People have been using marijuana for ages, and it is more popular now these days. Clayton and Scott note that “Marijuana has a long history globally. Hemp was used for shipbuilding around 470 B.C, and cannabis plant was cultivated for its psychoactive properties throughout Asia and the Far East” (6). But now people use it for its importance in medicine where marijuana plays an important role. Marijuana is important in medicine because of the THC its main active substance.
Since marijuana is often sold illegally people believe that legalizing it would only bring more illegal activity but this is not the case. Legalizing marijuana could help reduce crime because this would free up police resources so they can focus on more dangerous cases. Legalizing marijuana will also stop the drug war against it. The economical benefits that marijuana can bring are phenomenal. Marijuana is one of the cheapest yet most effective drugs that can be used.
Marijuana is an illegal drug used by people to escape reality and in order to relax. While it seems as though the uses of marijuana are purely recreational, it has many positive medical and industrial applications that the government should utilize. In addition to its uses, marijuana is also a viable candidate as a source of income for the United States because of the tax revenue they can collect from it. To pass a law legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical uses is a logical response to the government’s current economical standing, as well as its current prison capacity. Marijuana has many different uses, but when the topic of marijuana arrives in conversation many people oppose its’ legalization.
One of the most hotly debated topics in America today is the legalization of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana. With states like Colorado and Washington fully legalizing recreational and medical usage of marijuana, it rightfully deserves to be greatly debated among Americans. Proponents of weed argue that marijuana has been around for ages and that it is no worse than alcohol, while opponents state that although it was used by ancient cultures, marijuana presents a completely unfamiliar set of medical and social issues. Cannabis has a very long history as a recreational drug. It is indigenous to South and Central Asia and the first known evidence of marijuana smoking can be dated to as far back as 3 BC.
Is medical marijuana really worth the risks? These are the issues one needs to think about before making the decision to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is a drug that is derived from the dried and cut leaves of the hemp plant known as "cannabis sativa". Marijuana has a variety of street names such as "grass", "Mary Jane", "pot", "smoke", "reefer", "herb", and "weed". The active ingredient in marijuana is delta tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (3).
Marijuana is also currently used for medical purposes but, those benefits could be greatly increased. One might argue that marijuana has negative effects on the body when, alcohol and tobacco are also harmful but are legal in the US. It may be hard to believe, but the legalization of marijuana has more benefits than it does downfalls. The economy has been extremely tough lately. Marijuana is just one of the ways the economy can improve.
Which allows the government to have ample money to ut... ... middle of paper ... ... put an end to the illegal distribution of the substance. In retrospect, disciplinary actions such as fines and imprisonment will decrease marijuana use. However, marijuana users are people that are not a menace to society and are minor criminals. As a result, imprisoning the users could be taken to mean as an excessively waste of federal funds along with over-populating the prison unnecessarily. Government is created to set good examples and educate children that drugs can corrupt anyone under the influence.
An uninformed society is blinded to see the positive uses marijuana is capable of; ignoring that legalization would be a good solution to many controversies that is argued in society today about the drug. The American government is obviously approaching this matter very poorly, because the profits of marijuana legalization would overshadow the disadvantages by far. And so, marijuana should be legalized because it can be used for medical purposes, it will boost the economy and because is not a lethal drug. Initially, marijuana consumption has helpful features, such as its medicinal significance and its usage as a recreational drug with barely any side effects that can alter the human persona. The use of marijuana for medical issues has been proven to help patients alleviate a variety of serious illnesses.
Marijuana has become one of the most controversial drugs in America. Ever since its cultivation began around 1611, marijuana has puzzled people with its effects. Many question marijuana?s classification as a schedule one drug. A schedule one drug is one that has a high potential for abuse and no medicinal value. Some argue that the war on drugs, in particular marijuana, has cost taxpayers billions and is wasting funds that could be used on more important tasks such as improving transportation or education.
Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs in the world. Users most commonly use it by smoking its leaves, stems, buds, or flower to experience of sort of hallucinogenic. Scientist discovered that not only does marijuana have a intoxication effect but that it could be used for medical reasons as well. Marijuana has been tested by many scientists who would all agree that it should be legalized if controlled properly by the government. Marijuana has been proven to help with different diseases for different people who are suffering from illnesses where marijuana can help alleviate the pain or make the illness go away.I believe that marijuana needs to be a controlled substance by the government and should be legalized for medical reasons as it could help patients ease pain.