South Park and Marijuana

http://www.megavideo.com/v/Y510GXJI520643351c4982b51f8a042ffca0ac44

South Park shows how our government is ok with obesity in the country, than have a useful medical option to the the American public. This also shows the violent nature of the criminalization of a product can bring death and unhappiness to individuals.

You’ll also see that the history of marijuana’s criminalization is filled with:

  • Racism
  • Fear
  • Protection of Corporate Profits
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Ignorant, Incompetent, and/or Corrupt Legislators
  • Personal Career Advancement and Greed

These are the actual reasons marijuana is illegal.

People around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was wicked, evil and narcotic. He moved mountains to make it illegal worldwide. In the U.S., the struggle continues to this day to overcome the lies and misconceptions about marijuana that the government spent billions to spread.

Between 1937 and 1947, the government spent $220 million on the war against drugs. Between 1948 and 1963, the cost of this “war” on marijuana alone escalated to $1.5 billion. From 1964 to 1969 the government spent $9 billion on the war against marijuana, a price tag that continues to rise.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I definitely agree with your argumetn of this page. The government and media always have negative things to say about the marijuana, but nothing ever positive. Most of them never even tried it, but are so quick to judge.

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  2. I love how you incorporated south park in supporting your argument. It is funny but also serves a purpose to inform the public about this topic.

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