These states also believe that marijuana will become as popular as alcohol, and at some point, may even pass it up (Hogler). After looking at the money and other benefits that marijuana-friendly states are receiving, more states such as Illinois are basing their legalization decisions on how well it’s going for those states. As of right now, Illinois has legalized the use of medical marijuana and all marijuana is now decriminalized, meaning that if someone is found with a small amount of weed they will not face jail time, just a small fine. However, Illinois politicians are starting to come around to accepting the idea of recreational marijuana and it is possible that this may be voted on by Illinoisans in November 2018 (Editorial Board). Not only would the state, as a whole benefit from the marijuana industry but so would many individual people.
Marijuana, morphine, heroin, and cocaine continued to be used when the Prohibition was over in 1933. In 1937, 46 states decided to ban the use of marijuana for the reason that it was dangerous and a potential drug for addiction. Fast forward 60 years, states began to legalize marijuana for medical use in the 2000s. Although there is a chance for addiction, medical marijuana should be legalized in all states because it has accumulating health benefits, is administering relief to pain, and is less threatening than most opioids and painkillers. A multitude of people who have been using marijuana for medical purposes have reported “no ill effects, and only positive, life-enhancing results” (“Is Medical”).
As a Baptist minister Huckabee personally opposes legalization but as a presidential candidate his is getting out in front of the issue. “I think we need to recognize, marijuana has never made anybody a better citizen,” Huckabee said. “Do we really think marijuana is something we want to encourage people to have greater access to? Does it make you a better worker? Does it make you a better mom or dad?”
These people claim that smoking marijuana is harmful to the lungs and brain development of teenagers. Cigarettes have the same, if not greater, damaging effect on human lungs yet the government does not infringe upon Americans’ right to take such health risks. Although there have been no scientific study to validate that smoking marijuana damages brain development, a simple resolution would be to make the legal age for smoking and possessing marijuana in the mid 20’s when the brain is completely developed. The argument of the dangers of marijuana can also be made for the opposing side. Illegal and unregulated marijuanna posing far more dangers to people than if marijuana was regulated by the government.
Marijuana is a controversial topic in America leaving everyone wondering, should it be or should it not be legal? Myself, having the similar question, looked at two different viewpoints regarding the issue. Only instead of primarily focusing on strictly marijuana legalization, I chose to specifically search for legalization of cannabidiol, oil that derives from cannabis. With using cannabis oil, or any drug, there is a risk that the product will give side effects, whether good or bad. According to Professors Wayne Hall and Louisa Degenhardt, they argue the latter: that non-medicinal use of cannabis has negative effects on a person’s health.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Marijuana Legalization Just like everything else, there are always two sides of the coins. And the long-standing debate on the legalization of marijuana has finally been put to an end in several states. But it is important that we are all aware of the benefits and consequences of the legalization of marijuana. As the war on drugs continue the status of marijuana use in the United States remains to plague the minds of the people.
What is marijuana?Marijuana is currently illegal in all states except nine, should it be legalized? marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use. The history of marijuana goes back for thousands of years. It was only made illegal in many countries during the 20th century.
Marijuana is easy to cultivate. It is illegal to cultivate a lot at once because even though the state allows it because the federal government never legalized it. In the end, it would greatly help the country and we would
Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is not a gateway drug and that is what I believe to this day. In today 's world there all sorts of issues with marijuana and other drug issues Prohibition against marijuana is a big deal right now. More and more states are legalizing, it may not be as fast as some people want it but they are starting off by legalizing Medical Marijuana. People that put alcohol prohibition still had people 13 years later drinking and secretly drinking.(“Repeal” SR.1)
Furthermore, traffic violations could cease to increase exceptionally if rules and regulations were established to prevent smoking and driving. Lastly, marijuana is the one of only a few drugs that has not been a cause of death. So, life threating health hazards should not be an issue when talking about legalization. Therefore, allowing marijuana to become lawful would inclusively be beneficial for the economy, the public, and the nation as a
The paper focuses on the recent issue of marijuana legalization in Canada. The paper represents Marx and Durkheim view of sociological perspective regarding why marijuana might be legal or not legal in Canada and describes the legal consciousness about the use and role of law in legalizing marijuana. The paper represents the peoples’ reaction to this change of law and its benefits to the Canadian economic system. From time to time, the law has been modified and recreated in our society due to social movement about social facts. Marijuana considers as the illegal substance in many other countries, and only a few countries have legalized.
Upon reading Gore Vidals "Case for Legalizing Marijuana" one may wonder why drugs are not legal in the United States of America. Afterall, several valid reasonings were made throughout the article. There is a demand for drugs and many people are supplying them, while also making a small fortune. If drugs were made legal and sold for high prices, their market would decrease because many people would not be able to afford them. Most people involved in the drug world do not know the consequences of that which they consume.