Here Are Some Great Non-Medical Reasons To Legalize Weed

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Duuude indeed. Did you know they're thinking about decriminalizing public displays of just less than one ounce of weed? That doesn't mean you can smoke in public, but it means that getting caught with a little pot wouldn't result in a criminal record.

It's unclear, however, whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed reform will get legislative backing. (Remember that New York won't even say 'OK' to medical marijuana, despite the well publicized plea of Judge Gustin L. Reichbach, who uses weed for relief from cancer symptoms.)

There are lots of serious reasons for drug policy reform. Aside from these civil and human rights arguments, there are also lots of less serious -- yet completely valid -- reasons. Click here for our list!

In no particular order...

More Fun Than Bath Salts

And they won't turn you into a cannibal!

Chris Farley Movie Marathon on Comedy Central

Well, what else are you going to do during the commercial breaks that happen every four minutes?

Life-or-Death Chipotle Burrito Eating Contest

This chain knows how to turn one of the world's best foods -- these things were totally growing on trees in Eden or something -- into drab, bland, flavorless cylinders of over-processed carbs. The only way to competitively eat them -- even in a Jean-Claude Van Damme-type deathmatch -- would be drug-induced hunger.

Shark Week

Did you know that sharks don't have any bones? They're made entirely out of cartilage! They have rows and rows of teeth! They have to keep moving even while they sleep! Did you care? Of course not. Sharks suck and so does Shark Week, so if you're enduring it for whatever reason, you need to be under the influence of something mind-numbing.

Couples Yoga

C'mon: Nobody is that in love.

Road House

The taglines for this 1989 movie, starring Patrick Swayze, say it all: "The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty;" "Dalton lives like a loner, fights like a professional. And loves like there's no tomorrow;" and "Dalton's the best bouncer in the business. His nights are filled with fast action, hot music and beautiful women. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it."

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March of the Penguins

Never trust a flightless bird. Smoke to cope with this sad fact about the animal world.

Boredom

Come to think, all the others can probably included under this one...

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Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

  Marijuana is the safest drug with actual benefits for the user as opposed to alcohol which is dangerous, causes addiction, birth defects, and affects literally every organ in the body.  Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws.  I drew up a very cool poster featuring Uncle Willie Nelson and The Teapot Party for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html  Drop in and let me know what you think!

Victoriabekiempis
Victoriabekiempis

Hey! Thank you so much for the feedback. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you know of anything cool, or if anything interests you. I get a lot of ideas just talking to people, and I bet you have some cool stuff to add to the discussion! Thanks again and have a great night! --Vic

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