I must admit that I was a bit surprised to see an article on CNN.com about legalization of pot. Why? Well, because they are not talking about medical marijuana, but, recreational use of marijuana. Apparently some states are looking at passing laws for just that. The 3 states mentioned are Colorado, Washington and Oregon.
It has baffled me for years now that marijuana has remained illegal while alcohol quickly regained legality after prohibition.
In this day and age of media, of all sorts, the truth has become apparent and maybe people are finally getting it through their thick skulls that pot is NOT dangerous. It was just another lie that our government has been feeding us for years. One of so many lies, but it has been proven with evidence, which has become hard to refute.
I, myself have been pro-pot at times in my life and also anti-pot at times. To me, the drug is no worse than a good caffeine with sugar buzz (ok maybe add some nicotine too), but, the consequences of being caught with it can have life-changing effects. I think it is much safer than alcohol, as research has also shown.
I guess to me the big question is not why change the laws but why not? I don't see any real issues here, other than the police having more time to deal with more serious crimes, like rape and homicide.
For those against the legalization of it, if you really read all the information out there and make a TRUE educated decision, I think a high majority of people would agree that there really is no reason for pot to remain illegal.
Here is a link to the artilce on CNN.com - Why not legalize pot?