Others, like me, think that the government shouldn’t have the power to outlaw if it’s not harming or endangering others. There are many reasons why I believe marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana could generate billions of dollars to use for more serious problems, prohibition doesn’t help anything, and legalization could possibly reduce drug use by teens. Our government currently spends billions of dollars annually to lock up marijuana users. These people are normally very peaceful, relaxed, and non-violent.
Marijuana; Not Just a Counter Culture For many people the choice to use drugs is an easy one; no, but for other people when it is a life or death situation, or their depression is great enough, they will do and try anything to help gain relief from pain. With the legalization of Marijuana, medical patients would have the ability to seek other ways of treatment via medicine. Also with the legalization of Marijuana the gateway theory would be proven false. Along with these two solid reasons why Marijuana should be legalized, the federal government would also reap astonishing amounts of revenue that could be used to pay off debts and pay into social security. Marijuana has been used for thousands of years, not always for the “high effect,” but
Although marijuana does indeed have some harmful effects, it is no more harmful than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. A research by the British Medical Association shows that nicotine is far more addictive than cannabis. In addition, the consumption of alcohol and the smoking of cigarettes cause more deaths per year than does the use of cannabis. The legalization of marijuana will remove an anomaly in the law whereby substances that are more dangerous than marijuana are legal whilst the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal. A Kaiser Permanente Center survey found that people who smoke marijuana-only on a daily basis have a 19% higher rate of respiratory complaints than non-smokers.
People suffering from many illnesses would be able to experience relief. Also the government would make billions in tax revenue. There have never been any deaths recorded from the use of marijuana. It is not physically addictive, like alcohol and tobacco, and most doctors will agree that marijuana is safer than those substances. On the other hand legalizing marijuana can create a lot of problems.
Moreover, for as long as we have monitored drug use, we have seen that whenever there is a decrease in the percentage of young people who perceive marijuana use as harmful, the percentage of users increases. Inevitably, legalization would suggest to young people that marijuana is not harmful -- thereby knocking down a powerful barrier to use. And even worse, because laws are rightly perceived by citizens in our democracy as the expression of national values, legalization would imply that marijuana use is an accepted -and acceptable -- social practice. For many teenagers, that would intensify the already severe peer pressure they face to use
Although alcohol is legal, it does not mean that it is better for you. There are arguments going both ways where people suggest that marijuana should be legal because alcohol is more deadly, while there are alcoholics that would say smoking weed is bad for you. Both substances are bad for your health and should not be used heavily by anyone. Marijuana has an immediate effect on the user, which last for about two hours after smoking. A person drinking alcohol may start to feel the effects after just one drink, and recover depending on how much the person drank, body weight, and how much they may have had to eat before drinking.
Cannabis, also known as Marijuana has been smoked dating back to China in 2700 B.C. In 1545 it was introduced in to America and was grown as a cash crop, and was also sold in bars around America, right next to tobacco. Marijuana was made illegal in 1937 based on false propaganda and racism because some blacks usually smoked it. There are many fallacies regarding the effects of marijuana; like the addictiveness, cancer causing levels and reasoning impairment for the users. Despite these false accusations, marijuana has been found very useful in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, arthritis, and chronic pains.
What is your definition of addiction? What is the difference between Alcohol, Nicotine and Marijuana addiction? Definition: when you will go to any means necessary to have something, and it has a negative impact on your life in any way, whether it is food or drugs. For substance abuse addiction you do not have to use everyday, its more about the way you use the drugs when you do them, if you are the type of person who smokes 1 joint a month, then I would doubt you are a substance abuser, but someone who swallows 30 vicodan every weekend is a substance abuser, as well as the person who goes all weekend snorting coke, they are just the same as the crack head who smokes crack on a daily basis, or the junkie who shoots up every 10 minutes.
Marijuana can have dras-tic effects on the American culture medically and economically. Being outlawed in most of the states, it has since been falsely accused with having many negative side-effects... almost none being scientifically proven. It causes a knowledgeable person to wonder why marijuana is kept prohibited, while harmful substances such as alcohol and tobacco are kept legal and supported by the government. Around 50,000 people die each year from alcohol poisoning. Similarly, more than 400,000 deaths each year are attributed to tobacco smoking.