Two real life reasons for why marijuana should not be decriminalized so that it can be used for recreational purposes:
1. Rim Fire in Yosemite Valley becomes the fourth largest wildfire in California history. Fire officials suspect the cause of the fire originated from a marijuana growing operation. Yes, the operation was illegal, but only because proper permits were not obtained.
2. An Arizona man allegedly smoked pot while his three month old child was allowed to die in a hot car.