Medical marijuana is proven to help the human body fight and overcome diseases ranging from stress related illness or even a disease as severe as cancer and alzheimer 's. Medicinal benefits is not the only positive that states gain from medical marijuana; they also g... ... middle of paper ... ...rative diseases, and even cancer. Financially medicinal marijuana helps create more revenue, create new jobs, and boost the economy. Legally cannabis stops petty spending on minor marijuana crimes saving the DEA large quantities of money. Marijuana might have a few negative side effects such as lung issues for chronic users and financial side effects if a monopoly were to be formed in the medical marijuana industry.
Governments such as Canada and the United States are supposed help its’ people, and by legalizing marijuana, many terminally ill citizens will feel less pain and suffering. If marijuana were to become legalized, governments could make a large amount of revenue through taxes. In the United States, billions of dollars each year in revenue are produced through tobacco taxes (Caputo and Ostrom 484). If marijuana became a manufactured product, the government could set taxes on the sale of that product. Once legalized and regulated by the government, the money raised through taxes could be used to improve the country.
The marijuana prohibition should finally come to a close because there are many benefits from cannabis and it is less harmful than both alcohol and tobacco. Marijuana is a plant that has always been deliberated by the United States for centuries. On one side marijuana is a harmless plant that brings peace and love to those who use it and on the other side, marijuana is an evil addictive drug that will ruin the lives of users. Before marijuana was outlawed, “George Washington and Thomas Jefferson recommended that the early colonists grow "the abundant weed" and cultivate it into such products as lamp oil, flour and fabric for uniforms and clothing” (Wilke). Hemp is a very useful plant and the founding fathers of the United States told people to grow it because of its versatility.
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. Many people look at marijuana as a bad thing, but alcohol and tobacco is no better and is actually worse. One could bet that, in a few years, all states will have a market for marijuana and many other countries, if not all, will too.
It has been said that “legalizing pot could save the U.S. up to $14 billion a year”(Bradford). Making money has never been a bad thing, so why is marijuana? Legalization could also create a drop in marijuana prices. That would mean that people could spend their money elsewhere which could also help the economy. Not only can it stimulate the economy, but it can help people gain their health back.
It also reduces the size of tumors in a persons body. Tumors are swollen masses fo... ... middle of paper ... ... it a legal substance for medical purposes. Recreational use should have the same laws as any other unprescribed drug use. People will be healthier if used as directed and many diseases will eventually be contained and eliminated. Medical marijuana can be a great help for the people of America and the country itself.
Studies have shown that the high THC found in marijuana that effect these areas only provide therapeutic benefit that gives an individual a “high”. With that being said, Marijuana is not necessarily the best for you but it is less harmful than legalized substance such as cigarettes or alcoholic drinks which are easily at our disposal and are worse for you. Marijuana has over 250 approved medical uses now, making it one of the most therapeutic drugs. Besides recreational use, marijuana can be used to treat a wide range of blood disorders, glaucoma, anorexia, asthma, anxiety, pain, nausea, arthritis, etc. Coming from a family where most of these disorders are prevalent, most of my family members are prescribed marijuana for medical use.
Right now in this country (and many other countries for that matter) we are experiencing a transitional period that is dependent on legislation, legislation that is bound to reinforce or oppress marijuana legalization. It’s not every day that states have policy that conflicts with federal laws and everyone seems to have an opinion. There are many options on the table for law makers. We could see the federal government enforce their current marijuana laws by cracking down and increase their raids on dispensaries, or they could make marijuana a higher priority with agencies from the DEA to local law enforcement. Another option is to loosen up on what some would deem a “futile” war on drugs; the end result would be each individual state deciding if medicinal marijuana would be ideal for their state.
("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.
In today’s world one of the growing debates is the legalization of marijuana. Nowadays people use “weed” for many different purposes. Whether it be for medical or even recreational weed has become a part of this world. The government in the USA keeps fighting this natural product and destroying lives on account of this drug. It has been proven to be even better than alcohol and many other things in this world.