Marijuana Legalization Essays

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  • The Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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    The Legalization of Marijuana in the United States The Legalization of Marijuana in the United States has been an ongoing debate since its prohibition seventy five years ago. The Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937; making the use of Marijuana illegal. In present day, more than 100 Million individuals in the United States of America have experimented with Marijuana. There are many pros and cons regarding this subject, but the legalization of Marijuana would benefit the United States of America

  • Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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    Why should marijuana be legalized? Persuasive Speech Outline Topic: Legalizing Marijuana Thesis Statement: Legalizing marijuana would greatly help bring the U.S out of the recession. Specific Purpose: To show the audience the facts about marijuana, and to change their perspective on the plant. ATTENTION STEP I. As President Jimmy Carter once said, “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they

  • Decriminalization and Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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    Decriminalization and Legalization of Marijuana By: Nicholas J. Howerton             Possession of a small amount of marijuana should not only be decriminalized but legalized for a multitude of reasons.  First the decriminalization of marijuana would reduce the overcrowding in our courts and give much needed relief to a strained police force.  Plus the legalization of marijuana would open a whole new job market.  The positive impact on the Canadian economy would increase the standard of living

  • legalization of marijuana: a rationale Essay

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    arrested solely for marijuana related crimes. The debate of the legalization of marijuana goes into far more detail than just allowing our societies habitual pot smokers to legally obtain their drug of choice. It has to do with out countries economical state and crime rate. So how do we go about this? Do we allow our streets to be legally flooded with this drug, or do we look at it logically as well? This issue is one that can drastically make changes in our economy. Marijuana is, and will always

  • The Legalization of Marijuana in America Essay

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    The Legalization of Marijuana in America The debate on the legalization of marijuana is a very big concern. Many believe that it is time for a change. Marijuana has many medical uses that can help our sick. A lot of people in America argue that it is our bodies and we should be able to put what we want in them, so if a cancer patient is going through chemotherapy he/she should have the right to use marijuana to ease his pain. They say that marijuana is not as harmful as alcohol or tobacco products

  • The Legalization of Medical Marijuana Essay

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    The Legalization of Medical Marijuana Janet M. Cox English 102 May 31, 2012 Brian Kevin The Legalization of Medical Marijuana If it could be proven that marijuana can ease the pain and suffering of patients with specific medical conditions, would you support the legalization of it for medical use? Because many seriously ill people could benefit from the use of smoked medical marijuana, people all over the country should stand together to have it legalized and regulated. Therefore, criminalizing

  • Arguments to and for Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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    procedures Marijuana is a drug included in the “war”. Drugs deemed socially, religiously, medically or politically unfit for recreational use are frequently banned. The legal position of marijuana alters throughout the world, reflecting how Governments wage their “war”. From a blanket prohibition suppressing all use, to permitting certain amounts for personal use, the legalization of marijuana fights different fights in different countries. However arguments FOR and AGAINST the legalization of marijuana

  • The U.S. Legalization Of Marijuana Essay

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    Team Debate Paper Outline June 5, 2011 BCOM/275 I Introduction • Should the U.S. legalize marijuana? • The U.S. legalization of marijuana has been a controversial subject for many years. Proponents of legalization cite many benefits including, what they claim to be substantial increases in tax revenue, reduction in crime, and widespread medical benefits. Opponents argue that marijuana is a harmful drug that increases crime, causes more problems with health than it benefits, and would

  • Against Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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    Bryce Bayens Legalizing Consequences What is the general opinion of legalizing marijuana? Some say, “Sure, let’s legalize it. It’ll lower taxes and open up jails.” However, this is a common misjudgment and it’s a clear mistake to legalize marijuana for those above the age of 21 to use and own marijuana (otherwise known as cannabis). It is obvious that marijuana should not be legalized because it can affect the user, those around them, and can lead to worse more “hardcore” drugs. Drugs are addictive

  • A Case for the Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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    A Case for the Legalization of Marijuana Whether you call it Grass, Pot, Reefer, Weed, or any of the other slang terms, marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is controversial. To many, cannabis is the Devil’s weed leading to a life of crime and immorality. Others say it is a godsend that relieves pain and improves quality of life. Somewhere in between you will find the truth. While some say marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to addiction and causes loss of short-term memory, there are many reasons for

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