Should marijuana be legalized?

Rylan Harris

Should marijuana be legalized

Marijuana should be legal because its the safest drug and more and more states are starting to legalized it. Also its safer alcohol and cigarettes because both of those things kill thousands of people every year and pot hasn't kill anyone ever. In last marijuana could lower the prison and crime rate because less people would get arrested. Also your state would make so much money.

Background about marijuana

Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times; it was described in a Chinese medical reference traditionally considered to date from 2737 B.C. Its use spread from China to India and then to N Africa and reached Europe at least as early as A.D. 500. Marijuana comes from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It has an active ingredient called THC that makes you feel high. THC and other compounds in marijuana can also affect the way your body works.

800,000 people in U.S. get arrested for marijuana each year

By legalizing marijuana you can lower the prison rate and crime rate. For a example in Colorado there were 5,094 burglaries in 2013 by 2014 it drop 10 percent to 4,954. This is one of the examples of why marijuana should be legalized

Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug

Researchers found that marijuana has the lowest risk of mortality and is safer than the commonly used alcohol and tobacco as well as the rest of the drugs in the study.

Legal Marijuana Sales Totaled $1 Billion in Colorado Last Year

This is one of the best reason for the legalization of marijuana. because with all of the people who are buying weed there is taxes on it. And if there were a lot of dispensary in one state that state would be making billions