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. As people become addicted they need more and more, what happens when the money runs out? People are going to do whatever it takes to obtain their "fix" which includes stealing , robbing , and burglarization possibly even murder, anything to get their drugs. My feeling on this subject is that of total disagreement with the legalization of drugs. People only want the legalization for the profit end of the industry , which is the only appealing side of the drug trade, but it is not appealing enough to sacrifice my children's future for money.
Many Americans believe that the drug should be legalized for various reasons; others, however, are against the legalization of the dangerous drug. While legalization has both pros and cons, the positives of legalizing marijuana for those people over the age of twenty-one far outweigh the negative aspects of legalization. Marijuana is an emergent problem in the United States; the main reasons behind this problem are the extensive use of the drug and the federal government’s determination to put an end to the drug’s illegal sale and use. The government’s efforts to stop the use of marijuana inside the country have been ineffective and actually caused the problem to increase. Its efforts have only added on to an enormous national debt.
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Allowing this substance to be smoked legally would not restrict the abuser’s driving privileges once high. This new-found freedom would increase automobile accident rates and may increase fatalities. Children, as well, would be endangered by this freedom. With continuously developing brains, children are restricted from drinking until... ... middle of paper ... ...ut the joint and started worrying about our futures. Works Cited Kershaw, Sarah, and Rebecca Cathcart.
“One joint can be just as damaging to [the lungs] as smoking at least two and a half cigarettes” (Ruff). According to Dr. Tom Wright, director of a substance abuse treatment center for adolescents in Rockford, “teens may be especially sensitive to marijuana’s effects because their brains are still being formed” (MJ Rebuttal). However, the marijuana legalization proposition would have tight restrictions and regulations by the states that would eliminate some of those issues, such as age. These facts are not consistent; the evidence is not backed from reliable sources. One institute is referred to, but more experts are needed to verify the information.
Marijuana, weed, hashish, pot, it goes by many names. Many people argue that it should be legalize because it’s no better than alcohol and cigarettes. Although these claims holds some truth, marijuana is still a dangerous drug and adding one more problematic drug into the mix will not improve America’s health and safety issues. Although marijuana has its medical benefits, using it for recreational purposes is dangerous for both us and our society. There are countless debates whether marijuana should be legalized for creational use or if it should remain illegal.
A regulated marijuana market would also reduce the sales of the “drug” to teenagers. Teenagers would also not be exposed to different types of other illegal drugs such as pills or cocaine if they are not exposed to illegal marijuana. Another great reason they give in that article is adults have shown over the past centuries that it is possible to be moderately used without h... ... middle of paper ... ...e alcohol, cigarettes and different kind of pills as medications are all legal they all pose much more of a threat than marijuana does. Also, in my opinion we as adults should be able to make a decision of whether we want to use marijuana or not. This is a topic that is never going to go away so instead of fighting it for the next 20 and plus years to come marijuana should be sold safely, regulated and taxed.