An uninformed society is blinded to see the positive uses marijuana is capable of; ignoring that legalization would be a good solution to many controversies that is argued in society today about the drug. The American government is obviously approaching this matter very poorly, because the profits of marijuana legalization would overshadow the disadvantages by far. And so, marijuana should be legalized because it can be used for medical purposes, it will boost the economy and because is not a lethal drug. Initially, marijuana consumption has helpful features, such as its medicinal significance and its usage as a recreational drug with barely any side effects that can alter the human persona. The use of marijuana for medical issues has been proven to help patients alleviate a variety of serious illnesses.
The fact of the matter is that the amount of revenue brought in from marijuana will more then cover the costs of addiction and any other health problems. Opponents may also argue that regulating the sale and distribution of marijuana would be too difficult. Marijuana regulation would be very similar to that of alcohol and tobacco. These have proved to be very strong and worthwhile economic benefactors to the United States. The numbers provided above prove that legalized marijuana would be a very welcomed addition to our economy.
Another advantage of marijuana is that experienced users can control the degree and quality of the intoxication by “coming down” when it is necessary to perform (McDonough 50). Marijuana does not cause sexual excess because daily use of marijuana has not been found to alter testosterone or other sex hormone levels like alcohol use, which lowers testosterone levels (Grinspoon, “Whither Medical Marijuana” 28). Marijuana is not an addictive drug. National epidemiological sur... ... middle of paper ... ...ugh it is harmless and has medical uses (“NORML Report on Marijuana”). Over ten million people use marijuana regularly even though it is illegal, which clearly shows that the government’s anti-marijuana campaign has been useless (“NORML Report on 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.
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.
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.
The Legalization of Marijuana The legal status of marijuana is one of the most disputed topics of today. Once completely frowned upon, marijuana’s legality was never questioned; however, fast forward to the present and one will notice that this negative stigma is beginning to fade away. The negative claims regarding marijuana are gradually becoming discredited by science. Without this negative propaganda, the positive aspects of marijuana are beginning to surface. Marijuana should be legalized because it is relatively harmless when compared to other legal substances, entails economic benefits, and would allow the authorities to focus resources on illegal activity that affects the people they took an oath to serve.
Therefore, the legalization of medicinal marijuana is very important, because it will allow these patients use it freely. In addition, it will help doctors exercise their duty in saving patients from extreme pains using this psychoactive drug. In addition, this will give tax breaks and will give money to new and risky businesses who want to start up. The legalization of medical marijuana wil... ... middle of paper ... ...raised a number of debates around the globe. Those supporting and opposing it have their own reasons as to why they take their positions.
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.
Legalizing marijuana will have a huge impact in society. People’s behaviors will change completely about it and new laws and discipline will need to be assigned for it. People use marijuana for many reasons; some use it as treatment in medicine most of the time as pain killer while others use it for their particular pleasure. Marijuana should be legalized because it is less toxic than cigarette, yet cigarette is legal, people have been using it and still use it for medicinal reasons, people will make legal benefit money from selling it, and the government will take control of the illegal selling of marijuana in the street and will make taxes money. Nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United States.