As someone who does not see a problem with the legalization of marijuana, I don’t think it makes sense not to at least decriminalize it.
Cannabis can be used as more than a recreational drug. It has many benefits for some people with certain medical conditions.
Of course, there are going to be some who will abuse the privilege, but there are many who abuse the privileges of alcohol and tobacco.
People die every day from dumb decisions they made while impaired by alcohol. People also die every day from illnesses or diseases they get from smoking tobacco.
None have died from too much marijuana, although I acknowledge the fact there are some downfalls to marijuana.
I think that if we try to control and show some trust to people who use marijuana, you will be surprised at how little things would change.
I do not believe that it would up the crime rate or death rate.
There are many petitions circling already in hopes to legalize marijuana. I honestly don’t think it would change much.
And with the money that is saved from trying to patrol it, we could use it elsewhere. The places that have already legalized it make a profit at the end of the year.
Alyssa Clegg, Surrey