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Do you support legalizing marijuana for personal use or the tax revenue?

The push to legalize marijuana has gained remarkable traction in the last several years, with several more states posting legalization initiatives this Election Day. For many proponents, the quest to legalize cannabis on the federal level has gone from “if” to “when.” Some people want it legal mainly for personal use, be it recreational or medicinal, while others want to see the increase in tax revenue and public safety that comes with it. What motivates you to support it?

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Public awareness of the effects and usage of cannabis has come a long way since the propagandist nonsense of the "Reefer Madness" days. Support has gone up roughly 30 percent since the year 2000, with the sharpest upturn in popularity between 2005-2010. Now, almost half the country has some kind of legal access (usually for medical reasons) to cannabis. In a few days, four more states will be voting on it. Prohbtd notes:

When more Americans are arrested for marijuana than for committing violent crimes, it's clear that the priorities of our justice system are completely out of order," tweeted Golden State congressman Ro Khanna earlier this month. "The 'war on drugs' has destroyed too many lives. It's imperative that we legalize marijuana.
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Should we legalize cannabis for safety and tax revenue? Here's one perspective.

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Should we legalize cannabis for personal and recreational use? Here's another perspective.

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Medical use of cannabis is millennia old, but recent years have seen a substantial increase in modern medical trials and studies of CBD, THC and other cannabinoids. Use as a sleep aid, pain reliever, anti-anxiety treatment, and appetite stimulator are well documented. Beyond that, it offers famously effective relaxation and recreational benefits widely considered to be less addictive and safer than alcohol and other drugs. 

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The FDA, not known for its particularly liberal tendencies, has yet to publicly support the use of marijuana. It does, however, openly recommend studying the effects and medical uses. They state: 

The FDA also has an important role to play in supporting scientific research into the medical uses of marijuana and its constituents in scientifically valid investigations as part of the agency’s drug review and approval process. As a part of this role, the FDA supports those in the medical research community who intend to study marijuana.
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Legalization takes the distribution of cannabis out of the unregulated black market and into safer, more predictable settings. That alone is a substantial benefit, but consider the vast sums of money that states, cities, and even the federal government can make from tax revenue associated with cannabis sales. 

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In August 2018, medical marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $28 million, with recreational sales coming in at nearly $113 million. That is one month, in one state. The tax revenue potential is obvious. 

In this debate, 84 percent of Tylters supported legalizing cannabis.

Whatever your reason, don't forget to vote!

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