Unfortunately for half of our nation’s population, the use of the plant, Cannabis, was deemed illegal. “Before 1937, marijuana was freely bought, sold, grown, and smoked in the United States. Since that time, all of these activities have been illegal, but many groups and individuals have fought to decriminalize marijuana” (Rich, par 1). I find this preposterous! I believe that the federal government should look at what the people want, and pass the law making Marijuana legal, but of course having regulations to go along with it.
Marijuana is one of the most highly debated topics in America. There are many topics that are debated about marijuana, but the three most popular are legalization, the gateway theory, and the danger and effects of marijuana. On that same note, the legalization of marijuana is a topic that many legislators debate on. Some legislators have already approved the law. For example, “In the United States, twenty-four out of the fifty states have already legalized marijuana” (Drug Policy Alliance).
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