Here are two concerns I have about decriminalizing marijuana after reading article about House passing federal legislation decriminalizing marijuana.
1. Uneven Easing
In the article "The unintended consequences of marijuana decriminalization" written by Nikolay Anguelov, he cited study done by ACLU concluding that minority youth are disproportionately found guilty of marijuana charges to explain how decriminalizing marijuana have indirect impact on American youths. I find his article concerning because policy makers who advocated for marijuana decriminalization could result in worsening racial problems in juvenile justice.
2. Increased Car Accidents Caused by Impaired-Driving
In the article "The case against legalization and decriminalization of marijuana" written by Kyle Reynolds, he explained that marijuana is most frequently discovered drug in the blood of automobile drivers by citing the article "Does Marijuana Use Affect Driving?". I believe that another potential repercussion of decriminalizing marijuana is increasing number of car accidents because it hinders drivers' judgement.