Most Americans are indoctrinated to believe that marijuana is harmful for you; however, upon closer inspection we see that marijuana has more positives than negative outcomes. Marijuana has been around since ancient times. It was first grown as a crop in colonial North America as a source of fiber. Marijuana has the most impact on certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex. Studies have shown that the high THC found in marijuana that effect these areas only provide therapeutic benefit that gives an individual a “high”.
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. It has all around good uses and could potentially lead researchers to a cure for cancer. The only thing that stands in the way are those who believe that it is dangerous. These people impose legislation that prohibits the sale and use of the substance in all states. Recently, Washington and Colorado passed bills that allow the sale and use of marijuana and both have benefited greatly from it.
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.
What these critics do not explain, is the reason other more harmful drugs like tobacco and alcohol have been legalized despite their destructive nature. Realistically, the reason many people continue using marijuana is because of its advantages to the human body, these advantages are so many. Marijuana helps the body in many ways; these are tested and proven medicinal purposes. Many medical experts have carried extensive tests to determine the effects that marijuana has on human beings. In most cases, the results have been positive; positive in that they support the use of marijuana; this is because they find out that the drug has more advantages than disadvantages to the human body.
One of the most controversial topics in the news today is the legalization of marijuana. Supporters believe that the drug is not harmful and can have numerous benefits. However, opponents argue that marijuana can lead to addiction and other more dangerous drugs. In the end, marijuana should be legal based on economic, medicinal, and philosophical factors. First, the legalization of marijuana would have a tremendous economic impact.
If cigarette is legal despite of all the damage it can bring to smokers because of the nicotine it contain, marijuana should be legalized because it is less dangerous than cigarette. Also marijuana is not a lethal drugs and it is also safer than drinking alcohol. Alcohol tends to make people became violent while marijuana does differently. Marijuana should be legalized because it is safer than alcohol and cigarette which are legal and dangerous. People have been using marijuana for ages, and it is more popular now these days.
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.
They both share the same pros and cons. Legalization of marijuana can also be very beneficial to the economy as government can rely on marijuana’s tax. Marijuana users, however, should use marijuana responsibly since it can possibly ruin one’s life. Otherwise, marijuana can help many people feel better, it can help relieve hard times. Therefore government should legalize marijuana for the public to use, but regulate it like tobacco and alcohol, in which age restriction is applied in children do not have the responsibility to handle marijuana
The illogical pattern of law enforcement, which now treats marijuana as more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco, would end. It would set more achievable goals for law enforcement, and this would lend strength and credibility to our government.In conclusion, I can find no legitimate reason for keeping marijuana illegal. The reasons for legalizing the drug, however, are many. Legalization would bring both government control and increased tax revenue. Furthermore, marijuana is less harmful and less addictive than are other already legal drugs, such as alcohol and tobacco.
The economic benefits that Marijuana brings to the table are endless. Non legalization is a waste of societies hard earned money to continue to enforce the laws and jail the “offenders". However upon legalization the economy would experience an immediate influx. Legalization of Marijuana would also drastically reduce crime in our cities and form a more productive society through its positive uses. The benefits that marijuana brings medically, economically, and environmentally are considerable enough to legalize its use medically or recreational.