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.
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.
Many people believe that the legalization of marijuana with a high tax is sensible because it would place the demand curve in the same place as if it were criminalized, except with a tax the government would make money from the tax revenue. However, the issue of morality and then the costs and benefits to society must be taken into consideration to decide whether it should be legalized or not. Microeconomics always poses the questions of “What good to produce,” “How to Produce this good,” and “For whom should this good be produced?” In this case, the “What” that gets produced is marijuana in a private market. “How” this would be produced depends on the ideal of the economy. In a laissez-faire economy, the market would determine how much and if machines would be used to grow and tend marijuana.
As witnessed in many of the lessons provided during class, the war on drugs seems to be a moot point . Instead of banishing the drug trade, all the war on drugs seems to be doing is creating power vacuums to be filled by the most ruthless and terrorizing citizens of those countries producing drugs. Not only that, but two American states (Colorado and Washington) have recently legalized the recreational use of Marijuana, and 20 states have laws which allow medical marijuana (Network, 2014). Public opinion is in favor of the legalization of marijuana, and states are slowly starting to come around. The changes in the laws concerning marijuana will of course have a big impact on the American public.
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.
Legalization of Marijuana The legalization of marijuana is a greatly debated subject in today’s society. Many people argue over the question of whether or not it should be legalized. People that support the legalization of marijuana say that police officers will have more time to pursue criminals for other crimes and also that it would boost the states revenue. However, people against the matter claim that marijuana can lead to health problems. In Muni Ruben’s article, “Political and Medical Views on Medical Marijuana and its Future,” he says, “marijuana functions to treat chronic pain and physical symptoms through different mechanisms in the brain” (121).
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 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.
In 1976, Robert C. Randal... ... middle of paper ... ...nals would be alive” (Schmoke). Instead of drug addicts shoplifting, mugging, breaking into homes, and stealing from others to pay outrageous prices for marijuana from dealers, they could support their habit by simply holding an honest, decent paying job. Some people feel legalizing marijuana could have a very positive effect on the public. These people believe that it could have many medical and economical benefits, along with the decrease in the incidence of crime. Opponents to legalizing marijuana feel that legalizing it could lead to psychological and personality problems.
("Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Decriminalizing Marijuana and Marijuana Use") Actually there are more helpful side effects from marijuana then harmful. In a study posted in the Journal of American Medical Association, marijuana smoking can increase lung capacity. (Archer) Also, certain chemicals found in marijuana, such as cannabidol can help prevent cancer. (Muthyam) Cannabis also helps people going thro... ... middle of paper ... ...use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use…” The legalization of marijuana is a must for the United States.