Why Is Cannabis Criminalized in the US?
In the United States, cannabis is criminalized under federal law. Even though it is now legal in some form in more than half of the country, cannabis policy is still largely influenced by Nixon’s drug warrior legacy. Despite campaigning on the promise to end cannabis criminalization, the current Democratic president has yet to take any concrete action on the issue.
What are the reasons for cannabis criminalization in the US?
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that have played into this complicated issue.
One reason cannabis is criminalized in the US is the perception that it is a dangerous drug. Cannabis has been classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” However, many experts disagree with this classification, arguing that cannabis does have medical benefits.
Another reason cannabis is criminalized is the fear of its potential negative effects. There is no doubt that cannabis can be addictive and that it can have harmful side effects, especially if it is used excessively. However, cannabis is far less addictive and harmful than other drugs like alcohol or nicotine, which are both legal in the US.
Ultimately, the reasons for cannabis criminalization in the US are complex and varied. There are many people who support cannabis legalization, and hopefully we will see more progress on this issue in the years to come.
Cannabis is criminalized under federal law in the United States, even though it is now legal in some form in more than half of the country. The reasons for cannabis criminalization are complex and varied, and include the perception that cannabis is a dangerous drug, the fear of its negative effects, and the influence of Nixon’s drug warrior legacy. However, there are many people who support cannabis legalization, and hopefully we will see more progress on this issue in the years to come.
There are several reasons to avoid criminalizing cannabis.
>1. Cannabis has medical benefits.
>2. Cannabis is less addictive and harmful than other drugs.
>3. Cannabis prohibition has failed.
>4. cannabis legalization would bring tax revenue to states.
>5. cannabis legalization would reduce crime rates.
Extracted from the Live Show of Cannabis Legalization News: https://youtu.be/tJunkgvfMMM
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