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The Following is Taken from : Hempster's Legalization Essay   ......

It is time to bring cannabis back to the American people, time to stop arresting citizens for their personal use of this plant. Statistically, another marijuana consumer is arrested every fifty-six seconds in America alone. Countless others lose their jobs to invasive drug testing, and still others are forced to endanger their health and safety in order to obtain medical marijuana. Several charts are included below, to illustrate the lack of logic inherent in continuing Marijuana Prohibition.
 
 

Laughlin 9 Number of American Deaths Nationwide Per Year From Drugs


                                                                    Number of Deaths Yearly

                     Tobacco............                                340,000 TO 450,000

                      Alcohol.................                                    150,000
                                                                            (not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders)

                      Aspirin....................                           180 to 1,000+
                                                                       (including deliberate overdoses)

                      Caffeine ................                             1,000 to 10,000
                                                         (from stress, ulcers and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.)

                      "Legal" drug overdoses...              14,000-27,000
                                                                           (deliberate or accidental, including from mixing with alcohol)

                       Illegal drug overdoses.....                 3,800-5,200

               Marijuana............................            0 !
 
 

Sources: world almanacs, life insurance actuarial (death) rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports. (Figures are for 1994 from the federal government's Bureau of Mortality Statistics and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, et al.- the last complete year on hand.) Laughlin 10 Average Length of United States Federal Sentences Assault: 3.2 years Manslaughter: 3.5 years Sex Offenses: 5.8 years Drug Offenses: 6.5 years Drug offenders currently make up 62 percent of the federal inmate population, up from 22 percent in 1980. Source: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1991, p. 532.


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