North America is heading toward marijuana legalization

When it comes to marijuana legalization, the United States is stuck between two immovable forces. Canada has recently elected a prime minister who favors the immediate legalization of marijuana. Additionally, Mexico’s Supreme Court has recently ruled that Mexican citizens can grow, possess and smoke marijuana for personal and recreational use.

Even President Obama and former Presidents Bush and Clinton have admitted to using marijuana. Yet, with such a serious political shift towards the legalization of marijuana coming from both north and south of the border, why is the United States still pursuing its calamitous war on marijuana?

As an issue in the presidential election, the topic has tragically not gained much attention. It needs more attention. Currently thirteen states have expanded or passed laws decriminalizing marijuana use, andeighteen states allow medical use of marijuana. In 2014, there were over ...

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