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Let’s talk about ‘the weed’

“F**** it, I quit”

Shocked

What a way to leave a job, huh? That is exactly what former KTVA reporter Charlene Ebge, aka ‘Charlo Greene,’ said on air last week.

Charlo lives in Anchorage, Ak. She is the current owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, a group working towards “freedom and fairness” for marijuana users.

Smoker

Alaska won’t be alone when it votes on legalizing marijuana in the upcoming election. Oregon and D.C. will also vote on full legalization, and Florida will vote on the legalization of medicinal marijuana. California will vote on lessening the repercussions of lower-level marijuana-related crime, like simple possession.

Pots

Now what’s the big idea behind pot? I can’t really tell you. But, I can tell you people either love it or hate it, and here is why:

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According to Business Insider, marijuana can stop cancer cells from spreading. It can also decrease anxiety and slow the progress of alzheimer’s. Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said, “The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS.”

Toasted

The most popular cons are not so health-conscious, but rather more concerned with safety. The biggest is the fear of possible vehicle accident increase if marijuana were federally legalized. Since there is not yet a way to test someone for marijuana without giving them a blood test, it would be difficult to give people DUIs for weed.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is one of the biggest names in the politics that are against the War on Drugs. Paul wants to end the pot prohibition as part of his ‘anti-big government’ movement.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said he believes that if someone wants to use marijuana recreationally, that should be their choice.

If passed, states could make up to $500,000,000 in tax revenue.

What do you think? Should we #LegalizeIt? Leave me a comment.

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