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NautyLizard22
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Marijuana should be decriminalized in the U.S.

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Started: 2/15/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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NautyLizard22

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Marijuana should be decriminalized, not legalized, in the United States.
Bar

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Marijuana should be legalized.

A major reason why marijuana should be legalized is that prohibition will not stop people from buying and planting marijuana. As we all know, we each have the freedom to do what we want, just that there are consequences behind it. Banning marijuana would also deny the right of freedom and would be extremely costly. Having police roaming around streets and business will not only frighten store owners and citizens, but people will develop a sense of fear toward the government. The government must pay for the police roam around streets. For many poor families, selling marijuana is the only way of supporting the family. Denying the marijuana would mean more poor, homeless families.

Marijuana does not have to be illegal in order to stop people from using it. Instead of banning marijuana, they could instead educate people of the harms of marijuana, leading to a peaceful stop of marijuana sales. It is also known that medical marijuana may be used to cure nausea from cancer and other sicknesses. (1).

As long as marijuana is not placed in wrong hands, the future of people is safe when marijuana is legalized.

Thank you.

~Bar

(1) http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org...
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