Essay On Decriminalizing Marijuana

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With the pressure to legalize marijuana rise for government officials, protesters argue that decriminalizing marijuana would help society and benefit the people living in the Unites States. In states that have already legalized marijuana, it has been documented and proven that marijuana usage has been higher than before legalization, even if the consequences were very severe (“Marijuana Decriminalization”). If people are so highly dedicated to continuingcontinue using marijuana, even with their lives and future at stake, what could stop them? Marijuana has been proven to be a “gateway” drug, therefore, if marijuana were to be legalized, eventually other harmful substances could be legalized as well causing many deaths and various forms of…show more content…
One of the dangers of smoking marijuana is the possibility that it may have been laced with more dangerous substances such as cocaine, crack, or PCP. Even though reports of laced marijuana are uncommon, it’s hard to know whether or not the drug has been laced since marijuana is an unregulated drug. Combining marijuana with prescribed medication increases the likelihood of side effects from the medication. Since not much information has been documented about the effects of mixing marijuana with medications, the effects on your body are highly…show more content…
In a survey conducted, it showed that over half (62%) of the Americans surveyed expressed that they would not feel comfortable seeing someone smoking marijuana in public. This shows how unequipped many citizens are to witness the act of someone smoking marijuana in public, and also shows how unprepared Americans are for the legalization of marijuana. If marijuana were to be legalized, society would not be ready to adapt to changing laws. The thought of marijuana being illegal would still linger in citizen’s minds showing how marijuana should not be legalized because of how countless people know it is a dangerous and illegal
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