Is Marijuana Legalization Inevitable In The US?

Is Marijuana Legalization Inevitable In The US?

Every ballot initiative involving the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana passed in the 2020 election. The Democratic-controlled House also passed the MORE Act in early December, which would legalize marijuana at the federal level and implement sweeping regulations surrounding the drug. These developments reveal something important about the shift in the marijuana debate: Marijuana may be one of the truly bipartisan issues in the U.S. right now.

0:00 – Introduction
2:23 – History of marijuana in the U.S.
6:37 – State vs federal law disconnect
11:26 – The future of legalization

CORRECTION (January 4, 2021): At 0:55 and 6:31, the map mislabels the legality of recreational marijuana in Illinois. The state has legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use. At 12:20, a graphic used an incorrect photo to identify Alaska Rep. Don Young.

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Is Marijuana Legalization Inevitable In The US?


  1. dennis flynn on May 15, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    they will never stop the fight..oppression of people is in their DNA…too much money in the courts, jails etc.

  2. ABADDJ on May 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Why would we call it marijuana if that’s the name they use to make it illegal they have to trick the farmers so that they will vote to make it illegal and cannabis will never be legal unless we can grow it our selves without persecution

  3. Bobby Wayne Weeks on May 15, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I like Ronald Reagan but he was totally wrong about marijuana it should be legalized and should be legalized today for recreational and for medical use all adults should be able to get the same amount of THC in marijuana as they getting 80 proof of alcohol in a bar or a liquor store which is equivalent of 20% THC is equivalent of 80 proof of alcohol
    same amount no different
    Marijuana helps the human body and alcohol destroys the human body and mind
    I’m a Republican and I believe they should legalize marijuana for recreational use for adults only.
    And I also believe that she use it for medical because people that’s going through chemo because they have cancer or seizures post-traumatic stress
    Or people like me that believe that it should be legalized for recreational use .
    I have seizures post-traumatic stress
    and I costly have back pain because the bullet hit my spine and I have

  4. Darragh Farrell on May 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    It’s madness!?! Like this plant should never have been made illegal anywhere on our beautiful planet!?!! Like if there is a God he or she actually put it here for us all use!?!! And sure tobacco should be illegal everywhere?! All tobacco does is cause addiction and numerous types of cancers!?! It’s madness folks!?!

  5. Vegas Noonan on May 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    It should not b federally illegal & up 2 each state 2 make their own weed laws

  6. ironmac wade on May 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    how many of yall blaze up and watch vids like this? XD

  7. Peace Dove on May 15, 2022 at 6:34 pm


  8. Iron Maiden on May 15, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Sick and tired of being MADE to feel like a criminal. I just want to be HAPPY and FREE. MY CHOICE as a responsible adult doing harm to no one.

  9. john singleton on May 15, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I’m glad they finally admitted that it’s never been a law against marijuana, it’s a law against the people that use it, at first it was immigrants from the south, then in the 60s & 70s it was the people that hated Politicians.

  10. uncle alzbbq on May 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    okay its 2022. Everyone else has rights and groups, I think its about time to get with the times and legalize it at the federal level .. tax it like beer or cigarettes and let people live their lives already..

  11. Stephen Moist on May 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Our country would make billions so long congress passes it.

  12. Robert on May 15, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Reagan has got to be in the top 5 of worst presidents ever he didn’t have a clue and the so called war on drugs was and is a huge disaster.

  13. Cynthia Rosas on May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Everyone needs salvation here are the words of salvation please forgive me jesus im a sinner come into my heart and save me from my sin I no that you are the savior and I no that you died for me on calvary and I no that God raise you from the dead and you are alive and I thankyou for your salvation in Jesus holy name amen and its important to always ask for forgiveness every night 🌙 ✨ 💖 ♥ 💕

  14. Michael Sledge on May 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Weed motivated me and keeps me sane 😌

  15. 대림동불주먹 on May 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Its dope

  16. Donald Duffield on May 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    ND will be hard to go recreational marijuana because medical is more beneficial to the state and resting illegal recreational is more financial to ND that recreational would ever be. all votes in ND for recreational loss just by 3 yes to 9 no for to pass recreational marijuana and the state decision to allow it to be voted or not to be voted the following year in a year and half in advance.

  17. David Reyes on May 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    How come it’s ok to drink or smoke cigarettes??? But not Marijuana?? I’ll tell you why cause our government makes money off of death!! How many people you know died off Marijuana let me know!! Don’t worry I’ll wait!!! Cause ain’t nobody you know ever O.D. off smoking Marijuana!!! Depending on the type you smoke(Indica or sativa) your either gonna be Happy & Hungry or your gonna be Happy Hungry & Sleepy!!

  18. Deborah Flowers on May 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    It is all about control and money. They want to control who can grow it, and who makes money on it. Do another study so the big companies make the money. The poor guy on the street don’t have a chance.

  19. C Shir on May 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Not until we get this crack loving president out of office. Biden has put more people away than any other. The fact that pot is seen as worse than alcohol is a joke of all jokes.

  20. Randy Heath on May 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Marijuana is not a Drug, it is a PLANT

  21. Mike Davidson on May 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    WW3…. Who give a faq

  22. Cam on May 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    How tf is the alcohol and tobacco industries taking over the marijuana industry when it’s ITS OWN INDUSTRY. Wtf kinda logic is that

  23. Dam Sam on May 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    they made money off it war on drug look in to it

  24. Edward Kelly on May 15, 2022 at 6:55 pm


  25. Dam Sam on May 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm


  26. Bobby Wayne Weeks on May 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    And they can’t say they
    don’t know how to tax it
    Because when you buy that CBD which does nothing for me because it doesn’t have THC not here in the state of Texas
    But you do have to pay taxes on it when you buy it

  27. MIC on May 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Yes it should be and if you think otherwise then go back to being an alcoholic and popping your pills under your little rock…..

