Currently, individuals under the legal age can buy drugs from street vendors without any problems. However, if the government would legalize drugs and regulate the market, underage individuals will not be able to buy or consume drugs as easily. Also, as seen in Oregon, the legalization and open discussion about the drug has resulted in a increasing awareness of the danger of cannabis. To conclude, the legalization of cannabis can benefit society by increasing state and government revenue, decreasing criminality and will ensure that the drug is pure and safe to consume. However, when legalizing cannabis governments must also take into consideration the drawbacks that could occur through the legalization and it is important to examine them in relation to the benefits in order to foresee what would happen and if the benefits
Some states such as Colorado have chosen to pass this law, but other states such as Illinois have chosen not to. If such a product can have good uses in so many areas that it should be legal. There are over fifteen million American adults that suffer from depression, not including teens; the suicide rate gets higher every year and legalizing marijuana has proven to help treat such illnesses. Many people feel that if marijuana can cause an end to depression and suicide that is more than enough of a reason to pass the law to legalize it. Many
A third benefit and a drawback is that government-run production could limit advertising and innovation. While advertising can have negative effects like promoting underage use as the tobacco industry has been accused of it can also provide consumers with information. And while innovation has its benefits, it can also lead the industry into uncharted territory as producers experiment with new untested combinations of marijuana. 4. Finally, a government monopoly on pot would prevent a price collapse, which the report’s authors fear could allow proliferation of the drug: For most consumer goods, lower prices are a cause for celebration, but, if consumers are vulnerable to overindulging, low prices might be problematic.
Janelle Munoz Mrs.Mendez English II 2 March 2018 Legalizing Marijuana When will marijuana be legalized just like alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs? In this modern day, people are smoking marijuana like never before they don’t care if it’s not legalized. Many people break the law because of marijuana, why not just legalize and make it less of a problem? If they legalize it they can make the same law with alcohol, where you can’t buy it until you’re 21 years old. Alcohol has been proven that it is more dangerous than marijuana, there have been lots of accidents due to drunk driving and there haven’t really been any accidents with people smoking pot while driving.
Tobacco products have been proven to cause certain types of cancer, but that won’t stop big tobacco companies from maximizing profit. One of the most effective ways for tobacco companies to maximize profit is by purchasing print advertisements. However, there is a big difference between how a tobacco company advertises today, and how was done in the past. Years back, before Americans became aware of the serious health risks of cigarettes, tobacco companies could get away with a lot more than they can today. For example, the tobacco advertisement that I will be analyzing
There are actually a lot of pros and cons of legalizing drugs which most of the people did not notice of. Drugs may be advantageous in economic perspective by decreasing the government’s cost and increase the tax revenues. Based on the economy nowadays, most of the governments are struggling with the issue of low revenue yet
The United States should just legalize marijuana: people smoke it as is now, the government can tax it, and people can use it for stress, pain, thinking, and for focus! As, months go by herb is an a serious debate, the positives the negatives, the should we legalize or shouldn’t we? After, all the debates in the last 12 months have been a period of success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize the use of recreational use of marijuana. Only 12% favored having herb legalized and now 58% say yeah legalize marijuana the majority of people see no harm, rhythm of reason to why other drugs that are addictive are legal but, others aren’t. (For
With so many states moving so close to legalizing, it seems that in the near future, there will be more legalized states than illegal states. Marijuana is surrounded by hurtful drug laws doing more harm than good and legalizing marijuana would benefit the country in numerous ways. The first reference to cannabis dates all the way back to 2737 B.C. in the writings of the Chinese emperor at the time, Shen Nung. They focused on marijuana’s “powers as a medication for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and oddly enough, absent-mindedness”(Marijuana History).
“To be useful for smoking cessation, she explained, a device would need to consistently deliver enough nicotine to enable the smoker to fend off withdrawal symptoms but not so much that the wish to quit evaporates.” (Jancin). Jancin describes how e-cigarettes were made to satisfy that craving for nicotine and not get the symptoms of withdrawal while the thought of quitting is still available. Cost is also a large factor in cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Upfront, it seems that cigarettes are cheaper. This is because, compared to paying from 100-700$ for a e-cigarette “kit”, is much more expensive than paying 10-13$ for one pack of cigarettes.
One of the reasons are that the products help athletes heal faster from injuries. Making doping products legal in sports may help athletes such as Lindsey Vonn, heal better by using the human growth hormone, or other steroids, yet these drugs are banned by the International Olympic Committee (Duncan). Allowing the human-growth hormone, and other various substances, may help athletes heal their injuries faster, which will make viewers want to watch their return to see how they play. Another reason why viewers may like having doping products in sports may be because it’s the only way their family can get money. Most athletes choose to dope because the money is more important than the integrity, this could be a reason why doping should be allowed because if they earn the money and don't get caught, they can support their family (Reilly).