Essay on Legalization of Marijuana

610 Words Oct 21st, 1999 3 Pages
Legalization of Marijuana

One debate that keeps coming up time and again is the topic of the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug.
Nearly one in three teenagers have at least tried marijuana by the time they graduate high school. It is also gets the most publicity for its legalization.
Over thirty pro-legalization organizations have been displayed on the Internet alone. The legalization of marijuana , although popular by today's drug culture, would be a very dangerous and detrimental act for the United States to take part in. Not only would it destroy families, but would also lead to the fall of our economy.

Pro-legalization organization argue the fact that legalization would result in the
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This causes the decrease in communication through-out a house hold. Communication is what keep a family close and involved in each other's life.
The effects of marijuana and other drugs destroys families enough now, but if it were to become legal then that number would raise and so would the number of broken homes. We are at a time when our family structure has already been destroy and where we should be working to rebuild that important aspect of life.
Legalizing marijuana would not be the way to do that.

Marijuana is famous for making a person lazy and lackadaisical. We are a point in our country when we have the most amount of unemployment. When already thousands of people are happy living off welfare, we want to make people even lazier? This is not to say that all people that are unemployed are lazy or smoke pot for that matter, but if people were more lazy then we already are, it could only mean bad things for the development of our country. In an age of technological advancements, why slow down progress with pot?

Although it could be argued that marijuana should be legal for everyone to have, the argument loses to the hard-core facts that can be seen be common sense. Marijuana is a drug that remains illegal. Users can continue to buy it on the streets, where it belongs. Prohibition is something that should remain for the good of the
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