The war on drugs has been a spectacular failure. So many people have been incarcerated for possession of tiny amounts of marijuana in particular that prisons are now being farmed out to private corporations to be built and managed. This has to stop. Marijuana is a very mild drug, certainly when compared with alcohol. It should not be criminalized anymore.
Marijuana, in it’s natural form, is one of the safest, most therapeutic substances known to man. Marijuana doesn't even harm your health only thc bi-products from the smoking process, when vaporized it actually benefits health in many ways…prevents cancer, supports immune system, and many more to many to list. It doesn't matter if its legal or not all the intelligent people who want to use it are gonna use it .
Legalization of marijuana is a controversial issue with many people. It cannot be denied, however, that at the very least marijuana has health and medical benefits which can be derived from the plant itself with study and refinement. I am in favour of full, recreational legalization and think that the US should follow the times.
Marijuana should be legalized in the United States. Studies have shown that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. A pathway to legalization of marijuana would allow taxation of this product. This would increase revenue in this country, which could be used to fund a variety of programs. Additionally, legalization of marijuana would prevent the arrest and imprisonment of people who are using or selling this drug and crowding prisons with a large cost to taxpayers.