Marijuana Should Be Legal For Recreational Use

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Premise: There are medical benefits such as those for cancer patients. Revised: There will be medical benefits if marijuana was legal for recreational use. Premise: Street justice related to drug disputes would be reduced resulting in less crowding in prisons. Revised: Legalizing marijuana will result in less crowding in prisons. Premise: States gain profit from taxing marijuana Revised: States benefit financially from the legalization of marijuana. Conclusion: Marijuana should be legal for recreational use. Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries. It has been assisting in chemotherapy treatments for years. Unlike the many man-made drugs on the streets marijuana “refers to unpurified plant substances, including leaves or flower tops whether consumed by ingestion or smoking” (n.d, 2015). This unpurified plant helps with nausea gained from going through chemotherapy as well as creates an appetite for patients. Studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine. How can something used to help control illnesses in the medical field be legal? I would not feel comfortable taking a medication knowing it is illegal. Marijuana may have benefits to cancer patients but what about the health effects of using the drug. The recreational use of marijuana causes memory loss, difficulty with problem solving and critical thinking and breathing problems. “The amount of THC in marijuana has been increasing
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