Student View: Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana is, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the third most abused drug in America today right behind tobacco and alcohol.

While two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use of the cannabis drug, the other 48 states have yet to remove it from the ranks of prohibited drugs such as cocaine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and phencyclidine (PCP).

Since Jan. 1 when the purchase of marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado, students have begun talking about the merits of Missouri legalizing the drug. Here are the variety of responses to the question: “How do you feel about the legalization of Marijuana?”

“I feel like Marijuana should be legalized in all states and that we should have it be a federal law just because of the practicality of it because the two states that have legalized it so far have been doing a pretty good job of it and I think that we can take their lead as the example and make it just legal across the United States and then it would benefit everybody.“ - Senior Alicia Hoagenson

“I feel like marijuana should be legalized in all states and that we should have it be a federal law just because of the practicality of it because the two states that have legalized it so far have been doing a pretty good job of it, and I think that we can take their lead as the example and make it just legal across the United States and then it would benefit everybody.“ - Senior Alicia Hoagenson

“I support Marijuana legalization because it has it’s medical uses.“ - Junior Steven Daugherty

“I support marijuana legalization because it has its medical uses.“ – Junior Steven Daugherty

“I feel that drugs are bad so that the legalization of marijuana would have a negative impact on people.“ - Sophomore Ferris Dweik

“I feel that drugs are bad so that the legalization of marijuana would have a negative impact on people.“ - Sophomore Ferris Dweik

“I think it’s probably in the best interest of America not just for stoners, but it has a lot of benefits to it such as hemp and whatnot“ - Freshman Drew Webber

“I think it’s probably in the best interest of America not just for stoners, but it has a lot of benefits to it such as hemp and whatnot.“ - Freshman Drew Webber

By Sam Mitten

2 Responses to Student View: Marijuana Legalization

  1. Riley Martin April 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I guess it could be legalized, like I said, if people want to do something they’re going to find a way to do it whether it’s legal or not. Personally I don’t really care because I think drugs are well.. stupid. But if they do legalize I think they’ll find more problems to deal with because of it. Just like alcohol.

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  2. Caylea Erickson April 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Cool to see what other students think, personally I think it should be because well people are going to do it anyway and it’s safer than a lot of other things.

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