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Going Green

GOING GREEN LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IS THE BEST THING FOR AMERICA ... .. ... STUDIES SHOW THAT ... 55% of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized. ... .. .. . • . ONLY 16 STATES PERMIT EXCEPTIONS FOR MEDICAL USAGE Legalizing marijuana would bolster a floundering Marijuana is the greatest revenue producer of all agricultural products grown in the US. Annual haul: economy. $36 BILLION Cannabis is the Top Cash Crop in: 12 STATES Our number one crop is unregulated and untaxed. Prohibition costs the US • 30 STATES $7.7 Billion a year. Тор Зrd Cash Crop: Top 5th Cash Crop: 39 STATES IF LEGALIZED THE U.S. WOULD: SAVE $7.7 BILLION GAIN $6.2 BILLION GAIN Ş7 BILLION on prohibitions costs. on cannabis coffee shops, natural medpot products, industrial hemp products. on marijuana tax revenues. For a total gain of $20.9 Billion per year on top of the industry's current worth. Since the war on drugs began in 1969: The US spent $33 Billion in JUST SAY NO style But high school students use illegal drugs in 2012 as messages to youth. much as in 1970. 12TH GRADE DRUG USAGE 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% "75 "80 '85 "90 '95 "00 "05 $121 Billion spent to arrest more than 37 Million nonviolent drug offenders. About 10 Million arrested for possession of marijuana. $450 Billion to lock those people up in federal prisons alone. On average, half of all federal prisoners in the US are serving sentences for drug offenses. Last year in the war on drugs: 853,000 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED for marijuana-related violations. Of those arrests: 103,000 WERE FOR SALE OR MANUFACTURE of marijuana 750,000 WERE FOR SIMPLE POSSESSION. But what about America's kids? Of 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana, decrease in teen marijuana use from 1999 to 2006. 8 saw a A study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that: 40% OF TEENS COULD GET MARIJUANA WITHIN A DAY 25% SAID THEY COULD GET IT WITHIN AN HOUR Teens between the ages of 12 and 17 say it's easier to get marijuana than buy cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs. Legal, regulated substances are more difficult to obtain than illegal ones. Created by OnlineParalegalPrograms.com Sources http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/08/most_americans_want_to_legalize_marijuana_new_poll.php http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=103224933 http://www.cnbc.com/id/36201668/Legalization_Will_Reduce_Crime_Free_Up_Police_Resources http://cannagraphic.com/politics/10-litle-known-facts-in-the-medical-marijuana-debate-infographic/ http://thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2011/05/ http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/15/world/mexico-drug-war-essay/index.html http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/28/study-says-its-easier-for-teens-to-buy-marijuana-than-beer/ "The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions". CNN News. January 20, 2012 BY NO NO THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE GOING GREEN LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IS THE BEST THING FOR AMERICA ... .. ... STUDIES SHOW THAT ... 55% of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized. ... .. .. . • . ONLY 16 STATES PERMIT EXCEPTIONS FOR MEDICAL USAGE Legalizing marijuana would bolster a floundering Marijuana is the greatest revenue producer of all agricultural products grown in the US. Annual haul: economy. $36 BILLION Cannabis is the Top Cash Crop in: 12 STATES Our number one crop is unregulated and untaxed. Prohibition costs the US • 30 STATES $7.7 Billion a year. Тор Зrd Cash Crop: Top 5th Cash Crop: 39 STATES IF LEGALIZED THE U.S. WOULD: SAVE $7.7 BILLION GAIN $6.2 BILLION GAIN Ş7 BILLION on prohibitions costs. on cannabis coffee shops, natural medpot products, industrial hemp products. on marijuana tax revenues. For a total gain of $20.9 Billion per year on top of the industry's current worth. Since the war on drugs began in 1969: The US spent $33 Billion in JUST SAY NO style But high school students use illegal drugs in 2012 as messages to youth. much as in 1970. 12TH GRADE DRUG USAGE 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% "75 "80 '85 "90 '95 "00 "05 $121 Billion spent to arrest more than 37 Million nonviolent drug offenders. About 10 Million arrested for possession of marijuana. $450 Billion to lock those people up in federal prisons alone. On average, half of all federal prisoners in the US are serving sentences for drug offenses. Last year in the war on drugs: 853,000 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED for marijuana-related violations. Of those arrests: 103,000 WERE FOR SALE OR MANUFACTURE of marijuana 750,000 WERE FOR SIMPLE POSSESSION. But what about America's kids? Of 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana, decrease in teen marijuana use from 1999 to 2006. 