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.
Yes, marijuana can cause COPD as Gitlow states but who says you have to smoke marijuana to get the positive effects from it? There are many different ways you can ingest the THC from marijuana into your system without smoking it. You can eat THC edibles, drink THC drinks, takes TCH pills and many more forms are available to avoid smoking marijuana to get its affects. The article lacks an enormous amount of information that would assist the reader to make a decision if marijuana is indeed bad and should not be
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
First of all, E- Cigarettes are a decently new invention and idea. This means people and even scientists don’t know all of the risks it could have on the body. Much like, when conventional cigarettes developed into a big business before research was done, finding that they left huge impacts on a person 's health including cancer and death. Also, Most people may believe vaporizing does not leave significant problems to the
The war on drugs policy created a mass hysteria on drug and placed an instrumental fear in society. Not to say drugs are not a problem, However, incarcerating a person for one time drug offenses for years did not create an answer. Throwing an addict in prison for a lifetime for possession charge has only increased the problem. It continues to turn out hardened criminal by the time they are released. Statistics and research will explain what the War on Drugs Legislation was as well as, clarify why it does not work.
For example, PED's can cause balding, stunts in growth, heart and liver damage, and an increase of a risk of blood clots. High school students are using this drug for better chances in their performance than worrying about the risks he or she is taking because of this. That's why I think we should test students for drugs. (Partnership for drug-free kids.)
Is today’s youth truly benefiting from school curriculums banning books? For many parents there kids innocence is more than often a top priority, but due to the growing public more and more are being exposed to explicit content. Through ideas such as the internet and other media, it has become increasingly easy to obtain this content. However, this does not mean that being able to obtain this content should be available everywhere. Although the novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote accurately portrays present day investigations on murder, it should be banned from school curriculums for young teens because of its explicit content.
However, I was completely wrong after watching this video and understanding the concept of the war on drugs. I have thought about ways the government could stop the American people from using drugs, however it is a complex process because people know how to make certain drugs. It makes it harder for the government to stop people from making drugs and using them because the drug user constantly craves the feeling of euphoria. One thing in the Ted talk that I found interesting was the rate of arrests for possession of drugs went up dramatically in 40 years (800% according to the Ted talk video), however the rate of abuse of drugs stayed steady the entire time. Also in the Ted talk video mentioned was that one of the largest mental health treatment center is cook county jail.
Likewise, the addiction rate associated with smoking is greater than that in marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine (“Think One Cigarette Can’t Hurt?”). It could be prevented, but few regulations on tobacco use in teenagers can consequently lead to premature death and a lifetime of stress on the body. A charter provision enacted by the Ann Arbor City Council recently placed a ban on the purchase of tobacco products to residents under the age of twenty one, a change from the previous age of eighteen. The bill received immense animosity and fury; so much so that Michigan senators Rick Jones and John Proos proposed senate bill number 1066, as a means of amending the original ordinance and essentially preventing the fluctuation of the state’s legal age (Jones, “Senate Bill No. 1066”).
America expected to solve these problems by banning alcohol; never did the country expect the problems to worsen. The country was trying to control America’s alcohol problems by law. The ban on alcohol worsened America’s alcohol problem, in fact, it did quite the opposite of its intention. All caused by prohibition, America had an increased crime rate, death rate, and to top it off, America was losing slathers of money.
to its present situation in the United States, the contrast between the accusation of marijuana abuse from politicians and the notable amount of people involved in cannabis use during their life time. A prediction that a change of marijuana use will occur sooner or later is also addressed at the end. Students will find this article an interesting angle to introduce the illegalization of marijuana. The contrast between the attitude of politicians and individuals towards marijuana use mentioned above directly lead me to the research topic. The statistics of marijuana use in today’s United States provided in this article describe this problem more specifically and precisely, which also add credibility to its argument.