They argue that the dangers of drugs and can limited and controlled if drugs are made legal. This has been an ongoing issue for a long time, but recently the fact that some states have passed laws legalizing marijuana has many people choosing sides. Marijuana has been legalized for medical used only in some and completely legal in Colorado and Washington (Eliza Gray, 2013). Some believe that this is a good thing, marijuana can be used to pain
“Medical Marijuana is an Insult to Our Intelligence” This opinion piece, written by Charles Lane, starts off with the author describing how the Justice Department is dealing with people who smoke or sell pot. The article not only has statistical points but also the authors own opinion and humor. The author believes that although marijuana is a blessing for terminally ill patients, it does not have the ability to calm oneself. He explains the testing drugs must go through to meet Drug Administration to get his point through. Reading this article, I also find defense cases about medical marijuana.
“America’s Medical Pot Laws in 2011” Dec. 8, 2011 The article “ A Necessary But Insufficient Step On Marijuana.” published by Kathleen Parker inform us that Obama administration has stopped interfering with states’ use of marijuana in medical fields; however, giving permission to medical marijuana doesn’t mean the drug regulations are loosen on drug traffickers. Arguments about legalization of medical marijuana are increasing every time this topic comes up because some Americans support the idea of decriminalization of marijuana which includes couple of presidents and Supreme Court justice where some people oppose this whole proposal. Ms. Cory is a pro-life Republican mom who endorses legalization of marijuana and points out that it
Sullum states that marijuana originally came to the United States with migrant Mexican workers and later was commonly associated with African American jazz musicians. “Marijuana's association with blacks and Mexicans, which marked it as an exotic drug used by inferior but scary outsiders, proved crucial to its prohibition.” The prohibition largely targeted the people associated with it rather than the drug itself. With racism prevalent during the early stages of prohibition, The majority of violent crimes were claimed to be involved with minority groups and/or marijuana. As prohibition continued marijuana had a surge in popularity as part of the counterculture of the 60’s and 70’s. The herb still remains seen as a symbol of rebellion; further convincing lawmakers that it
The Conspiracy Behind Marijuana Many people know of marijuana in some way, either by personal experience or know of someone that uses it. What most people don’t know is the many beneficial uses of marijuana. There are so many misconceptions about the cannabis plant. What you hear in the media about marijuana may not be true. The reason for this, in my opinion, is the fact that the US Government wants the public to believe that marijuana is “bad” and should remain illegal.
Why take 10 medicines for one problem when you can take one for 10 problems?” Dylan Davis’s opinion on the matter was, “I believe medical marijuana should be legalized since it is a herd, you can’t overdose on it. It would help our terrible economy and plus it’s proven to help medical conditions.” Jamie DeSalvo told me, “Medical marijuana should be legalized since it’s proven to help medical conditions. Besides that economy would get better from the income tax, or just from not as many arrests on marijuana charges could save thousands of dollars. It is in our own rights; life, liberty, and happiness. Those are our unalienable rights as an American.” Enoch Easter’s opinion was, “Why not legalize marijuana period?
Many believe marijuana is a stress reliever and a way to forget all their problems, but if one would realize the actual effects and the difficulty to be able to “cut back” on smoking/eating it, the drug lobby would not be trying so hard to con voters into believing marijuana is completely safe. To face this problem the organized participation of society is required through actions that put the health of individuals and communities before other interests. Including being worried about the number of marijuana consumers among children and adolescents in the world, and particularly worried about the age decreasing for first timers. More importantly get closer to decision makers and ask them to develop well-balanced national policies for supply reduction and demand reduction by initiating prevention programs, and offering rehabilitation as means too face this social phenomenon society calls the drug
The decriminalization of marijuana would be a positive step for the Canadian government but the legalization of marijuana would do much more for this country and its people. If the Canadian government was to only decriminalize marijuana it would accomplish relieving the stress on the RCMP by taking the man power wasted on arresting and prosecuting the people that have decided to smoke marijuana and redirect it toward something more productive. As for the overcrowded court rooms the people
Certain Hindu sects in India used marijuana for religious purposes and stress relief. However, doctors did believe that consumption of marijuana in excess caused impotence, blindness and “seeing devils”. In modern times hemp is used for a wide variety of purposes including cordage of varying tensile strength, clothing, nutritional products and various industrial purposes. Making marijuana illegal in North America has helped create many street gangs who profit from the sale of a plant that is less harmless than alcohol and less addictive than coffee. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefit of legalization of marijuana from financial and social aspects, and also from its benefits in providing relief to many patients across the world.