Cannabis can be broken out into three main categories: medical, industrial, and recreational. I am for complete legalization of all three forms of cannabis.
Industrial cannabis, also known as industrial hemp, is a no-brainer. Industrial hemp can be used to make THOUSANDS of products. Anything that you can make from timber, cotton, or petroleum you can make from hemp. It is grown and processed in every industrial nation except for America. This is a classic example of how inept government is, depriving American farmers and American industry access to one of the most versatile crops known to humankind.
Medical cannabis has many known benefits for stopping seizures and even possible in the treatment of cancer. It is known to prevent nausea in chemo patients. Much more study should be done, but in the meantime, it should be a legal option for anyone who wants to use it.
Recreational cannabis - marijuana - should be treated EXACTLY like alcohol. Marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol, and the so-called “war on drugs” has been completely ineffective just as alcohol prohibition was. Why ruin people’s lives with the stigma of a prison record over something that MOST PEOPLE have done? A large majority of Americans thinks that it is time that we legalize marijuana, and I agree.