Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol. On the other hand, opponents argue that marijuana is too dangerous; its legalization would increase the chances of the drug falling into the hands of teens and that marijuana use often progresses to the use of more dangerous drugs like heroin and cocaine. In the past decade, a number of movements to legalize the use of marijuana has been gaining momentum. According to the 2016 Gallup survey, a record high 60% of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized and this figure marks a 9% increase compared to 2014. Support for legalizing marijuana was 31% in 2000, 50% in 2016 before reaching 60% last year.
If the marijuana is regulated by the FDA it will be safer because there is no chance of it being laced with anything. The human body can only overdose on synthetic marijuana so not to say it 's harmless , but it is less dangerous than other drugs or even cigarettes. In 2017, Colorado made $247,368,473 on marijuana tax let alone all the tax on products related to ingesting marijuana. I believe marijuana should legalized , but regulated in smaller amounts and have a tax to help support the state. This information was gathered from https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/ and https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/revenue/colorado-marijuana-tax-data.
Marijuana is one of the plants that has both positive and negative side effects for the users. Most people have considered marijuana as a taboo, but the truth is, marijuana is not always illegal; it has been used by our ancestors since ancient times, as a traditional medicine. It has also been proven from laboratory research that marijuana can cure various diseases, including nerve-related disease. Therefore, the use of marijuana should not be regarded as controversial, but as an alternative treatment, especially for the nerve system. In the last twenty years, marijuana has become more effective and addictive.
For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace. “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrests of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”- Bernie Sanders. However, by now most of these beliefs have been discredited – there is little to no proof that cannabis in and of itself has any conflicting effects. Some studies even show that it is far less dangerous than many completely legal prescription drugs, both for its users and those around them.There is proof of marijuana’s positive medical effects.Marijuana is beneficial for epilepsy patients, it eases nausea caused by chemotherapy and shows good results when used by people suffering from AIDS and a number of other conditions.
In fact, many doctors already prescribe it.” Until this very day, I still question why has it this drug become illegal all over the world. After I did my research, I realized that we shouldn’t consider it harmful. These natural plants called cannabis, also known as marijuana are acknowledged everywhere. Almost everyone knows that it gives uses a “high” but not everyone knows the medical benefits that could come from it. According to a survey done by WebMD in April 2014, A majority of doctors say that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally and that it can deliver real benefits to patients.
Legalize marijuana Marijuana some people think it needs to be outlawed, while others think it needs to be fully legal. Marijuana is proven to be helpful in the medical field by letting people with immense pain not feel as much pain for a length of time, but it also helps people relax and enjoy life more. If it has a positive benefit in the medical field then why must it be outlawed just because it has been known to be very addictive it not like it will harm you if you know self control and don’t light up every second you can. It only hurts people with no self control. Marijuana should be fully legal in all 50 states.
Some even think that recreational marijuana should be legalized. It is no longer associated with immigrants or crime and now the legalization of it is becoming a topic of discussion. By legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes many benefits would arise such as the creation of more jobs, better tax revenue, and the healing of illnesses. It has been proven that cannabis has many unique benefits such as being able to fight tumor growth. Not only that but “It has also shown to have an effect on the rate of metastasis, including for non-small cell lung cancer − the leading cause of cancer deaths globally” (Bollinger).
This would save thousands of lives each year and lower the overall crime rate within the country, preventing murders, suicides, and mass shootings. There is a significant relationship between the amount of guns people own and the crime rates of a particular year. Since the 1960s, gun ownership has declined in the US. Which has caused the firearm homicides to drop also.The correlation of these two aspects, creates a compelling result that should raise awareness to the fact of the matter. Gun laws in the United States should be more contained.
INTRODUCTION We all should be allowed the freedom to do whatever we want with our lives. Marijuana should be legalized in Nigeria which could help in the development growth of the country. Marijuana is obtained from the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. Countries which have legalized marijuana have seen improvements in so many areas such as revenues, employment and crime rates and also health care systems. Legalizing marijuana will help a country like Nigeria exceedingly.
Instead of trying to illicit drugs out of the United States. Maybe we should just try something that would actually help our country. Like, producing and providing less drugs and less equipment to make the drugs. The legalization of drugs would lead into so many issues that I or no one else may couldn’t even explain it all. If drugs are already harming our people by drug overdose, drug abuse, and criminal activities due to drugs then imagine what would happen if Congress legalizes drugs.