Both sides are fighting to be right and win. Whether drugs are legalized or stay illegal one or both sides of the argument will be unhappy, unless they come to a compromise. The recent legalization of medical marijuana in some states could be looked at as a compromise. With the compromise, marijuana is legal with the certain prescription, but still is illegal and has repercussions if used for the wrong reason. Another compromise is the decriminalization of marijuana; if someone is to be in possession of less than one ounce then it is just a misdemeanor.
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.
The debate to legalize marijuana in the United States of America has been fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its affects, even though marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the American society. Legalizing marijuana would help treat ill citizens, reduce the numbers in our prisons, and create a steadier economy by increasing
The decriminalization of marijuana would be a positive step for the Canadian government but the legalization of marijuana would do much more for this country and its people. If the Canadian government was to only decriminalize marijuana it would accomplish relieving the stress on the RCMP by taking the man power wasted on arresting and prosecuting the people that have decided to smoke marijuana and redirect it toward something more productive. As for the overcrowded court rooms the people
I do find it interesting what will the new tax laws will follow with the legalization of marijuana. Now could you say would this be a fair item to put heavy tax on? I think it would be fair but a lot of people would disagree the same with food or any other item. A lot of people wish gas was tax free, but those taxes go to the roads, would you prefer gas tax or pot holes? Would you prefer a whole bunch of people smoking weed or having it controlled and taxed so its not running ramped.
“America’s Medical Pot Laws in 2011” Dec. 8, 2011 The article “ A Necessary But Insufficient Step On Marijuana.” published by Kathleen Parker inform us that Obama administration has stopped interfering with states’ use of marijuana in medical fields; however, giving permission to medical marijuana doesn’t mean the drug regulations are loosen on drug traffickers. Arguments about legalization of medical marijuana are increasing every time this topic comes up because some Americans support the idea of decriminalization of marijuana which includes couple of presidents and Supreme Court justice where some people oppose this whole proposal. Ms. Cory is a pro-life Republican mom who endorses legalization of marijuana and points out that it
For this particular argument it would have to be “Circular Reasoning”, it’s a fallacy that in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. We can assume by the premises that the argument would have to be true, due the subject, marijuana is a universal and cheap drug that can be used by anyone. In fact, there are laws that prevent the use of marijuana, so when the law tells society you can’t smoke marijuana, this only puts out a message of restriction and that doesn’t go well for listening. In conclusion, Blakeslee arriving on the conclusion that severe laws will only put more danger on those who use marijuana than
The Conspiracy Behind Marijuana Many people know of marijuana in some way, either by personal experience or know of someone that uses it. What most people don’t know is the many beneficial uses of marijuana. There are so many misconceptions about the cannabis plant. What you hear in the media about marijuana may not be true. The reason for this, in my opinion, is the fact that the US Government wants the public to believe that marijuana is “bad” and should remain illegal.
Drugs such as opiates and crack cocaine should not be legal due to the massive effects they have on individuals. According to Charles B. Rangel “Drug legalization threatens to undermine our society. The argument about the economic costs associated with the drug war is a selfish argument that coincides with the short-sighted planning that we have been using with other social policies. With any legalization of drugs, related problems would not go away; they would only intensify. If we legalize, we will be paying much more than the $30 billion per year we now spend on direct health care costs associated with illegal drug use.” (Charles B. Rangel; Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol.
D. Credibility Statement a. I can only imagine what a few hundred or even a thousand dollars would do for me and my family to assist us in paying my college tuition bill. I assure my reasons for wanting the legalization of marijuana is not for ill purposes. I am not here to give a synopsis of how marijuana isn’t as bad as cigarettes and other things of that nature. But I am here to persuade you to divulge and take interest in a business endeavor that could help reduce the nation’s debt and pull us out of a recession. I am here to persuade you to think of Marijuana not as a drug but as a resource that has not been tapped into, which we have yet to reap the