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.
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. Opposing parties have enumerated their reasons.
However, over the past few years studies have been conducted on marijuana and the results show that it can actually be helpful in many different areas of society. The legalization of marijuana has widespread benefits for the medical, law enforcement, and economic sectors.Marijuana has a variety of benefits in the medical field because it can control many side effects from different diseases. For instance, cancer is a deadly disease that kills over seven million people across the world every year. Patients diagnosed with cancer go through several painful treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy. Thankfully, marijuana helps to alleviate pain and suppress nausea from cancer treatments.
In the previous research, I noticed that medical marijuana has been aiding people more than a thousand years and it has been a source of a cure for so many diseases. One of the commonest effects is the pain relief. So many people suffer from different kind of physical pain but mostly old people. It helps them a lot. Another thing is that it has been a helping as part of menstrual inconveniences.
Topic: Currently, the United States official policy towards illegal drugs has tremendous societal impacts on not just themselves, but for other countries like Canada. It has been the main approach to illegal drugs in North America for at least the forty years. It has been fueled and modeled by public support and established governments and affected the lives of millions. This policy from one superpower has severely affected other countries who are the predominant suppliers and transporters of drugs such as Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia. This heated topic has been suggested by many to be flawed and useless which has pushed for change within multiple societies to have a different and positive approach towards the illegal drugs trade.
The drug is a bit more acceptable in this time period because of the benefits it brings to helping to body with pain or disease and also causes relaxing effects. Many individuals believe marijuana should be legalized everywhere because it is not at all as harmful as cigarettes, which are known to have cancer causing chemicals and is also studied to be addictive. A major difference between marijuana and cigarettes is that marijuana can be used medically to assist with individuals with disease. According to Stroup (2016), it has been shown that “roughly 60% of the country today support full legalization”. A few reasons many may not be as accepting to drug because of the stories regarding “having a bad trip” or individuals dying because of the use of synthetic marijuana.
If these laws were repealed and marijuana was legalized, we would not only make money from the marijuana, but we would also be using a lot less money to enforce marijuana laws. The legalization of marijuana would create an increase in jobs because it will create a new industry. It can create many businesses related to marijuana such as spas, textiles, paper, marijuana dispensaries, and many others. All of these will help boost the economy. The only reason it was banned was because of a man named William Randolph Hearst wanted to eliminate a textile competitor because he was using hemp to create his textiles.
When sold, it is a mixture of dried out leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of the hemp plant; it is usually green, brown or gray in color. With a few exceptions, the use of weed is banned for many reasons including the loss interest in health, life, school activities and social life. However, this doesn’t stop people from consuming this easily obtainable drug. In fact, it is one of the most consumed
But, did you know that all of these issues can be fixed if marijuana was legalized in all 50 states? Although many people think that marijuana is a horrible drug, there any many benefits that we as American’s can receive from marijuana. Whether it be from taking the drug yourself, or just supporting it in general. First of all, marijuana has been proven in many, many different medical lab studies to help those who suffer from cancer, seizures, everyday pain, and even anxiety. There are different forms of marijuana and also many different ways that the drug can be used, from smoking to an oil.
Marijuana Madness States around the country, more than 20 in total, have legalized medical marijuana. In 2000, Hawaii legalized the distribution of medical marijuana for Hawaii’s patients. The issue now, is whether or not the drug itself will become legalized to be used without medical consent. Many commoners, professionals, and large corporations believe it would better the lives and health for some individuals if they were able to access the drug legally. The government should repeal the ban on marijuana in Hawaii for the sake of people’s health, to treat patients, and to cure sickness.