Advantage and Disadvantage of Legalizing Marijuana
SOC 102 Introduction to Ethic’s and Social Responsibility
February 06, 2012
Marijuana has been a drug that has plagued many cultures and societies for many years. It has been classified as the gateway drug to entirely all drugs including alcohol. As cultures claimed spiritual use, society developed a recreational use quicker than religious cultures. Marijuana an herb if you will, naturally grown and fully developed into a vast income for not just the “dealer” so to speak, but also for the government, doctors, and the growers whom supply the medical marijuana. Let’s not forget the owner of the “bud shop” also gets a big pay day. Marijuana has a huge cliental base weather legal or illegal. In my research paper I will attempt to present the pros as well as the cons of legalizing marijuana, and the impact it’s taking or giving to cultures and societies in today’s day and time.
Marijuana has gone under the radar in some states and cultures and in others it has made a name for itself on the map. From growing and producing marijuana with the help of the government, to being blamed for its recreational use causing the user to go on to bigger and more horrific drug use. I would also like to explore and compare the effects of an illegal drug “marijuana” to the effects and death statistics of a man made drink called alcohol.
In the 21st century we still struggle with legislation to not regulate morality one being, the use of marijuana. Morality involves making distinctions between right and wrong behavior. “The principles of morality that guide lawmakers may vary significantly from one nation to another, within the various legislatures of a given nation, and even within a single legislative session” (Miller, 2008, pg.13). The question still remains should one group be allowed to impose their morality upon the majority? Laws differ from state to state, laws are rules for behavior in...