News about marijuana and medical marijuana, including commentary and archival articles published in the new york times. 26th february 2014 a recent poll of residents in texas show that 49% of texans support legalization of marijuana and 77% support the legalization of medical marijuana this is a great sign that the majority of people in the usa think marijuana should be legalized. While current legalization efforts don't directly address safety issues, they do create a framework for a safety control system, which would work to eliminate some of the risk that comes from smoking a substance potentially laced with toxic ingredients. Current issues - marijuana the pages in the tab current issues are designed to provide information and links to articles that speak to current moral issues facing our society please reference the original article (if available) when using quotes from these resources. Proponents state that marijuana has valid medical uses and further research should be pursued, while opponents list concerns about health risks, and the gateway effect of marijuana that can lead to more dangerous drug abuse, among other issues.
The legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue and created tens of thousands of jobs it has also displaced the criminal market and freed up law enforcement resources to focus on serious crime. The controversy over marijuana legalization by addictioncom staff on march 12, 2014 in legal issues 0 in past decades, americans often associated marijuana with unmotivated, snack-grubbing teenagers with addiction issues. Marijuana prohibition causes far more problems than it solves, and results in the needless arrest of hundreds of thousands of otherwise law abiding citizens each year the norml legal committee provides legal support and assistance to victims of the current marijuana laws.
Legalization of marijuana for medical use or adult recreational use in a growing number of states may affect these views read more about marijuana as medicine in our drugfacts: marijuana as medicine. In an hefty new yorker article last november, patrick radden keefe explored several of the unexpected hurdles of marijuana legalization as washington and colorado readied themselves to go green. Help setting up a legal marijuana distribution business he needs legal advice on banking and tax issues, insurance, employment, zoning, regulatory compliance, and corporate structure.
Short description: now that it's legal, is it also moral since the november elections, i've fielded this question a dozen or so times from fellow coloradans voters here adopted amendment 64 by a margin of 55%-45% decriminalizing the use of marijuana for adults 21 years or older and its possession up to an o. Isaacson says that data from washington and colorado shows that an increased percentage of the people involved in traffic fatalities have had marijuana in their systems since legalization.
Top 10 marijuana legalization issues top 10 messages against legalization 1 marijuana legalization will usher in america's new version of big tobacco. In the first year after a medical marijuana law comes into effect, traffic fatalities decrease between 8 percent and 11 percent, according to research published in 2013 in the journal of law & economics: the impact of legalization on traffic fatalities involving alcohol is larger and estimated with more precision than its impact on traffic. Criminal marijuana cases in colorado plunged by 65 percent in 2013, the first full year of legalization for personal recreational use, but the police in some areas have been writing dozens of. Renewed decriminalization efforts in the 1990s led to the legalization of medicinal marijuana in more than a dozen states, including alaska, arizona, california, colorado, nevada, oregon, and washington.
Regardless of how a still-contested legalization vote turns out in maine, more than 1 in 5 americans now live in states where the recreational use of marijuana is, or soon will be, legal. The legalization of medical marijuana in the us, and a growing number of people favor legalization of recreational marijuana (broad public sup‐ port, 2010. The legalization of marijuana in some states remains a controversial issue, and there continues to be a lot of debate about whether or not marijuana is harmful to one's health contributing to the debate is the fact that marijuana is frequently used for medicinal purposes.