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Congress and the Fight on Cannibus

It’s been a long, ongoing fight for Marijuana Legalization in the US. From the moment Richard Nixon created the DEA and scheduled Marijuana as a Schedule I drug, there have been nothing but bad things to come to users. Let’s face it marijuana is a medicine, and as much as some of us want to believe it isn’t, there’s proof. Recently, the war on marijuana has been winding down due to states decriminalizing and using it recreationally. States like Colorado, Oregon, and California have made it possible to purchase marijuana in a store. However, Congress had not decriminalized weed. It is still illegal, under federal law, to possess weed.

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Now lets think, if we decriminalize weed in this country that would lead to an enormous amount of change. For one, there will be a lot of offenders released from prison for their nonviolent drug crime. If it is no longer a crime to possess, sell, or purchases marijuana jails would be emptying left and right. Congress would also have to admit that marijuana is actually a drug that can be used medicinally. We’ve already had laws pass that protect the use and prescribing of marijuana in medicinal states like New Jersey [woot woot], New York, and DC. Yes y’all, I know DC isn’t a state nevertheless, medical marijuana is legal there too.

I believe this will be able to change the climate in the war on drugs. Leave your thought and comments here. Check out an article here on marijuana http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/dea-marijuana-120674_Page3.html#.VbuctEIyM5c