The legalization of marijuana would help make our community a better place. Legalization would result in lower prices, this would help reduce crime such as distribution. There would be less drug dealers in the community because it would be sold in public places. Marijuana is no more harmful than legal drugs such as tobacco or alcohol which kill over 400,000 people per year. Our economy could benefit through the taxing of marijuana.
There would also be a downside to the legalization of marijuana. Some people suggest that those who use marijuana at a young age later find themselves using other drugs such as cocaine or heroine. Also there is a risk that people would start driving under the influence of marijuana, but people drive under the influence of alcohol daily so I don’t see what the problem is. Lastly some scientist say that marijuana can cause a lack of memory and cause lung damage, but cigarettes do the same exact thing except worse.
It is unlikely for marijuana to be legalized because of the controlled substance act, which is shown in the