Argument for the Legalization of Marijuana
An opinion paper outlining the reasons why marijuana should be re-legalized in the United States, from a medical and law-enforcement point of view.
“Marijuana has been around since the beginning of time and has been used safely by people of all cultures. Since the 1930s, it has been illegal to cultivate or possess in the United States due to a perceived danger when used. However marijuana is less dangerous than many legal drugs such as tobacco or alcohol and should be legalized because in actuality marijuana has few inherent risks and the cost of incarcerating marijuana offenders is outright ridiculous.”