#1 Cash Crop...

@Chapman15 (1501)
United States
December 22, 2006 3:13am CST
I was just reading about how marijuana is now the number one cash crop in the US! It just overtook corn on to earn the top spot on the list. I still wonder why the government doesn't make it legal. Do they just like busting people and making them pay fines instead? I think that the government would make more off of taxing it!
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I agree, more revenue by taxing it. It's such a waste of tax payers money and time in our law enforcement and court systems. I think that it's just that the illegality of it is so engrained into society that if they legalized it, it would be like the government saying, "Ooops. Our bad." And you KNOW that ain't gonna happen. One thing, though, is that I think the American health may may suffer obesity due to the influx of junk food needs to satisfy "the munchies!" Aloha!
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
8 Jan 07
What about the cost of people getting into car accidents because they were driving while high, or the cost to companies in lost productivity because employees show up to work high or get high at lunch. I don't understand the argument that just because a program is costly, we should just give up on it. We spend a lot of money on trying to improve our schools and sometimes it seems we're not making progress, does that mean we should just stop spending the money and let schools fail? The same argument about pot could be made about illegal immigrants--'look at how much we're spending to stop them, and they're still getting in. Why not save the money and just let them all in?' The arugment just doesn't make sense to me.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Well, I don't think we're going to give up on Iraq, it seems the idea is to get more Iraqi troops trained more quickly, so that they can take over. Of course, if there's a lot of political pressure to get out regardless of if the country is stable first, that could change things.
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@Chapman15 (1501)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I guess only time will tell...
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
Difference of oppinion, beliefs, and will. why does the planters of this crop not think of, other crops to make profit? They will be helping the government rule.
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@Chapman15 (1501)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Well that's the thing. Since it's illegal they do it more because they can make a lot of money that they won't be taxed on! Plus, many of the growers could care less about the government!
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