The legalization of marijuana pros and cons stand at the forefront of recent policy debates, largely due to the success of state level measures in Colorado and Washington. The 2012 elections propelled the nation’s cannabis discussion from the medicinal realm to that of broader recreational use. While public opinion polls show widespread support for medical marijuana, outright legalization remains highly controversial; data reveals roughly 50% of the population favors total legalization as opposed to approximately 75% for medical cannabis. The polarized political climate fuels radical rhetoric on both sides of the issue, which makes it difficult to discern factual arguments from pure propaganda. Here are some common statements from pot proponents as well as prohibitionists.
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