The Pros And Cons Of Marijuana Legalization In The United States

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The year was 1933 and the United States was going through a turbulent time in its history. With the great depression in full swing there wasn’t much to be happy about. However one little ray of sunshine shone through the cloud of darkness that had cloaked the United States. The prohibition had finally ended. So even though times were bad for US citizens, at least they could crack open a cold one to watch it all happen. We are living in a prohibition of sorts right now, not with alcohol but with marijuana. Marijuana legalization is a very important issue. Legalization could either threaten the safety of you and your family or redeem a long lost liberty and usher in a new era of freedom… Depending on who you ask. Proponents of marijuana legalization …show more content…
I will not get through all of these today, however I will cover as much as I can. I have studied extensively for this project by: Reading books such as this one called “Weed the People”. talking regularly with family and friends over the subject, doing my own Personal Research online and at the library, and talking to a couple of supporters and those against marijuana legalization. I have come to a conclusion from all of this research as well. The possession and growing of marijuana should be made recreationally legal on a federal level for those 21 years of age or older. Although marijuana is a harmful substance the pros of legalizing marijuana far outweigh the cons. The two most alarming pros to marijuana legalization are… The Economic Potential that could come from selling and farming marijuana. And of course the personal freedom that has been denied to the citizens of the United States. I will also be going over the health risks involved with marijuana legalization and how they will factor in our lives.Being apart of the bold Colorado experiment, it is especially important that you understand the bulk of this …show more content…
Pot-protesters believe that… Marijuana is too detrimental to health, And too addictive to be legal. They also believe that it will lead to even easier access of marijuana for children and teens. Both sides agree that marijuana is a harmful substance. They just don’t agree on exactly how harmful that marijuana really is. Among proponents there are still disagreements. Many want only medical marijuana to be legal, others want it to be recreationally legal in only small amounts and others want complete recreational legalization. Really the debate is a question of how legal should marijuana be. Marijuana should be recreationally legal for very many reasons, one of the greatest though, is that it can reduce organized crime and violence. Marijuana legalization could greatly reduce the funding of organized crime… or completely get rid of it. Let me explain. Marijuana is a very profitable substance for criminals. It is a huge market for criminals and is the most profitable illegal drug on the planet. Cutting off criminal’s prime source of income will greatly cripple these criminal organizations and may even get rid of them altogether. This would reduce violence, and street justice. Also, cops would have less to deal

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