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Re: “Elected officials say it's time for Illinois to move toward legalizing marijuana

Oh and IAC... That was the stupidest change of subject and pointless comment I've seen in my life

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Posted by wreddin2 on 07/26/2014 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Elected officials say it's time for Illinois to move toward legalizing marijuana

Legalizing the recreational use of cannabis is one of the most benifitial decision the city of Chicago could make at this time.
The first and primary reason it would be so benifitial to the city as the potentilla taxes of the product. Chicago is freaking broke, this could substantially change that.
The second reason is a new job industry. Legalizing marijuana for recreational use would lead to the setup of state operated dispensaries. Dispite some peoples view on this you cannot deny that new businesses need new employees. Although it would not give someone a career, it will give people that previously could not find a honest job good money and a start to a career.
The third reason, although medical marijuana is legal and mildly in effect in Illinois cannibis has other benifitial proporties that cannot be employed legally now. For instance, eating disorders, as most of you know weed gives people the munchies, certain strains more than others. This could seriously benefit people with eating disorders because not only will it make them hungry but most eating disorders are caused by a low self esteem and depression. Marijuana also can make people happy and care less about what others think. Another example, insomnia, it is illegal to smoke weed just for being an insomniac. This is not really an applicable treatment some might say, well what is? Saraquil? (A common prescription sleeping med) seriously? In higher doses saraquil is also an antipsychotic. I don't know about you but I would much rather smoke weed.
Also although this has not yet been proven scientifically but it is rumored that weed could be a cure for cancer, or have a positive effect on the tumors. Even if it has not been tested if this rumor has any shred of truth in it we shouldn't look over marijuana as a cure just because it is frowned appon in society.
Overall: weed has so many benifitial factors for both individuals and the city of Chicago why are we keeping it illegal? LEGALIZE!!!!

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Posted by wreddin2 on 07/26/2014 at 8:48 PM

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