Marijuana is not a gateway drug, it's not physically addicting, and it doesn't kill brain cells... The propaganda surrounding marijuana is deceitful. It's time to wake up and realize this natural, God-given plant will only benefit society instead of being detrimental as many may think. It would cut down on prison space by legalizing marijuana. If you look at alcohol prohibition in the 1920s, look how many less gangs and crime there was after alcohol was legalized again.
This claim is not sound because health considerations are a good reason to convince people not to smoke it, but there is not sufficient evidence to justify making it illegal. The only way that marijuana even poses a health threat is when it is smoked. Though with anything smoked it is a health hazard because of the carbon produced. Marijuana can be safely ingested or vaporized, eliminating all potential health risks. A study done at UCLA indicated that heavy marijuana smokers showed less lung injury than tobacco smokers.
World War 1 played a significant part in developing women's political rights in both positive and negative ways. World War one may have foiled the drive by women to gain political rights just as much or even more so then it helped. Pre war women did have working opportunities though very little compared to men, as they were seen as weaker and that their place was in the "home". Their employment was limited to the domestic service (cleaning or working as a servant) and secretarial work and not manual labor in factories or working class women often worked in the textiles industry. Women were lower paid and were restricted to do less skilled work, as they were considered incompetent.
Marijuana legalization would have social benefits. The most obvious benefit is the reduction of alcohol and hard drugs abuse. If marijuana were more readily available, the abuse of more harmful drugs like cocaine, heroin, and PCP would decline rapidly. It would also lead to a decrease in black-market drug activity, which means less crime on the streets as a result of drug related standoffs and "turf
The law made the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol illegal in all states. The only exception to the law was any alcohol used for medicinal and religious purposes. “Prohibition was meant to reduce the consumption of alcohol, seen by some as the devil’s advocate, and thereby reduce crime, poverty, death rates, and improve the economy and the quality of life. “National prohibition of alcohol -- the ‘noble experiment’ -- was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America” (Behr 1996). Prohibition had a negative impact on the United States because of the resulting organized crime, the corruption of police and government officials and the lack of enforcement of the law.
Legalizing marijuana would and could decrease crime in the drug world. America would not be financing the drug cartel in other countries. Needless to say, legalizing marijuana would be one of the best decisions that the American judicial system could make especially financially according to many
Marijuana, now days, is extremely easy to get, and most drug dealers don’t have age restrictions. There’s no age limit for buying marijuana illegally, but legally would require restrictions. Alcohol is harder to get than marijuana for most kids because there are legal restrictions on it. Prohibition is not the answer. Money should be spent on education and treatment programs for people with drug
Medical Marijuana for Children (YAY) Despite the fact that the government has classified cannabis as a Schedule I substance, it has been proven that marijuana is helpful in the treatment of many medical ailments, ranging from cancer to anxiety. One of the main reasons many feel that marijuana is still illegal is because of the minimal amount of effort the government has put into testing its medicinal value. Were cannabis to be legalized, it would be easier for scientists to conduct tests proving marijuana’s effectiveness as a medication. Another positive outcome of legalization would be the immense amount of jobs it would generate for people. Taxing marijuana (like we now do with alcohol) would also assist in maintaining a steadier economy.
People suffering from many illnesses would be able to experience relief. Also the government would make billions in tax revenue. There have never been any deaths recorded from the use of marijuana. It is not physically addictive, like alcohol and tobacco, and most doctors will agree that marijuana is safer than those substances. On the other hand legalizing marijuana can create a lot of problems.
We could actually save, and even make money if all drugs were legal. All the money spent on drugs and addicts would be spent voluntarily. We wouldn’t need high tech machinery to find drugs because dealers and drug smuggler would be put out of business. We would have no reason for them if drugs were legal. All the money we saved from legalizing drugs could be spent on education and other things that would actually approve America.