Essay on Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

762 Words Mar 30th, 2016 4 Pages
My honorable congressman, Since I live in the area you manage you 're being reached out by your constituent on the behalf concerning the reason on making medical marijuana legalized in Texas. Over the past months and recent years, many states have allowed the use of medical marijuana to a certain degree and some have allowed it for recreational purpose. The benefits of it being legalized, could far outweigh the potential danger people see and think. Times have changed things are no longer the same as they use to. I am here to say it 's time to move forward and to let go of the past and make changes or how most of us would say it, out with the old and in with the new.
Prohibition has failed to control the use and domestic production of marijuana. The government has used countless criminal penalties and yet: marijuana is still used by 25 million people annually and is the largest cash crop in the United States. Claims that marijuana prohibition is a successful policy are ludicrous and unsupported by the facts, and the idea that marijuana will soon be eliminated from America and the rest of the world is a ridiculous fantasy. The law enforcement has been subpar and has failed to demonstrate that marijuana laws can be enforced fairly without regard to race. Far too often minorities are arrested for marijuana use while white/non-Hispanic Americans face a much lower risk of arrest.
A regulated, legal market in marijuana would reduce marijuana sales and use among teenagers, as…

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