Pro to the question "Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?"
"I say legalize marijuana because we have a chance to leave this world a better place for our children. Marijuana legalization is job creation, tax dollars, something to rejuvenate our pathetic economy. This is a multibillion-dollar industry. This is about jobs; this is about economics; this is about freedom...
Cannabis is a plant that grows abundantly, that has been around long before laws existed, before our country even existed, and has a multitude of modern-day uses—aside from getting hippies high….This plant can literally end our dependence on foreign oil and fracking. This plant can literally rebuild our economy—we can make everything from car parts to airplane parts to paper to clothing to nutritious meals cheaply from it, but only if the American people are smart enough to recognize the truth from the bullshit.
The truth is, none of those uses for cannabis that I just mentioned is new. They might seem groundbreaking, almost too good to be true, but there are other countries taking advantage of those uses right now, and the United States is falling behind again. We've known about these and many other unique benefits of cannabis for generations, yet we continue to dig a hole deeper into the sand and stick our heads in it."
Marijuana Manifesto: How Lies, Corruption, and Propaganda Kept Cannabis Illegal, 2016
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to marijuana or drug policy. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to drug, crime, or public health issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
TV host, The World According to Jesse, RT.com
Visiting Fellow, Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics, Harvard University, 2004
TV host, Jesse Ventura's America, MSNBC, 2003
Governor of Minnesota, 1999-2003
Radio host, 1995-1998
Mayor of Brooklyn Park, MN, 1991-1995
Actor (appeared in the films Predator, Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, The Running Man, Demolition Man, Repossessed, Batman & Robin, and The Ringer), 1987-2005
Wrestling commentator, 1985-1995
Professional wrestler, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, 1973-1984
Former body guard for the Rolling Stones band
Recipient, Vietnam Service Ribbon
Recipient, National Defense Ribbon
Navy SEAL, 1969-1973
Attended North Hennepin Community College, 1975
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Twitter handle: @GovJVentura
Born on July 15, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN; given name was James George Janos
Ventura stopped wrestling due to blood clots in his lungs, which he said were due to exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War
Was the first Reform Party candidate ever elected to state or federal office