For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace. “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrests of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”- Bernie Sanders. However, by now most of these beliefs have been discredited – there is little to no proof that cannabis in and of itself has any conflicting effects. Some studies even show that it is far less dangerous than many completely legal prescription drugs, both for its users and those around them.There is proof of marijuana’s positive medical effects.Marijuana is beneficial for epilepsy patients, it eases nausea caused by chemotherapy and shows good results when used by people suffering from AIDS and a number of other conditions.
If marijuana is legalized, and there are no more special treatments for marijuana overdose, then what will happen to those that are in need of a treatment? Is it ethical for the government to give up one’s well being just for the sake of money? There are many ways for a government to earn money other than legalizing marijuana. Legalizing marijuana is an unnecessary action. Keeping it illegal is the best thing to do for the world, for the country, and for
As a result, the cartels get much less business” (Doward). Major drug cartels, like the seven in Mexico, sell more than just weed. They sell other drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine across the border, marijuana is the largest drug market in the United States and is the one from which the drug cartels make the most profit off of. “When the effect on crime is so significant, it’s obviously better to regulate marijuana and allow people to pay taxes on it rather than make it illegal” (Downer). Now as states start to follow along with legalizing marijuana, the violent crime rate dealing with drugs will continue to
That’s all mam. Have you ever heard the war on drugs? Do you think it is effective? For me, in my opinion we have been fighting this war for decades and I think we are actually failing rather than succeeding however this is my opinion so ladies and gentlemen here I am in front of all of you to discuss the war on drugs; what is war on drugs? The war on drugs is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade.
According to Bernie Sanders, “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrest of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”. This argument is important because marijuana is considered a "gateway drug," which has not been scientifically proven. Many people have tried marijuana or at least know someone who has attempted to smoke weed. A person most likely does not know as much as they think they know about what it is or the effects.
Growing up, everyone is told to stay away from any type of drugs. Now as a kid, I didn’t really understand the reason behind that phrase and once I became an adult, I found out that there have been many controversial discussions about the use of marijuana medically lately. I believe that the government of Kuwait should give patients the right to use marijuana for medical use because many doctors have discovered that marijuana works as a great pain killer, appetite increaser, and it reduced nausea. According to WebMD (2014), “The medical community is clearly saying they support using marijuana as a potential treatment option for any number of medical problems. In fact, many doctors already prescribe it.” Until this very day, I still question why has it this drug become illegal all over the world.
More recently, pot pushers have legalized recreational marijuana in select states (Martin, Time). This makes the debates surrounding the legalization of marijuana extremely important and vital to understand. Through much research, it has been undoubtedly proven that the legalization of marijuana will cause many unintended, harmful consequences
The Government of Belize should not decriminalize 10 grams or less of Marijuana because it is harmful to the body, it can become an addiction and increased chances of marijuana falling into the hands of children. For many years scientists have conducted studies about marijuana and the different effects that it has on the mind and body. “Marijuana smoke can cause many
They were Anti-War, particularly they protested the Vietnam War. Aside from that they urged attention to race and discrimination, along with imploring for help for the poor and need. In the year 1970 many major policy changes affected the societal opinion of Marijuana. First a repeal of minimum sentences for drug crimes was put in place. In the same year the Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Control Act went into effect.
that the controversy regarding the ban is just a smokescreen as the tobacco industry would have been notified about the law months before it came under public scrutiny. My position on what governments across the world should do in regards to tobacco advertising is that some form of tobacco advertising should be permitted like corporate sponsorships while others should be illegal like TV and magaCase Analysis: Ban on Tobacco Ads by the Government of India The plan by India's government to ban tobacco advertising generated a lot of heated discussions for and against the move, this paper will summarize the arguments for and against the plan. The Ayes' Advocates for the ban argued that the ban wasn’t unusual as it was following precedents that
A final factor to consider when looking at the reformation of federal marijuana laws are the social costs associated with the criminalization of cannabis. The American federal government, through the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, categorizes drugs based on their potential for abuse and possible medical uses. A schedule V drug is considered to have clear medical efficacy and a low potential for abuse, while a schedule I drug is considered to be highly addictive and of no medical value. Of all the schedule I drugs, considered federally to be the most dangerous of controlled substances, only marijuana has been legalized on a state level, in direct conflict with Federal law. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, these federal laws, constituting America 's "war on drugs," have led America to imprison more people per capita than any other nation in the world (The Drug War).
On the viewpoints of legalization on the Baker Institute website, Kevin A. Sabet argues against the legalization of marijuana. Throughout this argument, Sabet brings up opposing facts on the subject and then refutes them. He also uses a logos appeal strategy by using statistics and facts to help back up his views. For instance, in his first view point about the harm of marijuana usage he states, “1 in 10 people who try marijuana will become addicted to it, developing a dependence that produces withdrawal, cravings, etc. If marijuana use starts in adolescence, the chances of addiction are 1 in 6.”(Sabet: View Points: Legalization Baker Institute) He continues his argument by counter arguing each of his opponents’ views.
Will making drugs like marijuana legal stop things like addiction and crime? Gore Vidal writes that addiction can stop in a short amount of time by simply making all drugs available and selling them at cost. He says that we as Americans have the right to do what we want with our life as long as it is not hurting our neighbor. Isn’t legalizing drugs hurting our neighbor? If we legalize marijuana or even worse more harsh drugs we will have people driving around high.
The first federally passed law on marijuana was the, Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. This made it illegal to possess any amount of marijuana without a special stamp from the treasury department. The passing of this law was created from the widespread panic that was created from Anslingers propaganda. The funny thing about this tax act, was one could obtain marijuana legally if they had a stamp from the treasury department, however, what the treasury department did not tell everyone was that they would not give out any stamps after it was passed. This was signed into law by President Roosevelt.
Recreational marijuana use is illegal and I can see why, many people misuse marijuana. I believe that in this day and age, medical marijuana shouldn’t be frowned upon as much when there has been a lot of research into the medical purposes behind it. Police offers seem to go out of their way to bust young kids using marijuana when they should be focused on people committing real crimes, especially around Saginaw where the crime rate seems to keep