Legal Marijuana May Come To Puerto Rico Soon
Just as other communities, states and countries around the world, Puerto Rico is now considering to legalize marijuana, as they are in desperate need of giving their economy a big boost. Puerto Rico has been in an economic recession for over eight years now and they are now looking at different proposals, for solving this problem or at least making it less severe. Some of these proposals include legalizing cannabis, which we at Zip 420, think is an excellent idea.
According to Fusion.net, there is around 15% unemployment and at least 45% of the population is living in poverty. At the moment, Puerto Rico's government, has been listening to proposals from experts in the field and even from the general public, as they are really not certain what could help them to end their economic problems.
Puerto Rico's government has a $70 billion debt and some of the 370 proposals that have been made public, are meant to help lower this number, as fast as possible and without having to do much. Senator Maria Teresa Gonzalez said, "we are studying all alternatives and all possibilities. Change always brings inconvenience. I'm convinced that before we talk about something as dramatic and disastrous as layoffs, we have to consider other ideas."
At least 450000 Puerto Ricans, have now decided to pack all of their things and move to the US mainland, but there are still many left behind, who have to deal with the economic problems and are trying to find an easy way out.
While it is still not certain if the government of Puerto Rico will legalize marijuana or not, the proposal is already on the table and we believe that it is one of the most viable solutions for their problems. Others have proposed to legalize prostitution in Puerto Rico as well, but we believe that legalizing cannabis is a much simpler and clean solution. Not only will it not harm society as much, but it will also work as medicine and could even be used for some industrial purposes, if some hemp is grown too.
Hopefully the Puerto Rican authorities make the right decision and legalize marijuana there soon!
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