To the extent that this business activity pulled in spending from persons in other states, the measure would result in a net increase in taxable economic activity in the state” (Brown 15). Our state can not only receive income from selling marijuana, but also can make revenues from other related business activities. Making money from legalizing marijuana might be a way to assist our state to overcome the finical crisis in recent years. Legalization of marijuana can also save the cost on supervising marijuana criminals. Every year our state has to spend a large sum of money on supervising marijuana because it is illegal.
Also another one is anxiety, and an overwhelming sense of losing control. These adverse effects can also be avoided if you do not need the plant, to help you daily life become more productive. Never is it really known that longer term effects of the cannabis sativa plant, but maybe this could be the plant that is used to find a cure for cancer. Though medical proof does show that cannabis can actually shrink, if not significantly minimize tumor growth. The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer severely in half, and significantly reduces the risk of the cancer spreading, say researchers at Harvard University (ScienceDaily, 2007).
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.
Marijuana... Legalized or Not? In the documentary, “Marijuana: A Chronic Story,” by the History Channel emphasizes on educating our society about this controversial and recreational drug. According to the documentary, 15 nations have decriminalized laws which as a result crime and teen use have decreased. I believe that legalizing and decriminalizing the use of cannabis benefits our nation in a variety of ways. The nation will benefit using cannabis for the following reasons: its medicinal purpose to treat a number of medical conditions, legalizing this product would bring in tax revenue, and legalizing cannabis would save a tremendous amount of money on law enforcement.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of individual responsibility (which I will discuss later) may or may not apply to legalization of marijuana. As stated before doctors, physicians and growers of medical marijuana are faced with many ethical obstacle, or those that opposed the use of drug to include: suppressing the immune system, damaging the central nervous system and being an intoxicant that increase the chances of injury by accident (Barnes, 2000). However, with ever negative agreement there is always a positive side towards the benefit use of the drug. I believe in the upcoming years the law in regard to medical marijuana will be revamped to fit a changing world
Persuasive Research Paper: Medical Marijuana Persuasive Research Paper: Medical Marijuana Thesis: Medicinal marijuana needs to be legalized because it is overall less harmful to the human anatomy than prescription medicine, therefore it should be legalized and regulated in the same manner as prescription drugs. For many decades, Cannabis has been regarded as one of the means for committing felony of individuals in the society. The different part of the Cannabis plant, such as its stems, buds, and leaves, undergo a process of preparation, to produce marijuana. When inhaled, marijuana produces a number of negative effects in the biological system of the user, such as distorted perceptions or hallucinations, increased heart
Marijuana, Long Overdue Decriminalization The legalization of marijuana is long overdue, it is necessary for the federal government to invest in scientific research and decriminalize it. There is an ongoing contradictory dilemma whether it can be used as medicine and be therapeutic. The controversy of whether marijuana can be used medically has been a political issue more than scientific. Alcohol and tobacco has proven to be more dangerous than marijuana. Because there is evidence supporting that marijuana has benefits for medical purposes and there is no real support that it is fatal, marijuana should be legalized and distributed through a controlled market; thus helping to resolve ongoing issues both medically and politically.
Police and court resources would be freed up for more serious crimes. Legalization would mean a lower price; thus, related crimes (like theft) would be reduced.” (Joe Messerli, Balanced Politics.org) The biggest reason that medical marijuana should be legalized is simply for the medical reasons. NormL.org states “Of all the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition, none is as tragic as the denial of medicinal cannabis to the tens of thousands of patients who could benefit from its therapeutic use.” Marijuana could provide pain relief from neuropathic pain, nausea, spasticity (from MS) Glaucoma, migraine headaches & movement disorders. Marijuana also is an appetite stimulant and HIV, AIDS, wasting syndrome and dementia patients could all benefit from marijuana. Marijuana also protects against some types of malignant tumours and are
You cannot die from "binge smoking" like you can from binge drinking.” (Hordov 2010) Many people believe that the use of marijuana can be prevented and can be banned from the users of the drug. I believe that whether the government tries to stop the usage and selling of marijuana or not the people are still going to get it. There are many facts on the usage of marijuana in the U.S. and this number of users is high. So if the government were to legalize it I believe that they would benefit from it greatly. It is a proven fact that, “There is no evidence that spending billions of dollars over the past 20 years for anti-drug messages has diminished young people's interest in trying marijuana.
Legalizing drugs in the state of California would help economy wise. Legalizing marijuana alone they estimate $40 billion to $110 billion, not that those numbers are correct there an estimate based on the responders that take surveys on how honest they are, determines the number. Legalizing marijuana is like deviant behavior not everyone sees it the same or have the same meaning and understanding. For instance, one that has never used marijuana would have a poor judgment on the illicit drug, as for, someone that has used it would think otherwise. The part where it really keeps me interested and tuned in to see where the State of California goes is what drugs to legalize/decriminalize makes an effect not only in the economy but in society.