Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

1188 Words5 Pages
Legalized Medicinal Marijuana Prescriptions or Not? For years there have been debates on weather or not marijuana should be legalized. Now the controversial issue we face is the legalization of medical marijuana. Currently several states such as California and most recently Michigan has legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Many people believe that this drug should be legalized for medical use, and others disagree. Either way you look at this situation people are going to continuing smoking marijuana if it’s legal or not. Keeping marijuana illegal is expensive and should be legalized for the citizens of Ohio who require it for its medicinal use. Keeping marijuana illegal is very expensive. The United States spends billions of dollars every year on marijuana. The federal, state, and local police participate in the "War on Drugs" and are not winning the war. The United States currently spends billions of dollars every year chasing and locking up people who use and sell marijuana. The taxpayers have to foot the bill to pay for food, housing, health care, attorney fees, court costs, and other expenses to lock these people up. Ohio could save millions of dollars every year if we stop wasting money locking people up for having marijuana. If marijuana were legal, the Ohio government would be able to collect taxes on it, and there would be a lot more money to pay for effective drug education programs and other important causes like our schools. Some people state the old
Get Access