Legalization of Marijuana
By Mia Reja, Kelly Judge, Jamie Casseta
Marijuana is federally categorized as a "Schedule 1" substance under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. The use of marijuana is legal as a recreational and medical use in the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Twenty-four other states such as Alaska and California also allows the use of marijuana but in a medical way. This creates a conflict in that if you travel to a state where marijuana is illegal, then you could be arrested and be charged with a misdemeanor.
Who should decide?
The executive government should have the authority to decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized. One could argue this because the president and vice president are elected by the people and could act as the voice of the people. The president should make an executive order instead of sending it to Congress.
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Public - 9/22/16, 4:52 PM