What it means to THINK THE VOTE

// The importance of civic discourse

Bridge the Divide Top Comments

Q: Should the federal government legalize marijuana?

yes

“The legalization of marijuana would save taxpayers millions while introducing a new revenue scheme that would generate $13.7 billion per year if taxed in a similar way to alcohol and tobacco; at the same time, allowing the legal purchase of marijuana would be a major blow to cartels as a black market is no longer necessary when a product is legally available. People will be safer as they can rely on a certain quality of a product, in contrast to cheap laced weed sold on the black market.”

Joshua from North Carolina

no

“In the United States, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug and mainly among young people...Article I, Section 8, most commonly referred to as the commerce clause, allows the federal government to regulate economic activity that could potentially spill over state boundaries. With that being said, marijuana is an illegal drug and it should remain illegal.”

Breanna from Montana

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– President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961