Marijuana: Modest Proposal

As is well known, one of the most widely used illegal drugs in America is Marijuana. 70 million Americans over the age of 12 have used this horrible drug. More importantly, half of all youth under the age of 18 have smoked marijuana.

Aside from the fact that smoking “the reefer” probably won’t cause painful (or painless, for that matter) death to its users, it is a likely cause of a few high school dropouts, some thefts, mild laziness, sleeping in school, partying, having fun, sleeping in beds at night, and acting completely normal and socially acceptably in their daily lives. It will suffice to say that marijuana use among minors is very dangerous to America.

I am proposing a ...

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will be handed out, free of charge, and no record will be taken of the consumer.

Once someone under the age of eighteen spends a majority of their day smoking tobacco, they won’t have time to smoke “the green” anymore. They will easily make the move from marijuana to tobacco because “cancer sticks” give the user a kind of “need” to smoke again, whereas marijuana has been proven to do nothing of the sort, which is why it is so harmful to America.

Because of this proposal, the youth of America will no longer commit the unbelievably terrible crime of individually consuming about an average of a single gram of “Ganja” during the course of one week (For those who are less informed, the equivalent weight to one gram is an entire stick of chewing gum). Once this policy goes into effect, American youngsters will consume an average of six one-gram tobacco cigarettes in just one day, studies show, instead of a small bit of the “Horrible Herb”. No longer will they be spending ...

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Added: 5/8/2011 03:13:43 PM
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Category: Drugs & Alcohol
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