With so many people using marijuana for medicinal purposes and many more using it for recreation, it is becoming a pointless waste of time and money trying to bring prosecutions. It is far better to legalize the drug as this will also stop the pushers making money from their activities.
Medical research shows that marijuana offers an assortment of health benefits, and emerging studies suggest that negative side effects from recreational use is minimal in adults. With this knowledge, more Americans, including leaders and politicians, are accepting recreational use of marijuana, and a growing number of states are embracing its medical benefits. As more states legalize marijuana, lawmakers will push for revisions in Federal laws.
Every year, more states legalize marijuana for recreation use. Early studies in Colorado showed no increase in crime rates. As for increases in addiction, researchers say increases will probably not occur. As more and more states legalize marijuana, the difference between state and federal laws will push the federal government to make marijuana legal in the next 10 years.
No, the federal government is not likely to make marijuana legal in the next 10 years. As long as some states hold tight to their marijuana laws, the federal government will, too. The federal laws serve two main purposes at this point. First, they assist states that are wanting to maintain laws against marijuana. Second, they are still able to control and prosecute large dealer cases, which cuts down on overall marijuana use.