Essay on Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1503 Words Nov 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Legalization of Marijuana in the United States

Marijuana, Mary Jane, reefer, pot, weed, cannabis whatever term you use marijuana is a hot topic in the United States. We have seen numerous movements to implement marijuana reform policy in the U.S. “With 25 states and Washington D.C. having laws legalizing marijuana in some form” (State Marijuana Laws in 2016 Map). Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington D.C. have laws allowing recreational use of cannabis. Most Recently Pennsylvania passed legislation allowing marijuana to be used medically (State Marijuana Laws in 2016 Map). With now over fifty percent of the United States having legal cannabis in some form people have been asking “Is legal marijuana a good or a bad thing?”. I will be examining both sides of the issue, along with the views of republicans and democrats, and then finally sharing my own opinion on the subject.
Republican Views on Marijuana states that “Generally, republicans tend to be opposed to marijuana legalization with recent polls show only thirty five percent of republicans in favor of legalization.” With the lowest support of legalization being in the south and Midwest with are very republican heavy. There has been a small decline in support of legalization going from fifty eight percent to fifty one percent across the country, some republicans theorize that this decline has to do with people seeing the implantation of legal marijuana. (Republican Views on Marijuana). Republicans…

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