Monday, June 3, 2013

101 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana

1 Marijuana grows naturally. Making something that is natural illegal is unnatural.

2 Marijuana is discriminated against by legislators that are too scared of being referred to as a druggie. Legislators won’t stand up for what they believe in, only the self interest of the corporations they represent.

3 Marijuana does not cause death.

4 Marijuana’s active ingredient THC is less toxic than nicotine.

5 Marijuana is not addictive.

6 Marijuana can be used to make hemp and other products such as paper (no more tree chopping) clothing, and rope. We can also make marijuana oil which can be used as a renewable fuel.

7 Legalizing marijuana will cause a sudden drop in need for beer. Wine won’t be affected as much as beer. Beer consumption will plummet.

8 There are more people in jail for drugs then there are other criminals.

9 Marijuana is an issue of public health, not the police.

10 Billions of dollars are spent on the war on drugs each year. IT destroy families and ruins lives.


11 Marijuana being legal will cause a sudden drop in using other harder drugs such as methamphetamines, barbiturates, heroin, alcohol and cocaine.

12 Alcohol and cigarettes kill more people a year than war.

13 People still drink and smoke regardless of the warnings.

14 Teenagers and children are lied to about marijuana by uninformed uneducated parents and propaganda.

15 anti marijuana legislation and TV propaganda are funded by the lobbyists that have interest in alcohol and timber.

16 cultivating marijuana will cause a spike in economic growth for more and more plantations of marijuana.

17 the cultivation of marijuana will create jobs for low income families.

18 the price of marijuana will plummet form 100 an ounce to 5 dollars an ounce

19 The US government is losing billions in tax revenue.

20 The US has more people in prison than any other country

21 The US is a few trillion dollars in debt

22 Marijuana can help HIV victims eat and sleep.

23 Marijuana can reverse the effects of crystal meth by making the person hungry and tired.

24 Marijuana does not impair your ability to drive as much as alcohol, however operating machinery driving and using power tools isn’t a good idea while using the plant.

25 Congress was lied to by yellow journalism

26 Marijuana is legal in Amsterdam and is on the way of being legal in Canada. Both countries have far less crime than the US.

27 Marijuana can be fermented into alcohol which burns cleaner than oil.

28 Africa can be the world’s largest supplier of hemp.

29 The US can spend the tax dollars generated by marijuana to fund a universal public health care system

30 Treatment of marijuana should increase instead of sending people to jail.

31 Mandatory minimum sentences should be outlawed. MMS only hurt the innocent while protecting the self interest of corporations.

32 Marijuana grows in the privacy of peoples homes ?

33 Marijuana’s fibers are an economical god send.

34 Because it's our right. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights written in the declaration of Independence.

35 Marijuana is not a gateway drug.

36 Marijuana does not cause cancer

37 Tobacco users will still get their nicotine from cigarettes.

38 By definition, Nicotine, Aspirin, Alcohol and THC are drugs. There are more drug users then there are non drug users.
39 Marijuana and alcohol cause short term memory loss. Alcohol destroys your liver, THC doesn’t.

40 Marijuana can be used to help alleviate pain and suffering humanely.

41 People who don’t want marijuana legal have a drug of choice.

42 Crime rates in countries where marijuana is legal is significantly lower than in the U.S.A

43 Marijuana effectively treats the symptoms of many serious illnesses like cancer & glaucoma.

44 Your teen has a better chance of dieing from alcohol or becoming pregnant then they do messing up their lives form marijuana.

45 using marijuana does not support terrorism.


46 Jamestown, Virginia had a law enacted stating that framers shall produce marijuana and sow the seeds everywhere.

47 Jamestown, Virginia was created 20 years before the Puritans sailed to New England.

48 It is human nature to seek pleasure.

49 There are more people using marijuana than people know.

50 Marijuana is used in world religions. 

51 Even if the government taxed it at a high rate it would still be much cheaper than its black market value today.

52 It is a plant. It is no more harmful than dandelions.

53 There are anti marijuana commercials but never commercials for anti drinking nor are their commercials for anti cocaine.

54 Cigarette companies are putting more nicotine in their products since more and more people are being killed and are quitting.