  28. Kevin Morden on May 15, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    legalize it everywere in the us !!!!!!!!!!!!! >.it is so great for people with medical problems !!!!!!!!!!

  29. Family of Busch on May 15, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Consent to be governed equals oath of a public servant

    The United States is a corporation 28 U.S.C. Judicial & Judiciary Procedure § 3002(15)(A) & Consent to be governed is established by the sworn Oath of a public servant as required by 5 C.F.R. § 2635.101(b), C.F.R. Part 3101, 5 C.F.R. § 735 & according to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 2. There is one form of Action – the Civil Action, this is confirmed in 28 U.S.C. § 1333 & 28 U.S.C. § 1331 Historical Notes, which can only be commenced by a covered employee 2 U.S.C. The Congress § 1408 & therefore can only be actionable against another covered employee. No one can give consent of another to be governed as "waivers of fundamental Rights must be knowing, intentional, & voluntary acts, done with sufficient awareness of the relevant circumstances & likely consequences. U.S. v. Brady, 397 U.S. 742, 748 (1970); U.S v O’Dell, 160 F. 2d 304 (6th Cir. 1947)."

    Rodriques v. Ray Donavan (US Department of Labor) 769 F. 2d 13341348 (1985.) “All codes, rules, & regulation are for government authorities only, not human/Creators in accordance with G-d’s laws. All codes, rules, & regulations are unconstitutional & lacking due process…”

  30. Lisa McDonald on May 15, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Not true. People were using cannabis before Mx imigrants came over. They were using it recreationalyl & medically 1950s. There were places in cities like NY & Chicago to go socialize, chill & smoke.

  31. Joseph Neumyer on May 15, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Constitutionally its legal in any form

  32. Jennifer Kincaid on May 15, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I’m a republican most people i know are also and i am completely for the legalization of marijuana and I’m pretty confident that my republican friends are also.

  33. vir on May 15, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    The legalization of marijuana should be regulated at federal level to protect children and teens. The news at the TV was about a teen smokes marijuana and passed out drooling. All the dispensaries around the country should be monitoring and check the content. How much they sell? The dispensary that sells the product to the kids, should be immediately close. A girl purchased a lollipop couldn’t close the mouth and dull until the effect pass away. Any adult providing kids with marijuana should go to jail. Human being should always have rules and regulations. Protect the people.

  34. Jimmy O’Connor on May 15, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Special thanks to Donald Trump for exposing the lies this government has spewed to us since 1775. Marijuana has only been used my man for 6000 years as a medicine and the same goes for Psilocybin mushrooms. American gluttony and abuse bastardize many things such as these 2 items. What does alcohol cure ? Oh wait you can tax that easy and you can’t tax a weed that anyone can grow. All about he money and big pharma

  35. Jonathan Vinzant on May 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    And I say marijuana is a gateway drug that’s bulshit alcohol is you get somebody drunk and then son-of-a-b**** will smoke or take anything

  36. Surfs Up on May 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Think I’ll step outside for a little recreational break right now.

  37. Stock Pistol on May 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    The problem with legalisation of weed is that they can only give you a low dosage at a time so after a year or 2 they start going to Street cannabis that one of the reasons why the legal cannabis industry is slowly dying

  38. Gary Pavlick on May 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Has anyone remembered the word. PROHABITION? does anyone know that there’s a food shortage? Beyond repair! Does anyone know that food can’t be grown outside anymore. But, it certainly can be grown inside. There’s a SUCKER BORN every minute. Fortunately for the children. We’ll manage to feed them. And, that will be from those stoners who are so high, they forgot about prohabition law’s. Which still exist. Thank God. Because, the feds will be showing up. And, no doubt it’ll be the 2 thirds one third law .2 thirds food . At a very reasonable price. Lol. This is hilarious. But, at least we can syful the food shortage. After all we can’t eat weed. Or, feed it to the kids.

  39. Brooklyn Bred on May 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Imagine being a person of color and having a record and been to prison for selling or smoking weed. And now Becky and Chad are able to do it. This country is so racist

  40. Juilio Mato on May 15, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Idk what is said about Marijuana but smoking it cured my stage 4 cancer chemotherapy was killing Marijuana saved my life so if anyone as something bad to say about it then u need to go do some serious research 💨💨💨💨

  41. Elijah Waggoner on May 15, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Well duah it’s inevitable! They just had to prohabish the hell outta it to make us fight for it like alcohol days. They know it’s a miracle power plant!

  42. SP on May 15, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I dont see any state banning alcohol. The authorities trying to convince us in this day and age that Alcohol is a lesser evil compared to Marijuana. Seriously?

  43. William on May 15, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Don’t think Woodstock main, think weaponized, $30 trillion dollar debt marijuana. (nicotine)

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  46. The Keith-Donovan Experience 🌍 on May 15, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Just saw my pastor on the other side of town at a dispensary. The times have changed.

  47. Daniel Winter on May 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    If it’s legalised I’m leaving Australia and moving to America 🇺🇸

  48. Jim G on May 15, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    The saddest part is they call it the gate way drug when in fact nicotine is your gateway drug that is legal to buy

  49. Mare 1469 on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Legal hemp equals world peace! Repaired economy, debt relief. Lots of positive effects! God made it for stressful times. We as a human race are definitely in stressful Times. God made hemp for a reason.

  50. Jerry Baker on May 15, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Maybe since Hunter Biden cornered the market on cocaine !! Lol 🤠