Many people now a day look at the harm they believe marijuana can cause people; when really people should be looking at the way it can help people. All I am asking is for you to look at the glass half full, instead of half empty. People need to start considering the facts of how marijuana could assist not only our economy, health, crime reduction, and become a much more controlled substance. The history of marijuana stands over a time span of hundreds of years. It could possibly go back to the days of the Indians and Cowboys sharing the “peace pipe”. Many years ago marijuana became an illegal substance. Throughout the years, there have been several presidents who have confirmed they agree with marijuana and hemp, yet, there have been many other presidents willing to force our society to be banned from the use of marijuana. Today there are many controversies over the law. When there are so many diverse age groups in the judicial system, it brings much conflict to the idea of legalizing marijuana. Being that there are so many different generations to debate about the legalization of marijuana the argument has become very drawn out, never reaching a mutual agreement. Many positive outcomes can come from the legalization of marijuana, along with many benefits to help the country with money, health, and less people being charged for criminalization. 14.6 million Americans smoke pot on a regular basis. Many people disagree with the illegalization of marijuana. Generally, the use would not increase drastically even if marijuana was decriminalized; the people of the United States are going to use the substance regardless of having fear of the laws, or getting caught. Keeping marijuana illegal is highly expensive. It would save our government loads of money to have marijuana legalized. Nobody knows exactly how much money is spent to enforce anti-marijuana laws because there are so many factors to consider. Some of these factors include cost of...
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