55 It cost more to smoke cigarettes than it does to smoke marijuana.

56 Marijuana can cure insomnia.

57 Marijuana does not kill brain cells, it only blocks receptors.

58 Legalizing Marijuana would actually make our streets safer.

59 Marijuana does not lower your immune system.

60 Marijuana smoke isn’t as bad as Cigarette smoke. Cigarettes have more carcinogens.

61 You can not overdose on marijuana.

62 Marijuana does not make you lazy

63 It is rare to cause toxic psychosis, but this is rare and usual stops in an hour or so.

64 Marijuana has the same potency as it does in the 60’s

65 There is no supporting evidence to date that shows drug prevention is working. So far it seems to only increase curiosity.

66 Marijuana increases heart rate and blood pressure more than cigarettes do. This is true. It doesn’t harden arteries like cigarettes however.

67 Marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional.

68 Marijuana seeds contains one of the highest sources of protein in nature.

69 Your parents probably tried marijuana!

70 So did your grandparents!


71 According to the NIDA, 1 in 6 10th grades use marijuana, 1 in 4 seniors of high schoolers use marijuana.

72 Marijuana smokers normally hang out with other smokers. People pay a premium and party; the owners collect the benefits and have a great time. This is normal.

73 Law enforcement could focus on real crimes such as violence.

74 Marijuana can grow in most climates.

75 Marijuana inspires painters to pain, writers to write, and musicians to music… or sing.

76 Marijuana is fibrous meaning that its fibers can be used to manufacture textiles.

77 There are patented machines that were designed to cultivate hemp which now remain useless since they are obsolete.

78 Marijuana will make the US less materialistic.

79 Marijuana is biodegradable.

80 Marijuana is a renewable resource that can help us prevent global warming.

81 Marijuana, if legal, will create a less of demand for harder drugs, thus eliminating cocaine.

82 With a nationwide health care plan, and marijuana being legal, GSK and other pharmaceutical monopolies will lose billions!

83 Marijuana can eliminate hostility in aggressive people. 

84 Psychologists could study deeper human motives while the patient was high on marijuana. This has since been stopped since the marijuana ban.

85 The US government could have an economic overhaul if they legalized marijuana.

86 how can people criticize something they never tried?

87 Marijuana can create an agriculture spike in demand for labor, thus allowing more jobs for immigrants. 

88 Indoor growth in peoples houses will stop since technically it is not worth growing indoors if it were legal.

89 The price of marijuana will drop allowing drug dealers to do something else.

90 It can be used to create fiberboard which is stronger and lighter than wood.

91 With the sudden drop in people in jail for non-violent crimes will cause states to have more revenue since they don’t have to pay to keep innocent people in jail.

92 the extra funding grated to states will allow for increase treatment for addiction to harder drugs.

93 If legalized marijuana will become the drug of choice over Cigarettes and alcohol.

94 States with the extra revenue can place more funding into schools telling people not to do drugs.

95 Job training can be provided to low income families with zero expense to the tax payers. All funded by the taxation of marijuana.

96 States can make legislation stating that cultivation of marijuana should be regulated with a license to grow. Licenses will allow people to pay taxes on the marijuana they produce.

97 Tax stamps can also produce revenue on states that are too large or to populated to regulate cultivation.

98 Marijuana is an excellent party drug. For thousands of years mankind used marijuana as an intoxicant.

99 There are over 1 million arrests a year for the possession of Marijuana.

100 Marijuana is the only drug that, if made stronger, still can not kill you.

101 Marijuana can create stronger family ties by relieving stress form the work environment.

Discovered Underwater Cities Around the World

The ancient sunken city of Alexandria, Egypt.
Alexandria, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria (city of Alexander the Great). Historians believe the site was submerged 1500 years ago by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of Cleopatra’s palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. The Egyptian Government plans to create an underwatermuseum and hold tours of the site.

In the Bay of Cambay, India.
The Bay of Cambay was discovered by marine scientists in early 2002. The city is located 120 feet underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India. The city is five miles long and two miles wide, carbon dating estimates the site to be a whopping 9,500 years old, and, more amazingly, architectural and human remains are still intact. The discovery astounded scientists because it predates all other finds in the area by 5,000 years, suggesting a much longer history of the civilization than was first assumed. Marine scientists used sonar images and sum-bottom profiling to locate the lost ruins and it is believed the area was submerged when the ice caps melted in the last Ice Age. The Indian nationals have dubbed the find ‘Dwarka’ (The Golden City) in honor of ancient submerged city said to belong to Hindu god, Krishna.

