I think right now its is too broad of a step to try to legalize marijuana for recreational use. However, I don't see any reason why every state has not legalized marijuana for medicinal use.
Why is it a broad step? So because the government has failed to use science and reasoning to make adequate changes to laws that where originally created because of racism
, we should not legalize marijuana for personal use even though there is no evidence at all
(None, not a bit, nada, zip, not a single shred
) that is can not only cause someone to cause harm to others but also case harm to one self (which is a completely
illogical reason to make something illegal)?
There are countless drugs with similar effects that marijuana induces that is perfectly and completely legal. Alcohol, Caffeine, and tobacco are proven to cause harm to one's self and yet they are legal. Alcohol is proven (in sufficient quantities) that it can cause someone to harm someone else, and yet they are legal. Our laws not only need conciseness, they have to make logical sense. What logical sense is there to make marijuana illegal? That it makes people calmer, happier, with less pain, and cannot under any
circumstance cause and overdose?
It is not to broad a step to legalize marijuana. It was already a broad step to make it illegal, and its a broad step to continue making it illegal considering the overwhelming numbers of victimless crimes being committed and perfectly healthy non-violent people are being thrown in jail. What do putting these people in prison accomplish? Do you think once they're out they'll stop using marijuana and become perfectly happy civilians? More than likely they'll either continue to use pot (there fore wasting tax payer money, people's time, and taking away 6 months to many years of a non-violent human being) or being in jail made them more susceptible to violent tendencies.
Its time to end this madness, and that time is now