Marijuana Legalization In Canada

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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. Canada is going to be one of them very soon to legalize marijuana under the Liberal Party of government.…show more content…
The law is everywhere and become the regular fact of life (SOC216, Jan 26). However, the people in society have their different view on legalizing or not legalizing the marijuana. The legal facts are the sign of the law which are mediated by the social action in society (SOC216, Jan 26). However, Macleod (2015) news article shows that Le Dain with his fellow commissioner determined that the developing brains could be damaged by marijuana and frequent use of marijuana has adverse effects on short term memory. Macleod (2015) that Le Dain concluded that consuming marijuana at the age of 12 will result with hallucinogenic effects and recommended that no one will be allowed to possess marijuana under 18. But, the majority would like to legalize marijuana and are happy with the decision of Liberal…show more content…
People used Portugal as an example that legalizing marijuana would decrease the crime rate and increase economic growth which results in low health cost. Most people are happy with the decision of Trudeau party and would like to legalize marijuana. MacLeod (2015) National Post article shows that around “59 percent of Canadians favor the legalization of marijuana, and six to seven million adults plan to indulge in the psychoactive pleasure after it is legalized.” According to Barmak (2013), in Colorado and Washington, it is legal for adults to consume marijuana for recreational purposes. Barmak (2013) that the legalization of marijuana would establish an impressive industry opportunity which could contribute around “$2.5 billion in license fees and taxes.” Barmak (2013) article states that in “International Journal of Drug Policy, the retail income of marijuana consumption in B.C is between $443 million and $564 million. Also, the Canadians spend about $3 billion a year on Marijuana
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