Jill Stein, a Green Party Presidential Nominee supports legalizing and regulating marijuana for medical and adult use nationwide. When asked Stein’s opinion she states, “yes, marijuana is dangerous—because it’s illegal. It’s not inherently dangerous. It’s certainly less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, which are perfectly legal.” It seems that when substances are illegal, it makes individuals want to use it more, which can lead to harmful effects. Stein feels that legalizing marijuana “would prevent billions of dollars in profits from pouring into the black market, and would greatly reduce the violence associated with illegal marijuana sales, including the drug wars ravaging Mexico and Central America…” Stein strongly feels that marijuana should be legalized for many reasons and that legalizing it would only benefit us in many ways.

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