#Legalization vs #Decriminalization
Semantics or point of law?
Remember; any law that prohibits a specific act almost always comes #after lots of people have been enjoying their #RIGHT to that act, so long as they do not unjustly violate the rights of others.
The law, when passed, now violates the rights that the people have retained with respect to that now-prohibited act.
Our Right always COME FIRST.
Prohibitive Laws almost always come after the fact.
The US Constitution makes it clear that any law that #infringes, #limits, #denies, or #disparages that right that is not specifically enumerated in the US Constitution, it is off-limits to government to regulate until a proper Article 5 #Amendment has been ratified to allow government to regulate that right.
There are tons of these #Unconstitutional laws.
Thousands of tons of them at the city, town, county, state, and federal levels of government.
It's time to clean house and the rest of the government levels and branches.
So, when government talks about "legalization" they want it to sound like the government is actually granting to the people the right to do something the government, as the criminal, violated our rights in the first place.
Decriminalization, on the other hand is acknowledgement by the government that they unjustly violated the people's rights and now they go about correcting that injustice.