Still in other states offenders are meticulous of the punishments delt to the offenders. Under the first amendment we supposedly have a freedom of choice. The laws against marijuana rob Americans of this right. In no certain place in the United States Constitution does it specifically say that marijuana should be illegal. So does that or does that not make the Tenth Amendment come into play?
The main reason Marijuana is still illegal is mainly due to misconceptions about the drug, and conservatives who would not stand for it….Until they are diagnosed with Glaucoma, Cancer, or Aids; That might change there view a bit. Many people do not even know the benefits of the hemp plant. It can be used for fuel, food, oil, housing, paper, textiles, and for medicinal uses. People who are undergoing Chemotherapy are suffering from nausea and lose all sense of hunger; marijuana is the perfect antidote. It a... ... middle of paper ... ...e role, and routinely contact our elected officials.
Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau made headlines this year when he criticized the current stance on marijuana prohibition and called for an end to it. Mr. Trudeau publicly commented that he’s in favour of legalizing marijuana and wants the government to “tax it, and regulate it [in order to] keep it out of the hands of... ... middle of paper ... ...fects to one’s health or society as a whole. According to the simple model of supply and demand, decriminalization will lead to increase in consumption as well an increase in the supply. And since decriminalization does not lead to a market regulated by the government, the black market will continue to profit with none of the benefits going back to the government. Furthermore, by decriminalizing marijuana, the government is sending the wrong message to society.
Since the mid 1930’s Marijuana has been deemed illegal on a federal level. This was stemmed from pure propaganda and incorrect facts which in turn brainwashed individuals deterring them away from the positive aspects of the drug. Sense the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 our countries perception of Marijuana has completely spun out of control preventing our country to reap its positive benefits. These benefits are contrasted with the utter failure of prohibition in the respective articles detailed in this synthesis. Many believe the prohibition against marijuana has been a complete failure in numerous ways, but how exactly has it effected our country?
But Dan P. Alsobrooks stated, “The problem has been law enforcement’s failure to effectively report its success, warn of the true risks of the substance abuse and to fully involve an educated community” (54). There will be loopholes, flaws, and a ways to cheat the system. But there are already problems like that with prescription drugs, cigarettes, liquor, and beer. We as a nation do nothing about the teens drinking and driving or getting cigarettes under age, but we want to stop the legalization of something that helps cancer patients? What does that say about us, we are a nation of morons that fully believe something is bad before we know the full story?
If marijuana were legalized, they would lose millions of dollars in research grants intended to prove the detrimental effects of the substance. Two other unrelated and very influential groups are the liquor lobby and phar... ... middle of paper ... ...ions and penalties against drug trafficking, and oppose attempts to weaken international drug policies and laws. Support adherence to scientific research standards and ethics that are prescribed by the world scientific community and professional associations in conducting studies and review on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Support efforts to prevent availability and use of drugs, and oppose policies and programs that accept drug use based erroneously on reduction or minimization of harm. BIBLIOGRAPHY Abel, I. L. Marihuana : The First Twelve Thousand Years.
The NIH (National Institute of Health) is one of the many advocates ... ... middle of paper ... ...ls and keeping them from being repeat offenders. There are so many benefits of legalizing marijuana, far outweighing the negative aspects. Physical, psychological, spiritual, economical, and medical benefits are all being denied because marijuana, as it stands, is an illegal narcotic. George Washington once said, “Make the most of the hemp seed. Sow it everywhere.”(Rosenthal, 1996,p.95) Would you consider the first president of the United States a criminal?
It is not the drug that causes the criminal to forward the violent activity , but it 's the criminal mind himself that makes the judgment to do so. It would not make sense for a society to become more violent on a substance that benefits stress and other causes of anger and depression. We must take an outlook on the innocent lawbreakers and what it has been doing to their future. Because of the fact that marijuana is illegal is most states , civilization of marijuana has left prison and court room filled with people who are criminalized for possession or use of marijuana. The war on drugs is leaving America in a devastating crisis.
Is marijuana truly that dangerous to the citizens of the United States? And how did it come to be that way? Well, if studied, one can see that marijuana is a great remedy for all sort of medical conditions, and that it is illegal because of a bigotry against Mexican immigrants in the early 1900s. From ancient times to the present, marijuana has been used for a variety of medical purposes. Mechoulam writes that one of the earliest accounts of marijuana being utilized as a remedy was in ancient Egypt.
Even with morals put aside, Physician-assisted suicide should be illegal because it will be a huge violation of the oath every doctor must abide by, there would be no real way to distinguish between people who are suffering and the people who are faking or depressed, and it causes a lot of confusion to people with new diseases or new strands of disease that does not have a clear cure. Once physician- assisted suicide (PAS) is legalized, the Oath doctors take would be infringed upon. Allen states “Physician-assisted suicide is viewed as the most controversial types of euthanasia because it violates the Hippocratic Oath” (15). The oath consists of the doctors promising to keep the patients’ health and well-being first and try their best to keep their patients’ lives long and healthy until it is naturally their time to leave the world. (Allen 15).