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
In the article it reports on the growing violence of drug gangs that are menacing the U.S. - Mexico border. Details of the violent acts of Heriberto Lazcano, how the Mexican government's efforts to stop such activity have failed, people employed by the largest drug cartels, incidents of murder and kidnappings, and the reaction of the president of Mexico Vincente Fox (TIME Magazine). Choosing this source was not hard; TIME has a reputation of reliable information; to withhold this reputation TIME Magazine does not put stories and headlines to spread gossip, rather use their magazine and writers to inform the nation of big events happening near or far away. There is no question that TIME Magazine is one of the most reliable and consistent magazines to read, for the magazines work to distribute story worthy new about past, present and future problems, in a serious and direct manor. The usability of the source for a college level course is the best bet to get information accurately, stray away from gossip and focus on the real issues at
This seems like a logical assumption; fewer guns equal fewer crimes involving guns. However with a lucrative black market for illegal guns, in place all across America, criminals don’t buy guns from licensed dealers. Admittedly, greater restrictions on legally purchasing guns are just one of many proposed gun control regulations. The reason once again for the inability of these countless regulations to reduce crime is simply that people who intend to use guns for murder or other violent crimes don’t buy guns legally. With criminals buying guns nearly exclusively from the black market, stricter gun control policies might, in fact, encourage crime.
Even using the words 'legalization' and Federalism and Marijuana 'decriminalization' invite debate as one would suggest that the illegalization was right and proper and the other suggests the criminalization was the wrong thing to do in the first place, thereby creating a culture of criminals where there should never have been. The fact remains that marijuana is the drug of choice throughout the country. While average Americans may be hard pressed to find users of narcotics like heroin or even cocaine, nearly everyone at least knows someone who partakes in marijuana use, medical or otherwise. In 2011 less than 2 million people tried cocaine, less than 400,000 experimented with heroin, but 28 million people
If there were stricter gun laws in place how are people suppose to feel safe in their homes. Criminals are called criminals for a reason they do not live their life with respect to laws, they always find a loop hole to get what they want. “Gun free zones do little to protect law-abiding citizens, law abiding citizens do not carry guns in these areas, but criminals do; this will only make soft targets for criminals and increase the chance of violent crimes” (2010). Everyone has a constitutional right to bear arms, and legislation will only be taking away the rights of people to protect themselves. Everything can be posed as a threat not just gun, “In 2013 there have been killing sprees with knives and bombs at the Boston Marathon; three people were killed and 264 were injured when the Tsarnaev brothers set two bombs and a student in Houston
Evoking an individual’s right to own a gun(s) has not been proven to decrease acts of violence. In fact, the illegal distribution of firearms will only increase criminal profits and clog up court systems as a result. History only shows that taking away this right only leads to uprising of government and citizens. One of the most basic and sacred rights given to Americans by our ancestors is the right to bear arms. The founding fathers staged a revolt against the government in order to start a new land, with new laws and rights given to all.
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.
The plant requires little or no toxic chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides (Golub 243). The illegalization of hemp in 1930s, occurred due to false study results, major business corporations, and its so called links to narcotics. Hemp cultivation could provide for our oil and gas needs as a country. The common misconception is that hemp is linked with recreational marijuana but that is not true.
“We did’t work and save all those years so you could go to college and smoke dope!”” (Pot Stories for The Soul p. 65). The older generation who had lived through so much poverty and suffering couldn’t understand why the youth was experimenting with drugs and saw it as potentially throwing their lives away. When Reagan gave his speech in 1982 on the war on drugs, marijuana was the only drug he mentioned by name, demonstrating its popularity among Americans. Although, despite diligent federal efforts to eliminate the U.S. marijuana crop, growers have survived and endured, being industrious and adaptive, much like the plant itself. Actions taken by the government to wipe out marijuana in the U.S. were similar to ways in which they tried to eliminate enemies in war, for example, “Some anti-marijuana campaigns take on the characteristics of military operations.
Cont. Issue and The Law Master Thornton 1/30/13 “Marijuana Controversy” Controversy over legalizing Marijuana is sweeping the nation. Colorado and Washington are already two states that have legalized weed so far. Marijuana is a lot less dangerous than drugs already legal in the states, a stress reliever and a possible savior for our debt problem. There are a lot more pro’s than con’s when thinking whether legalization of Marijuana should be allowed.