8 saw a A study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that: 40% OF TEENS COULD GET MARIJUANA WITHIN A DAY 25% SAID THEY COULD GET IT WITHIN AN HOUR Teens between the ages of 12 and 17 say it's easier to get marijuana than buy cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs. Legal, regulated substances are more difficult to obtain than illegal ones. Created by OnlineParalegalPrograms.com Sources http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/08/most_americans_want_to_legalize_marijuana_new_poll.php http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=103224933 http://www.cnbc.com/id/36201668/Legalization_Will_Reduce_Crime_Free_Up_Police_Resources http://cannagraphic.com/politics/10-litle-known-facts-in-the-medical-marijuana-debate-infographic/ http://thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2011/05/ http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/15/world/mexico-drug-war-essay/index.html http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/28/study-says-its-easier-for-teens-to-buy-marijuana-than-beer/ "The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions". CNN News. January 20, 2012 BY NO NO THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE GOING GREEN LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IS THE BEST THING FOR AMERICA ... .. ... STUDIES SHOW THAT ... 55% of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized. ... .. .. . • . ONLY 16 STATES PERMIT EXCEPTIONS FOR MEDICAL USAGE Legalizing marijuana would bolster a floundering Marijuana is the greatest revenue producer of all agricultural products grown in the US. Annual haul: economy. $36 BILLION Cannabis is the Top Cash Crop in: 12 STATES Our number one crop is unregulated and untaxed. Prohibition costs the US • 30 STATES $7.7 Billion a year. Тор Зrd Cash Crop: Top 5th Cash Crop: 39 STATES IF LEGALIZED THE U.S. WOULD: SAVE $7.7 BILLION GAIN $6.2 BILLION GAIN Ş7 BILLION on prohibitions costs. on cannabis coffee shops, natural medpot products, industrial hemp products. on marijuana tax revenues. For a total gain of $20.9 Billion per year on top of the industry's current worth. Since the war on drugs began in 1969: The US spent $33 Billion in JUST SAY NO style But high school students use illegal drugs in 2012 as messages to youth. much as in 1970. 12TH GRADE DRUG USAGE 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% "75 "80 '85 "90 '95 "00 "05 $121 Billion spent to arrest more than 37 Million nonviolent drug offenders. About 10 Million arrested for possession of marijuana. $450 Billion to lock those people up in federal prisons alone. On average, half of all federal prisoners in the US are serving sentences for drug offenses. Last year in the war on drugs: 853,000 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED for marijuana-related violations. Of those arrests: 103,000 WERE FOR SALE OR MANUFACTURE of marijuana 750,000 WERE FOR SIMPLE POSSESSION. But what about America's kids? Of 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana, decrease in teen marijuana use from 1999 to 2006. 8 saw a A study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that: 40% OF TEENS COULD GET MARIJUANA WITHIN A DAY 25% SAID THEY COULD GET IT WITHIN AN HOUR Teens between the ages of 12 and 17 say it's easier to get marijuana than buy cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs. Legal, regulated substances are more difficult to obtain than illegal ones. Created by OnlineParalegalPrograms.com Sources http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/08/most_americans_want_to_legalize_marijuana_new_poll.php http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=103224933 http://www.cnbc.com/id/36201668/Legalization_Will_Reduce_Crime_Free_Up_Police_Resources http://cannagraphic.com/politics/10-litle-known-facts-in-the-medical-marijuana-debate-infographic/ http://thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2011/05/ http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/15/world/mexico-drug-war-essay/index.html http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/28/study-says-its-easier-for-teens-to-buy-marijuana-than-beer/ "The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions". CNN News. January 20, 2012 BY NO NO THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE GOING GREEN LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IS THE BEST THING FOR AMERICA ... .. ... STUDIES SHOW THAT ... 55% of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized. ... .. .. . • . ONLY 16 STATES PERMIT EXCEPTIONS FOR MEDICAL USAGE Legalizing marijuana would bolster a floundering Marijuana is the greatest revenue producer of all agricultural products grown in the US. Annual haul: economy. $36 BILLION Cannabis is the Top Cash Crop in: 12 STATES Our number one crop is unregulated and untaxed. Prohibition costs the US • 30 STATES $7.7 Billion a year. Тор Зrd Cash Crop: Top 5th Cash Crop: 39 STATES IF LEGALIZED THE U.S. WOULD: SAVE $7.7 BILLION GAIN $6.2 BILLION GAIN Ş7 BILLION on prohibitions costs. on cannabis coffee shops, natural medpot products, industrial hemp products. on marijuana tax revenues. For a total gain of $20.9 Billion per year on top of the industry's current worth. Since the war on drugs began in 1969: The US spent $33 Billion in JUST SAY NO style But high school students use illegal drugs in 2012 as messages to youth. much as in 1970. 