Arguments Against Marijuana Legalization

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Say you’re sitting at a buddies house and your friend offers you a hit from a bowl that is packed full of weed. Are you going to cave in and accept it or do you deny? If you accept it, you are breaking the law, but should smoking marijuana be a criminal act if you do so responsibly? Many laws are made by a few and not necessarily backed by the majority. In today’s world there seem to be more people who agree that marijuana should be legalized than those who don’t. There seems to be a few presiding opinions over the many in todays United States of America. If people who want marijuana to remain illegal would look at the facts, they would see their faulty beliefs. It may be prudent to assume that others will act foolishly, or even recklessly, but it would be immoral to restrict personal liberties based on that assumption. If you choose to take an action that does not interfere with the rights of others, you have a right to take that action. The responsibility of the consequences is yours. Any attempt to prohibit action taken by individuals, who have no effect on society, is immoral. We have a right under the social contract theory. How the abuse of the social contract theory prevents the legalization of marijuana contract by expecting others to act rationally. Prohibition violates the…show more content…
The war on drugs has failed miserably, and the American society is suffering economically from it. Marijuana has proven itself not to be harmful if handled the right way. Marijuana is not addicting like many drugs. The United States could grow further if the government would put an end to the prohibition of marijuana. The social contract is not agreed upon by everybody in our country and probably never will be, but numerous people are starting to believe that it should be legalized. Laws are supposed to be representative of a country’s beliefs. It doesn’t appear that the marijuana laws are
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