Currently, drugs are on the list of the high concern for Americans. We consider it one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. Too many people believe that drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us - whether you use or not. Marijuana has carried a lot of negative and unnecessary stigmas over the year, but the time has come to shake that bad reputation.
The legalization of marijuana is an important topic for today’s society because there are multiple uses for it. One is that cannabis can be used as medicine. It has been found to help treat people with a different range of health issues. Marijuana can also be used to bring in more money for the state by having the profits made go toward their government and provide more jobs to citizens. These jobs would involve the production of marijuana and distributing it.
Therefore, without the drug prohibition law, these activities would significantly turn to be considered crimes. Another record provided that almost 40% of drug users confess that they committed crimes to afford drugs (Boyum & Kleiman, 1995). Although some scientists showed that marijuana could restrain a person’s aggressive behavior, the long-term usage may modify the nervous system in the way that promotes violence instead (Friedman, 2008, pp.49-72). Furthermore, legalization of marijuana could lead to a series of negative consequences on the community. In other words, if the drug is legal then it could be said that it is accessible and available for everyone including teenagers.
SUMMARY: Drug legalization advocates, Tommy McDonald and Tony Newman, in the article California Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Marijuana Legalization, published by Drug Policy, discusses that California becomes the next state to legalize recreational use by adults. McDonald and Newman support their assertion of federal legalization of marijuana by using facts and statistics. The authors discuss that other states have had a successful transition into the drug world. The authors’ overall purpose was to open the conversation of why legalization of marijuana should be legal nationwide in order to advocate for safe use of marijuana.
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
Marijuana is an illegal substance that should be legal because of the great impact it would do for the country. Other substance out in the world are far more dangerous and have more toxins in them than marijuana. People’s health has been helped out Marijuana has many factors such as, having less toxins than other substances, health benefits, and if legalized, would help the economy. Multiple people die everyday from drug overdoses. Drug Abuse of prescription drugs, is riskier than some illegal drugs(“The Truth about Prescription Drugs”).
Medical marijuana can help millions of people with diseases and illnesses. There is a receptor, the CB1 receptor, located in the body’s major organs that is targeted by the THC in cannibis. Then the receptor detects the THC and begins to eliminate any pain or dangerous chemicals in the body. This reaction proves that marijuana would be effective if used for medicinal purposes. Cannibis has been shown to reduce the nausea cancer patients experience when treated with chemotherapy. Also, multiple sclerosis patients that were administered marijuana said that it helped with muscle spasms and pain. Clinical trials show that some mental illness patients, specifically ones with schizophrenia, are calmed and have less severe symptoms when introduced to marijuana. People who have battled an illness their whole lives can now find relief from their suffering. In her article,
An informative article's purpose is to provide the reader with as much information as possible while making sure to impartial to the subject matter. Nevertheless, Keller writes with a determination to sway his readers into believing that this task is close to impossible to achieve. Had he cited examples of cities that have a functioning system of managing legalized marijuana, he would have provided his readers with both sides of the coin. Furthermore, Keller mainly refers to the issues surrounding legalizing marijuana and fails to provide the positive implications of doing so. He refrains from mentioning the decreased criminal activity, the beaten out black market activity, and the overall increased safety of the people indirectly involved in such activities.
Marijuana is a misunderstood drug. Many assume that the usage of marijuana, or cannabis, is dangerous, but it can be the exact opposite. So why is the legalization of marijuana in the United States such a problem for many people today? Considered to be a gateway drug and the reason for the downfall of our youth nowadays, marijuana has developed a negative reputation. Lester Grinspoon, a professor at Harvard University, states, “Few drugs in the United States have produced as much affective heat as marijuana, particularly during the last decade. The controversy essentially revolves around the question of how dangerous or safe the drug is." However, many people are persistent users and believe that this drug is no more harmful than smoking cigarettes. Despite its useful medical effects for relieving pain and nausea, marijuana is a psychedelic drug that will be looked down upon because of false claims about it. Because people tend to overlook the positive facts, cannabis has become illegal for all the wrong reasons. Marijuana should be legalized in the United States.
So when I grow up my parents always told me not to do drugs and that they are bad for you. Now as a kid you don’t really understand the reasoning behind it, but you listen to your adult figure regardless. But as I got older I realized that people would still use drugs even though it’s illegal.The government and public has a problem with those drugs . Government let Marijuna be prohibited to citizens only based on they health issues. Marijuna is a dried up flower with seed its natural and help with health problem and economy issues.Scientists started to discover that marijuana can significantly help people that have become ill and it can stop crime from happen and help people with sickness.
The question of whether to legalize marijuana or not is a very controversial and important issue. Many people especially teenagers are thrilled that the law enforcement is legalizing marijuana as they will not have to buy it illegally. Legalizing marijuana will allow people to think it is acceptable for us to smoke every day, at any time, which increases the drug use. What people are unaware of are the negative effects it will have on their lives. Adolescences will be more prone to buy marijuana, which will not let them focus on their studies. Once someone starts using drugs they will be addicted which can lead to future health problems and it will increase the rate of impaired driving.
Impacts of Decriminalizing Cannabis As a teenager, one would likely assume I’ve been exposed to strangers, and possibly friends, offering me some sort of an illegal substance in hopes of having me as a “customer.” While this hasn’t happened to me, I don’t have to look far for the experience, even though Cannabis is illegal in Canada. Decriminalizing Cannabis is something I’m in support of, even though I have no intention of using it, or any sort of non-perscription drug. When you weigh the positives and negatives of decriminalization, the pros far outweigh the cons, allowing for a more prosperous economy and potentially safer society. The Liberal Party of Canada stated that, “Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work.
Marijuana places a significant strain on the health care system, and poses considerable danger to the health and safety of the users themselves, their families, and our communities. We know that marijuana use, particularly long-term, chronic use that began at a young age, can lead to dependence and addiction.
Marijuana, formerly known as Cannabis, has been looked at in a medical sense for centuries. Marijuana was seen as a household drug throughout the seventeenth to the early twentieth century as a remedy to reduce nausea or vomiting, headaches, an anti-inflammatory, and the choice of pain reliever. In the 1920s, the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcohol, also known as Prohibition. As a result, marijuana flourished as a psychoactive drug. Marijuana, morphine, heroin, and cocaine continued to be used when the Prohibition was over in 1933. In 1937, 46 states decided to ban the use of marijuana for the reason that it was dangerous and a potential drug for addiction. Fast forward 60 years, states began to legalize marijuana for medical use in the 2000s. Although there is a chance for addiction, medical marijuana should be legalized in all states because it has accumulating health benefits, is administering relief to pain, and is less threatening than most opioids and painkillers.
As described above in the past paragraphs, there are many positive outcomes due to the legalization of cannabis. However, there are also negative effects of it which need to advocate restriction and control. Also, legalization of cannabis in the states respectively may show more effects it could have when legalized nationwide. In addition, further medical research may indicate the health benefits. Subsequently, legalization would bring prosperity rather than a loss for the nation.