Argument for the Legalization of Marijuana Essays

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Argument for the Legalization of Marijuana Is cannabis a danger to the public? – I think not. Should cannabis be legalised? I think so. If you agree with me then read this article. If you don’t, then read it anyway. It might teach you a thing, or two, about reality. Cannabis, weed, grass, hemp, shit, ganga, bhang, marijuana; they are all the same: completely harmless, and completely misunderstood. 260 million people worldwide use it for its potential advantages. Those who don’t use it are missing out. In 1973, the drug was banned from use in Britain, much to the dismay of its users. For twenty-seven years, people have fought for the right to use it as a drug, unsuccessfully. Read on to find out the mistake that we have made.…show more content…
Probably more disturbingly, 73% of the 1000 sixth formers asked, had been offered drugs. 80% of the people who had taken cannabis did so because of the ‘buzz’ they received. That is to say that they took the drug because it was illegal, and had a certain risk element. If the drug were legalised in Britain, it would be interesting to see whether the number of youths using the drug was reduced. I think so. The government has done close to no research into the case over whether cannabis has a close influence on the users of drugs such as heroine, and still it insists that soft drugs lead on to hard drugs – or most heroine addicts smoked cannabis, therefore most cannabis users will go on to use heroine. Another argument is that due to the legalisation of cannabis the amount of violent crime in this country will rise. Colin Brewer, the Medical Director at the Stapleford Drug and Alcohol Abuse Centre, says this: “As someone who treats both alcoholism and illicit drug abuse, I have sometimes said to alcoholic drinkers, that if they cannot stop drinking, they should seriously consider changing to a less damaging recreational drug, such as cannabis.” Alcohol is the country’s problem drug and is directly responsible for a large amount of violent crime. Most regular cannabis users drink little or no alcohol. For them, the drug is an alternative to alcohol, and not an addiction. If

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