In the start of the article he tries and imply that if marijuana is legalized that it will end in the same outcome that cigarettes did. Marijuana cannot only be used for recreational use but also can be prescribed as a form of prescription medicine to treat several illnesses, pains, and diseases, which was not addressed to the audience. If he did then readers would have a little background knowledge on this drug. Furthermore would a man with a PhD or such a high degree prescribe something that can possibly hurt his or her patients? These doctors and physicians are the ones who see marijuana as a medicine not as a dangerous drug.
Hillary Clinton was said to not have accepted a proposed donation from the National Cannabis Industry however, she gave a statement that medical marijuana being granted in cases of extreme medical conditions. Having a President that supports the use of medical marijuana would have a great impact on Congress creating a change. However, the con is that although a presidential candidate makes a proposal to accomplish a solution to the either the rescheduling of a drug, legalizations as a whole, or passing bill through congress, we will never be sure that they would follow through. Even if they did, it is still no guarantee that
With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently. This subject has been debated numerous times over the past few years. People’s points of view and researches about the topic have varied greatly. Some people believe that marijuana should be legalized, while the rest feel should stay prohibited. Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol.
Although marijuana is illegal in majority of the states, legalizing marijuana for recreational use would bring about social and economical reforms that would help deter crime in the country, increase the amount of money the government makes, and also help people that are medically in need of the drug. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a depressant drug that affects the central nervous system. There are around 500 chemicals within natural marijuana but
However, the advertisement of these legal substances is drastically affecting many Americans. For instance, drug related advertisement misrepresented the safety and effectiveness of a drug, they suggest things that are not true about the drug in their advertisement. Alcohol is the most commonly used
I believe that the negative effects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted a policy towards the total decriminalization of marijuana. The current drug policy of our government is obviously failing. Drug laws create corruption, violence, increased street crime,
The federal government has made suing a vaccine producer for side effects impossible in the United States. Because of this policy, it is very hard to get a vaccine with bad side effects removed the way any other drug would be after a lawsuit finds it unsafe. There are many things that the CDC and Big Pharma companies do not let the public know and many vaccines have been taken down from the market because of how their side effects have been exposed.
In Erie County, there was a civil lawsuit filed against eleven pharma manufacturing companies for worsening the rampant opioid situation. "These drug makers and their enablers in the medical community were aware of the significant dangers posed by opioid prescription medications, yet that did not stop them from continuing to push opioids, and get even more people hooked on them," Poloncarz said. "In order to realize blockbuster profits, the defendants created a false perception of the safety and efficacy of opioids that would encourage the use of opioids for longer periods of time and to treat a wide-range of problems. They did this through a coordinated, sophisticated and highly deceptive marketing campaign…” (Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune). Furthermore, it seems as if the consequences are not of concern to these pharma companies as they are continuing to do what they have to in order to achieve sales.
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.
This debate has been going on for years. Should weed be legalized or should it not? Everyone has their own opinion if they believe it should be or not. Personally I believe it should not be legalized. Marijuana can impair your memory, make users feel depressed and also it can be a gate way drug to other worse drugs (pros and cons of weed).
Furthermore, minors could get their hands on marijuana, leading to it disrupting their brain growth. Finally, marijuana would increase safety issues for the state, because it affects the way people 's CNS(central nervous systems) works. One of the reasons marijuana should not be legalized is because it is a gateway drug. NYLN(2015) says that
Expensive fines for negligent use (such as public use, exceeding possession requirements, or irresponsibility) should also be. The War on Drugs is also a big issue. Once we were spending countless amounts of money on arrests, processing and prosecutions of drug-related arrests. For example in November 1996, California adopted a proposition for medicinal marijuana and helped drop the drug crime in California . “The Sinaloa Cartel, led by “El Chapo” Guzman, with most of his control in Baja California, started to lose influence in California because of a decline in the demand for his product, in part to these changes in the law.
However, the political promise of response is far-fetched. America urgently needs a drug policy reform because the current policies are failing. An ideal drug reform law is one that is grounded in evidence-based research and health and safety concerns. Dr. Carl Hart has spent almost his entire career studying the effects of drug use on the brain. According to Hart, adopting a fear-based approach to counter substance abuse and addiction is misleading and often results in a excess of other harmful effects.
Over the past decade, there has been substantial debate over policies regarding the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in the United States. In recent years, even the nation’s capital legalized the use of recreational cannabis. These sweeping changes have led to extensive debate over the power of states and the national government in creating laws to regulate these once-illegal substances. This debate presents a significant policy problem that can be analyzed from the perspective of Deborah Stone, author of Public Paradox The Art of Political Decision Making. Stone offers five methods that can be used to study policy problems: they are symbols, numbers, causes, interests, and decisions (Stone 2012, vii).
On the new report you can see an on-site photo which was taken of the seizure. In the photo you can see the vast quantity of marijuana Kevin was trafficking, which totaled up to have an estimated street value of $157,000. Organizations such as the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws have been fighting for the decriminalization of marijuana for ages, and currently this particular organization “seeks repeal of the legislated criminal penalties and to combat public misconceptions that have contributed to the prohibition of marijuana.” (Knox College). However, unlike the said organization, I am antithetical and think that the legalization of marijuana will lead to turmoil in the US financial system. Opposed to this, “NORML has consistently supported decriminalizing adults ' responsible use of marijuana for personal, medicinal, and therapeutic reasons.