Argumentative Essay On Legalization Of Marijuana

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Since it’s discovery, marijuana has been used as a recreational drug by many individuals. Marijuana has been always seen as a “safe” drug to use with no serious complications or side effects. Many marijuana users believe that it does not have serious side effects like cocaine, crack, and heroin. Many “pot-heads” believe that smoking marijuana is okay and it stimulates brain activity. Since the 20th Century, marijuana has been prescribed by doctors for use to deal with the bad effects of having glaucoma and cancer. Marijuana is currently okay to use for medical reasons on a state government level, but is still illegal to use on a federal government level. However, the debate over marijuana usage has gained momentum in recent years, and there are about ten states that have now legalized the use of marijuana. About eighteen states, have lowered the punishment for using marijuana and have “decriminalized” the usage of the marijuana. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States; it has the potential to boost the economy, solve countless health issues, and cut millions of dollars spent on drug enforcement issues.
The legalization of marijuana does not only benefit the individuals who need or want marijuana but it can also help the country’s economy. The number one reason why there are crime rates when it comes to marijuana possession is because it is illegal. More and more people get arrested even if not everyone possesses them for negative reasons. In 2016
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