The Case against Legalizing Marijuana

A general trend within recent years has been that around this time, a new poll comes out suggesting more Americans than ever to be in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  This year was no exception: according to a recent CBS poll, sixty-one percent of the public now believes that cannabis should be legalized, up by five percentage points from last year.  In addition, nearly 9 out of 10 Americans feel that medicinal marijuana should be made legal, with higher reported figures among younger generations. Nearly half of Americans have admitted to trying the drug at least once, a figure that has also increased with each annual CBS poll.  Perhaps most astonishing, in fewer than four decades, there has been almost a complete reversal in the number of Americans who favor legalization versus those who oppose.  In 1979, sixty-four percent of the nation opposed.  Now only thirty-nine percent do. So what is the impetus behind...(Read Full Article)