Legalizing Marijuana

Shaquavionna Tucker

March,3,2017

“What Now, Mary Jane?”

Many people within the United States are placing their support towards “legalizing marijuana “ movement.The Drug Policy Ali care (DPA) has stated  marijuana should be removed from the Criminal Justice System, and regulated like alcohol  and tobacco. Legalization initiative prevailed in four out of the five states and medical marijuana initiatives prevailed in all of the four states. Marijuana in Canada will be legal for medical reasons as of spring 2017. Uruguay was the first country that began to approve the sale of marijuana on December 10, 2013. Marijuana is legal in Canada , Czech Republic and Israel. By 1937, forty-six out of forty-eight states had officially classified marijuana as an narcotic along with morphine, heroin, and cocaine.  In 2016, roughly 60% of the Americans stated that they favored the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. The total revenue from marijuana taxes licenses and fees came to 72.8 million as of the month of October 2016.

 

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