Marijuana legalization puts the deadly trade of marijuana drug trafficking out of business, clears the jails of senseless drug sentences for people who illegally sell and smoke the natural weed and builds taxes for the state and Federal Government if it should one day becomes a nationwide legal product. According to the Huffington Post on June 29, 2013, more adults in the U.S. want marijuana legalization than don’t it legalized today.
Today the spotty laws throughout the U.S. when it comes to the states that legalize marijuana and ones who throw the book at you if you are caught with the weed, really don’t make much sense. As states now wrangle to see if marijuana legalization is beneficial, it’s obvious to most that the plus side of legalizing pot outweighs the minus side of the issue.
Mark Kleiman, who is known as the “Pot Czar,” believes the Federal Government should create a treaty today for the states that have legalized pot. Kleiman is leading Washington State’s marijuana legalization. He said if the sales of pot is done right, it could be successful.
The Huffington Post reports that 52 percent of adults in the U.S. favor the marijuana legalization, which is up 11 percent from 2010. The time has come, the adults today grew up around marijuana and they know more about it than the adults did just a few decades ago. It’s not a harmful substance, which was the platform used in the last century to keep it illegal.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine, the five major reasons that cops want to see marijuana legalized starts with safety.
1. Safety: While marijuana is a harmless drug, the black market sales of the product isn’t safe. Legalizing marijuana makes it much safer.
2. Crimes: Cops want to focus on crimes, smoking marijuana and selling marijuana is really only a crime on paper. The law says it’s a crime so police need to follow through with the law. With the legalization of marijuana, this gives cops more time to focus on real crimes.
3. Community relationships: Legalizing marijuana will allow police to build a better relationship with the community. Marijuana is the number one reason that people get searched, the smell alone gives it away. Legalizing pot, does away with the searches and eventually will let police build a better relationship with the community.
4. War on pot: With arrest quotas and monetary incentives for drug arrests, like asset forfeiture and federal grants, this encourages an attitude where drug arrests will be made by any means by police which fosters a climate of some bad police practices. While legalizing marijuana won’t stop these same practices by police for the other drug trades, it will take a big chunk out of the problem.
5. Cops want kids to stay away from drugs:
Marijuana being illegal has not stopped kids from using it, but if it is legalized, cops can use a strategy like they do with tobacco and center on the health hazards that pot poses for kids.
Supporting keeping marijuana illegal is just what the drug cartels want and basically they are the only ones benefiting from the law. Legalizing marijuana can put the marijuana drug cartels out of business.