Weed is illegal in a lot of places in the US, especially on the national level and it is a very sad and dismal set of affairs. This is because weed isn’t actually that bad for you, especially compared to alcohol which is perfectly legal to buy and consume if you are over the age of 21. Weed is actually good for you in many cases and has many possible medicinal uses. Millions of people use CBD oil or other forms of cannabis products to prevent things like back pain.
The thing is that there is no evidence weed is any worse than you compared to alcohol or tobacco so there’s no reason why it’s banned. Millions of people are in prison with their lives ruined for marijuana offenses even though they weren’t hurting anyone. Tens of thousands are killed in drug-related gang wars in both the United States of America and down south in countries like Mexico. If marijuana is fully legalized and regulated by the federal government a lot of this violence, which by the way costs both the state and economy billions of dollars will stop for good. Over at payspi, we are dedicated to legalizing weed all over America, because we think it is a very important thing to do. It has been a great injustice that the big tobacco lobby has kept marijuana criminalized for the past 100 years.
Recent developments in legalization for medicinal purposes or even full legalization or decriminalization in states like California and Colorado is very promising because it could lead to a domino effect across the nation as the general public comes to accept weed as relatively safe and it is also a good source of tax revenue since the state cannot tax the drug black market.