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They Said it On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XXXII

Singer-songwriter and nine time Grammy award winner John Legend speaks good sense when it comes to marijuana, having said the following in a Huffington Post interview last year:

I think we need to legalize marijuana. There’s no good reason to continue prohibition, and we need to consider ending prohibition in general. I don’t know if prohibition has ever been an effective way of getting people not to use banned substances.

They find a way to use them, criminals find a way to sell them, and a lot of people get killed. A lot of communities get destroyed because of the black market that comes up, because people want something and they find a way to get it …

He’s got it right.

One response to “They Said it On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XXXII”

  1. I agree with Mr. Mayor. I believe marijuana should be legalized. It causes organized crime, but more importantly we could be making billions, if not trillions, of dollars in tax revenue if we were to legalize it. I think the government should understand that trying to fight the smoking of marijuana is going to cost them way too much money. If instead, they were to just legalize it and be able to tax it, they could make so much money in taxes.

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