The pros definitely outweigh the cons in every which way possible. Alcohol is obviously a way worse drug than marijuana and it’s legal! People should have the right to use marijuana if they please.This is the United States of America. A place where dreams come true and happiness is made. We have strived on giving people freedoms but with limitations.
Bennett acknowledges the opinion of the proponents of legalization. He agrees that it could decrease crime, take away profit from the black market, make poor neighborhoods less crime filled, and enable a public war against drugs like we have on alcohol and tobacco. However, he says we must ask ourselves what the potential costs can be of doing something so drastic is. Bennett says, “We do know, however, that wherever drugs have been cheaper and more easily obtained, drug use and addiction has skyrocketed.” He then gives examples of relatable situations to the one that would be brought upon us from drug legalization. He mentions how the British legalized heroine for a short period of time and addiction increased forty fold, and consumption of alcohol increased by three hundred and fifty percent when prohibition ended.
LeVona Sykes English 1A N. Fuller 6/9/2010 Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana is the most widely illegal drug used by Americans, and the debate regarding legalizing marijuana has been one of the greatest controversial arguments in American today. Marijuana should be legalized because of two reasons, first the medicinal benefits it has, second the potential to boost the countries economy from it being taxed. Unlike cigarettes and alcohol marijuana is much less dangerous and even more beneficial than some prescription drugs. Under the strict supervision of a doctor marijuana can be safely used. Marijuana also known as Cannabis has a long history of
A lot of Americans believe with me on this point. Our liberty or our freedom to choose, the medicinal fight, and the cost of prohibiting marijuana is a losing cause for the United States government. If the rest of the states would follow suit with the states that have legalized medicinal marijuana the federal government would have to listen. The only hurdle that we have to get over is the federal government not listening to the populace. If every citizen that wants marijuana legalized would write their congressman and senator to have them push to change the prohibition laws on marijuana.
Requiring "heroic honesty" on the part of the government, this will take enormous effort to admit that marijuana is neither addictive nor dangerous, unlike speed, which kills most unpleasantly, or heroin, which is addictive and difficult to kick. Vidal's direct and straightforward proposal can be very daunting but the idea of legalizing drugs is not a new concept. In some countries marijuana can be purchased over the country. These are also sold for its medicinal properties. Vidal's essay , admittedly is a good piece of writing but it does not provide for the reader a clear outline of why drugs should be legalized, aside from the notion that people's right to choice whether to be addicts or not.
Matthew Redman Grade 11 Law CLU3M1-01 Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Marijuana like any other drug is harmful to a person’s body and should not be consumed. It isn’t nearly as bad as some of other drugs though, and some scientists believe that it is less harmful than fully legal alcohol. If Marijuana were to be legalized experts say that it would bring billions of dollars into our economy. It would end lots of drug crimes, and possibly stop major drug gang wars.
If drug uses could grow their own weed, for example, it wouldn’t be a gateway drug therefore no black market. I would suggest selling weed in smoke shops, or liquor stores so the tax profits would increase at the same time. Legalization would get rid of some problems but yes I would also agree it would cause some as well. There would be a spike in the drug use because of the big ‘legalization hype’ but eventually it would go down. The best way I believe to reform this is put the government in change of selling them or assigning places to sell them, like the example I used in the liquor stores.
Main Point 3: Legalizing Marijuana will also reduce the illegal marketing of it on the streets. A. Although Marijuana is illegal, it’s not hard to find a local dealer or hear about one on the streets. If Marijuana becomes legal it will stop the black marketing of it and will lead to spending a lot less money on those criminals and sending them to our over crowded prisons. B. Legalizing Marijuana here in the United States will make both the US and Mexico a lot safer.
It also helps top up our already overburdened judicial system by decreasing the stress on the courts and allowing police officers to concentrate their attempts on other matters. With marijuana being legal certain social group won’t have to be targeted as the one selling the illegal drug. Certain subjects show that Black and Hispanics are the main groups of drug dealers and are usually involved with the illegal activities. With marijuana being legal a reduction of stigmatizing will happen. In increase to drug dealers, through prohibition marijuana is forced to be traded in the disastrous market.
While the American government continues to reject the need to repeal prohibition on marijuana, the American people continue to suffer. The potential financial advantages of legalization are tremendous. Money and resources that are wasted on enforcement of current marijuana laws could easily be put to use in other much needed economic areas. Simply put, the desire of most Americans to enjoy marijuana's intoxicating "hi", combined with the numerous documented medicinal values, and the over 25,000 everyday products that can be made from the marijuana plant, and the vast amount of potential income from taxes, makes decriminalization and regulation by the federal government not just the right choice but the only choice. Since the Nixon administration