The legalization of marijuana would create it therefore enforcement might stop wasting their time with non-violent marijuana users and pay it on finding the $64000 criminals within the U.S... There are some arguments from the people who want to Marijuana should be legalized. Keywords: - Marijuana, United States, Narcotic, Legalization, Social Effect, Disease, Violence. Should Marijuana Be Legalized In The United States? When we were growing up, most are told that, “Drugs are unhealthy for you”, time and time once more.
(Yung Thug)While this song has a very alluring beat, the music could have a subconscious effect on your brain provoking the use marijuana. As a teen myself, I have heard many of my peers say that marijuana is okay. In fact, I have even heard that marijuana was good for you because it’s made from the earth. In effort to find out if this was a myth or not, I decided to research it. “Marijuana use impairs a person's ability to form new memories and to shift focus.
Our society perpetuates the myths about pot being a fun, harmless, recreational drug. These myths feed into people's denial of marijuana's problems" (Baum 6). However, the abuse of marijuana is a problem. It is not only a personal problem, but also more importantly a social problem. Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures.
Most Americans are indoctrinated to believe that marijuana is harmful for you; however, upon closer inspection we see that marijuana has more positives than negative outcomes. Marijuana has been around since ancient times. It was first grown as a crop in colonial North America as a source of fiber. Marijuana has the most impact on certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex. Studies have shown that the high THC found in marijuana that effect these areas only provide therapeutic benefit that gives an individual a “high”.
Marijuana is the familiar name for a raw drug made from the plant cannabis sativa. One of the active chemical in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinal (THC); a stimulant it give users the pleasure effect of relaxation, known as a “high” or hallucinating when consumed too much either through oral or smoking. It is the mainstream drug and a blistering topic to our nation in this day and age. Legalizing marijuana is an ever-growing political and social battle making its way to the top of American controversial issues list. Marijuana is one of the prime adversaries on the outlook of America’s war on drugs.
For decades, the United States government and anti-marijuana lobbyists have used misleading information and propaganda to demonize and keep marijuana illegal. The current laws regarding marijuana are fueled by prejudicial moral attitudes based on biased information, half-truths, and exaggerated myths of the danger it poses, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Once these misconceptions are removed, it is obvious that the legalization of marijuana poses less of a risk compared to already socially acceptable legal drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, and will not cause the downfall of society as many fear. In addition, legalization will have a positive economic advantage, taking marijuana out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels and opening a market for domestic production and sales. This additional revenue generated by regulated and taxed marijuana sales, as well as the money saved on law enforcement and imprisonment of offenders can be used on more important domestic issues.
So what’s with the States debate about whether this drug of a plant is socially acceptable or not when it’s already accepted by human nature? Welcome to America! “Marijuana is a gateway drug” the idea behind this is that the increased use of marijuana causes you to build a tolerance. Therefore you will use more each time to achieve the same high as before. While chasing the gateway drug high you will be inclined to search for a new or better high thinking marijuana isn’t working.
It is believed by some researchers that cannabis isn’t a gateway drug but is part of a systematic progression to increasingly dangerous substances. Cannabis is third in line (ahead of alcohol and smoking) of this progressive system. Some researchers actually believe that the illegal status of cannabis that is the real gateway. It is believed that in the eyes of a businessman that someone illegally selling drugs would have a variety of illegal substances. Thus, the criminal would attempt to sell you more dangerous substances progressing to system, making money, and opening up the gateway.
This act basically categorized marijuana as being a harmful and addictive drug. Presently, marijuana use, especially among teenagers is on the rise once again. Pro-marijuana advocates must ask themselves the question that if marijuana is so great, why is it causing so much damage to the body? Marijuana is comprised of cured leaves and flower clusters from the hemp plant called Cannabis sativa. Cannabis sativa is known as a psychedelic drug because it creates a break from reality.
Most people think Marijuana is just used to get high and do stupid stuff, but really Marijuana back in the day was used to make fabrics and fiber, it wasn’t just used for getting high. There are different names for marijuana its weed, pot, and dope, these words are most used by the drug abusers that do it and sell it. Marijuana isn’t a drug that will kill you or mess your health up, it can be used for good not all bad. The part that gets you high is called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short, after you smoke some marijuana it goes all through your body then last is to your brain and that is how it makes you high. Marijuana is naturally grown on earth but people take it and use it to get high, but there are though’s who make paper and clothing and other useful stuff other than having a good time.