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
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.
Fifteen states have approved the use of medical marijuana. Prohibition versus legalization provides empirical questions as it has been the subject of an ongoing political debate with validating medical necessity, weighing government expenditures, hypothetical impact on the youth’s perception of legalization, and the speculation that legalization will improve the economic climate by generating revenue. Marijuana astonishingly has a plethora of ways to provide unyielding revenue streams for medicinal purposes, by producing a copious supply of paper, and fiber yet consequently it is not the miraculous answer to solving the national debt woes, nor is it the answer to ending the recession; legalizing medicinal marijuana will reduce expenditure on law enforcement, assist as complimentary therapy for medicinal purposes, and increase tax revenue from legalized sales. What is so unique about this mysterious plant that is labeled to be such a harmful drug? Marijuana has more uses than any plant known to man (Herer 17).
The American people overwhelmingly support the medical use of marijuana and Eighteen States have medical marijuana laws and several more are currently working on medical marijuana legislation. Clearly, the light has been seen by the sick people of America because 2 states have completely legalized it for recreational use just like alcohol. Obviously there will be driving laws and public intoxication laws as there should be. Being stoned in public isn’t good for a person’s image anyway. Once the Judges, Governors, senators and every other political officials have come to an agreement on the controversy, I feel America will become a much healthier, smellier, safer place.
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.
Phil Lucero Shearer English 101 24 November 2012 Legalize It, Don't Criticize It Marijuana is one of the most widely used substances in the United States, third only to alcohol and nicotine. It is a plant that is capable of creating a billion dollar industry, providing jobs for many, and earning money for the federal government. Unfortunately it is illegal to grow or possess Marijuana in the United States, and because of this, the federal government has spent a substantial amount of money in an attempt to police the crime associated with its illegality. Marijuana should be legal in the United States as its legalization would create jobs, provide revenue for the government, reduce crime, and end an expensive and ineffective
WR122 March 18, 2012 Drug Testing Right or Wrong? Welfare today is one of the most widely used benefit plans by the government and today more than ever more people are in need of these benefits. There are always people though that abuses these programs and takes advantage of the help out there. The drug welfare reform bill is a good one because of its economic and tax benefits, in addition to the fact that, it will prevent citizens from abusing the system. In these difficult economic times, people are trying to save money and cut expenses that’s including the government.
The legalization of medical marijuana opened the doors for a enormous business market and Oakland city officials wanted to receive profit. The city of Oakland was taking steps to create the first government run industrial farming of medical marijuana, but plans were changed when the US Department of Justice stepped in and warned them to bare punishments if they plan to continue this illegal actions. Due to unclearness between medical marijuana and black market marijuana and the different local, state, and national laws problems came across in
With the tough economic times we are now facing; it is more important than ever to look for ways to get us back on track. It is up to us as Americans to stand up for what we believe in and for what is right. I personally don’t smoke marijuana, but I believe that this is a way for our government to profit and make this country stronger than it is today for my children and eventually my grandchildren; not only for this reason, but for our old and our sick and our fellow Americans that have lost their job, their pensions and their
Why take 10 medicines for one problem when you can take one for 10 problems?” Dylan Davis’s opinion on the matter was, “I believe medical marijuana should be legalized since it is a herd, you can’t overdose on it. It would help our terrible economy and plus it’s proven to help medical conditions.” Jamie DeSalvo told me, “Medical marijuana should be legalized since it’s proven to help medical conditions. Besides that economy would get better from the income tax, or just from not as many arrests on marijuana charges could save thousands of dollars. It is in our own rights; life, liberty, and happiness. Those are our unalienable rights as an American.” Enoch Easter’s opinion was, “Why not legalize marijuana period?