Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1089 Words Jun 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Legalization of Marijuana is one of the most controversial topics in the U.S. right now. It has been legalized in Colorado and Washington and the question im researching, is whether it would be a good idea to legalize it in Connecticut or in the U.S. as a whole. As of right now CT ranks among the worst in economic growth. The thought of legalizing marijuana in CT would hope to see if it would be somewhat beneficial to our economy. By legalizing the marijuana, the thought would be to bring some of the business, like the dispensaries to CT to bring in tax revenue to the states and allocate that extra money. Also, there are some reports that say the due to the legalization of it, police would spend less time on petty drug crimes and can reallocate their resources to more serious crimes. Finally as more and more states are passing bills to legalize it, we can see from the other states how it is causing friction in the federal but also state governments. For the past couple years there has been many speculation as to whether marijuana would be legalized. So far 21 states have permitted the use and possession of medical marijuana. In the public eye, there are about three quaters of Americans who support the decriminalization of marijuana usage.In the U.S. the debate over the legalization of the drug seems to be at its climax. However, there are many more legal challenges that stand in the way. The biggest obstacle in the way is the Controlled Substances Act. The act classifies…

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