Stop Marijuana Prohibition

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Stop Marijuana Prohibition Legalizing marijuana is one of the hottest topics facing the citizens and the United States government today. Why should marijuana be legalized? That is a good question here is your answer. First, our liberty or our freedom to choose if we want to use marijuana. Second the aspect of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use helps with patients who suffer from cancer, glaucoma, and AIDS is undeniable. Finally, the cost of keeping marijuana illegal is outrageous. First our liberty is at stake. This country was set up by our fore fathers to be free and have the right to choose. I believe that most Americans want the right to choose whether or not to smoke marijuana. Yes it causes people to get high. Yes it is a gateway…show more content…
The government is wrong on this aspect. First, the use of marijuana has not made people want to fight or go out and hurt someone. Second, the use of marijuana does not affect people like drinking alcohol or using other illegal drugs. The smoking of marijuana leaves people with a sustainable and controllable high. The movement in the United States government to legalize marijuana is growing more and more helpful to the cause. William F. Buckley Jr one of the most conservative newspaper editors known today was behind the legalization of marijuana. While 72% of Americans have said they would like to see marijuana legalized the American government has started to at least attempt to look at legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The use of marijuana for a medicinal purpose has taken off. Not on the federal level but at the state level. Out of the fifty states in the United States, there are a few that have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. It started in 1996 with the state of California. While on the ballot proposition 215 was voted on and put into law to legalize medicinal marijuana. The federal government did not recognize this as a state law. The government stated that even…show more content…
A lot of Americans believe with me on this point. Our liberty or our freedom to choose, the medicinal fight, and the cost of prohibiting marijuana is a losing cause for the United States government. If the rest of the states would follow suit with the states that have legalized medicinal marijuana the federal government would have to listen. The only hurdle that we have to get over is the federal government not listening to the populace. If every citizen that wants marijuana legalized would write their congressman and senator to have them push to change the prohibition laws on marijuana. That would be a good
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