VIDEO: Legalizing marijuana

The legalization debate, then, isn't about whether reform should happen at all, but if a certain kind of change goes too far. This is typical of drug policy: It's not about which option is perfect, but about which option is the least bad. In the case of marijuana, both sides are weighing whether the costs of prohibition — more arrests and drug-related violence — outweigh the risks of increased access to marijuana, given its potential harms to society and personal health.

SOURCE: Lopez (2018). Marijuana legalization is a response to the failures of the war on drugs. Vox. Retrieved at 2:23PM on October 11, 2018.