Gary Johnson also supports the legalization of marijuana. He has been a strong supporter of the legalization of weed because he was the CEO of a company that sold marijuana and hoped to gain as legalization became legal throughout the nation. He has said “As President, I will not indulge in anything,” (Lizza, #1) describing how he will not drink beer or smoke pot if he is elected as the 45th President of
Huckabee wants to change education for the better. “He doesn’t shy away from calling for the end to the Common Core curriculum standards and the federal Department of Education.” He wants to create a system where education is fair equal. Huckabee makes a great leader. “He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on the less expensive approach of prevention than the costly big-government approach of intervention.”
Lately, the topic of marijuana legalization in the United States has been tremendously debated by government officials and marijuana users throughout the country. The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 banned the use and sale of marijuana in the United States (ElSohly). Marijuana should continue to be illegal because of its toxic smoke, use as a gateway drug, and damaging effects on the developing brains of our youth. I personally believe marijuana should remain illegal in the United States for the benefit of our children, our society and our nation. Some people in this country honestly think that marijuana can be beneficial and base their reasoning on the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee seems to have most of the right attributes that would make him a perfect Republican nominee. Such as, his unwavering family values, anti-abortion views, and his strong support of the 2nd Amendment. But, Huckabee is at a disadvantage because some Republican party leaders don’t think that he’s electable, making him unpopular. Governor Mike Huckabee might have a chance at winning the 2016 Republican nomination, but it is unlikely that he will succeed any further if he does.
According to Bernie Sanders, “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrest of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”. This argument is important because marijuana is considered a "gateway drug," which has not been scientifically proven. Many people have tried marijuana or at least know someone who has attempted to smoke weed. A person most likely does not know as much as they think they know about what it is or the effects.
In the past decade, a number of movements to legalize the use of marijuana has been gaining momentum. According to the 2016 Gallup survey, a record high 60% of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized and this figure marks a 9% increase compared to 2014. Support for legalizing marijuana was 31% in 2000, 50% in 2016 before reaching 60% last year. This shows that despite government efforts to eliminate its use, marijuana is becoming more popular. It is clear that
Alcohol and Marijuana are some commonly used drugs in the United States. There are a differences between the two such as; marijuana is the number one ranked illegal drug and alcohol is the number one ranked legal drug in the United States. Both drugs are used to alter people’s personality and behavior however alcohol is consumed by drinking the substance and marijuana is consumed by smoking the substance. Due to the fact the marijuana is illegal and alcohol is legal many people believe one is less harmful than the other one. Due to the lack of information and the lack of researching all of the harmful effects from the drugs people believe this accusation To begin with, President Obama accordingly states in Dr. Moffic’s blog in that marijuana
Marijuana should remain illegal in the United States, and states that have passed laws to make it legal should reverse those laws. Marijuana is addictive and a gateway drug. Legalizing marijuana will make it generally more available to the public, which will also make it more likely to be used by young adults and children that are not old enough to make smart decisions regarding drug
It is known that there has been an ongoing debate about legalizing marijuana for medical use, but why? Is it because legislature has not given this problem as much attention as medical professionals? Many who are for it says that it is not addictive, hard to overdose on unlike other illegal drugs, and is very useful medicinal wise. Although, those who are against it say otherwise, calling it a gateway drug. The fight is over how the state and federal laws differ, what the rules for physicians prescribing it would be, and where to get it.
There are thirty million Americans that have smoked marijuana in the past year. Sixty eight percent of Americans live in states that are working are trying to reform their laws (2016 Marijuana Policy Reform Legislation). Legalizing marijuana is becoming the number one phenome in America. There are multiple reasons on why it should be legalized but with all the pros comes the cons. By legalizing marijuana America can provide more jobs, and lower the crime rate tremendously.
However from the information that I have gathered from many different articles and news pages, the legalization of marijuana would not only be majorly beneficial to the medical field but it would be an excellent boost for our economy by better spending our money on things that matter. Like repairing our schools, and
To add, recreational marijuana is taxable! Therefore, it is money that can be put into our communities. Recreational marijuana as intimidating as some may think, can actually benefit our community in many ways. To begin, many believe legalizing marijuana would cause crime to increase, on the contrary legalizing it will lead to a decrease of crime. Imagine that getting your hands on marijuana was as accessible as cigarettes in a gas station, how many illegal cigarette dealers have been punished in jail with the maximum sentence for selling cigarettes?
Often times, people against legalization see the legalization as a way to lower the standard of drug use in America. If marijuana is legalized some assume that it will lead to the legalization of other drugs. Another reason why marijuana should not be