Fact: Alcohol and tobacco are more harmful to the human body than cannabis.
Fact: The prohibition of alcohol helped create the mafia and organized crime, just as the prohibition of cannabis fuels the cartels. Legalizing cannabis would harm the underground market and lower crime.
Fact: Cannabis and its derivatives are an important medicine for veterans and others suffering from illness.
It is time to end the prohibition of cannabis, set the legal age of consumption to 21 (with exceptions for medical reasons), and tax the sales of cannabis and use the funds to boost social programs.