Over the past ten years the topic of marijuana legalization has been very controversial and people have had very strong opinions about it. In the early 1900’s marijuana actually became associated with immigrants, turning people away from the substance because they thought it was “dirty”. During the Great Depression people began associating immigrants with crimes and violence, therefore associating marijuana with crimes and violence (PBS). However, in todays’ society many people believe that the drug could be beneficial for treating cancer, anxiety, and chronic pain. Some even think that recreational marijuana should be legalized.
All over America, teens in high school and even middle school can be found vaping. Teens are far more likely to vape as they feel pressure to fit in and be cool. Therefore, teen vaping is a problem because it can lead to future health problems, the e-cigarette industry is not fully regulated, and it can lead to nicotine addiction. Vaping as an adolescent can lead to health issues in the future. E-cigarette liquid still contains the chemical nicotine.
As a nation we have come to point where we must take a unified stand on the issue of marijuana. Since 1937 the drug has been deemed illegal by the U.S. government but over the best decade, people have been pushing for the decriminalization of the cannabis plant. As a non drug user, i have researched the internet in search of unbiased information regarding the drugs health, economic, and crime influences on society. The fruits of my labor have brought me to the undisputable conclusion that our continued restriction on possession and use of the drug not only violates the liberties of U.S. citizens, but it also is costing Americans Billions of dollars, and something, our lives.
What is marijuana?Marijuana is currently illegal in all states except nine, should it be legalized? marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use. The history of marijuana goes back for thousands of years. It was only made illegal in many countries during the 20th century.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Marijuana Legalization Just like everything else, there are always two sides of the coins. And the long-standing debate on the legalization of marijuana has finally been put to an end in several states. But it is important that we are all aware of the benefits and consequences of the legalization of marijuana. As the war on drugs continue the status of marijuana use in the United States remains to plague the minds of the people.
They are portrayed as absent minded, lazy, low-life individuals with hardly any motivation. But where does this cliché actually come from? The New York Times recently published an editorial called, "The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia. " In this editorial series, the author, Brent Staples, exposes the extremely biased "legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930's and that was firmly rooted in prejudices against Mexican immigrants and African-Americans, who were associated with marijuana use at the time.
This delay could cause lives and too much trouble in our country. Stricter gun laws are needed in our free country to prevent the recurrent mass shootings and crimes, this will also impact the time it takes to obtain a gun, but everyday citizens are stopping our government from doing anything because of the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Guns do kill
Blowing smoke; marijuana should be fully legalized The consumption and distribution of marijuana have been two very controversial subjects throughout the last century. Although some people may claim that the use of cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes should be illegal due to safety, legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana would drastically reduce crime rates, help people suffering from chronic illnesses, and create a significantly higher amount of potential tax revenue to bolster the economic state of our nation. Many people argue that legalizing marijuana would encourage more people to smoke it. One cannot disregard that this may be true, though it does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. A main argument against the legalization of marijuana is the “slippery slope” argument.
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.
Upon reading Gore Vidals "Case for Legalizing Marijuana" one may wonder why drugs are not legal in the United States of America. Afterall, several valid reasonings were made throughout the article. There is a demand for drugs and many people are supplying them, while also making a small fortune. If drugs were made legal and sold for high prices, their market would decrease because many people would not be able to afford them. Most people involved in the drug world do not know the consequences of that which they consume.
The legalization of marijuana brings with it countless complications through which city officials must navigate. "How to Legalize Pot" is an article written by Bill Keller with the New York Times on May 20, 2013, discussing the struggles that city officials face in order to create an industry out of a previously criminalized substance. The article, albeit informative, fails to provide examples of an effectively regulated marijuana market. Instead, Keller opts to list the reasons why full legalization might not succeed. While I agree with Keller on the points he makes, there is an overwhelming sense of bias in this article as it resembles an opinion.
The paper focuses on the recent issue of marijuana legalization in Canada. The paper represents Marx and Durkheim view of sociological perspective regarding why marijuana might be legal or not legal in Canada and describes the legal consciousness about the use and role of law in legalizing marijuana. The paper represents the peoples’ reaction to this change of law and its benefits to the Canadian economic system. From time to time, the law has been modified and recreated in our society due to social movement about social facts. Marijuana considers as the illegal substance in many other countries, and only a few countries have legalized.