There are also problems with people who use marijuana and drive. Marijuana should remain illegal in the United States, and states that have passed laws to make it legal should reverse those laws. Marijuana is addictive and a gateway drug. Legalizing marijuana will make it generally more available to the public, which will also make it more likely to be used by young adults and children that are not old enough to make smart decisions regarding drug
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
Legalizing marijuana is giving an idea to the youth and adults that it is fine and safe to do it when it is not. We know that Teens will do more of Marijuana which will not allow them to focus in school, it will be an addiction to many which can cause serious health problems in the near future, and it increases the rate of impaired driving. Why put ourselves at risk and hurt our loved
Like I mentioned before the 1960’s use of LSD gave way to a culture and generation which opposed any government action. This was a generation that really started questioning the government’s purpose and control. The use of LSD only heightened this need for revolution and freedom. This is exactly what the government does not want from its people. Another reason as to why the government may not want to legalize such substances because they are probably fixated on the small number of people who use these substances and have bad trips or accidents.
The second concern is abuse. States are worried that people who get the medical marijuana card will abuse it and get more than needed or sell it for money. While people may abuse their card just to get high or make money, there is a limit on how much a person with the card. The limit depends on the state and it only exceeded if the doctor recommends it and the state approves it. There are also laws one when and where the marijuana can be in possession.
Until recently the use of marijuana has been criminalized. In the article “Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization” it states “Marijuana has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes.” However during its prohibition people were arrested and sent to jail for selling and using it illegally. Alcohol was banned in the 1920’s and the ban was persuaded by the Anti-Saloon League as well as ideas of progressivism and religion. Although both are now legalized and becoming legalized the legalization process is more dissimilar than it is similar because of the uses of the substance's, State vs. Federal position, effects of the movement, processes it went through, and causes of government action. Religion and science played a factor in the banning
Different states have legalized the use of Marijuana for medical reasons. Today the demands are changing in different states. In States such as Colorado and Washington, marijuana has been legalized for recreational use. This move raised several questions as far as decriminalization of marijuana is concerned. Besides portraying the US in a bad light, legalization of marijuana for recreation increases the risk of developing mental problems, increases government expenditure on public health, jeopardizes the future of children, and is a gateway to other dangerous drugs.
While the defence of necessity is frequently used to ensure medical experts saw to act to the greatest advantage of their patients, the defence of need has been denied in self-medication cases involving cannabis. This can be seen in the case of Quayle & Others where the defendants claimed that they smoked cannabis due to painful medical conditions in order to relieve their suffering and not for recreational purpose. A defence of necessity was recognized although the Court of Appeal rejected the appeals. The defendants looked for the defence of necessity when they were prosecuted under the Misuse of Drugs Act. They relied on by saying that smoking cannabis was a lesser evil than suffering the pain.
Considering the trend that states have followed in decriminalizing Marijuana, it is not possible to claim that marijuana has been legalized in any specific instance. This is because it is still criminal to possess marijuana exceeding specific amounts. For example, it is legal to possess only 1 oz of Marijuana for personal use in Vermont and any amount beyond that is illegal. Therefore, decriminalization up to a particular amount is not tantamount to legalization. “Currently, the US Federal law prohibits Marijuana manufacture, distribution, sale and even possession of marijuana regardless of the amounts.
The book also supports smoking and drinking. However, seeing john and Lorraine do this wants me to make underage drinking outlawed. The book has very little life lessons and the ones the book has are not even valuable. The reason that this is important is because life lessons are valuable and life lessons should be for learning and entertainment. The book also has some times where a life lesson could be valuable but the story ruins it.
Fischer et al., (2015) as well as Cerda et al., (2012) focused primarily on social implications of decriminalization of marijuana for their articles (Fischer et al., 2015; Cerda et al., 2012). Contrary to complete legalization, decriminalization proposes that marijuana remain illegal, however the possession of the drug offers little consequence. Decriminalization is a good fit for regions where marijuana usage is not close to being a social norm, but where legal sentences for even minor usage have plagued members of society. In literature surrounding marijuana usage in Western Australia – one of the most similar marijuana consuming regions to Canada- the term used is depenalization, which is essentially the same as decriminalization (Hyska, 2009). Diverging from the other regulatory policies, this paper focuses on the complete legalization of marijuana.
Although the use of medical cannabis is still illegal under federal law, as of 2015, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized its use. It is used to treat numerous conditions including: chronic pain, muscle spasms, nausea (often from chemo), appetite of those with AIDS/HIV, insomnia, neurological disorders, and glaucoma. The use of cannabis in the medical world is a controversial topic to begin with. The use of it for minors is even more so. Medical marijuana has been shown to decrease the number of seizures for those who have epilepsy.