Could We Soon Have Legalized Marijuana Nationally?
If US Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey has his way, recreational use of marijuana will be come legal across the United States. Booker’s bill, if passed, would give individual states the power to determine whether or not they want pot legal in their state and for what purpose. He says that this about giving the states their rights back and slowing down America’s failed war on drugs.
Senator Booker said in a Facebook video Tuesday that current drug laws disproportionately hurt minority communities and it is time to legalize at the federal level. He hopes the new legislation would help ease prison overpopulation.
According to a recent Gallup poll, roughly 60 percent of american’s believe marijuana should be legalized.