It is a drug for a reason.” Well, I, along with numerous others question, “What are those reasons? What good does keeping it illegal do?” One reason to legalize the “drug” is that it can save/earn the United States of America a great deal of money. “Nationwide, law enforcement officials made 1.5 million drug arrests in 2011, more than 40 perce... ... middle of paper ... ...uana Should Be Legal Everywhere." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 24 Oct. 2013.
With all the revenue that would be made, our economy would begin to work its way out of debt and could eventually turn the country around for the better. Finally, with the low profile distribution of the marijuana, many black-market dealers are making enormous profits. Along with the high profit comes high risk. The danger in some areas of the states to purch... ... middle of paper ... ...ters for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 05 June 2013.
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.
Marijuana is a very controversial topic because of its high use as a recreational drug. However many people do not know that there are some positives to this drug. Studies show that at least 50 percent of people do not know the health risks and benefits of this drug (Shortsleeve Cassie). Legalizing the use of Medicinal Marijuana would impact people with terminal illness, those who suffer from chronic illness, as well as those who experience intense pain from injuries without the negative side effects of traditional painkillers. Marijuana is most well known for its use as a recreational drug.
Although Marijuana is currently illegal and can also bring some harm to the body, it isn't any more harmful than alcohol or tobacco. It actually can be beneficial to the human body. In addition, it has the potential to have huge tax revenue benefits. That could be helpful seeing that the US National Dept is $17 Trillion dollars, and is growing. Legalizing marijuana may not get the US out of dept, but with marijuana popularity growing, there is no reason the federal government shouldn't legalize, tax an regulate the sell of Marijuana for recreational use.
Marijuana should be legalized for three main reasons: as a crop, it’d bring in billions, it’d drop the crime activity, and marijuana has many health benefits. Marijuana As A Crop As a crop, cannabis would bring in more money than corn and wheat combined; around 100 billion dollars annually. The illegal market of it already brings in 10 to 100 billion yearly. If cannabis were to become legal, there’s a possibility that it’d even pass the smartphone market. Just imagine it: a country where the smartphone market makes less money than a plant.
According to Dr. Robert DuPont, marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug is the U.S. and around the world. Marijuana legalization is a liberal position which will give many benefits to those who are already consume it, and if marijuana is ever legalized, then “individuals rights will outnumber the needs of society” (Feder). Individual rights are important to the country too, but legalization should benefit the whole country, not only the individuals who liberally already use marijuana as an escape to their everyday life problems. Many marijuana advocates will say that it is not harmful because it is organic therefore marijuana is believed to be less harmful than the other chemically substance drugs like cocaine and heroin. Nevertheless, “marijuana has been shown to impair perception, speed of motion and accuracy in tasks” (Giannasio).
This goes to show that people are willing to embrace the medical benefits of marijuana but recreational marijuana is still seen unfavorable to most people, rightfully so. Marijuana has its fair share of negative health effects. For one, it increases the heart rate by 20 to 100 percent shortly after being smoked. This increases marijuana user’s chances of having heart complications such as a heath attack. These risks are increased in older individuals.
Since marijuana is often sold illegally people believe that legalizing it would only bring more illegal activity but this is not the case. Legalizing marijuana could help reduce crime because this would free up police resources so they can focus on more dangerous cases. Legalizing marijuana will also stop the drug war against it. The economical benefits that marijuana can bring are phenomenal. Marijuana is one of the cheapest yet most effective drugs that can be used.