Why Legalize?

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” – Willie Nelson

            This quote is Willie Nelson’s reference to show how harmless and simple cannabis truly is. He discusses a relevant point in today’s society that is causing American citizens their lives because of the constant battle in cannabis prohibition. Cannabis is something that grows in the ground as was put on earth by God. God did not create the firearms that are allowing people to create a massacre, or alcohol, that can contribute to all of the DUI arrests and accidents, resulting in death. According to the Center for Disease Control, “More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.” We allow cigarettes to be legal, yet there is no evidence that anyone has died from marijuana. Current marijuana laws in the United States are unfair, and needs reform. 

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