What Are The Pros And Cons Of Legalizing Marijuana

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In this research paper, there will be discussions between legalizing marijuana and medical marijuana. For each side of the argument there will be pros and cons. This research supports the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana in general. Medical marijuana which is less harmful than most other legal tobacco products and has the ability to reduce the pain within sick people. Cannabis also can be a curable and more natural drug to help people in pain. Marijuana can also raise economic struggle, lower crime rate and make more jobs for many jobless people. However researchers believe that medical marijuana is still bad for people’s health. Both sides have reasonable arguments, but the pros are more than the cons. This paper has
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First of all, the active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol which is known as THC. THC acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and then influences the activity of those cells. The cannabinoid receptors are part of the brain that influences pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory and coordinated movement (Buddy, 2011). Marijuana causes health risks in the heart and lungs. Within the first few minutes of smoking marijuana, the heart begins to beat up to 20 to 50 beats faster a minute. This causes the blood pressure to drop and creating a higher heart rate (Buddy, 2011). Researchers have discovered that people who smoke marijuana increase the risk of a heart attack by four times. The lungs also experience burning and stinging in the mouth and lungs when marijuana is smoked. Scientists have found…show more content…
If the government legalizes marijuana then anyone in America can grow and smoke cannabis. The government fears that when they legalize marijuana then everyone will simply just grow their own. If the government legalizes marijuana then they would want to sell and make people pay taxes for it. But cannabis is not really a difficult plant to grow. Marijuana is not like beer or liquor where it is hard to produce... it is extremely easy to grow. Beer and liquor must be made in factories where as marijuana can be grown almost anywhere. So since they cannot stop people from growing it, then it would make it hard for the government to tax
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