The Issue Of Legalizing Marijuana

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Does it really come to morality after all? The decision to legalize marijuana has been subject for debate since first introduced in 1969; many arguing the fact that we are sitting on an industry worth an estimated 113 billion dollars. For once we have an opportunity to make a real impact in our economy. We have an aid on “the war on drugs”. But are we then showing our children that legalizing drugs is really the answer to our problems or does only the big picture mater in the end? Will this bring for a stronger, richer nation or will this bring us down to our knees.
Colorado Amendment 64 was passed on November 6, 2012. Section 16 legalized the “personal use and regulation of marijuana” for adults 21 and over as well as commercial cultivation, manufacture, and sale: effectively regulating it in a matter similar to alcohol. The commercial sale of marijuana began January 1, 2014 at establishments licensed under regulatory policies.
In basic terms any adult 21 and over can grow up to 3 plants in a privately locked space and do as they say “watch them grow”. Any adult 21 and older can legally have an ounce of marijuana while traveling as well as gif anyone 21 years or older an ounce of marijuana. It’s done in a matter very similar to alcohol regulatory consumptions.
This amendment also provides the licensing of cultivation facilities, production facilities, testing facilities, and retail store. All benefitting their own communities and local governments can now come and…

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