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
It was made illegal in the 1930’s for the same reasons as alcohol, because it was believed that it was going to do harm to society. As years have gone by, it is obvious that a mistake was made. The fact that marijuana was made illegal has created numerous problems for the United States that on the long run could have been easily avoided. Countries in different parts of the world and some states within the United States have already legalized marijuana and they have all shown positive outcomes out of their decisions. Although marijuana is illegal in majority of the states, legalizing marijuana for recreational use would bring about social and economical reforms that would help deter crime in the country, increase the amount of money the government makes, and also help people that are medically in need of the drug.
Despite him being an icon for smoking marijuana, he was also a major supporter of the meditational, the spiritual and the healing abilities of marijuana. Along with that, he was a strong opponent to political forces who used marijuana as a subject for oppression in society. According to the site Bob Marley: History, Bob Marley stated in an interview, “Now, when you smoke, it make you cool, you know? It makes you stimulate your mind and makes you sit down and meditate. Instead, a get foolish, you sit down and you meditate and be someone.
Millions of people around the world are consumers of marijuana. The demand for legalizing marijuana has grown throughout the years. Users of marijuana pledge for it to be legalized to avoid the prison life. For now, marijuana is an illegal drug in almost all countries. With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently.
The article stated that, “medical marijuana has yet to be legalized in the United States due to health risks and for not having any medical value”. (Opposing Viewpoints, 2015) Marijuana is a “drug” one cannot overdose on and that is why doctors have been pushing for the legalization of marijuana because it is safer to intake than a bunch of prescription pills. In 1978, Robert Randall was diagnosed with glaucoma and he referred to marijuana to help treat himself and take away the pain. Randall ended up facing criminal conviction because he used the illegal drug to help himself. During his prosecution, Randall vs.
Hippies often went by “if it feels good, do it.” These free-spirited people never thought of consequences of their actions, nor did they care. Hippies are known widely for their use of drugs. Hippies encouraged people to use dope. Timothy Miller states in his book The Hippies and American Values, “Some key insights were said to come while one was high, but they carried over to life in general, thus dope was critical because it was held to form the basis of an entirely new way of thinking.” This counterculture said that dope was not only socially acceptable but was not harmful to a human physically. Hippies also claimed dope brought about creative thinking.
In chapter 3, the book Botany of Desire, the author Michael Pollan describes the relationship between humans and Marijuana and the history of its industry. People have started to use it since the Neolithic Age. Although the road of development is kind of tough (being forbade in some countries), marijuana is still one of the most popular things not only in America but also in many other places. According to Pollan, he used to grown a few in his yard, and these were almost found by a local policeman. Probably at that time, there were a lot of people like Pollan, growing some marijuana secretly to satisfied their desires.
This article written by Joe Nocera is a highly controversial topic within teens and young adults. The use of e-cigarettes has been scrutinized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a new found addiction. The CDC believes that e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as normal cigarettes and are a detriment to the public health. Throughout the paper, Nocera is illustrating to the reader that he is very one sided with his opinion. Necura believe that e-cigarettes are not harming the youth but acting as a diversion to smoking combustible cigarettes.
. . Which substance, alcohol or marijuana, is responsible for more Human misery? When peeps drink they get a tad rowdy, a little ballsy, a little too full of themselves, etc. They say and do things that but for the Jack Daniels, they would never do.
You are asking, do I have a wrongful end case on the grounds that I was let go for restorative cannabis? Well the courts in California have not yet found in the employee=s support yet as to being let go for therapeutic cannabis. On the other hand, that doesn=t mean you don=t have a case. The answer would turn on whether you are truly utilizing the therapeutic cannabis to treat an inability or in the event that it is simply recreational utilization. Here in California, dispensary clients have the capacity to get a supposed specialist to endorse restorative weed.
Furthermore, minors could get their hands on marijuana, leading to it disrupting their brain growth. Finally, marijuana would increase safety issues for the state, because it affects the way people 's CNS(central nervous systems) works. One of the reasons marijuana should not be legalized is because it is a gateway drug. NYLN(2015) says that
People make irresponsible decisions and act carelessly. I also don’t think it’s fun to be incapable of walking or talking correctly. Many people suffer from addiction to alcohol which is a terrible disease to even be around, since it affects everyone around that person. Marijuana can even be used to help someone stop drinking alcohol, making the withdrawals more bearable and to keep their mind off the urge to drink. Recreational marijuana use is illegal and I can see why, many people misuse marijuana.
Many people believe the legalization of medical cannabis will bring many jobs and economic opportunities. Although several job openings come with the legalization of this substance the hole that is punched in the economy counteracts the effect. As I explained before the legalization of medical cannabis increases state taxes by 30%. Counteracting the possible job openings that medical cannabis could bring. Some people may also say that medical cannabis is the only way to treat many terminal diseases such as cancer and epilepsy.
To my generation, it is the common knowledge that we know marijuana for its health benefits more so than its negative effects, yet the United States Government still has it classified as a schedule 1 drug similar to that of Heroin and LSD. Also, we can use the concepts in George Morrens’ book “When The Chips Are Down” to reflect Reefer Madness and the ideas portrayed in the film. Firstly, the term “Lifescape” or “Weltanschauung” is someone’s view and perception of what’s most important in their life. For example, loved ones, homes, technology, cars, security, and other things that we value most are all examples of “Lifescape”. Reefer Madness depicts Lifescape because the film depicted how scared the people of that time were scared of the unknown and its effects; especially the dreaded marijuana.
Over the years Marijuana has drastically increased in college dorms, and is affecting a large amount of students. In addition, marijuana is the most common used drug on college campuses. Students may think that doing drugs make you “cool” or “popular”, but in reality it 's just a trend that most student cant help but do. College students may not know the side affects of what marijuana can do to your brain. Introduction to marijuana and its effects on college students.