Legalizing weed Kelly Setters December 17, 2012 SOC 120 Erin Schouten Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibility Legalizing Weed I believe that the legalization of marijuana in America would not harm society. There are many myths about marijuana. For instance the myth of marijuana causing a person to become irrational and aggressive has been proven by scientific researches and university studies that marijuana does not cause these actions. One myth about marijuana is that, Marijuana causes crime. Under the influence of marijuana, people become irrational, aggressive, and violent.
Drug enforcement in these states is extremely vigilant, and penalties for illegal possession of marijuana are strict. However, it is possible that this strict policing of possessors of marijuana are making prescriptions more acceptable in the eyes of the law. Movements to legalize marijuana for general use may be less effective in the current conservative cultural atmosphere than efforts to restrict illegal marijuana trade combined with increased interest in the medical benefits of marijuana use. Studies that reveal these benefits are plentiful, and readily available to the medical and scientific community. Pharmaceutics researchers should take marijuana more seriously as a source of new treatments, especially in the field of AIDS research, where promising treatments are few and far between.
Medically marijuana is sometimes helpful to heal patients. “Medical marijuana is the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The Cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC” (Amar 2). Being able to alleviate pain, marijuana is often made into anesthetic for medical purpose. It is undeniable that if one is not long-term using marijuana, he or she will not be affect that much by it.
He defends this claim against a variety of objections, including the claims: that marijuana is unsafe, that marijuana cannot be adequately tested or produced as a drug, that the availability of synthetic THC makes marijuana superfluous, and especially that legalizing medical marijuana will increase recreational use by 'sending the wrong message.' He then goes on to argue that given the intransigent position of the federal government on this issue; state governments are justified in unilaterally legalizing medical marijuana as an act of civil
Persuasive Research Paper: Medical Marijuana Persuasive Research Paper: Medical Marijuana Thesis: Medicinal marijuana needs to be legalized because it is overall less harmful to the human anatomy than prescription medicine, therefore it should be legalized and regulated in the same manner as prescription drugs. For many decades, Cannabis has been regarded as one of the means for committing felony of individuals in the society. The different part of the Cannabis plant, such as its stems, buds, and leaves, undergo a process of preparation, to produce marijuana. When inhaled, marijuana produces a number of negative effects in the biological system of the user, such as distorted perceptions or hallucinations, increased heart
It’s hard to baffle the huge amount of money that the government puts against the Cannabis movement, when they could be using some of that funds to do real research on the plant and bring to light the real effects of the Cannabis plant, which could change the economy of the whole
Legalization of Marijuana The legalization of marijuana has been a debatable topic discussed for many years. The government stated that marijuana is a harmful drug that isn’t acceptable to society. Although that may be the government’s opinion they overlooked the benefits of marijuana. As a member of society I believe that marijuana should be legalized because of the amount of benefits, marijuana is a benefit to health care and treating certain illnesses, dealing with mental and psychological problems and also help our society and economy. Marijuana is an aid for health care and treatment for certain diseases/illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and even arthritis discomfort.
In America, originally the Native Americans were first living and afterwards other people came in and those people who came afterwards made various types of law. In some Native American groups, people had to use marijuana for religious reasons. However, there was a court case discussing if the people could still use marijuana while it is prohibited by the law. The outcome was that they could use it. The law for prohibiting marijuana is for the common good but still, it can be majority good and violate people’s freedom of religion and also their culture.
It would end lots of drug crimes, and possibly stop major drug gang wars. If it were to be legalized that doesn’t mean that all of Canada would start smocking. Be it resolved that marijuana should be legalized in Canada. Marijuana is costing Canada more than it could be helping Canada. Studies show that illegal Marijuana trafficking is worth
Marijuana, Long Overdue Decriminalization The legalization of marijuana is long overdue, it is necessary for the federal government to invest in scientific research and decriminalize it. There is an ongoing contradictory dilemma whether it can be used as medicine and be therapeutic. The controversy of whether marijuana can be used medically has been a political issue more than scientific. Alcohol and tobacco has proven to be more dangerous than marijuana. Because there is evidence supporting that marijuana has benefits for medical purposes and there is no real support that it is fatal, marijuana should be legalized and distributed through a controlled market; thus helping to resolve ongoing issues both medically and politically.