i'd like to start off this thread with the question, "why is marijuana illegal" i have asked many people this, and ALL of them did not give a clear-cut answer, they gave me a bull**** answer. I googled it and found out a lot, about the racism and such invovled. Then after telling my cousin (smokes pot too, but wanted to debate someone) my findings, he told me it was a bias website. So then i did a little more googling and came upon this lovely article ! http://www.muhlenbergweekly.com/media/paper300/news/2004/10/07/Oped/Keep-Marijuana.Illegal-746131.shtml What I loved about this wonderful article is this quote: "NORML states that every year thousands of "innocent" productive members of society are put in jail for marijuana use. If they were really productive, functioning members of society who were upstanding and innocent, they would not be breaking the law." Basically, the author, Justine Springer, is saying anyone who smokes marijuana is bad and gulity. HM, let me think, who has smoked marijuana:: PRESIDENT BUSH ,AL GORE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, BILL CLINTON All of these succesful politicians have smoked marijuana at one point, they broke the law, yet they are still are able to function fine and are productive (except bush lol ) Now what also pissed me off was the next line: "If it is illegal, there is no reason why people should engage in smoking it; good citizens would stay away from the drug and refuse to break the law." Basically, this is implying, anything illegal should not be done. This is such BULL****, if this was successful then the african americans would still be sitting "in the back of the busses" Thanks for reading !