Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1455 Words Apr 13th, 2016 6 Pages
About 65 million American citizens have smoked marijuana at least once and the number is increasing (Gerber, 65). Is this the time the United States should say yes for marijuana or should they continue keeping it not legalized? For several years, Americans have been going to jail for Marijuana charges and also paying fines. Moreover, from many people’s perspective Marijuana should be treated as alcohol and some say that alcohol is even more dangerous than Marijuana because overdose of alcohol could be lethal. When we talk about people drinking alcohol, we are going to see passed out people, toxicity and many consequences. In most people’s view, it’s ok and legal to have all of these consequences if you are 21 years old and over but they don’t see Marijuana the same way. If we keep making Marijuana illegal, we are going to have a lot of people going to prison and a lot of people paying fines for the possession of having or smoking Marijuana. In addition, looking to the other side, Colorado and Washington’s citizens made their votes for making Marijuana legalized and we can see how the number of people who got arrested decreased. Also, people who should go to prison for having Marijuana rocketed down, which means not only there are benefits for the citizens but also the government and the police department. Why should Marijuana be illegal while the tobacco is not, knowing that cigarettes are more dangerous than Marijuana? In fact, the U.S. should make legalized and regulated…

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