12TH GRADE DRUG USAGE 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% "75 "80 '85 "90 '95 "00 "05 $121 Billion spent to arrest more than 37 Million nonviolent drug offenders. About 10 Million arrested for possession of marijuana. $450 Billion to lock those people up in federal prisons alone. On average, half of all federal prisoners in the US are serving sentences for drug offenses. Last year in the war on drugs: 853,000 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED for marijuana-related violations. Of those arrests: 103,000 WERE FOR SALE OR MANUFACTURE of marijuana 750,000 WERE FOR SIMPLE POSSESSION. But what about America's kids? Of 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana, decrease in teen marijuana use from 1999 to 2006. 8 saw a A study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that: 40% OF TEENS COULD GET MARIJUANA WITHIN A DAY 25% SAID THEY COULD GET IT WITHIN AN HOUR Teens between the ages of 12 and 17 say it's easier to get marijuana than buy cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs. Legal, regulated substances are more difficult to obtain than illegal ones. Created by OnlineParalegalPrograms.com Sources http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/08/most_americans_want_to_legalize_marijuana_new_poll.php http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=103224933 http://www.cnbc.com/id/36201668/Legalization_Will_Reduce_Crime_Free_Up_Police_Resources http://cannagraphic.com/politics/10-litle-known-facts-in-the-medical-marijuana-debate-infographic/ http://thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2011/05/ http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/15/world/mexico-drug-war-essay/index.html http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/28/study-says-its-easier-for-teens-to-buy-marijuana-than-beer/ "The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions". CNN News. January 20, 2012 BY NO NO THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE GOING GREEN LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IS THE BEST THING FOR AMERICA ... .. ... STUDIES SHOW THAT ... 55% of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized. ... .. .. . • . ONLY 16 STATES PERMIT EXCEPTIONS FOR MEDICAL USAGE Legalizing marijuana would bolster a floundering Marijuana is the greatest revenue producer of all agricultural products grown in the US. Annual haul: economy. $36 BILLION Cannabis is the Top Cash Crop in: 12 STATES Our number one crop is unregulated and untaxed. Prohibition costs the US • 30 STATES $7.7 Billion a year. Тор Зrd Cash Crop: Top 5th Cash Crop: 39 STATES IF LEGALIZED THE U.S. WOULD: SAVE $7.7 BILLION GAIN $6.2 BILLION GAIN Ş7 BILLION on prohibitions costs. on cannabis coffee shops, natural medpot products, industrial hemp products. on marijuana tax revenues. For a total gain of $20.9 Billion per year on top of the industry's current worth. Since the war on drugs began in 1969: The US spent $33 Billion in JUST SAY NO style But high school students use illegal drugs in 2012 as messages to youth. much as in 1970. 12TH GRADE DRUG USAGE 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% "75 "80 '85 "90 '95 "00 "05 $121 Billion spent to arrest more than 37 Million nonviolent drug offenders. About 10 Million arrested for possession of marijuana. $450 Billion to lock those people up in federal prisons alone. On average, half of all federal prisoners in the US are serving sentences for drug offenses. Last year in the war on drugs: 853,000 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED for marijuana-related violations. Of those arrests: 103,000 WERE FOR SALE OR MANUFACTURE of marijuana 750,000 WERE FOR SIMPLE POSSESSION. But what about America's kids? Of 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana, decrease in teen marijuana use from 1999 to 2006. 8 saw a A study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that: 40% OF TEENS COULD GET MARIJUANA WITHIN A DAY 25% SAID THEY COULD GET IT WITHIN AN HOUR Teens between the ages of 12 and 17 say it's easier to get marijuana than buy cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs. Legal, regulated substances are more difficult to obtain than illegal ones. Created by OnlineParalegalPrograms.com Sources http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/08/most_americans_want_to_legalize_marijuana_new_poll.php http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=103224933 http://www.cnbc.com/id/36201668/Legalization_Will_Reduce_Crime_Free_Up_Police_Resources http://cannagraphic.com/politics/10-litle-known-facts-in-the-medical-marijuana-debate-infographic/ http://thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/2011/05/ http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/15/world/mexico-drug-war-essay/index.html http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/28/study-says-its-easier-for-teens-to-buy-marijuana-than-beer/ "The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions". CNN News. January 20, 2012 BY NO NO THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE

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853,00 people were arrested last year for Marijuana related crimes. What’s alarming about this number is only 103,000 were for sale or manufacturing of the crop. The other 750,000 were for possessio...

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