Essay about It Is A Bad Idea To Legalize Marijuana

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The Legalization of Marijuana Yes, I believe it is a great idea to legalize marijuana. What a great idea! Think of all the good benefits that could come about. The government could tax marijuana like they do tobacco, and it could help our economy out. Think of all the money that could be gathered with this taxing. The prison and jail populations would decline simply because a number of people in prison are there solely because of a marijuana conviction.      This would cost tax payers a lot less money, simply because it costs about twenty-seven thousand dollars a year to keep one person in prison. That's just one person, and think of all the people in prison because of a marijuana conviction. That's more than a…show more content…
It can benefit us substantially with proper selling and buying. Hey we might as well legalize marijuana, because everyone is doing it anyway. If it was legal, you wouldn't have to hide it, or worry about smoking it. People would probably still look down on you for smoking marijuana, but you could look at them and say "hey at least it's legal."            No, what an absurd idea it is to even think about legalizing this horrendous drug-marijuana.      Everyone knows that marijuana is a gateway drug and can lead to other drugs, such as cocaine, LSD, heroin, the list goes on and on. Do you really want your kids smoking marijuana and trying other drugs? I don't think so. People would become so addicted to drugs that they would spend all of their money on it and eventually have to start stealing and pawning things just to help their ridiculous addiction. The crime rate would increase. The murder rate would double because of fiends losing their minds and going on a killing spree.      If marijuana was legalized, everyone would be stupid, because you know as well as I do that potheads are the dumbest people, next to crack heads of course. Marijuana smokers have a short term memory. Who knows, your adolescent pothead could easily turn into an adult coke head or a crack head perhaps. Marijuana
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