Is it Time to Legalize Cannabis?

It is a big debate between advocates and opponents of legalizing cannabis. For those who want to legalize, the debate is a simple one.

Many say that having a legal and regulated marijuana market will not be beneficial for personal freedom. Others say it will. Some say the policy would help curb drug use and encourage a more well rounded society.

Marijuana legalization is a free market idea based on individual freedom, it works! Politicians who are at loggerheads with one another over illegal drugs should work together on a policy that would regulate the use of this substance. They should leave it up to each state to decide how to deal with this growing problem.

If you think the Cannabis legalization debate is over and dusted, think again. There are still issues that need to be resolved.

Cannabis must be legalized in all states if we want to keep it legal. Yet, that also means regulation. There has to be an effective way of regulating this substance to make sure it is handled responsibly. This would go a long way in ensuring the people of our country have a safe way to consume.

The actual amount of cannabis allowed is just one of many issues that have to be considered. Another is the growing community of cannabis farms that are becoming prevalent on our state borders.

Governments who have legalized medical marijuana, have had a tough time dealing with the mafia and related criminal elements that run these operations. If this goes on in other states, then there is little chance of cannabis being legalized in other states until we find a common solution to this challenge.

Governments need to come up with a new policy that gives both growers and consumers what they want. Only when these two groups are satisfied can cannabis be legalized throughout the United States.

To control drug abuse and the growing profits from the illegal drug trade, governments need to control the amount of marijuana that’s consumed by both our society’s consumers and growers. We need to make sure we protect our children, our citizens and the growing families who have taken a risk in growing a home-grown crop.

If you are still undecided about whether you will support or oppose this idea, remember that it is our own efforts, not any government action, that are going to decide whether cannabis becomes legal. Governments can only do so much. With our current state of government debt, it is the responsibility of the people of our country to come up with a plan that will ensure the next generation will have a better chance at a secure life.

As a child of the 80’s, I know both sides of the argument. Perhaps you will ask yourself the same question as I did when I was a child and took a stand. If you support legalization, then you can support a policy that promotes home-grown cannabis and prevents the mafia in our states from claiming the profits.