It increases cholinergic signaling which... ... middle of paper ... ... are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.” • "Those who argue that legalizing marijuana is a panacea and it solves all these social problems I think are probably overstating the case." Even our own president believes that marijuana should be legalized. Looking at the true facts and benefits of legalizing marijuana can help one realize that it is not a bad idea. It is widely used around the world so one could say that there is already a market for it, but it is illegal. The government can take over this market and regulate it to make billions of dollars and decrease the amount of underage smoking at the same time.
Marijuana should be legal for medical purposes only. If it was made legal for medical purposes it could help many people who have diseases that can be cured or postponed, the country will have more economic growth, and many people will stop “self prescribing.” It can be helpful and healthy in many ways, as doctors prescribe. Marijuana is a preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant. There are many names used other than the term marijuana: Weed, pot, smoke, hash, mary jane, ect. Its is used to induce euphoria and in many cases to gain weight.
Word needs to be spread about the possible legalization of cannabis. People should be educated on the constructive but unknown facts about marijuana. Americans shouldn't be ashamed of a drug that will only help everyone in the end. The fact is that the United States needs money-- and legalizing marijuana is one way to get it. If marijuana were put on the shelves next to alcohol and tobacco, imagine all the money keeping the economy strong when we are having a fall in economic growth in the United States.
Marijuana is claimed to be just a harmless plant but do you really know what people are inhaling into their body? Marijuana, also known as weed or pot, has over 350 different chemicals some of which are carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). Marijuana legalization is starting to become a real controversy in the United States. Twenty years ago no one in their right mind would think that drugs would become legal for private use. That’s we need to move forth in our society not back, we needs to leave drugs behind and start to focus on more important things.
It is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of this plant. Along with that is typically used for pleasure and also medical use. This raises the popular question should marijuana be legalizing in the United States? That has been a question of debate for many years, but no matter your opinion on that here at the present time marijuana is illegal due to the passing of the Uniform State Narcotic Act which was passed in 1937. This law prohibited the use and selling of marijuana in the states.
Nothing has been this heated since the alcohol prohibition in the 1920s. Why should people have the right to use something that is as bad to your health as marijuana? Well if you look at it millions of people smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol and that is legal, so why not marijuana too? Those opposed to the legalization of marijuana do have valid reasons. The harmful consequences of marijuana use include addiction, coordination and perception impairment, and a number of mental disorders including depression, hostility and increased aggressiveness(Say it Straight).
Therefore, those who believe that marijuana should be legalized need to rethink the severe consequences that using it as a medicine will cause. People are using marijuana as a medication because it is an excuse to take in drug. For those reasons, it will be more beneficial if marijuana stays
My answer to you is marijuana. Marijuana or cannabis is produced from the hemp plants, and contains a chemical known as THC. This chemical plant gets you “high” when you smoke or ingest it properly, but there is so much more to marijuana than what meets the eye. Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and people just do not even realize it. A good majority of people in today’s society think marijuana is a terrible drug that can kill people and ruin their lives and believe the lies that make this drug illegal.
It has limited the treatment possibilities of the ill as marijuana can be prescribed for various sicknesses (Fisher, par. 1). The benefits of legalizing marijuana by far out way the losses of continuing to keep it illegal. There are flaws on both ends of the spectrum, but it is clear is the regulation and legalization of marijuana will give government additional revenue through taxation, reduce spending allocated to enforcing the law, and increase the availability of medicinal treatment (Single 10:457). Looking back on American history, alcohol at one point in time was against the law.
Many states are moving in the direction to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes while a few have casted a ballot to legalize it and create revenue off of it. Legalizing marijuana should be up to the people. Decriminalizing it does not seem to be enough. This means that marijuana would still be illegal but the consequences of using it are not criminal. This still leads to corruption, drug cartels, the black market, and prohibiting the right to make choices.