The decades following rampant marijuana use have thus presented burning discussions on the question of marijuana legality. In the old years, Marijuana had a lot of economic importance, as it was a commercial cash crop. These days many people view the marijuana as a health hazard rather than of social, political, economic importance and its cultural relevance, but people of the old days had different views and used for it. For example making
Different states have legalized the use of Marijuana for medical reasons. Today the demands are changing in different states. In States such as Colorado and Washington, marijuana has been legalized for recreational use. This move raised several questions as far as decriminalization of marijuana is concerned. Besides portraying the US in a bad light, legalization of marijuana for recreation increases the risk of developing mental problems, increases government expenditure on public health, jeopardizes the future of children, and is a gateway to other dangerous drugs.
Starting from the beginning, I will tell you what marijuana - also called grass, ganja, pot, and various other slang terms - is. Marijuana comes from the Indian hemp plant and is the greenish-brown mixture of the dried flowers of cannabis sativa. When I was younger I used to believe that speaking positively about Marijuana, makes you look like a bad personage or either worse, a criminal. This opinion was based on the false information media produced and on the government laws of my country. However, by enhancing my knowledge, I have decided that cannabis offers so much to humanity, that not only it has many benefits, it has to be legalized.
The United States has been dealing with what people call “The war on drugs” for over three decades. Over the years, drug experimentation has become very popular amongst young, middle class Americans. At first, Marijuana was a very common drug to use but as time went on hardcore drug experimentation became the new “thing”. Although the government did crackdown on major drug dealers, they paid little to no attention to the issue. It wasn 't until Nixon called on The War On Drugs.
Marijuana Decriminalization: The Dual Purpose of Marijuana There is more than one purpose for marijuana in this world. If the criminal justice system took the time to explore the endless possibilities that marijuana provides then there would be a positive change made within society. When hearing about marijuana or weed one may instantly think of someone smoking out of a bong with a tie-dye shirt on listening to reggae music or one may picture a drug dealer who happens to be African American dealing drugs out of an abandoned apartment. The negative connotations that marijuana has allowed stereotypes like these to not only paint a negative image in the minds of Americans, but it also defines marijuana in a way that is more damaging to its reputation.
The research continues to cite the Canadian Bar Association and a report by Riley on “drugs and Drug Policy in Canada” which provided that a conviction for marijuana by “otherwise law-abiding citizens” directly influences their ability to gain employment, obtain visas or apply for foreign citizenship. Flister presented a logical argument support by her research through the U.N., Canadian government, and the Canadian Bar Association, but her excellent usage of Easton’s 2004 report of the growth of marijuana in British Columbia indicate the economic gains legalization of marijuana will bring
There has been controversial theories developed to define whether “Gateway” theory is the single hypothesis to explain drug phenomena and solution for increased drug issues. “Gateway” theory depicts pattern of drug use which has a sequence started from legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco to partially legalized Marijuana which eventually proceeds to illegal polysubstance drugs like Methamphetamines, Heroin and cocaine (Kendal, 2002, P.1). At the same time, there are other factors to consider drug sequences and causation to proceed to hard core drugs. Some researchers argued that legalized drugs using in early teenagers and adulthood period changed to biology, sensitivity and approach towards the hard core illicit drugs in later life. Currently
Back in the early twentieth century, marijuana was mainly used for medical purposes in the US. Now, both it 's recreational and medical use is increasingly being consumed by the population and the tendency is to continue increasing. Much has been said about the use of marijuana as a solution to different health problems, and although not everything that is said is true, it cannot be ignored that marijuana can help in the treatment of some cases of adult patients. CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, was opposed to the medicinal use of cannabis. Based on his knowledge as a neurologist, he was convinced that the drug was dangerous and had dismissed its supposed therapeutic benefits.
In the past few decades, a debate has arisen over the legalization of prostitution in America. Proponents of the cause claim that legalizing and regulating it would bring about a reduction in crime, improve public health, aid the poor, boost tax revenue, improve conditions for existing prostitutes, and allow those who willfully choose this path to do so without fear of punishment. Opponents claim the practice to be immoral and believe that permitting prostitution would escalate sexually transmitted diseases, cause increases in human trafficking, and further the oppression of
The law is flexible as it changes to correspond with existing trends in anticipation of future needs and to remain acceptable to individuals in society. Possible reasons that require change in the law include economic circumstances, new research, health issues, increased community awareness, pressure from interest groups and significant incidences. As the online drug trade and the illegal use of pharmaceutical drugs are rapidly becoming widespread, the law, which has been unsuccessful at averting the accessibility to prohibited drugs or in declining levels of use, is now struggling to maintain the pace of synthetic drugs. In response to concerns about failures of current government policies and criminal authorizations, moderation of drug policies