Marijuana is from a naturally grown plant so why not be able to use it legally? Well, there are many reasons against the legalization of marijuana and there are also many very good reasons to legalize it for medical and recreational use. So to the government and everyone against legalizing marijuana, too bad! It’s natural and people are going to smoke no matter what the laws are, so why not just make it legal? Making the use of marijuana legal everywhere will more than likely help stop the chaos between the smokers and nonsmokers and reduce the outrageously high total of 858, 408 who are arrested annually for marijuana possession and use.
Today it is not uncommon to be watching television and come across an advertisement promoting the use of alcohol and cigarettes. Both substances are detrimental to your health, and have no medical value yet both are legal to anyone of age. To a Cancer or AIDS patients seeking relief from marijuana, these commercials must be difficult to bear. Peter McWilliams stated, "Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. (Arresting people for) medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals.
We also have various arguments from the medical perspective and how they claim it can be beneficial to various individuals. Then there is another argument which brings up the fact that while marijuana remains to be illegal we will see an increase in criminal activity not just from the United States but the international borders as well. We need to realize that legalizing marijuana would be a huge step into creating a sense of revenue within the United States without the problems that alcohol and cigarettes bring. Marijuana can ruin people’s lives by making a criminal record for those who simply choose to be in possession and smoke marijuana. Why should the government continue to inflict harm on a drug that has virtually no reason to be banned in the first place?
I Increased drug use will make the statistics regarding drug related crimes increase; even if the drugs were bought legally. The Black market wouldn't go away either. If the United States legalizes marijuana, they are, going... ... middle of paper ... ... Legalizing it would only lead to greater health problems in today's population. Also, legalization of marijuana, like the legalization of cigarettes and alcohol, only tells the people that it is okay for them to do it. Thousands of medical studies have shown that it does not do any good for anyone's body and it should stay illegal to prevent it from doing mass destruction on the population.
Legalizing marijuana, in my opinion, would be a good thing for me. No, I do not smoke marijuana or cigars simply due to the fact that it is against my religion. I am for legalization because; there are many gains from the plant. I want it legalized because; there are many medical uses for it. I have read many scholarly journals and have been exposed to multiple individual that have used marijuana.
Marijuana contains a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is absorbed through the lungs and goes into the bloodstream. Marijuana should be legalized for medical use across the country. Marijuana has a negative stigma attached by the government and public, but is actually a natural and effective medicine. The argument about medical marijuana is starting to spread across the country like wildfire, and the topic should be addressed. Incase if it is unclear at this point I believe that marijuana should be legalized; as Daniel Tosh said “so all the potheads have nothing to talk about”.
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made cannabis so expensive to obtain that its usage as a medical remedy in the U.S. came to a halt. Although now illegal in the U.S., marijuana continues to be used for both medical and recreational purposes by many Americans. There are a variety of opinions both for and against the re-legalization of marijuana today. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the legalization debate is whether marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes. All drugs, both prescription and non-prescription, are federally 'Scheduled' by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency).
Medicinal marijuana has been explored for many years and even legalized in some states already. Many physicians t... ... middle of paper ... ... failed to support the gateway idea. Over and over they find that the number of people who try marijuana dwarfs the number of those that try harder drugs. The fact is there is no “gateway effect”. This argument is just one of the most convincing since it takes real thought to dispel.
It may be that they have the power to investigate terrorism; the Congress should have the ability to ensure that the FBI does not overreach. The Patriot Act even gave the FBI the power to extract unlimited business records like sensitive files like medical, library and bookstore records, with a secret court order issued with no factual showing of need. The only possible way for all this to get better would be by restricting the FBI from some of their power and only letting them obtain files about people suspected of being terrorist. They should not get the entire database of information of innocent people. It goes back to the government exceeding his limits and not staying within his power because the Patriot Act was passed to reduce terrorist attacks, not to spy on innocent people and end up arresting them for no apparent reason because they are innocent.
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.