Should Marijuana Be Legal? Essay

1427 Words May 8th, 2016 null Page
Marijuana “It is an obscenity that we stigmatize so many young Americans with a criminal record for smoking marijuana. But not one major wall street executive has been prosecuted for the near collapse of our entire economy.” Says Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. So many young lives are disrupted or destroyed because they have sold or smoke a plant that has never killed anyone or even contributed to anyones death. I have researched the various pros and cons of Marijuana over the past year, looking at various statistics from various sources including the F.B.I. and the D.E.A. Opponents say Smoking Marijuana is illegal you should be put in jail for using. Everyone should be able have access the medicine that they need without discrimination. Too many Young Americans have been arrested or incarcerated just for possessing, smoking, or selling Marijuana. Patients who suffer from chronic in need of relief are unable to access Marijuana in most of the United States, and bi-products that can be made from Marijuana is being shut out by the relationship between government and big business. For too long we have made this harmless plant illegal. We need to step up and regulate and tax the solicitation of this versatile plant. If we legalize Marijuana, opponents say that children would have easier access to Marijuana and more kids would use. This simply not true, if anything it would make it harder for kids to get. If Marijuana were regulated like tobacco. It would not be sold…

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