The Legalization Of The Marijuana Essay

863 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
The marijuana industry in this country is a sensitive subject for many. There are opposing sides, many that feel that legalizing it would be best for the country, while others feels as if it will hurt our country forever. Currently, there are two types of legalization in our country. The first being under the title medical marijuana where there are currently 20 states. Those states are Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, and most recently Pennsylvania. Throughout those states, there are many different specific lawns that regulate when, where, and how much a person can legally have. The second type of legalization is medical as well as recreational use. There are four states that have these laws and they are Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska (24 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC, 2016). When people think of this topic across America, these are the states they look towards when it comes to discussing the topic.
These dispensaries are encountering push back from various groups including the federal government. One of the major problems that all these different dispensaries are encountering is the banking and currency issue. Currently, the marijuana business is a cash only business because they do not receive outstanding support from federal banks across the country. This is so because marijuana is not looked…

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