The legalization of marijuana would be unbeneficial to society because teenagers have a higher risk for dropping out, Marijuana is harmful to the brain and there are dangers related to addiction. Marijuana use by adults in 2013 is actually decreasing. However marijuana use from teenagers has increased in 2013. Marijuana can be used several different ways. Marijuana can be consumed in many ways.
Although many students rely on drugs for educational purposes, the true factor for the rapid growth amongst teen users is peer-pressure. As seen through an article that researched the use of marijuana, “Illicit drug use among teens remains high, largely due to the increasing popularity of marijuana. Among twelfth graders, 6.5 percent use marijuana on a daily basis (Drug Abuse). According to the article, the drug proliferated amongst teens due to its popularity and other students would be pressured into using marijuana. For the students that attempted to refuse to take the drug they would face feeling rejected from their peers or they would feel as if they would not be considered “cool”.
They may be homeless, or they may be dealing with alcohol or other drug addictions . Some may be in bad marriages or relationships in which there is physical and/or verbal abuse. All these people may smoke to feel relaxed or to give them energy while going through a hard time. What's in a Cigarette We all know a cigarette contains tobacco but do we really know what's in it? well here's your answer a cigarette contains over 4800 chemicals.
Several diseases will easily attack teenagers consuming drugs. Smoking, for instance, is the one of the risky activity related with the use of drug where a cigarette contains substances, which can be classified as a kind of drug. In addition, we need to know what the definition of drug is. Drug is the material or substance, which can change minds, moods or feelings, and behaviour when it comes into the human body, through inhaling, injecting or oral. More over, drugs can also make them who use drugs become addicted.
In many cases drug users are often younger adults or teenagers (Drug War Facts, 2013). They enjoy smoking it because of the risk factor. If marijuana is legalized for recreational use then some drug users would more on to more intense drugs (Matthew Elrod, 2000). Though, not all drug users are young, some adults who consumed drugs when they were younger and were unable to break their addiction as they got older and continue to ingest drugs. While some do not believe the theory that drugs are used for the risk, it is an interesting way to look at the reason people do drugs.
Some need words and pictures to accompany it to fully integrate it into their lives. Another example of something that has been viewed as obscene or profane for many years is the use of marijuana. Marijuana for the longest time has been perceived as a harmful narcotic. This obscene and profane substance has now come to light as being a beneficial and therapeutic substance. Anti drug programs have been implemented into schools to teach the youth that marijuana (and other illegal substances) is bad for them and that it projects the image of a criminal.
The public is able to buy them at their free will resulting in drugs corrupting schools and America’s youth. The age regulation of drugs would have a positive effect on the drug use of America’s youth, it would be much harder for them to get. Today, it’s a lot more common to witness a drug deal happen in school rather than someone selling alcohol or cigarettes. It is extremely dangerous to drug users because there is no regulation, making a lot of buyers unaware of the potency of the drug or if some other drug is it. This is the main reason for overdose in America, the majority of the people that use drugs are not always sure on what really is in it.
The counterculture brought a lot of attention to drugs and popularized them in the teen society (American Cultural History). Hippies who made up a lot of the teen population at the time was very into drugs. Most of theses drugs were still legal at this time because they were so new and uncommon. Scientists didn’t have the research on them that they do today to realize the negative effects they had on teens. One of the most popular drugs invented in this decade was LSD also known as acid, which is a hallucinogenic drug (Neary 122).
When Lane says, “ Recreational use is not the smartest thing” I absolutely agree. A lot of adolescents start smoking marijuana because they are peer pressured. The more they do it, the more they seem to want to keep doing it to “fit in”. It seems that the earlier someone is to start smoking marijuana the more decided they are about legalizing it. Legalizing marijuana would make our government look terrible; because marijuana is a drug that most people use to “escape” or just because they like the feeling.
Cigarettes should be illegal because cigarettes are a powerful and addicting drug that are very harmful to the people who smoke them, the people who inhale second hand smoke, and the environment. The ways in which tobacco smoke affects the human body have been under extensive research and study for many years. Recent findings may explain why cigarettes are so addicting. An unknown component