Why should there be so much time devoted towards legalizing marijuana? :leaving: There is so much being done against its mere existence that it really is a lost cause, a huge waste of time. A society where everyone is free to smoke a joint will be one full of stupidity. Ok so maybe some of the greatest pieces of literature, music and entertainment came from the influence of pot, but on the other hand there have been so many bad events, pain and turmoil brought about by marijuana conversely, that it is just not worth it. It is those bad effects that we do not always hear about, either that or when we do hear them we tend to shut them out of our minds and deny them. So in conclusion the few positive effects of recreational smoking just don't outweigh the negative. And consequently, I do not want to hear anymore about how pot allows us to relax, explore our minds and contribute to the creation of our most exceptional ideas. Get over it, if we, as a society cannot contribute to outstanding ideas and beliefs in a healthy way on our own, then we must be feeble and pathetically dependent. In the end I want us to take a good look at why we fight so strongly to legalize marijuana. Personally, I feel that there are soo many bigger issues threatening our world today that deserve our undivided attention. If we fight to legalize marijuana because we that suggest it is an invasion of personal freedoms, then ours hearts are not in the right place. There are people in our world today who's freedoms have been invaded so violently, so severely, that they wake up each day not knowing if they will live to see tomorrow. Now I'm not saying that marijuana is wicked or absolute belligerence, but in consideration to situations such as the malnourishment in Kenya, the persecution of Christians in Iran, the rapes and beatings of women of the Middle East, the genocide in Darfur, I hope that we all keep our priorities in perspective and consider those in pain and persecution before those ourselves or others who are simply uncomfortable. I know it seems impossible to help areas of the world so far from our own but if we keep our eyes open there are plenty of oppertunities for us to help. Even if it is simply buying a charity bracelet that states "Livestrong" we are helping those in need who need are contributions the most.