NY Times: Repeal Prohibition, Again
The prohibition on alcohol in 1920 lasted 13 years which caused many social and economic problems among people is now being repeated with a current 40 year ban of marijuana. There have been many arrests and charges against people with possession of marijuana, where are there are almost three times the amounts of arrest for marijuana possession than there is for cocaine, heroine and other drugs combined. There's been honest debate about the effects of marijuana and that it is not as harmful as tobacco and alcohol where %75 of states have made some sort of legalization of the drug. Overall, this article was primarily opinionated in legalizing rather than giving a counter argument and defending both sides. However, i found it to be very factual and display very basic yet strong evidence that supports the legalization of the drug.
I want to know what you guys think on a seemingly age old question: Do you feel there should be a legalization of marijuana in all 50 states and if so to what extent? If no, why not?