How law enforcement deals with the illegal cultivation of marijuana and amount of marijuana grown in Mendocino County. Although the economy may benefit from the Marijuana Industry if raises social conflict issues for many residents living in the areas in which marijuana is cultivated. All over world people have used marijuana for thousands of years for a verity
Although alcohol is legal, it does not mean that it is better for you. There are arguments going both ways where people suggest that marijuana should be legal because alcohol is more deadly, while there are alcoholics that would say smoking weed is bad for you. Both substances are bad for your health and should not be used heavily by anyone. Marijuana has an immediate effect on the user, which last for about two hours after smoking. A person drinking alcohol may start to feel the effects after just one drink, and recover depending on how much the person drank, body weight, and how much they may have had to eat before drinking.
Many drug users are arrested for possession of Marijuana every day. It has been a problem that Marijuana is the most common drug that is used in the streets. Also numerous addicts are arrested for different drugs such as heroin or crack cocaine or many times, are under the influence of alcohol. Somehow, the issue on legalizing Marijuana is that anti Marijuana users think that if Marijuana is legalized, crime on the streets would be much higher. For instance, Pot heads (Marijuana users) get busted for minor crimes such as illegal possession of Marijuana.
Why are the things the way it is now with alcohol and marijuana? One is all over televisions programs and sponsorships with sports teams and the other is just say no to the drug. But still, which one is worst? If I understand right, I believe that alcohol would be worst than marijuana. Every time I used alcohol I feel like I can’t drive my car, talk correctly, better yet function correctly, and sometimes angry for no reason why.
Should Marijuana be Illegal? Or Legal Should the United States make marijuana legal? Or keep it illegal? Our country is facing a big drug problem, whether or not marijuana should become legal has created a very controversial issue. Some people think that legalizing marijuana is the only choice left.
The inability for employers to have a drug free workplace, since they will no longer be able to give the employees drug test for marijuana. It would send a permissive message to young adults that drug use is acceptable. This creates to the public perception that marijuana is not a serious or harmful drug, when in fact, it lead to numerous mental and physical harm. Loss of control over medical marijuana by physician. In consistency with other laws for example, if a state legalizes marijuana, this conflicts with federal laws, and this leads to confusion in the public and among law
Dylan Kelley Rough Draft 11-15-10 Yes We Cannabis Should marijuana be legalized in the United States? Should people be punished for smoking a harmless natural plant? The legalization of marijuana is a topic that most Americans have a powerful say in. Some believe it should remain illegal because they believe it’s a “gateway” drug or because it causes violence. Others, like me, think that the government shouldn’t have the power to outlaw if it’s not harming or endangering others.
There are a limited amount of cops a city has and they are valuable resources that are being wasted on a futile cause. The article from Sirs “At Issue: Marijuana Legalization.” states that “Advocates for the legalization of marijuana say the criminalization of marijuana possession wastes law enforcement resources.” Cops should concentrate on other crimes such as burglaries, assaults, domestic violence, abuse and many others instead of wasting their time on small problems such as marijuana which isn’t causing anyone harm except for the taxpayers. Thousands of innocent people are dying due to drug violence and police aren’t doing enough to fight it. According to the article “At least 40 killed in drug violence in Mexico in 24 hours; Zetas cartel behind weekend massacre.” by Philip Cauldfield in DailyNews, “More than 40 people throughout Mexico were slaughtered this weekend in violent clashes between one of Mexico's most ruthless drug cartels.” Apparently the cartels were fighting with a rival gang over territory and 40 innocent people died that one night. Millions of innocent people are killed every year due to this violence.
They believe that since alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous so why shouldn’t it be legal if regulated in a similar manner. Many people are curious to see how this works for Colorado. With the passing of Amendment 64, marijuana will be distributed under the same guidelines as alcohol; meaning residents must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and possess the drug. Alcohol can lead to disorientation and uncontrolled behavior. Although marijuana can lead to a relaxed and euphoric feeling it will not cause you to make decisions you would not normally do.
Moreover the occasional use of marijuana by the average user will not suffer any lasting physical or mental harm. Not to say marijuana is completely harmless. Like any substance that is abuse for long periods of time (years) can have a negative effect on good health. Conversely, as with other recreational (cocaine) drugs, there will be some individual who will suffer some adverse consequences such as psychotic thought or tendencies from immediate use (Iversen PHD., 2005). Certainly there are many people and groups that oppose the legalization of marijuana and many of them have valid points of view.