March 15, 2012
Dear Mr. President,
Hello to you. My name is Carlos. I am an 8th grade student, and I'm writing to you to share my thoughts about marijuana legalization. When I became interested in this topic, the more I researched, the more I realized that it is basically illegal for no reason.
To begin, there has been no evidence of marijuana harming or killing people. In fact it's often used to help people with their own personal problems. For an example, it is used to help people with cancer, arthritis, glaucoma, nausea, anorexia, Bi-polar disorder, AIDS, problems after surgery, and more. That's why we have medical dispensaries in California and now Colorado. If these states have realized that this "drug" is helping others, why can't it help the rest of the country?
Furthermore, it should be legalized not only for its medicinal purposes, but for its potential to become a very profitable business! That could make a lot of money throughout the United Sates. Think of the amount of money the government will save on fighting marijuana and the amount of money we could also earn by taxing the product. Because of marijuana, there has been drug trafficking throughout Mexico & the United States. Picture this: If we legalized it, we could do a better job stopping that issue. Did you also know, that 60% of the people involved in drug trafficking are distributing marijuana. That means legalizing marijuana would drop drug crime rates in America by 60%!
Mr. President, I think you should make America vote to see if we should finalize the legalization of marijuana. Why would we make something illegal if it's helping, not harming people?
I would like to thank you for reading my letter.
St. Louis, Missouri
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