Marijuana has inspired a lot of artists to great heights. Now that the move toward legal marijuana is in full swing, that art can actually be a powerful force in changing cannabis policy. By combining interesting facts with a colorful presentation, these infographics make it easy to see the absurdities of prohibition. Be it the lost tax revenue, the absurd jail sentences, or the prohibition of medicine that upsets you, there is something here to help you prove your point.
What Time Is It?
Ask any stoner and they’ll tell you the same thing: it’s time that marijuana was legalized. But if you’ve never been convinced by the slack-jawed, baked musings of a political hippy, then maybe the numbers will change your mind. Check out the shifting scene of American drug politics, and make the decision for yourself.
During an economic period like the one we’re experiencing right now, politicians typically look for any way to increase revenue, and for a politician revenue equals taxes. The usual approach to this is simply to raise the existing taxes a little bit to gain money. What if, however, we were able to introduce a completely new market to tax? How much money could be gained that way? Now you know.
How It Works
I don’t think any of us need an infographic to let us know that marijuana makes people hungry, paranoid, or forgetful. But if you’re anything like me, you’ve always wondered why. If you’ve always been curious of what exactly is happening to your brain after you burn a bowl, here’s the answer.
State Laws Compared
Do you have glaucoma? How about insomnia? Well, what about anorexia, cancer, or AIDS? If you do, and you find some relief by smoking marijuana, then these are the places to look at. If one ounce is enough, these would all probably suit your needs. Otherwise, you might need to go buy a half pound in California or a “60 day supply” (think of the potential) in Washington.
Everybody knows which countries smoke the most weed. Jamaica, the Netherlands, and Canada are clearly the world’s stoners, right? You might wanna check again, and get ready to give some props up for Papa New Guinea.
It’s easy to forget that the cannabis plant is useful for more than just its buds. Cannabis may hold the answer to problems as far reaching as limited food supplies, to the energy crisis, to deforestation. If you consider yourself a political smoker, I suggest memorizing these numbers. They are very useful things to know when battling a drug warrior.
Where is the current marijuana plan taking us? We’re losing money, we’re throwing innocent people in jail, and we’re keeping sick people from getting the medicine they need. If you want to see the extent of the damage, look no further.
Making marijuana illegal is a pain for all stoners. The insult with the injury, however, comes in the fact that alcohol and tobacco are both perfectly legal. Where exactly does marijuana end up on the scale of “dangerous” drugs? Here’s the numbers.
Finally, here it is. The complete compendium of the legal movement of marijuana through our country. From benign industrial product, to evil devil weed, and now at intriguing chemical intoxicant, see the progression of weed from the very beginning.