One of the issues with the drug war is the affects it plays on those addicted. The boundary between criminal who sells drugs for profit verses those who are addicted and need help is very slim. .According to drugs clock http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm as of Friday May 8th,2009 the amount save the federal government estimates as 45 billion dollars. As prison across America continue to swell with inmates, lawsuits have followed in states like California, and lawmakers are put in a position to decide between spending tax money on building more prisons, or amend regulations concerning non violent offenders. Or a better option would be to build more center for rehabilitation.
In comparison to marijuana studies w... ... middle of paper ... ...ijuana 40:478). There are many positive effects marijuana regulation can have on an economy; people need to be open minded enough to at least acknowledge them. In conclusion, it seems as if for various reasons marijuana has gained a negative image in America today. Whether this is because the smoke, physical effects, or criminalist view of the drug, it does not matter. Americans must accept the facts instead of seemingly taking them with a grain of salt.
I Increased drug use will make the statistics regarding drug related crimes increase; even if the drugs were bought legally. The Black market wouldn't go away either. If the United States legalizes marijuana, they are, going... ... middle of paper ... ... Legalizing it would only lead to greater health problems in today's population. Also, legalization of marijuana, like the legalization of cigarettes and alcohol, only tells the people that it is okay for them to do it. Thousands of medical studies have shown that it does not do any good for anyone's body and it should stay illegal to prevent it from doing mass destruction on the population.
Conclusion Decriminalising all drugs has been shown to reduce harm for drug users, save monumental amounts of money, not significantly raise usage rates and has realistic, attainable goals. There is simply no other comprehensive option that makes as much sense - and no other alternative should this government genuinely want to make inroads into solving the problem drugs have on society.
Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten much of a chance, but should be given one. It is my position that marijuana should be legalized. Although many people feel that the legalization of marijuana would result in an increase in the amount of crime and drug abuse, I contend that the opposite is true. While I admit that there might be an initial increase in use, I feel that it would gradually wane, and that the crime rate would be reduced immediately. Furthermore, legalization would reduce the enormous amount of money spent on enforcement while at the same time increasing our country's revenue.
People say that weed is a harmless drug but they don't think about the innocent people that get killed every day from the war it has caused. The United States would have wasted your tax dollars to keep this drug out of its country. If marijuana becomes legal, drugs would be coming into the United States left, and right. It would be no big deal for people to walk around on the street high. It would be a normal thing for people to destroy their brain cells, and the government would be the reason that it would be that way.
This would also save many tax dollars because they won’t be spent on trying to keep people in prisons. Maybe if we legalize ... ... middle of paper ... ... controlled amount on how much they can receive or something like that, a rule that controls how much they can have. I don’t think legalizing marijuana is the best idea but it may help to some extent. Do you want to live in a country where everywhere you go there are people on drugs? Is that what you want your kids to be exposed to?
We cannot afford to do this with the drug problem. There are the lives of innocent people at stake in our generation and the next generation . Let's be realistic, legalizing marijuana is a terrible idea which would have seri... ... middle of paper ... ...blished , legalization will not stop this no matter what anybody argues drugs are dangerous, to those who use them as well as those who do not but are around users. Legalization will not prevent the chemicals and physiological responses of the body some of which take people totally out of reality and also sometimes kill. 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.
This is their strongest point they have, which may be the cause of not legalizing cannabis nationally. Legalizing marijuana can have many positive effects in many countries such as the United States, which have many cannabis users. Colorado and Washington have already passed laws that authorize the recreational use of marijuana. As well as Uruguay, who have a plan, which would establish a state cartel for growing and selling marijuana to registered users. People who are for legalizing marijuana are striving for economic growth and at the same time hoping to curb drug-related violence.
However, marijuana is one of the most misunderstood drugs on the market. Keeping it illegal just causes more problems. Fully legalizing marijuana, while making sure it is controlled with limitations much like alcohol and tobacco, would boost our economy, bring in more jobs, and medically help many people. Even with the inevitable negatives that come with the legalization, it is definitely safe to say that the positives outweigh those negatives. The source for what we like to call “hemp” or “marijuana” is the cannabis plant.