Are we ready to decriminalize or legalize pot?
September 27, 2013
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Because I don’t think society is better off when we sentence a 27-year-old man to 20 years because for possession of a 1/2-oz of marijuana. Not only does this destroy a life, it has ripples for society. It’s expensive. When he gets out of prison he’ll likely be dependent on social services for low-level sustenance (it’s near impossible to get a job with a record).
Portugal decriminalize all drugs 12 years ago and it’s working very well for them. Fear keeps us from doing the same thing. And, there are a lot of positive effects of the new policy.
The people we elected to Congress should do something about this, rather than spending time on a 21-hour rant about non-sense.