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Attempts to Legalize Marijuana in Missouri Essay

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For quite some time people have been trying to legalize Pot in Missouri. Marijuana is from the plant called “Indian Hemp Plant” people actually consume the seeds, flowers and leaves from the plant. On the street, it is called by many other names, such as Dope, Hemp, Weed, Grass, Pot, and Mary Jane. I feel like this would become a huge issue in Missouri, bringing laziness and workers who don't work hard. Also it would be bad for the public. Marijuana can ruin your chances to get a job and put a huge negative impact in your kids’ lives. The short and long term effects of marijuana include impaired vision, time perception and sensory, difficulty with thinking, concentrating and problem solving; shortened attention span, decreased…show more content…
Some studies also have linked pot to suicidal thoughts. The NIDA notes that marijuana use can result in a 40% increased risk of getting psychosis, and the drug also can lead to Anxiety and Depression. Marijuana can ruin your kids’ lives. There has been an 80% increase in Weed use among teens since 2008. Do you want your teens to be making great grades for their education? You should need to know that studies have proved that teens who smoked pot regularly lost as much as eight points in their intelligence quotient test and they didn’t recover their intellectual ability when they became adults. Even though there are more articles about marijuana being good for you and the economy, I still believe that all these negative effects it has on you and the public are very bad, therefor it should remain illegal. Marijuana is used for medicine also, it is legal in 15 states for medical use only and in Colorado it is totally legal for everyone over 21 years old. One way I can prevent Missouri becoming a legal state is to promote awareness and give my honest opinions. I feel like the public is doing enough when it comes to raising awareness, like the D.A.R.E program that schools have. If I see any of my friends wanted to try it I will talk to them and ask them if that’s what they really want for them. I could try and
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