Tuesday, July 3, 2012


In today’s paralegal community, new issues and concerns regarding criminal justice are always appearing. Right now, one of the key reasons for American citizens serving jail time has to do with laws and regulations surrounding the use and possession of marijuana.
It may be legal in 16 states, but in the other 32, it’s putting people in jail every day. As a result, jails are overflowing, the money allocated for those serving time is rising, and yet illegal marijuana use remains as prevalent as ever.
As the economy flounders and tries to stabilize itself, it’s important to consider the social, judicial, and economic ramifications of legalizing marijuana. Legalizing marijuana would turn one of the nation’s largest cash crops into something marketable, taxable, and regulated. If considering all this on a global scale, the numers just gets humongous.

Going Green
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