Legalizing Marigjuana in the United States

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The prohibition in the 1930's detrimentally distorted the view of marijuana ever since it was declared illegal. Marijuana has and still continues to be looked down upon due to the unexplainable psychological effects of the human mind. Futhermore, the American society has viewed marijuana in such a negative way that it holds people to the reputation as a loser or stoner. This skewed perception of a lazy and unmotivated marijuana users in America is the result of over seventy years of propaganda and misinformation spread by private interests who needed cannabis illegal for their own personal gains. However, as America rapidly industrialized, societies view of marijuana began to change. The truths and therapeutic benefits of marijuana slowly started to surface among the public. Marijuana should be legalized in the United States not only for medicinal use, but for taxation and stimulation of the economy, and a possible end to continuous drug war.
Legalizing marijuana may serve as a medicine for ill and unhealthy people. Marijuana is famously known for its ability to relieve pain for people that suffer with ADDs/ ADHD, Alzheimer’s, seizures, migraines, and physical pain relief like knee or back pain. In addition, marijuana can be used to, “treat those disorders but also cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana kill cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth!” (Torres). American states like Colorado and Washington have already legalized the use of marijuana, not to mention

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