Should we legalize marijuana?
Federally, marijuana remains an illegal substance for both social and medical use. However, many states have begun to pass legislation allowing for the medical use of marijuana, meaning the use of marijuana is legal with a prescription from a doctor. A few states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, meaning the use and transportation of a small amount of marijuana are legal for adults over the age of 21. So far, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form.