The reason the government hates marijuana is because they know that it : a) MONEY RELATED ...is not part of any pharmaceutical company that makes money so there is less circulation of money and... aw the rich people wont be richer. if they have the whole job producing argument: I think hemp labs and hemp distributing and hemp transporting and all that qualifies as new way of making more jobs. b) HELPS PEOPLE FUNCTION MORE people who usually smoke and drink are good people who have had a lot of bad stuff happen to them but they know what society is turning into and it makes those people turn to drinking because it is legal: but then people drive drunk and get caught, people die from drinking too: which makes me think that the government is just 'putting them in their place' so they won't cause civil unrest. usually it is the people who have had a humble and good child hood but they have seen what their government is doing (in their lives and jobs and relationships and laws that pertain to them) and have more of the will power to say something about it. They SEE the world in America for what it really is and that makes American leaders scared so they rather make sure they get locked up or pay fines so they stop doing it. I think that if these people were helped through departments of social and health services they would stop drinking if that's what they were into and they would find a way to live their lives happily (yes that includes having the right to smoke marijuana) but DSHS is not full of caring people: it is full of people who just treat you like a number. That makes people even more depressed and anxious and less able to sleep: good people.... I think marijuana treats anxiety and insomnia yea? Imagine if people were allowed to smoke: there would be less dui related accidents. People who oppose marijuana: low and behold: don't need marijuana. If they had medical reasons and they wouldn't want to kill their bodies with man-made products they too would seek marijuana. c) DRUG TRAFFICKING If they were really afraid of drugs coming in from Canada and Mexico then they should be OK with it being distributed here more openly.. then people would turn to trafficking less and less. I think it is an excuse for Americans to look at 'foreginers' as evil and taking a hold of our economic situation and living a fulfilled life more than another American and oh my gosh creating a life for another family that lives on this planet called EARTH. they are making Americans think there is little space and resources available for each and every person. But in reality the only reason that there are less resources and 'space' on this planet is because they center life on $$$ and not through helping each other out regardless of our color skin or where on the earth our parents decided to have us. I am not selfish: anyone else who thinks only Americans should focus on Americans and America is being selfish. there are lots of people in this world who need help and borders are made so people aren't scared what other people in other countries would do if they live next door. Honestly they are just people that are trying to live lives. I think unless you are placed in a it's a wonderful life scenario for years and live the life of a foreigner, then you have no say in the way other people on this planet should live. Just what I believe. THERE ARE WAY MORE REASONS THAT MAKE THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT GO ANTI MARIJUANA IM SURE YOU GUYS CAN CALL THEM OUT.