Since the time when cannabis first became illegal it has been grouped with other narcotics as a counterpart. The truth is cannabis has many benefits to society and other than the effects of smoke inhalation has very few negatives. Those against legalization try to put cannabis in the same light as other more potent drugs like cocaine and heroin. There are many misconceptions about the substance and it is clear it should be looked at separately. Those opposed to the legalization of the cannabis plant in a September 11th 2003 article claim that with legalization of cannabis will come further problems.
Another long term effect of smoking marijuana is respiratory problems. Cannabis can cause a person to cough and wheeze. The possibility of cancer and respiratory proble... ... middle of paper ... ...ealed due to its conflict with the tenth amendment, why is marijuana still illegal? Marijuana prohibition goes against the second, tenth and fourteenth amendment, so it is clearly unconstitutional (Is Marijuana Prohibition Unconstitutional?). All in all, marijuana should be legalized because marijuana is not dangerous, marijuana is beneficial, prohibition is a useless waste of time and money, and because marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional.
(medicalmarijuana.procon table 1) When they legalized marijuana in the 21 states they thought that it would help to reduce the sell of it on the streets. (Joe Messeri) Also when used in moderation marijuana usually is only about as harmful as tobacco and alcohol. (Joe ... ... middle of paper ... ...s a continual discussion and decision that is made over and over again. Do the pros of marijuana being so great but there are still more states that believe that the cons overweigh the the pros. Yes Marijuana can cure diseases but it can also give diseases.
The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and many others used it for medical purposes. Marijuana was first used in the United States during the 1800’s and was banned in 1937 without any reason given by the government except that “it was for our own good” (Block, “Why Marijuana Became Illegal”). Marijuana should be legal everywhere in the world because, although it is highly addictive, marijuana is not as harmful as tobacco and alcohol, having a regulated market for it would reduce the sale and use of it amongst people under the age of eighteen, and the government can save and make money off of it. Marijuana is an extremely popular drug, not only in America, but in every other country in the world as well. However, there are many people who do not know exactly what it is or where it comes from.
The decriminalization of marijuana is an incredibly controversial topic in the United States. Conservative views deem the drug dangerous and debilitating, while reformers suggest that legalizing the plant would have an enormous positive impact on the economy. While others, the terminally ill, wish for the plant to be legal so it can be offered as a less toxic and sometimes more effective alternative to harsh prescription drugs. an overwhelming wealth of facts that state the benefits marijuana can have medically. It’s not hard to believe that marijuana is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in America and Government polls say some 25 million Americans have smoked the plant in the past year.
Any kind of smoke is harmful to the lungs. However, what they fail to consider are the many different options when consuming marijuana. Cannabis can be consumed through edibles, ingestible oils, tinctures, and even topicals. Unfortunately, today 's society has become very critical towards the legalization of marijuana due to the stereotypical view “stoners” display. This distorted perception of a lazy, unmotivated individual is what people opposed to legalization see the future of America becoming.
Or a better option would be to build more center for rehabilitation. According to Cbs new.com former surgeon general Dr. Joycelyn Elders marijuana should be legalized. She is angry over what she says is the high number of American youth now serving time for... ... middle of paper ... ...e considered to cause severe harm: to the user, to others, or to society. Much of the supposed danger of these drugs is often disputed. Because they are illegal, however, it is almost impossible to conduct the research necessary to prove that they may be used safely.
If this were to be the marijuana act would be lifted and the law would no longer be in effect same rules and regulations as california , colorado or washington. Cancer patients would be one of the greatest profiters from the legalization and the revenue from taxing it will come. Colorado’s revenue made 316 million off of medical purposes and 318 million in recreational use. With tax revenue like that we would be able to provide better education and projects for for school systems as I have mentioned previously(Colorado 's Legal Weed). Crime rate as went down in most of the places that have legalized it as well for petty crimes such as small amounts of marijuana and petty theft.
Especially if it is being smoked in cigar paper wrapping, or a “blunt”. In the 1930’s it was believed that smoking marijuana turned people into maniac killers. We now know that this is not true and that most of the time it does the exact opposite and makes the user very lethargic and almost catatonic if the user becomes too intoxicated by the substance. Besides the obvious risks associated with smoking marijuana there is the belief that marijuana, in some cases, can lead to the abuse of harsher more illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. This is one of the most startling things about marijuana and if true, may be one of the main reasons that we never see it legalized.
The problem with this is that some medications do not react well with one another. You can have fatal results with mixing medication which is why you are told to consult your doctor before use. Some products even state the possible side effects which seem so horrible that you wouldn't want to risk it. The problem is mostly due to how huge these pharmaceutical companies have become, they can't come to terms that marijuana could eliminate the need for a large amount of medication being used today. Marijuana is commonly referred to as a drug, which associates it with substances such as ecstasy, cocaine, meth, etc.