Marijuana Should Be Legal Essay

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Today it is not uncommon to be watching television and come across an advertisement promoting the use of alcohol and cigarettes. Both substances are detrimental to your health, and have no medical value yet both are legal to anyone of age.
To a Cancer or AIDS patients seeking relief from marijuana, these commercials must be difficult to bear. Peter McWilliams stated, "Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. (Arresting people for) medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It's an outrage within an outrage within an
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Reagan told the American people “I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast” but was heard later on saying “If adults want to smoke Marijuana that is there business”.

Don’t get me wrong though, marijuana should not be legal for public use. Many people believe that if Marijuana was legal it would be more easily available to children, which is a possibility, but Marijuana, like other drugs, is not for kids. There are many activities in our society that we permit adults to do, but forbid children, such as motorcycle riding, skydiving, signing contracts, getting married and drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco. However, we do not condone arresting adults who responsibly engage in these activities in order to dissuade our children from doing so. Nor can we justify arresting adult marijuana smokers on the grounds of sending a message to children. Our expectation and hope for young people is that they grow up to be responsible adults, and our obligation to them is to demonstrate what that means There is no good reason hemp should not be available for industrial and medicinal use. Many religious people might disagree, quoting the old propaganda signs saying “reefer is the devils weed with roots in hell”, but Like God said himself in Genesis 1.29 “I have given you

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