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.
Is smoking still a problem? Sadly, it is a major problem that is at the danger of getting worse with the introduction of e-cigarettes.. Although scientists haven't had the time to study the health risks from e-smoking they are sure they are not as harmless as what e-cigarette adds want us to believe. Smoking is actually illegal for those who are younger then 18 since this can lead to health problems early in life. Since smoking carries more disadvantages than advantages I believe that smoking should be avoided
Teenage drug addiction is so common that “Approximately two million teens between the age of 12 and 17 currently need treatment for a substance abuse problem, but only about 150,000 get the help they need” (Project Know). One may be wondering why teen drug abuse is common at such a young age. Why are teens not trying to stop drug addiction and abuse? Some may also be wondering what is happening to teens that don’t get the help they need. There are many reasons teens use drugs and they have many effects on teens that are hard to overcome (Project Know).
It shows that drug use has 2 sides, which is used for good things such as medicine and bad things such as opium. However, there is a lot of drug abuse these days. National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) indicated that in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older which is 9,4 percent of the population had used an illicit drug in the past month. This paper will talk about the reason why drugs should not be legalized such as increasing drug demand, lead to more addiction for the addicts, and harmful both for user and society. First of all, legalization of drugs would increase drug demand.
What is marijuana?Marijuana is currently illegal in all states except nine, should it be legalized? marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use.The history of marijuana goes back for thousands of years. It was only made illegal in many countries during the 20th century. Legalizing marijuana would fill the demand and would benefit local and state production. For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace.
Drug abuse has been a major problem in our communities all over the world of today. Teenagers start off with marijuana, then later on in life they start to use harder drugs such as prescription drugs, methamphetamine, and/or cocaine. Drugs have grown popular since the 1980’s. There are 23.5 million Americans addicted to drugs. The use of drugs is a problem within itself that causes other problems.
Unfortunately, this experimentation can prompt substance misuse and addiction. Measurements demonstrate that drug abuse is a developing issue among teenagers. Drugs should be forbidden all over the world because for teenagers it destroys their social life. On the other hand, many teenagers believe that it should remain because it helps them to cover from painful memories in their past. Despite the many causes and effects of drug abuse, two of the main causes are Lack of parent to child communication and low self-esteem and two of the main effects are Health problems and Behavioral problems.
In the last twenty years, marijuana has become more effective and addictive. Overusing marijuana for a long term has increased the number of crimes, such as smuggling and drugs; which are considered as negative impacts for the society. Based on the data, the marijuana addicts in the world reached 27 million people in 2012. Moreover, The UN said if 5% of the world’s population have been using marijuana, so it is not wrong if the number of marijuana case always increasing. Simply put, it appears that society has already experienced the negative effect of marijuana and had already set a perception of it; it is shown by the severe punishment given to citizens who uses marijuana.
The government should not instill fear in the teenagers but rather educate them on the harms of drugs the same way they are educated on the harms of smoking and drinking. Most schools often cannot justify the negative effects some drugs have on teenagers and therefore, simply tell them its illegal. This is not enough for teenagers nowadays and they need to know why its illegal and what harms it can cause to your body. They need to know that even the harmless drugs are gateways to harmful drugs and this is currently not occurring which is rising the use of drugs by teenagers around the
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.