Legalization Of Marijuana And Marijuana Essay

1476 Words Dec 8th, 2015 null Page
This year in late February, one of my good friends was suddenly fired from her job that she had held for almost two years and previously had no problems with, all because of her use of marijuana. She was excelling with her work and everyone at the company seemed to appreciate her as an employee. Unfortunately, one of her coworkers found out that she habitually smokes marijuana outside of work, and she told the manager. Shortly after, her termination papers were being filled out. It seems unfair that a valuable employee can be terminated from her job out of the blue solely because of the uncovering of her private recreational use of cannabis. She went from shining within the company and doing great to instantly losing a huge part of her life, and her income, just because she chose to self-medicate. Instances like this one happen all around California, and the United States, due to the criminalization of marijuana and its users, and we can put a stop to it by pushing for its legalization. The longer we ignore this issue, the more Americans are being thrown in jail, fired from their jobs, and getting their own lives ruined for trivial, unnecessary reasons. In order to put legalization into action in California, we can follow in Colorado’s footsteps. In 2014, Colorado Amendment 64 was enacted, which placed laws into effect that legalize marijuana for personal use and cultivation, providing Colorado’s residents with a statewide drug policy for cannabis. According to “Colorado…

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