People still get fined and minimal or no jail time. They still have to go to court even though it is a minor offense. It does not solve the problem with the use of medical marijuana. However, if the Federal government were to downgrade the Schedule 1 drug to Schedule 2 it would still be classified as having high potential for abuse but it is considered available for medical use in treatments and can be prescribed under close restrictions. This would be a big win for the people seeking care through the use of medical marijuana.
From the argument presented, it is clear that legalizing marijuana is still debatable as it has both its positives and negatives. From the argument, it is clear that legalizing the product has more benefits compared to the consequences that it brings to the society. Economically, legalizing the product will add to the economy of the country while at the same time giving researchers an opportunity to know whether medicinal marijuana is better compared to the other conventional medicines that are available. While those who are against the use of the product understand that it is highly addictive, those for its legalizing argue that once taken in small doses, the drug always brings more benefits compared to when overdosed. It is from the points presented that I support the legalization of the product as it will make it easy to control the sale and use of the drug in different parts of the
As of recent, the war on drugs has been a very often discussed topic due to many controversial issues. Some people believe the War on Drugs has been quite successful due to the amount of drugs seized and the amount of drug kingpins arrested. I believe this to be the wrong mindset when it comes to the war on drugs. The war on drugs isn’t a winnable one so we must do all that is possible to assist those who struggle with drug addiction and decriminalize small amounts of drugs. These minor changes in the way we combat drugs will create significant change and have lasting effects.
It is similar to welfare checks, how some states require drugs tests to make sure the people who are receiving financial government aid are actually using the money to bring themselves back into society. In conclusion, I don’t side with the United States passing a drug decriminalization act. Our nation has other problems to focus on. Even if we do decriminalize drugs, there would be more problems than Portugal’s.
The Netherlands did not only make prostitution one of the most profitable, and allowable industries in the country, but also allowed the sale of weed in 1976. At this point, there is over 1,200 authorized shops that sell weed every day. A completely different type of legalization is the one done in Holland. In Holland, dealers who sell illegally are criminally charged, while all drug use is expected to people over the age of 18.
Thus, the importance of addressing such controversial topic is because the use of cannabis is more widespread every day and it is important to know the reason why it is the heart of one of the most heated debates. With that being said, what are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana? With the help of sources and general knowledge, we will discuss
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.
Millions of people around the world are consumers of marijuana. The demand for legalizing marijuana has grown throughout the years. Users of marijuana pledge for it to be legalized to avoid the prison life. For now, marijuana is an illegal drug in almost all countries. With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently.
There are a massive number of serious criminal cases in the criminal justice system that needs to be prioritized by prosecutors like robbery, rape, and murder. However, there are less serious criminal cases like possession of marijuana that get more attention than it should. With the large use of marijuana and the large number of cases that is placed in the criminal justice system, the decriminalization of America 's biggest illegal cash crop, marijuana, will put a stop to the many problems that is legalization creates. With marijuana having such a negative stigma attached by the government and the public, it is hard to identify the positive effects that the marijuana plant has to offer. The decriminalization of marijuana would benefit the economy, lower the
Will making drugs like marijuana legal stop things like addiction and crime? Gore Vidal writes that addiction can stop in a short amount of time by simply making all drugs available and selling them at cost. He says that we as Americans have the right to do what we want with our life as long as it is not hurting our neighbor. Isn’t legalizing drugs hurting our neighbor? If we legalize marijuana or even worse more harsh drugs we will have people driving around high.
Upon reading Gore Vidals "Case for Legalizing Marijuana" one may wonder why drugs are not legal in the United States of America. Afterall, several valid reasonings were made throughout the article. There is a demand for drugs and many people are supplying them, while also making a small fortune. If drugs were made legal and sold for high prices, their market would decrease because many people would not be able to afford them. Most people involved in the drug world do not know the consequences of that which they consume.
The paper focuses on the recent issue of marijuana legalization in Canada. The paper represents Marx and Durkheim view of sociological perspective regarding why marijuana might be legal or not legal in Canada and describes the legal consciousness about the use and role of law in legalizing marijuana. The paper represents the peoples’ reaction to this change of law and its benefits to the Canadian economic system. From time to time, the law has been modified and recreated in our society due to social movement about social facts. Marijuana considers as the illegal substance in many other countries, and only a few countries have legalized.