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
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.
(Legalizing Marijuana) Marijuana helps relieve nausea suffered by cancer patients who are going through powerful chemotherapy treatments. (Legalizing Marijuana) It is also used by patients who have multiple sclerosis and AIDS. (Why Marijuana Shouls be Legal) Marijuana has been proven to be effective in the treatments of glaucoma because it lowers pressure on the eye. (Why Marijuana Shouls be Legal) In the United States there are an estimated 2.7 million people who abuse drugs. (Zive, 2010) The most popular is marijuana.
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
Michael Wallman Professor Scott English Composition 008 February 10, 2013 Compare and Contrast Alcohol and Marijuana If you’re like most Americans, you have been led to believe that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug that has destroyed the lives of millions of teens and adults. You have also been made to believe that marijuana causes lung cancer and is a “gateway” to harder drugs. People are also convinced that people who use marijuana are losers who sit on the couch all day doing nothing. To say that marijuana has been given a bad rap over the past few decades is an understatement. So, lets wipe the slate clean and start over.
Despite these false accusations, marijuana has been found very useful in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, arthritis, and chronic pains. In most places obtaining marijuana is dangerous, because since it is illegal it has to be sold in the black market. The millions
A Schedule One Substance doesn't have any accepted medical use in the United States and a high potential for abuse. The state argued that the federal government's policy [of targeting physicians for recommending Marijuana as medicine] deliberately undermines the state by incapacitating the mechanism the state has chosen for separating what is legal from what is illegal under state law. States are arguing that they could use Medical Marijuana as a source of income to help pull us out of debt. According to “priceofweed.com” a crowd sourced Internet archive of pot prices across the country, the national average cost of an ounce of high-quality marijuana is roughly $350. Pot smokers can really stretch their dollars on the West Coast.
That avenue is to allow the states, all 50 of them to offer marijuana for medicinal purposes to those who truly need it. The government must also realize that by legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes it would be another avenue of a way to fund desperately needed programs within each state. True there are both pros and cons to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However it appears that as far as human health is concerned marijuana for medicinal purposes is a much safer alternative for a cancer patient who deals with nausea and fatigue because of the chemotherapy that he or she is going through. If marijuana can curb the side effects than is marijuana for medicinal purposes not worth
There is a number of evidence to support both side of this debate. For the pro of medical marijuana, researchers have found it to be useful for cancer pain, MS, tourette’s, and other types of chronic pain. Nevertheless, there are cons for the use of medical marijuana, such as, the smoke can be harmful to our bodies, cannabis is damaging to the brain, and a bad image for children, and one can become addicted easily. Even though medical marijuana is legal in 15 states as of November 4, 2010; we still have to take account the research that has happened and is still happening. There are side effects to this drug and it is not meant for
The Legalization of Marijuana in America The debate on the legalization of marijuana is a very big concern. Many believe that it is time for a change. Marijuana has many medical uses that can help our sick. A lot of people in America argue that it is our bodies and we should be able to put what we want in them, so if a cancer patient is going through chemotherapy he/she should have the right to use marijuana to ease his pain. They say that marijuana is not as harmful as alcohol or tobacco products so why shouldn’t it be legal?