Here’s the Background Story:
The recent Farm Bill may make it legal to cultivate hemp, but marijuana is still illegal. No matter how many states legalize the weed for recreational or medicinal use, it’s still against federal laws to possess the substance. With so many states legalizing pot, should the federal government follow suit?
Here Are the Contributing Factors:
The federal government classifies substances according to how dangerous they are as well as how useful they are. Marijuana is currently classified as a schedule I substance. This means the feds see it as highly addictive, with little to no medical value. Yet there is zero evidence that marijuana is physically addictive. Mental addiction is more difficult to assess, since a person can get mentally addicted to just about anything. Don’t believe us? Try taking away a kids video game system or preventing an adult from accessing the internet for a week or more.
The truth of the matter is that if we are going to start restricting people from things that are mentally addictive, we may as well shut down the internet and all fast food places right this minute.
Medical value is a whole other issue. There are several strains of marijuana and not all strains have the same effect on people. One strain might completely cure insomnia for one person, while have another who doesn’t have insomnia up all night working on creative projects. Because there are so many restrictions on the substance, it’s difficult to conduct the necessary studies to show just how medically useful it is or isn’t.
This Is What Other People Think:
Poll: Should Marijuana Be Federally Legalized?
84% Voted Yes
16% Voted No
What Do You Think?
In any case, given what you know about marijuana, do you think it should be legal on a federal level?
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