My answer is no I think it would just cause more problems than it would solve. I believe marijuana is a good use for medicinal purposes but if it was legalized very few people would be using it medicinally. I believe the majority of people that used marijuana would be using it to achieve a high and in the repeated process would become addicted. I also believe that if marijuana was legal it would become a lot easier for teenagers and young adults to get their hands on marijuana even if your suppose to be 18 to get it there will be the sellers that don’t care about the age group their selling to. There are some teens that will stop at nothing to get their hands on any drugs but if marijuana was legalized it would be just that much easier.
Marijuana shold be legal but taxed by the goverment for one. Legalizing marijuana is a topic that hasn't received the attention it deserves because so many people dismiss it as the delusional rants of Cheech and Chong individual and dropout high school students who (it's irrationally implied) would be the 4.0 geniuses if they just hadn't stumbled onto this evil, evil, weed. Now before jumping fully into this, just to make sure I'm not overstepping some vague legal rules: this hub does not endorse doing anything illegal, but is here to make a true rhetorical argument for why legalizing pot should at least be considered. While billions of dollars are being spent on cheap drugs, even though compared to medical marijuana, cheap pharmaceutical drugs are insanely dangerous, many with side effects that are fatal. It's nearly incomprehensible that a natural plant that has been
Long-term studies of students who use drugs show that very few young people use other illegal drugs without first trying marijuana. While not all people who use marijuana go on to use other drugs, using marijuana sometimes lowers inhibitions about drug use and exposes users to a culture that encourages use of other drugs. * The risk of using cocaine has been estimated to be more than 104 times greater for those who have tried marijuana than for those who have never tried it.12 In Summary: * Marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug that poses significant health threats to users. * Marijuana has no medical value that can't be met more effectively by legal
Most of those who oppose the legalization of marijuana either have something to lose if it is legalized such as the pharmaceutical drugs companies would loss billions of dollars because they would lose sales on prescription medications. There are a lot more businesses that stand to lose if marijuana is legalized, but what people should realize is that legalizing marijuana will not create harm it will do more good than alcohol or tobacco. With the legalization of marijuana every individual will have the opportunity to get the healing their body needs. Smoking marijuana does not derail your life; the medicine brings you back to life. In order to really understand the benefits of smoking marijuana you will have to become one of those people who have suffered with an illness that prescription medication does not help to alleviate the pain or symptoms that comes from the illness.
Second the aspect of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use helps with patients who suffer from cancer, glaucoma, and AIDS is undeniable. Finally, the cost of keeping marijuana illegal is outrageous. First our liberty is at stake. This country was set up by our fore fathers to be free and have the right to choose. I believe that most Americans want the right to choose whether or not to smoke marijuana.
Marijuana: Will you let this pass? Have you ever thought about smoking marijuana? Do you know the facts, and risks? In the article “Just Say No,” by Patrick Shaw, smoking marijuana is said to increase chances of lung cancer, disturb safety by causing dangers such as stoned driving, and also cause short term memory loss. With all these risks I guess it becomes easy to understand as to why kids that smoke marijuana do poorly in school.
High school and college students who are regular users of marijuana find themselves to be struggling with inner turmoil; feeling depressed, scared, and often suffers from very low self-esteem. To a frequent user, smoking pot leads to judgment, logical thinking, and memory impairment. Smoking marijuana is proven to have many negative psychological and personality effects on those who choose to smoke it. One many argue that marijuana has a positive attributes to the medical field; this may be true. What about the long term effects of the addiction?
Why draw the line here and say, thus far but no further? Are cognitive enhancer’s drugs? In my opinion anything today could be considered a drug if misused. I believe something as simple as drinking too much diet coke is drug abuse, or obesity. As a society we do not consider things such as Tylenol or Aspirin a drug, but if you take too many it might just be your last headache.
Medicinal Marijuana: A Positive Viewpoint Traditionally, the effects of marijuana on human physiology have not been perceived as positive: impaired judgment, dizziness, and loss of motor skills commonly accompany the ‘high’ that cannabis gives its user. With overuse, hallucinations and endocrine disorders can occur. However, its adverse effects on the body should not be mistaken for total uselessness to the medical community. Some of its uses, which will be discussed below, include treatment for glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and symptoms of AIDS. Alongside the documented scientific uses of marijuana, the grassroots movement for its legalization as a medical treatment is entrenched in politics that, some say, have no place in science.
We have strived on giving people freedoms but with limitations. Of course, at first, there will be many problems with people regulating their marijuana intake and people will not listen to the law. But there was also problems when alcohol was legalized. With great power, comes great responsibility. Let the people have what they want.