Nowadays in the US society people started to use marijuana for recreational purposes. And it is responding to obvous abuse damages of human health. Whether the use of marijuana for recreational use should be legalized or not is still question that bothers many generation of human society. In my paper, I will be against legalization of marijuana; despite of its usefulness in the medicine I believe that side effects outweigh the benefits. People very easily get addicted to it, it affects people’s mental health and it can be the primary cause of different kind of illnesses.
Atmosphere influence:When people around you smoke,the desire of trying it yourself pops up in your mind.Also when your close friends want you try it and you calmly decline but deep inside you know that you want to try it really bad.This is also called curiousness.Kids these days tend to do stuff which they are strongly restricted to do just because they are ‘curious’ of the consequences. 2. Media:These days most of the movies showcase that doing drugs,tobacco,smoking and other illegal activities for their age.The group of youth who watch R rated movies are more likely to indulge into smoking than the teengers who do not watch R rated movies.Also they have more chances to live longer than the juveniles who smoke or
If the government made all illegal drugs legal for recreational use for adults all those criminal organizations wouldn’t exist because they wouldn’t be making any money. Some people may think legalizing drugs well increased the use among teenagers but that wouldn’t be the case. For example in Washington, where marijuana is legal, the number of teenagers smoking marijuana did not increase. The legalization and decriminalize of drugs will decrease the fear teenagers that do drugs have. Which is actually not that bad because the would feel safe.
The Precaution Adoption Model was chosen because we believe that the students are aware of the concept however for unknown reasons they are not acting. Both the unengaged and deciding to act stage was chosen. The unengaged stage was chosen because we believe that there are students who do not believe that this issue applies to them. For example, some students in this age range believe that they would not contract a disease unless they are sexually active. On the other hand, there are others that do believe this issue applies to them and are contemplating about acting, but have not done so yet.
These people claim that smoking marijuana is harmful to the lungs and brain development of teenagers. Cigarettes have the same, if not greater, damaging effect on human lungs yet the government does not infringe upon Americans’ right to take such health risks. Although there have been no scientific study to validate that smoking marijuana damages brain development, a simple resolution would be to make the legal age for smoking and possessing marijuana in the mid 20’s when the brain is completely developed. The argument of the dangers of marijuana can also be made for the opposing side. Illegal and unregulated marijuanna posing far more dangers to people than if marijuana was regulated by the government.
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.
Also they become very aware of their surroundings. That the age group where most teens learn more and become interested in things and keeping up with the trends of what is happening in their age groups”. As soon as a child hits puberty. They start thinking that they can make their own choices of what they want to do and this is where they fall away from their parent’s wing s of protection and start realizing how the world is and being more aware of how it works. This turns to the point where they want to thrive to fit in so they start experimenting and also doing things that will make them belong to mostly the “in crowd”.
Some drugs are not illegal or harmful to the body as proven by recent studies. However, they are gateways to other more dangerous drugs. For example, many teenagers believe that alcohol is not dangerous, and that marijuana is not harmful to the body. However, it is also proven that alcohol leads to more dangerous drugs such as cocaine and MDMA especially at parties as teenagers often cannot formulate the correct decision to make while intoxicated. Teenagers believe that adults have failed to stop their peers from using and abusing drugs especially with the recent use of prescription drugs.
For example, most of these people would say Marijuana is a gateway drug. Which means some users who choose to ingest marijuana into their body over a long period of time tend to build a tolerance for the drug, which would later lead to the desire to try new drugs to peak their high again. Due to the stereotypical view of what most people think about this drug and how the perception of a lazy, unmotivated “smoker” sticks with most americans is sad. These same people will say Marijuana users will not only become highly addicted to the drug, but they will also more than likely drive impaired on the substance itself. “ ASAM contends that legalization would increase use, thereby increasing the negative effects of use such as addiction, drugged driving, and illicit use by teenagers.” (Marijuana Legalization honest debate).
In this generation alcohol and drugs are becoming more accessible to children and young adults. If one thinks about it, children and young adults can get drugs from home, parties or even at school. There really is no safe place for children to go and be completely drug free. More children feel that if they have do drugs or if they have drink alcohol this will impress their peers and then it will make them appear cool. When the child wants to fit in with their peers, then they will do anything to fit in with there peers.