Legalization Of Marijuana
Out of all the fifty states in the U.S there are only two states that have legalized marijuana; Washington State and Colorado. Since these two states have legalized marijuana, the whole world has seen the great impact the legalization of marijuana has made for these two states at many levels. After seeing statistics of the amount of tax revenue these two states have made since the legalization, I would highly agree to a legalization of marijuana for the U.S at a federal level. In the next few paragraphs I will explain my point of view on the legalization of marijuana and why it should be legalized in the U.S at a federal level.
I have not came across many good reasons why marijuana should be banned in the U.S, but I have several bad reasons why it is still illegal, and so far, for almost a century, they’ve been working. Marijuana can be perceived as addictive to some people. Under The Controlled Substances Act Of 1970, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug on the basis that it has a high potential for abuse. This unquestionably happens in some cases. It also happens in the case of alcohol, and alcohol is perfectly legal. Some people may also say marijuana is not acceptable for medical use. Many americans with ailments ranging from glaucoma to cancer seem to have really benefited from medical marijuana use.
Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, there has been an increase in illegal drug trafficking coming out from these two states. Last week I was on the fox 31 news app and I came across an interesting marijuana report. The report stated that Oklahoma officials have stopped an alleged pot pipeline between Colorado and Oklahoma. The station reported nine people, including five from Colorado, face federal charges of conspiring to traffic large amounts of marijuana. Oklahoma Board of Narcotics spokesman Marc Woodword said, "we are seeing more shipments that are coming in from Colorado and we...