Secondly, many people cannot afford prescription drugs, recreational marijuana can be used for various ailments and its health benefits exceed expectation. To add, recreational marijuana is taxable! Therefore, it is money that can be put into our communities. Recreational marijuana as intimidating as some may think, can actually benefit our community in many ways. To begin, many believe legalizing marijuana would cause crime to increase, on the contrary legalizing it will lead to a decrease of crime.
One of these ways is the legalization of cannabis. Alcohol and cannabis act as substitutes. Although this has not been fully demonstrated, people are likely to use cannabis instead of alcohol. To the extent that the legality of cannabis causes less alcohol consumption, it is likely to make society safer due to the fact that alcohol leads to violence, causing weakness and many other dangerous behaviours that have been presented by criminals. Similarly, the reduction of crime is about weakening drug cartels, which at this time take their source of income away.
It was made illegal in the 1930’s for the same reasons as alcohol, because it was believed that it was going to do harm to society. As years have gone by, it is obvious that a mistake was made. The fact that marijuana was made illegal has created numerous problems for the United States that on the long run could have been easily avoided. Countries in different parts of the world and some states within the United States have already legalized marijuana and they have all shown positive outcomes out of their decisions. 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.
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
As strong as the arguments for the proposal of marijuana legalization are, the opponents too, give compelling arguments as to why they oppose legalization, ranging from health to social issues. Marijuana intake methods are different. Some prefer to take it in the form of cookies or cakes induced with marijuana, or, as many prefer, by smoking it in the form of marijuana cigarettes (Johnson, 2013). Those who oppose marijuana legalization will argue that those who smoke marijuana cigarettes (most marijuana users) are subject to health risks since marijuana in smoke form includes carcinogens and other harmful substances like carbon monoxide and many other toxins present in smoke(Johnson,
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. Increased health problems and public health expenditure- Marijuana is a public health issue because it poses direct and indirect cost to the society. Researchers say that marijuana harms extend beyond the person using it thereby increasing the societal cost of managing the drug (Isaacson). When marijuana is legalized, the society and taxpayer has to dig deep to pay for increased emergency room visits, addiction
For example, cigarettes or smoking in general. It affects people who are not even committing the action, but people who are near it. The soda ban should not official because of those bigger problems. Stated in ¨Soda´s a Problem But…¨ on page 288, ¨There are times when the government has to step in on obviously dangerous situations- especially those, such as smoking, that affect the people other than the person whose behavior would be curbed-...¨ (Klein, 289) Furthermore, Cigarettes affect more than one person. The Soda Ban is something we shouldn't be worried about if we have another problem possibly killing someone faster and quickly.
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.
Medical Cannabis is well known for helping people who have diseases and other illnesses. However, there are many negative outcomes to the amount of people who have access to it. For instance, many people take advantage of having a card, people also become addicted to the drug, and it does not just help people 's body it hurts it as well. Getting the medical card is not hard, so when people have easy access they misuse it in ways like selling the drug to people who later use it for recreational reasons. Some patients who later get better find themselves addicted to the drug and that is when their real troubles begin.
It is not right to have to take drugs to do well in sports. Some people act differently when they take pills and that might affect the rest of the team. If the coach has them take drug test he can find out who to kick off the team. Other than that the long term effects of smoking weed are reduced “(-resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.) -Suppression of the immune system -Growth disorders