Marijuana Should Be Legalized For Medicinal Purposes Essay

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Attention getter: Do you suffer from pain, migraines, eating disorders or other sicknesses? If so, you may want to consider marijuana as a treatment.

Central Idea: Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes.

Significance to the audience: This is important to all of use because many of us are misinformed about marijuana and are unaware of its beneficial properties.

Preview of main points: Today I will tell you about why marijuana should be legalized.

Body:

I. What exactly is marijuana?
A) Marijuana is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate      areas of the world.
     1) It is also cultivated both indoors and out for the production of its
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II. Marijuana should be legalized for many reasons.
A) Prohibition of marijuana must be weighed against the loss of personal freedom.      1) Countries have a responsibility to respect individual free will and the right of      self-determination
B) Legal prohibition does not stop consumers from consuming drugs, it does not stop      trafficants from producing and selling it.
     1) The price of the final product increases to abnormally high values because of the      black market status.
     2) With the effects of drug addiction causes users to commit crimes in order to      fund their addiction.
C) Critics of the War on Drugs support the partial or complete decriminalization of      illegal drugs, combined with a system of regulation, such as the case with alcohol      and prescription drugs.
     1) By providing legal supplies of currently illegal drugs the price will fall, leading      to a collapse in the illegal drug industry, and a reduction in crimes committed by      both drug suppliers and users.
D) It is not
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