Wednesday, October 27, 2010

George Soros Wants More Americans High On Pot. I Wonder Why?

By George Soros
Our marijuana laws are clearly doing more harm than good. The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences.

Law enforcement agencies today spend many billions of taxpayer dollars annually trying to enforce this unenforceable prohibition. The roughly 750,000 arrests they make each year for possession of small amounts of marijuana represent more than 40% of all drug arrests.

Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually. It also would reduce the crime, violence and corruption associated with drug markets, and the violations of civil liberties and human rights that occur when large numbers of otherwise law-abiding citizens are subject to arrest. Police could focus on serious crime instead.                                                                                                                                                 Now normally I'm not for the legalization of marijuana for use other then medical. But Soros might be on to something here. If we legalize pot not only would we save a butt load of money but we would disarm the liberals of their violent ways. I don't think conservatives or moderates will be picking up pot any time soon for the most part. But the liberals will need some of this lethargic medicine after the beat down we give them over the next few years or so. But on a serious note I don't think legalized pot is a federal issue as much as state rights. The states all need to vote on these issues. If California wants to legalize it let them. I would suggest that we see what becomes of the state of California after it legalizes it and then judge. Legalizing pot is not something that should be taken easily. And the question still begs to be answered, why does one of the most influential men in the world care about legalizing marijuana? Soros doesn't do anything unless he has something to gain from it. What does George Soros have to gain by legalizing marijuana?


  1. Given his history, he'll probably short the Twinkie market.


  2. Maybe Soros will become a Farmer or bake cookies!

  3. HAHAHAHAHA Jim that was great.


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