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.
Conservatives will always be against it and Liberals will always be for it. The only conclusion we can come down to based on hard facts is that marijuana should be legalized. Although most of the time people make decisions based on their emotions, I refuse to agree that the government should make decisions in the same manner. The government and people voting for these propositions should look at what its best for the country. After looking into all the issues of legalizing marijuana and looking at the pros and cons, the only conclusion we should come to is to legalize it.
The legalization of marijuana is an extremely controversial topic in America, and it has been for years. It is well known that legalization could better our country’s economy, lessen crime, and can benefit those suffering from painful health conditions. So besides the few I have listed, what is the actual problem here? The US government is too frightened to step out of the box and give us, the people, a chance to legally use marijuana for recreational use based on decades of false negative publicity on the matter. Years of ridicule and the constant reminders of the fact that marijuana is the “gateway drug” contributes greatly to this problem.
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?
Some people think that legalizing marijuana is the only choice left. (Legalizing Marijuana) Others who disagree say that making marijuana legal will create more drug addicts and drug related crimes. (Zive, 2010) The people that want to make marijuana legal say that there is no good reason for it not to be legal. (Why Marijuana Shouls be Legal) We should have the right to make choices for ourselves as long as we are not harming others with our choice. The use of marijuana is far less harmful than other
South University Legalizing Marijuana Computer and Literacy ITS 1000 Michael L Smith October 18, 2013 Michael L. Smith Computer and Literacy: ITS 1000 Instructor: Carmen Flores October 18, 2013 Legalizing Marijauna In regards to illicit drugs, an epidemic that has a stronghold on our country caused a movement. That movement was and still is today, “the war on drugs”. Illegal drugs enters this country at an unexplainable alarming rate. In the United States alone the drug market is one of the most profitable in the world. (Agency, 2004) My intent is not to focus on the profitability of illegal drugs but the debate of legalization in particularly marijuana.
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
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.
Mohamed Alamoudi Why We Should Legalize Marijuana Many people believe that legalizing marijuana is only an issue of importance to “stoners” and other stigmatized groups in society; they couldn’t be more wrong. Marijuana is much less unhealthy than prohibition propaganda would lead you to believe. Furthermore, the government wastes vast resources on prosecuting and incarcerating nonviolent marijuana users. For these reasons, the United States should legalize and tax marijuana. The examples of the Netherlands and Portugal show that decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to “pot epidemics”.
The Prosperous Legalization The use of marijuana in America is often negatively regarded as a foolish activity for the reason that Americans only tend to observe the improper uses of marijuana. It is very important for our constituents to note that the legalization can bring prosperity to America. In the interest of salvaging America’s degraded economy, the legalization inherits the capacity to solve the nation’s economic issues, introduce new job opportunities to our nation’s workforce, and discover new medicinal treatments for malignant illnesses. Despite anyone’s opinions on marijuana one solid fact is undeniable, legal marijuana is vested with the power to solve our country’s depraved economic issues. Once regulated, marijuana can start putting big figures in the industry’s appraisal.