Dr. Joycelyn Elders calls for an end to marijuana prohibition.
Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the former Surgeon General to the United States, has officially come out against the prohibition of marijuana. Her main point are that we have criminalized a substance that is virtually harmless when we have far more dangerous substances that are acceptable and legal. We have created a system to jail many non-violent people for simply possession of a substance that has no danger to the user or people around the user. That marijuana does not cause violent behavior like alcohol, and in fact has the opposite effect. And she also touched on the legalization of marijuana would not only put out many Mexican drug cartels and ease the drug wars going on there, but states revenue to ease the current budget problems if marijuana were legal and taxed.