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Do you think marijuana will become legal nationwide in America?

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by ConorMcGregor, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. ConorMcGregor

    ConorMcGregor Member

    While we do have some states that have legalized it for recreational use, but do you think we will ever see marijuana become legal nationwide? Do you think that will change the general populous' opinion on marijuana?

    I think we've already seen a huge shift in opinion regarding marijuana over the past few years, and I personally do think we will see it legalized nationwide soon, and it will be interesting to see the results of all the new studies we'll see.
  2. FenWoFon

    FenWoFon Active Contributor

    I personally think that it will not happen as easy like that, many years will have to pass to make that possible, however if that was going to happen soon, I dont really know what would happen and how would the whole world react, might be a bad reaction even though most american citizens have smoked or smoke weed so it would not change way too much, that is my opinion though.
  3. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    Marijuana being illegal causes more issues then if it were legal, or at the very least decriminalized.
    I actually think that Pot will be decriminalized at the federal level, and they will leave it up to each state to decide if they want to legalize it within that state.
  4. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Pro-marijuana advocates believe that within 5 years marijuana will be legalized nationwide. However taking into account that fact that some states have legalized only medical marijuana if marijuana is going to be legalized then it will be only medical marijuana.

    I don't think recreational marijuana will be legalized any time soon.
  5. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    It really depends on the law makers. There are people in our government who are for it, and some who are against it.
    If the people who want it legal have the last word it will be. We really just have to see what happens.
  6. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I think that 5 years is too shorter period. It might come a day that it might become legal but I don't know if it would become freely available nationwide.
  7. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    I do not know if it will happen in 5 years, but I can see it happening at some point in the future. The ball is already rolling and I do not think it will stop and it will be legalized throughout the rest of the States. I think the opinion on marijuana has already shifted considerably already and I think it will continue to do so as time goes by and more of the states legalize it.
  8. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    In my opinion, I think it will become legal in the states but not for at least a couple of years. The legalization in Colorado and in some of the other states it a test to see if it will help benefit the economy or not.
  9. amr13

    amr13 Member

    I think so eventually. It will be for medical use hopefully sooner than later. A lot of people cannot handle marijuana which is why many are against it BUT the same is true of alcohol. It should be held to a similar standard. I personally do not like drinking that much as it upsets my stomach and always makes me sick.
  10. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    There is a strong chance that marijuana will become legal because it is widely used already for medical and recreational purposes. It's just a matter of time before the lawmakers have it pushed. Marijuana isn't really harmful anyway as long as it's regulated so maybe in the next 10 years it can finally be legalized.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016
  11. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    If it's for medical use, I see no point in not making it legal. If it's for that purpose, then I think that the chances are big that it will be legalized. I'm really hoping that it would be legal everywhere so that the people who need it for medication will benefit from it.
  12. GenevB

    GenevB Community Champion

    That seem to be the way America is going right now, at least that seems to be last checkpoint along the way, I personally believe that they had legalized it in a few states first only to see the impact on the people. After necessary studies will have been done, if the results are what the government expected, then, they will for sure legalize it nationwide. I see marijuana becoming legal worldwide in the next 25 years, especially that its medical properties have become more and more recognized over the last couple of years.
  13. rjs5248

    rjs5248 Member

    It won't happen overnight, but I do believe that is where our society is shifting. Its becoming less of a taboo and more accepted as time goes on. I do feel that it being illegal makes it more of a problem than when it is legal, though.
  14. MsLucy

    MsLucy Active Contributor

    Of course it will. The only things that are illegal are the things that the government can't tax. They found a way to get their piece of the pie, so now it can be legal. This country is built on greed, & the ability to control people and things.
  15. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    It probably was the best way for it to be done. If it had to become legal from on day to the other there would be a big rush to get it. Like this it is being done in a controlled way.
  16. After seeing how massive the taxes were that Colorado brought in after their first few years of legalization, the US government would be foolish not to see that the pros far outweigh the cons in this situation. Besides the whole "We're Americans and we should be able to do what we want" aspect of the entire thing, they are going to look at it from a fiscal view. The government hardly ever misses a chance to get a crack at lucrative tax streams and when they realized that with most of our states growing this would make them BILLIONS in tax revenue, they started brainstorming to figure out how exactly they were going to make it work. Personally, I think they should legalize it. It would cut out a lot of shady dealing and unnecessary crime and incarceration. The only problem I see with this entire situation is Cartel business. I suppose we'll be seeing what happens when they stop getting as much money as they're getting right now though.