If the fact that 650,000 people were arrested for marijuana law violations in 2015 meaning that someone was arrested for it every 50 seconds isn't enough, then you have to be out of your mind! Innocent people are being arrested less than every minute under criminal offenses for possession of a plant in their pocket or car. Legalizing marijuana would also create economic growth which is much needed in America. Another important reason for legalizing is it could yield racial profiling. African Americans are four times as likely to be detained for possession of marijuana compared to other ethnic groups. These arrests can create permanent criminal records that can easily be found on the internet by employers, landlords, schools, credit agencies and banks. And it can result in loss of employment, financial aid, housing and child custody. In many U.S. states, a marijuana possession arrest can still lead to months or even years behind bars. Clearly, a marijuana arrest is no small matter.This is not to mention that the United States spends approximately $3 Billion annually on enforcing the marijuana laws. So many people are propagandized into believing that marijuana is bad for you and that good people don't smoke marijuana which couldn't be farther from the truth. BigPharma wants marijuana to stay illegal because they are making so much money off of the real drugs that are bad for you such as opiates, fentanyl, methadone, and more. This is why we are fed so much propaganda into believing that marijuana is a bad thing when in reality it is not. This world is fucked up all for a profit. Marijuana should be legalized without a doubt.