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.
Is that the kind of message we want to push upon the youth of today’s society? As this paper has shown and reinforced, there are many more reasons for the government to oppose versus favor the legalizing of marijuana. All contrasting views should be taken into account and until further research has shown evidence of marijuana being truly useful as medicine, the government should truly consider the potential risks of the substance abusing drug in an effort to protect the people of America. Be wise, do not legalize!
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. Last but not least there is the route that the states Colorado and Washington took which is to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Every option has their pros and cons. However I believe the option where the pros most heavily outweigh the cons is legalizing recreational use. Before I address the possible courses of actions the government could take it is important that we understand the positive and negative consequences people have recognized with the use of marijuana.
This still leads to corruption, drug cartels, the black market, and prohibiting the right to make choices. If the people want it legalized, the government should legalize it and regulate it like alcohol and tobacco. The benefits of legalization would help the Unit... ... middle of paper ... ...Want to Legalize Marijuana." Rolling Stone. 27 Jun 2013: n. page.
One of the more popularly known drugs is marijuana, then and now, and continues to become be more controversial as time progresses. Legalization has been a hot topic of discussion for a long period of time now, and although for many it is an intimidating thought that an illegal drug can now become legalized, we should consider what the benefits of marijuana could be for our country. Not only would this put an end to a seemingly bottomless debate, legalizing marijuana could be in the United States best interest recreationally and medically for a number of reasons. If we take into consideration what the benefits of legalization would bring we would find that it could significantly help us medically, legally, and socially, all of which greatly impact our society. Should medical marijuana be considered as a last resort or not considered at all?
Oscar Wilde once said, “Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.” This is indeed what is required when it comes to the lately controversial issue of legalizing cannabis. Of course, several states have publicly legalized marijuana to the extent of medical use (with the exception of Colorado as it legalized both medical and recreational use). If something with a notoriously high capacity for abuse is forbidden but more and more exceptions are being made until everyone starts experimenting with it, we’ve got a problem on our hands. Although there are any number of reasons you can come with as to why marijuana should not be legalized, the bottom line includes: its scientifically proven negative effects on health, the threat it poses to the environment, proof the growing marijuana industry is already treacherous territory, and how the financial difference everyone thinks it will make is really not all that great. Marijuana has been proven to impair the ability to think and act sensibly in various ways.
A plant from the earth itself , Marijuana. When people see or hear that word , they will either be disgusted or enlightened for such a thing. In the up most recent decade , the legalization of marijuana has brought much attention to political standards and is something that is becoming more popular day by day. Although the western side of the United States has historically grown in conformity towards the recreational use of the "drug" , why is it so difficult to legalize the plant and let humans use what earth itself gave us? Perhaps it 's the word "drug" that holds law makers frightened to make the decision to disappoint all of those who are so against the act.
With all of the complex issues facing the nation today, it seems as if the legalization of marijuana is being set on the back burner of legislation. There are so many opinions, sides, and overall arguments for and against it that many vote seeking politicians and policy makers have put up a strong resistance to this issue. In this paper I will illustrate the reasons why I think marijuana should indeed be legalized and also the arguments from people who disagree and feel that it should stay an illegal drug. Marijuana has been around for centuries. It comes from the species of plant Cannabis Sativa, and is used for things other that its renowned drug form, such as rope, clothing, medicines, and oils.
Such as what affect does it have on individuals, their families, communities and the law enforcement system as a whole. The logistics of the state and federal government flipping a switch and making marijuana illegal one day and legal the next is simply inconceivable. However, the legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana over an extenuated period of time could prove to be beneficial. The key to the legalization of marijuana is extending the process out over length period of time. Outdated laws that harm the individual and their families must be replaced, the financial burdens placed on the state and federal governments will be removed and replaced with fiscal growth, the complications that stem from marijuana related arrests will be eradicated, and the betterment of individuals, their communities and the nation at large will replace bygone conservative dogma.
Royston Robestons, Cartoon “Smoking Joint Grandma” introduces the methods in which the drugs will be used if legalization of marijuana is passed, Henry M. Manning “Marijuana Policy” mocks president Obama involvement on the topic, stating that the drug expansion is his fault, John Cole “Beating” introduces the misunderstanding people have on the dangers of the herb and Gene Johnson advertisement on a solution to the economic debt we have in our country. There is no doubt that the drug has become so controversial and its spread is unbelievable. Ultimately, as long as users demand it the drug will continue to live and whether or not someone chooses to use marijuana, it is a personal choice and they have all the rights of doing so.