Yonaguni-Jima, Japan – the Japanese Atlantis.
Some 68 miles past the east coast of Taiwan, off the coast of Yonaguni Islands, a sunken ruin was discovered by a sport diver, in 1995. The ruins are estimated to be around 8,000 years old. It is still unclear which missing city they made up. The most spectacular discovery amongst the submerged ruins is a large pyramid structure, finely designed archways resembling the Inca civilization, staircases and hallways, and carved stones. Controversies have arisen around this mysterious pyramid since it seems the carvings have been made right out of bedrock in a teraforming process using tools previously thought unavailable to ancient cultures of the region.

Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, China.
Qiandao Lake (千島湖, lake of a thousand islands) is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, Zhejiang, China, formed since the completion of the Xinanjiang hydroelectric station. There are 1,078 large islands in the lake and a few thousand smaller ones. It covers an area of 573 km² and has a storage capacity of 17.8 km³. The total area of the islands in the lake is about 86 km².
According to historical records, the 2 ancient cities were called Chun’an and Sui’an which were built in A.D.208. At the foot of the Wu Shi mountain (Five Lion Mountain) lays an ancient city known as Shi Cheng (Lions City), built in Dong Han period (25 – 200), first was setup as county in 208, it was named “Lion City” because of the Five Lion Mountain that sits just behind the city. Flooded in September 1959 for the Xin Anjiang Dam project, the city remains undisturbed from the surface at a depth of 26-40m. The two ancient cities had ever been the vital communication lines for the business men to launch out since the Han and Tang Dynasty. The supernatural workmanship of architecture there is a real mystery.

Havana, Cuba
A team of scientists continues to explore megalithic ruins found in the Yucatan Channel near Cuba. They have found evidence of an extensive urban environment stretching for miles along the ocean shore. Some believe that the civilization that inhabited these predates all known ancient American cultures. So far, only computer models of this mysteriousunderwater city exist.

Pavlopetri, Greece
The city of Pavlopetri, underwater off the coast of southern Laconia in Peloponnese, Greece, is about 5,000 years old, and is the oldest submerged archeological town site. Pavlopetri submerged town is located between the Pavlopetri islet across the Elafonisos village and the Pounta coast. The coast, the archeological site as well as the islet and the surrounding sea area are within the region of the Elafonisos Municipality, the old “Onou Gnathos” peninsula (according to Pausanias). It is unique in having an almost complete town plan, including streets, buildings, and tombs.
It was discovered in 1967 by Nicholas Flemming and mapped in 1968 by a team of archaeologists from Cambridge.
It has at least 15 buildings submerged in 3 to 4 metres (9.8–13 ft) of water. The newest discoveries in 2009 alone cover 9,000 m2. Earlier, the ruins were dated to the Mycenaean period, 1600-1100 BC. Later studies showed an older occupation date starting no later than 2800 BC, so it also includes early Bronze Age middle Minoan and transitional material. It is now believed that the town was submerged around 1000 BC by the first of three earthquakes that the area suffered. The city of Pavlopetri is part of the underwater cultural heritage as defined by the UNESCO in the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Baiae and Portus Julius, Italy
Baiae was an ancient Roman town overlooking the Bay of Naples, where rich Romans and emperors whiled away their time in their villas. It was also connected to the Roman Empire’s biggest naval base, Portus Julius. However, the town and port were built on a tract of volcanic land, the activity of which is said to have caused the structure to collapse into the ocean.

Port Royal, Jamaica
Once known as the ‘Wickedest City on Earth,’ Port Royal on the island of Jamaica was one of the largest towns in the English colonies during the late 17th century. It was a haven for privateers and pirates, such as the famed Sir Henry Morgan, due to its excellent geographic location in the middle of the Caribbean. From Port Royal, these buccaneers preyed upon and plundered the heavily laden treasure fleets departing from the Spanish Main. Unfortunately, the glory of Port Royal was short-lived. On the morning of June 7th, 1692, a massive earthquake hit Jamaica. The tremors rocked the sandy peninsula on which the town was built, causing buildings to slide and disappear beneath the sea. An estimated 2000 Port Royalists were killed immediately in the disaster. Many more perished from injuries and disease in the following days.

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