Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana Legalization

Many people have been debating for years on whether Colorado should or should not legalize the use of Marijuana for the people of the state of Colorado. With the world evolving and viewing things different, I agree with the use of Marijuana being legalized.
Marijuana also known as “weed, pot, or grass” is a green mix of dried, shredded leaves, stems, and seeds from a plant called Hemp. The active ingredients of Marijuana are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). The effects from the use of Marijuana would be increase of appetite, increase of heart rate, lowered blood pressure, sensation of heat or cold, and relaxation of the muscles.
The passing of Ballot 64 will allow anybody over the age of 21 years old to use or posses no more then an ounce of marijuana in the state of Colorado. The catch to the Ballot is that the use of Marijuana in public or driving under the influence is still illegal.
There are many reasons why you could say marijuana should be legal or illegal in the state of Colorado. Many may say there are positives in the passing of the ballot, such as legal ramifications, medical issues, and economic issues in Colorado. In this essay I will discuss the positives of the passing of Ballot 64.
First off many people that oppose the passing of Ballot 64 will say that it will create more crimes in the streets of Colorado. This would have to be false in my opinion. An article from The American Interest says “Legalizing marijuana would eliminate many excesses of the so-called “drug war”, such as the use of possession arrests in “order-maintenance” policing strategies that fall disproportionately on minorities. Likewise, it would eliminate the risk that a marijuana conviction would trigger a mandatory sentence under repeat-offender laws. But it would not alter the basic character of the situation. If the United…...