Marijuana has been one of the most controversial topics in American politics for quite some time. This plant can contribute greatly to our society if we allow it to. It can boost our economy and lower crime significantly at the same time as making a lot of people’s lives more enjoyable. However, Marijuana can also be detrimental to society. Its use will raise health risks for both those who smoke it and those who are affected by secondhand smoke. Likewise it can affect the business and crime worlds negatively.

Currently the drug is considered illegal, with the exception of medical marijuana in some States. California has proposed a bill that will legalize the regulation of cannabis in this State. This bill is Prop 19 which will be decided on November 3rd, 2010.

 

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