Yes, I think that the United States certainly does need to legalize marijuana. It has been proven time and time again that it is completely impossible to overdose on marijuana. It's a safe drug. It appears to have some beneficial effects for the people who use it, as well. Legalize it.
I believe it has taken some research to change many peoples minds and debunk the criticism marijuana has wrongfully earned in the past. I think as an industry we need to pursue marijuana and also the hemp products that would finally be legal to produce again. This is somethig that could potentially be a major player in revamping our economy.
The U.S. needs to legalize marijuana. It seems to be already happening and needs to continue on this course. We do not need separation of states on this issue because it will just lead to more turmoil over the issue. I think anything that will help to boost the economy at this time should be taken into consideration.
The United States shouldn't even consider legalizing marijuana. While medical marijuana does have proven benefits for legitimate patients, recreational use can have a negative impact on people. Recent studies have shown that marijuana use can lead to decreased reaction times and impaired memory function on a long-term basis, which nobody should want.
While even some experts believe there may be hope that marijuana will be helpful for medicinal use, the problem is that it's not currently regulated as to which dose would be helpful, and we know very little about how safe it is long term. It would be better to wait and let the medical and research communities discuss, study, research, and test to find what components of marijuana are good for medicinal purposes (if it turns out any), and work to find a way that it could be safely doseaged out.