion dollar  industry.

The medical marijuana movement has turned into another revenue stream  for a glutenous government that can not control its spending and now  seeks public approval for regulating a plant that was persecuted by them  as a victim less crime for decades.  Somehow in the media and by local politicians this unjustified tax  revenue is viewed as a good thing for society. I have a different  opinion on the matter. How is it justifiable that a government that  spent tens of billions of tax payer dollars on persecuting and punishing  a victim-less crime for decades is now a beneficiary of the industry  they so vehemently attacked? This makes no reasonable sense to me. Initially the pro marijuana movement was all about decriminalizing a  plant that had been irrationally persecuted. Somehow the movement was  co-opted in Northern California from a decriminalize movement to a  legalize movement. While the difference is not initially obvious under  review, the differences are drastic. I will attempt to surmise below.

A legalized Cannabis is a government regulated product subject to taxes,  prohibition and enforcement similar to alcohol, tobacco and firearms  ATF. Legalized Cannabis has become nothing more than government  permitted. This slides down the slippery slope of how legal things have  to be permitted and defines the difference between legal and  decriminalized. One you need permission for, one you dont.

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 Decriminalized Marijuana is just another plant in your garden. Not  subject to regulation, taxes, prohibition limitations and punishment.  Seems like this would be the natural solution to a victim less crime in a  reasonable world.  What do you think of the predicament we are in? Do  you have any stories or observations to add? Do you have some flower  pictures to share? Please upvote and comment to get this discussion  topic the attention that it deserves.  Voice Reason ~~ What are you thoughts on the topic of legal vs decriminalized? Have any pics or stories to share?

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