There's a better more simpilar way to ease Japan's economic woes and imporve the overall well being of it's citizens. Let's entertain the idea of legalizing Marijuana. Here are just a few points to consider.The drug generally isn't more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if used in moderation. Limiting the use of the drug intrudes on personal freedom. There are medical benefits such as the those for cancer patients. It could be a source of additional tax revenues. Let medical professionals or others could regulate the quality and safety of drugs. Like sex, alcohol, or cigarettes, marijuana is one of life's little pleasures for some.
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I live in Yokohama and work for the US Government and stayed during the recent crises. I still try to maintain my daily lifestyle and spend an occasional weekend in Tokyo. I noticed that Tokyo is less crowded then usual which I can understand, but one thing that bothers me is that some establishments MUSE Bar in Nishi Azabu refused me entrance. The two Japanese guys at the door kept yelling at me no military (US). I guess my Jones of New York business attire that I was wearing was somehow misinterpreted as being hip-hop gear. Or maybe it was my lack of an ghetto-ish entourage (that I don’t have or hangout with), since most of my foreign friends had departed Japan weeks earlier. I tired explaining to them and showing that I was a US government employee, but to no avail. I guess based on the two idiot id checkers at MUSE they should go to Fukushima and bar the US military or anyone they feel is US military from assisting with humanitarian aid to Japan. I have been in Japan for eight years and of course MUSE is not the only place to hangout. ALIFE Rocks!!
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