We cannot afford to do this with the drug problem. There are the lives of innocent people at stake in our generation and the next generation . Let's be realistic, legalizing marijuana is a terrible idea which would have seri... ... middle of paper ... ...blished , legalization will not stop this no matter what anybody argues drugs are dangerous, to those who use them as well as those who do not but are around users. Legalization will not prevent the chemicals and physiological responses of the body some of which take people totally out of reality and also sometimes kill. The issue on crime is split people say the crime would go down because the price of drugs would go down , maybe this is true but it is very unlikely.
Sometimes, they are mixed with harmful substances, even poisonous ones. If cannabis was decriminalised, it could be made safer. Also, many people watching casualty or Holby city on a regular basis will have seen cases of drugged people being violently ill, and not admitting what caused the problem. If cannabis does cause any dangerous side effects, at least if it was legal people would have no hesitation in telling their doctor what was wrong with them. if it was legalised, there are other benefits.
The NIDA published many claims concerning marijuana use, but they did not have evidence to support their claims (Weir 26). This misinformation and the government’s campaign against marijuana made the legalization of marijuana impossible. Marijuana is a harmless drug, but it has not been legalized because people believe most of the anti-marijuana claims. Research studies have proven that marijuana helps the individual experience a sense of well being, relieves fatigue, stimulates the appetite, and induces a feeling of mild stimulation (McDonough 50). Another advantage of marijuana is that experienced users can control the degree and quality of the intoxication by “coming down” when it is necessary to perform (McDonough 50).
It is often referred to as a gate way drug and believed to open the door to harsher dangerous drugs. It is also looked down upon due to its mild altering effects on the user. People are worried that when people use it their impaired judgment will lead them to make unwise decisions and in danger their life and lives of those around them. As stated in an article on the Marijuana Today website, there are possible side effects to using marijuana. Immediate side effects include loss of restlessness, excitement, mood swings, increased appetite, impaired coordination, impaired ... ... middle of paper ... ...like alcohol and tobacco are legal with little to no positive benefits, marijuana has a right to be as well.
In fact, prescription drug is no different than illegal drug, it addicted and can kill if it is taking too much. Currently, the most at risk is a teens and young adults who are likely to abused a prescription drug than illegal drug because they think it’s safe since it was prescribed by doctor. Also, most of the abuser are people who was not under a health condition or the prescription drug is not for them, and taking could show a different reaction due to the drug being specific to individual chemistry. 2. In what ways are prescription drugs different from illegal drugs?
Some research also shows that Marijuana can be addictive for some individuals. While the numbers for the individuals that actually do become addicted... ... middle of paper ... ... be on board with it. Surprisingly though there are still those, who doubt it and think it should remain illegal, but when you have a something that takes the edge off and is supposed to help with your anxiety, diabetes, and even seizure disorder and it ends up with a long list of harmful side effects isn’t something that’s natural worth a try? Works Cited Brownstein, Joseph. "Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health?"
Legalizing marijuana is a double-edged sword that is more likely to produce more negative outcomes than positive outcomes in society. Despite the fact that marijuana has found some applications in the medical field recently, it is questionable if legalizing marijuana would encourage people to use it as a herbal alternative to analgesic medication. In fact, it would encourage the growth and development of substance abuse disorders, create risk factors for abusing more dangerous substances, and implicate both community health and community stability. Human psychological factors that are risk factors for substance abuse disorders, such as low self-esteem, would not allow people to consume marijuana in moderation or with health-oriented goals, so it would cause negative health outcomes in the community. Marijuana should not be legalized because excessive consumption of marijuana can implicate physical health, psychological well-being, social interactions, social functions, and individual behavioral intentions.
Other drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin are the highly known dangerous drugs that are addictive and illegal. These drugs can destroy a person being and take away lives. Medicine is drugs that are acceptable in a society to aid ourselves. Have you ever been sick and have to take a medicine that is prescribed by the doctor? These medicines are still drugs.
One argument claims that all drugs should be legalized, as they aid in medical and recreational uses. Another argument believes that, the legalization will do more harm than good, and have negative impacts on the human body. Cannabis, ecstasy and Heroin are just a few names of the drugs that are considered “taboo”. When in fact, these illegal drugs contain various positive impacts on one’s body. A drug like cannabis, when used, allows the use to feel happy, hilled and relaxed.
The drugs in question which are referred to in this paper illegal ones such as marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, heroin, methamphetamine, morphine, shrooms, and oxycontin. All of these drugs should be legalized and regulated, just as alcohol is today, in order to mend the societal and moral problems caused by outlawing them. The only reason the government differentiates between alcohol and illegal drugs is that drugs are perceived to cause greater harm and addiction than alcohol can. Yet, this is simply untrue. Alcohol is no less ... ... middle of paper ... ...How Stuff Works, n.d.