Legalization of Cannabis

We need to end our forced consent of the prosecution of nonviolent drug crime. What our taxes pay for should reflect who we are. Almost no one would report a nonviolent drug offense to the police, so why should we pay the police enforce them through our taxes?

I don’t smoke cannabis and I don’t think everyone should smoke cannabis.¬† But there are two things that I cannot argue with:

  • The medical benefit this has for treating multiple symptoms, whereas other medications may not treat as effectively, cost more, or have adverse side effects.
  • Criminality.¬†¬†Criminalization only causes harm – wasting taxpayer dollars and ruining lives, due to gang violence as well as the prosecution of people that use cannabis.