November 8, 2016
Dear Future President,
Today I’m going to convince you to vote yes on Proposition 64. On October 27, 2016 Proposition 64 was first supported by The San Diego Union Tribune. After that, a lot more companies or individuals endorsed Prop 64. Now, a lot more people are siding with Prop 64.
Prop 64 is an argument whether marijuana should be illegal or not in California. Prop 64 allows adults age of 21 or older to possess, transport, purchase, consume, and share up to one ounce of marijuana and eight grams of marijuana concentrates, but using marijuana in public and driving while impaired will remain illegal in California. Although marijuana will become legal, it will have a 15% excise tax on all sales. And since marijuana costs a lot of money less people will buy it. Some cons of Prop 64 include more drug activity. Since there will be more marijuana around, children will probably acquire marijuana easily. And when marijuana becomes legal it will become a main cause of death because of the after effects.
I personally think that marijuana should be legal because it will save money on drug raids. Some people who agree with me are Sean Parker a former president of Facebook and Daniel Lewis a chairman of Progressive. Since marijuana will be legal there will be no more drug raids and it would save resources or money to make stricter rules that stop underage people from using marijuana. Marijuana should also be legal because it is also used medicinally in hospitals. A CNN article clearly states that marijuana can relieve stress from symptoms of AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, and Glaucoma. In an another article it clearly states that Prop 64 creates a safe, legal system for adult use of marijuana. It controls, regulates and taxes marijuana use, and has the nation's strictest protections for children.
In conclusion, voting for Proposition 64 is the best choice because marijuana will become legal and will become easily accessible in hospitals. Also, in order to make this a valid choice we need the president’s opinion.