Legalizing Marijuana Essay

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What exactly is marijuana? Marijuana, also known as pot or hemp, is a naturally grown substance that contains THC. THC changes how the brain works and gives the user a high that relieves many different pains and even helps erase bad memories. The hemp plant can be found in just about any place, but has to be kept in heat. Marijuana is from a naturally grown plant so why not be able to use it legally? Well, there are many reasons against the legalization of marijuana and there are also many very good reasons to legalize it for medical and recreational use. So to the government and everyone against legalizing marijuana, too bad! It’s natural and people are going to smoke no matter what the laws are, so why not just make it legal? Making the …show more content…
“In strict medical terms, marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating ten raw potatoes can result in a toxic response…It is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death.”(Young, Francis 1) Obviously if alcohol and cigarettes can be sold, marijuana can be too.
A massive number of people who smoke marijuana would be willing to pay just to smoke, resulting in making profit. “The number of people globally who had used cannabis in 2008 is estimated between 129 and 191 million, or 2.9 percent to 4.3 percent of the world’s population ages fifteen to sixty-four.”(World Drug Report 9) Pot smokers are willing to pay to smoke while the drug is illegal, so they would pay to smoke if it was legal too. All of the people who would pay to smoke marijuana would result in a huge profit which would benefit our government and country. Now think about some other reasons that marijuana should be legal. One of the big reasons it should be legalized is for the people who use it medically.
The people who are terminally ill or have a serious illness have so much trouble getting what they want and need just to feel good and live life the way they want without all their pain. If marijuana was legal, these people wouldn’t have to go through tests and stages just to get a natural drug that

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