I believe Marijuana should be federally decriminalized. It should be up to the voters in each state whether they want this drug to be illegal, whether medicinal or recreational. Let the people vote for the laws they adhere to.
The war on drugs has done nothing for Americans but create a way to mass incarcerate individuals and ruin lives. If you look at the success of states that have legalized marijuana you would understand why this is such an important issue. Oregon has used the tax dollars gained from marijuana sales to fund their schools. Colorado made so much money they even refunded their taxpayers! If your child goes to school in Oregon their bus rides are free, their school lunches are free, their school materials are free, the instruments for band can be rented for free. No citizen, resident, guest, or undocumented immigrant should EVER go hungry.
There is so much revenue gained from marijuana taxes that conservatives have come together with liberals to support legalization across more than half of the states.
Americans that have obtained a medicinal recommendation should not have their second amendment rights removed. We need to protect legal patients' ability to purchase a firearm.
Not only do we need to give states the option to vote on this legislation for themselves, but we need to pardon all marijuana related crimes across our great nation. That includes possession and paraphernalia.
Together we will federally decriminalize cannabis and nationally expunge cannabis related charges for ALL Americans!
Another thing that needs to happen is protecting law-abiding Americans' right to employment. An employer should NOT be allowed to fire an employee for testing positive for cannabis IF; They are a legal medicinal patient and test positive; They live in a recreational legal state; And have broken no laws.