Teens just see anti-drug commercials as a way for the government to tell them what to do. If the government believes it is winning the war on drugs, then where is the hard proof? The drug problem has only grown worse in the 90’s. This war must be stopped immediately. Every year more and more tax money is wasted, with little or no results.
According to Dale Geiringer, the author of the California NORML report, California since legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, has seen a reduction law enforcement cost by $200 billion. California has also seen a revenue increase of $4.5 billion, adding another $200 million in sale taxes. This type of surplus would be advantageous to America especially in a time where debt is above $17 trillion. Legalizing marijuana (at the least) would do more wonders than just medical and bringing an end to possession charges for weed. The legalization of marijuana would also stimulate the economy with staggering
The "War on Drugs" has been fighting a tough opponent over the past few decades. Aimed at cutting down on drug use and sales, this "war" has brought many negative side effects along with it. Aside from limiting the freedoms of millions of Americans, The War on Drugs has caused many more problems while also managing to fail at drug deterrence and distribution. Since many citizens already back the legalization of marijuana, as demonstrated by Oakland's passing of Measure Z, which makes marijuana related offenses the "lowest priority" to Oakland law enforcement officials (Hill 2004), marijuana should be legalized. First off, marijuana isn't even that bad of a drug.
So, legalization marijuana would allow people to take advantage of these medical benefits. On other hand, other people would argue that, legalization marijuana for medical purposes has led to increase users and substance abuse. Also, it has increased the levels of crime in society. So, in this argumentative I will analyze the impact of medical marijuana for medical purposes. While marijuana is widely used in Unites States, it remains an illegal drug in the federal U.S law, which implies that marijuana is likely to abuse and has no proven treatment in the United Sta... ... middle of paper ... ...ws legalized the same.
There are states that have deemed it O.K. to sell marijuana to the public for health reasons. With this happening a lot of things are being brought up. One of the main topics that come up is the economic value that this revenue will generate and how it will affect the states. The legalization of marijuana will have a huge impact on the economics of the United States to the point that I feel that government will assist in the continuation of these companies.
Although the initiative failed to pass, another similar bill is almost guaranteed to be on the ballot again in 2012. In voting yes on such a proposition, proponents of the bill state that voters have a chance to help balance the budget, and create much needed revenue for the state. Others say it will help to reduce crime, improve the judicial system, and better protect minors. Opponents to legalization argue that long-term or abusive use of marijuana can be harmful to a person's health and well-being, as well as pose a threat to public safety due to drugged-driving. This opposing side also consists of those worried about increased drug trafficking of the Mexican cartels.
The logic is simple: if much of our growing crime rate is due to attempts by drug dealers to obtain and market drugs, and to attempts by addicts to obtain the money to buy their drugs at inflated prices, then legalizing drugs and controlling the cost would reduce the current crime rate. However, legalizing drugs would most likely increase the crime rate, not decrease it. A close look at the dynamics involved reveals that legalizing drugs would bring nothing but disaster for our future. First, legalizing drugs would promote further drug use. Current users would probably use drugs more often if they were legal, and people who do not currently use drugs might be tempted to try them for the same reasons.
To start, I would like to address the current war on drugs. The way it is now, more and more people are experimenting with drugs, usually starting with cannabis. This “war on drugs” is, simply put, not working (“War on Drugs”). It is a large strain on tax money and, if it is not working, is not worth the cost. There is a better way to fight drug abuse.
Marijuana is the cause of much commotion and debating, as the question of legalization becomes more of an issue. Drugs are a major influential force in countries all over the world today. Legalization is an option that has not had a chance, but really should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of drug use, legalization would benefit for the following reasons: 1)reduction of money spent on law enforcement 2)increase in the countries revenue 3)lessen crime 4)useful in treating certain medical conditions. Many feel today we are loosing the war on drugs.
The actions taken by the government, both for and against the legalization of marijuana, are an attempt to resolve the controversial usage of this popular drug. People favor the legalization of marijuana for its various benefits such as its medical uses, recreational use, lowering the number of drug dealers and users in jail and on the street, and the more efficient regulation of marijuana legalization would bring. Marijuana has been used as a treatment for many illness and ailments, such as glaucoma, nausea, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and even side effects of cancer. Research suggest that its therapeutic use has increased tremendously in just twenty years. In 1992, roughly 93,000 people were treated with marijuana, while by 2010, 353,000 people were treated using medicinal marijuana (“Arguments For And Against The Legalization Of Marijuana” 1).