Legalizing Marijuana

NORML v. Anti-Marijuana Groups

NORML's view

  • 1st Amendment - everyone has the right to pursuit happiness
  • Not addictive
  • Marijuana has medical purposes

Anti-Marijuana Groups

  • Legalizing something, doesn't make it right
  • It won't lower crime, you're just taking 1 crime away
  • Find the chemical in pot that cures diseases and use that to cure them

My view:

  • Marijuana is less addictive than caffeine
  • It cures diseases
  • Helps with depression and anxiety
  • It's not a gateway drug
  • It can be taxed, which benefits the government