Marijuana, now days, is extremely easy to get, and most drug dealers don’t have age restrictions. There’s no age limit for buying marijuana illegally, but legally would require restrictions. Alcohol is harder to get than marijuana for most kids because there are legal restrictions on it. Prohibition is not the answer. Money should be spent on education and treatment programs for people with drug
Some people think that legalizing marijuana is the only choice left. (Legalizing Marijuana) Others who disagree say that making marijuana legal will create more drug addicts and drug related crimes. (Zive, 2010) The people that want to make marijuana legal say that there is no good reason for it not to be legal. (Why Marijuana Shouls be Legal) We should have the right to make choices for ourselves as long as we are not harming others with our choice. The use of marijuana is far less harmful than other
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.
Economics : If we legalize marijuana from an economical view, the government would be able to put a tax on marijuana like they do alcohol and cigarettes, which would be a huge advantage to our economy. There would be less criminals out on the street selling illegal drugs because it would not be illegal. There would be less prisoners in the jail, which in return would decrease our taxes and we would not have to pay to food and housing of the prisoners. There would be less road rage because people would be laid back and our fine police officers could use there time with other more serious criminal matters. I want to add that there are at least 16 states that have already decriminalized marijuana use.
As of late, the marijuana debate has shifted in favor of legalization. Why has public opinion swayed so much in recent years? The success of the medicinal marijuana market, the heavy support for legalization by the younger generations, and the passing of the more conservative generations can contribute to some significant changes. However, sustained public opinion is very difficult to predict. Recent polls taken by the Pew Research Center and General Social Surveys show that the main reason for support of marijuana is that the American public fails to see marijuana has a major moral issue (Galston, Dionne 1).
Although marijuana can lead to a relaxed and euphoric feeling it will not cause you to make decisions you would not normally do. When it comes to smoking the cannabis some say it is just as bad for your lungs as smoking, but a quote taken from an article on CBSNews.com written by Ryan Jaslow states, “The study, published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found occasional pot smokers - who used a median of roughly two to three joints per month - had normal lung function compared to tobacco smokers in the study.”(CBSNews.com). What this is saying is that smoking marijuana, although not great for your lungs, has less of a negative impact. Two states have already jumped on the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. Colorado and Washington voted on a bill to legalize the drug for everyone for any reason and the people of these states were heard when the bills
Eventually, the country’s deficit would begin to decrease, allowing the taxes of all items to decrease. Another area that legal marijuana would affect would be the illegal drug trafficking, both in the United States and between different countries and the United States. The overall economic impact would create the most good for the most amount of people with little impact on public health of those who choose to use
Marijuana legalization would have social benefits. The most obvious benefit is the reduction of alcohol and hard drugs abuse. If marijuana were more readily available, the abuse of more harmful drugs like cocaine, heroin, and PCP would decline rapidly. It would also lead to a decrease in black-market drug activity, which means less crime on the streets as a result of drug related standoffs and "turf
Many people debate over whether or not marijuana should be legalized. They argue about the moral issues or moral conflicts that would arise with the legalization of it. Although there is a lot of we could say for each side, if we put aside our personal feelings and see it from the economics point of view, we would realize that legalizing marijuana would be the right thing to do (especially with the recession we are in). In this paper I will be discussing why the government should legalize marijuana by analyzing the financial costs of keeping it illegal and the financial gain we would receive from being able to tax every sale. First reason why the government should consider legalizing marijuana is because expenditures on drug enforcement would
A study was done by the DEA in 2004 in which 19.1 million Americans aged 12 or older used illicit drugs in the 30 days prior to the study. A whopping 14.6 million of those people had used Marijuana, making it the most commonly used in