Why Legalizing Cannabis Today Will be a Big Benefit to the Justice System

Meanwhile, in states that have already legalized cannabis, they still have to deal with existing contradictions with the federal law. Possession, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis is still a federal crime as it remains a Schedule 1 drug, alongside ecstasy, fentanyl, and heroin. Decriminalizing cannabis is not enough; legalizing marijuana is needed to completely eradicate criminal penalties while allowing legitimate business to thrive selling cannabis.