Many states are moving in the direction to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes while a few have casted a ballot to legalize it and create revenue off of it. Legalizing marijuana should be up to the people. Decriminalizing it does not seem to be enough. This means that marijuana would still be illegal but the consequences of using it are not criminal. This still leads to corruption, drug cartels, the black market, and prohibiting the right to make choices.
Although Marijuana is currently illegal and can also bring some harm to the body, it isn't any more harmful than alcohol or tobacco. It actually can be beneficial to the human body. In addition, it has the potential to have huge tax revenue benefits. That could be helpful seeing that the US National Dept is $17 Trillion dollars, and is growing. Legalizing marijuana may not get the US out of dept, but with marijuana popularity growing, there is no reason the federal government shouldn't legalize, tax an regulate the sell of Marijuana for recreational use.
The reality of it is that people will continue to use drugs whether they are illegal or not. However, marijuana is the least harmful of all drugs and if legal... ... middle of paper ... ...nomy stands and the amount of deeply sick people in the country, there is no time to wait. Works Cited Bonander, Ross. "California Election: Can Marijuana Be Healthy?" AskMen.
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