Also, marijuana would help the country by being taxed and becoming a diverse agricultural crop; therefore, boosting the economy to help it with its growth. Last but not least, it should be legalized because is not a lethal drug causing any harm. Consuming marijuana is much safer than consuming any other drug such as alcohol and tobacco. Although some may oppose and hate the idea of cannabis being legalized in all of the United States, legalization would be a beautiful and wonderful thing for all the “potheads” and the non-potheads, as well.
Abraham Lincoln, one of our country’s greatest leaders once said, “Prohibition ... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes ... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” The prohibition of marijuana goes hand and hand with this quote. Marijuana prohibition acts enforced by the government have legally banned the usage of marijuana in the country, but over the years the prohibition of marijuana has become a crime of itself. Due to the marijuana prohibition, the Mexican drug trade has begun a war between drug cartels and the United States Government. Thousands of lives have been lost, yet the prohibition acts have been a failure. The crime that legal marijuana poses compared to the crime of the prohibition is insignificant.
They both share the same pros and cons. Legalization of marijuana can also be very beneficial to the economy as government can rely on marijuana’s tax. Marijuana users, however, should use marijuana responsibly since it can possibly ruin one’s life. Otherwise, marijuana can help many people feel better, it can help relieve hard times. Therefore government should legalize marijuana for the public to use, but regulate it like tobacco and alcohol, in which age restriction is applied in children do not have the responsibility to handle marijuana
If the government controls the market for marijuana people would no longer be in danger of trying to acquire it illegally and there would be tax for selling marijuana which will benefit both the government and society. By legalizing marijuana the government can make laws about its use. Legalizing it would change people’s lives because it would no longer be a crime for people who are seeking relief from illnesses such as cancer and aids. Legalizing marijuana is a first step into creating a new market, which would boost the nation’s economy as well as the local state economies. Marijuana would also change the lives of patient’s battling chronic disease... ... middle of paper ... ...esting, people with disabilities and other elements to get relief, and local economies to benefit from the sale of the drug.
In the United States, this debate is amplified because people think that illegalizing the substance does not fight its illicit use but only makes it more available and easily accessible. It also makes it “as a cool recreation drug” (Pi, 2007) for the young people. “It is actually easier for many high school students to obtain Marijuana than it is for them to obtain alcohol, because alcohol is legal and therefore regulated to keep it away from kids” (Marijuana, 1999). Debate about legalization of the drug is a significant issue that is socially important to our community and it should be analytically discussed in length. I personally believe that legalizing the drug across the United States of America would help fight its usage and save us a lot of cash (Marijuana, 1999).
Marijuana is one of the prime adversaries on the outlook of America’s war on drugs. Numerous people crave this drug to be permissible and readily available similar to tobacco and alcohol. While it is mind-boggling that two life-threatening substances such as tobacco and alcohol are legal, it is only fair to inquire why marijuana is illegal. While some argue that legalizing marijuana would significantly decrease the America’s prison system and save the states billions of dollars, others believe that the usage of marijuana may increase and deliberately get in to the hands of minors. Those who are in favor for marijuana legalization consider the ‘War on Drugs’ as an expensive disappointment.
In conclusion Marijuana has positive effects on both society and the wellbeing of individuals and should be legalized. It would be a logical decision for the government to legalize Marijuana due to the fact that firstly the government can monitor and tax Marijuana thus helping the economy. Secondly Marijuana can be used as medical therapy; thirdly there would be less youth and adults in jails and prisons. Point in fact the government would be able to manage all facets about Marijuana as follows price, importation and exportation and diminishing any drug cartels/markets. Additionally youth would not be prosecuted with possession of cannabis and fear an undetermined future.
The poor reputation of marijuana is due to the illegal use of it, sale and crime on the street. Ensuring the use of marijuana medically can bring more to the community legally and give positive results for those who utilize it for that purpose. Marijuana should be legalized for its medicinal use, in order to increase revenue for the government and reduce the illegal use by the way of crime The medical use of marijuana also known as cannabis can impact lives in several ways, by utilizing marijuana to help people endure their medical problems, such as those with pain and nausea. Those people that have been
Medical Marijuana Heather Demma Lincoln Trail College Medical marijuana Marijuana has had a negative appearance towards the public and government, but that all seems to be changing. Medical marijuana has started to have a huge impact on the United States and the world. It is a borderline substance that some people frown upon, but it has boosted the economy and has helped thousands of people across the United States overcome illnesses. But most people relate medical marijuana to recreational marijuana, which is still illegal in some states. Although many individuals find medical marijuana illegal, and unnecessary, it is a natural herb used to help symptoms caused by chronic illnesses.
Some states have allowed marijuana consumption for medicinal purposes, while others have completely outlawed the drug. Those who are against the legalization and regulation of marijuana suggest the economical and health risk associated with consumption of the drug are too high. Although there is risk involved with the legalization of the marijuana, our country has already been risking too much banning the drug. As a result, many police officers and American citizens lives are at risk as task force attempt to control the black market. It has limited the treatment possibilities of the ill as marijuana can be prescribed for various sicknesses (Fisher, par.