Paper on Legalization

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Legalization


The legalization of marijuana


The Legalization of Marijuana
For the last fifty or so years it has been a crime to possess, consume, or distribute
marijuana. Any rapid change in legislation toward legalization would be impossible in
today's culture. Due mostly to the overwhelming popularity of this drug it could never
possibly be legalized. Any process of legalization would create unrealistic demands upon
society that would affect every facet of life both domestic and abroad.

Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance in the world, and in America nearly a
third of all citizens have admitted to being exposed to it at one point in their lives.
Some people have been subject to harsh criticism by admitting to using marijuana even once
in their lives. This guilt that is associated with the use of marijuana is probably the
only reason for its illegality. Marijuana is seen as a reckless expenditure of adolescent
rebels, or as a habit of minorities that consumes their lives and forces them into the
common stereotypes of poor huddled masses that contribute nothing to society except for
their wasteful consumption's.

If marijuana were legalized there would be an initial overwhelming mass consumption by any
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