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  1. Legalization of Marijuana

  2. Overview • Lowering of Crime • Economic Reasons • Safety • Other Drugs • People's Rights • Medical Benefits

  3. Facts about Marijuana • +200 different names • THC • From hemp plant

  4. Proposition 19 • Act to legalize marijuana • Treat like alcohol • Taxed • Did not pass

  5. Lowering of Crime • Street crimes • Lower crime rates • Selling price

  6. Terrorist and Drug Dealers • Stop drug wars • Take power away • Limit terrorism

  7. Law Enforcement • More time • Concentrate on serious crimes • Free up jails

  8. Revenue • $7 billion a year • $1.4 in California • America's cash crop

  9. Prohibition • $13 billion • Money and time • Jail space • 44,000 people

  10. Safety • Safe money • Government control • “lacing” • Drug dealers

  11. Tobacco • 400,000 people • Diseases and Cancer • Second hand smoke • Shortened life span

  12. Alcohol • 50,000 people • Drunk Driving • Disease and Cancers

  13. People's Rights • Life's little pleasures • America must embrace • Personal choice

  14. Medical Benefits • Aids many patients • Deal with pain • 15 states • Own industry

  15. Government says marijuana is harmful There has been no proven facts saying marijuana is harmful or has ever killed anyone. Contradicting Statements • Marijuana is a schedule 1 drug • “Gateway drug” • Cocaine is a schedule 2 drug

  16. Contradicting Statements (cont.) • Medical marijuana is legal in some states. • To the federal government it is illegal. • They can raid any medical marijuana facility because the federal government has control over states.

  17. Questions

  18. Pictures cited • http://thefreshscent.com/2006/12/08/california-judge-denies-pot-law-challenges/ • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marijuana.jpg • http://forum.grasscity.com/apprentice-tokers/256611-apprentice-tokers-guide-bud-quality-quantity-pieces-17.html • http://hashexpress.wordpress.com/proposition-19-facts/ • http://eastpdxnews.com/fire-and-police/police-team-continues-to-bag-drugs-guns-and-criminals • http://thetension.blogspot.com/2007/11/combat-camera-forces-find-terrorist.html/ • http://lonestarrising.blogspot.com/2009/03/former-colombian-drug-cartel-prosecutor.html • http://laist.com/2010/02/18/dea_la_city_attorneys_take_separate.php • http://www.legaljuice.com/index.html?page=9 • http://www.examiner.com/norml-in-madison/madison-marijuana-prohibition-related-robbery-reiterates-war-on-pot-a-counterproductive-fraud • http://igossip.com/gossip/kfc_marijuana_dispensary_1/878182 • http://startyourcollective.com • http://www.andrewparisi.com/tobacco/rs.html • http://dawnmwilliams.com/alcohol.html • http://www.antisoccermom.com/tag/thc/ • http://london.indymedia.org/articles/1448 • http://consciousreggae.org/category/news/marijuana-laws

  19. Works Cited • "About Marijuana - NORML." Marijuana Law Reform - NORML. Nov. 2010. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7305 >. • Amon, Jakuri. "Marijuana Legalization - The Facts of Proposition 19." Business Marketing Denver Colorado. 27 Aug. 2010. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://www.mmjbusiness.com/mmj-blog/bid/50509/Marijuana-Legalization-The-Facts-of-Proposition-19>. • "Basic Facts About Drugs: Marijuana." ACDE Home Page. 1999. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://www.acde.org/common/Marijana.htm>. • Drum, Kevin. "EBSCOhost: THE PATRIOT'S GUIDE TO LEGALIZATION." EBSCO Publishing Service Selection Page. July-Aug. 2009. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid=13&sid=0972f41d-7820-4bae-a589-3>. • McKinley, Jesse. "Strategizing Legalization’s Pros and Cons." Www.nytimes.com. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2010. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/24potside.html>. • Messerli, Joe Messerli. "BalancedPolitics.org - Legalization of Marijuana (Pros & Cons, Arguments For and Against)." BalancedPolitics.org - Free Balanced, Non-Partisan Discussion of Political & Social Issues for Debate (Pros and Cons - Decision Making Politics). Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://www.balancedpolitics.org/marijuana_legalization.htm>. • "NIDA - Publications - Marijuana: Facts for Teens." Marijuana: Facts for Teens. NIDA. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://www.nida.nih.gov/marijbroch/Marijteens.html>. • North American Industrial Hemp Council. "Hemp Facts." North American Industrial Hemp Council, Oct. 1997. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <http://naihc.org/hemp_information/hemp_facts.html>. • Super High Me. Dir. Michael Blieden. Perf. Doug Benson. Sixth Way Productions, 2008. DVD.