Campus Voices: Should marijuana be legalized in the United States?


    “I don’t think it should be legalized because it does intoxicate you and it doesn’t help you. It doesn’t make you more productive.”

    Halie David, freshman interior design major from Amarillo

    “It’s a gateway drug so that could open opportunities for the use of other drugs … more than it is today.”

    Mathilde Perrin, sophomore nursing major from Houston

    “Yes. Alcohol and tobacco are more damaging to the brain than marijuana. There is no legitimate reason it couldn’t be legalized.”

    Amir Tafarroji, freshman business major from Houston

    “No, I really don’t think so. We have enough idiots running around as it is.”

    Courtney Devlin, senior nursing major from Houston

    “No, people would be high all the time. More people would start smoking if it were legalized.”

    Benjamin Williams, sophomore writing major from Fort Worth

    “No, I just think people would abuse it if it were legalized.”

    Jon Wulf, junior radio-TV-film major from Omaha, Neb.