Marijuana Essay

386 WordsApr 17, 20132 Pages
I oppose the legalization of marijuana because it should remain a drug that is not easily obtainable. Many argue that marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes, but having had much physical pain in my life, I offer that there are more than enough drugs on the market to alleviate any pain. Many of these pain killers already have traces of cocaine. There is no need to add any drug to the list. Also, there is no need to make it easier for our youth to purchase it. Eventually, they will want something more potent. Making something legal, doesn't make it right. The biggest arguments I always hear, is that it will lower crime, boost the economy, and help with medical purposes. that's the biggest load of BS I have ever heard. First regarding crime. Just because you legalize something won't lower crime. All you are doing is not calling it a crime anymore. We might as well legalize breaking and entering and grand theft auto, this way everyone will have a car and we'll have less crime. It's absurd. Second, the economy will not get a boost. Imagine how many lazy people there will be. They won't be able to work, because they're completely stoned. Pot heads barely have the energy to get off the couch to do anything. And third, medicinal purposes, so instead of finding the chemical or whatever it is in marijuana that helps people get better, why not just extract that or synthesize it and give that to people who need it... not smoke pot. What saddens me is how much time is wasted on debating this topic. It's no where near as important and so many other things. You want to lower crime, stop doing drugs. There will be no more drug dealers if you educate people to not use but stay away. You want to help the economy, don't throw your money away on drugs. Buy good things for your body, like healthy foods. Which then leads to medicinal purposes, eat well, live well, stay

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