Should Recreational Drugs Be Legalised? Essay

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Should recreational drugs be legalized? Give your reasons for and against. Drugs are ubiquitous; they can be found in everywhere, made into cakes and sold in alleyways. Some are helpful and cure diseases but most illegal drugs have negative effects on people’s lives but how would you feel if you and other people could obtain prohibited drugs legally. The legalization of recreational drugs has been talked about for many years now but over the last 15 years the discussion has become an extremely serious matter. Recreational drugs include Ecstasy, Cannabis, Heroin and many others but for the purposes of this essay I am going to focus on Cannabis. Cannabis was first discovered in Central China over 50 million years ago and has been used in China since 2500bc as a pain relief for Malaria, Constipation and Depression. According to the UN (United Nations) Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance and drug in the world. Cannabis is a class B drug; illegal to have, give away or sell. It was once a class C drug but was promoted in January 2009. It is a mild sedative which often causes a chilled out feeling or actual sleepiness and it’s also a mild hallucinogen meaning you may experience a state where you see objects in reality when there not actually there. As with other drugs, dependence on Cannabis is influenced by a number of factors, including how long you’ve been using it, how much you use and whether you are just more prone to become dependent. You may find you have difficulty stopping regular use and you may experience psychological and physical withdrawals when you do stop. The withdrawals can include cravings for cannabis irritability, mood changes; appetite disturbance, weight loss, difficulty sleeping and even sweating, shaking and diarrhoea in some people. Recently a spending review has seen a financial problem arise in England
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