Negative Effects Of Legalizing Marijuana

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Negative Effects of Recreational Marijuana Use “We have enough addictive things that are already legal. We don’t need another one.” Male, 42 (In Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana, Disagreement Over Drug’s Danger) Using marijuana non medically may cause more harm than good. It can be additive, even though, there is only a nine percent chance of a marijuana users getting addicted to it. (Marijuana Should Be Legalized, but...) Another name for marijuana is a “gateway drug,” and can lead people to do other kinds of drugs which can cause more mental problems than marijuana itself. (On The Road To Drug Abuse) Using marijuana can not only affect you, but the people around you. 4.3% of car wrecks were caused by marijuana use while driving. (The…show more content…
People who are for legalizing marijuana want it to allowed for people to use, but they don’t want their children to smoke marijuana. (Marijuana Should Be Legalized, but...) Smoking marijuana on a daily base can affect one’s memory, ability to problem solve and can even cause their IQ to drop. (Why Should Marijuana Not Be Legalized?) On average it takes about four weeks of not smoking marijuana to gain some of the smokers memory back to normal. Doing everyday things, going to school, cleaning and so much more become a struggle, they are unmotivated because of this drug. (Behind The Smoke Screen) If a person smokes marijuana while their brain is not fully developed, they are more likely to suffer from a mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia - a long term mental illness that causes mental breakdowns between behavior and emotional which cause inappropriate thoughts and actions and causes the person to have withdraws from reality into fantasies and delusions and it cannot be cured. (Marijuana Should Be Legalized, but...) Marijuana should be only allowed as a prescription drug, because it is a gateway drug. (Why Should Marijuana Be Legalized?) There is a eighty-five percent chance that if a teenage smoke marijuana under the age of seventeen, they will eventually become a cocaine user. (On The Road To Drug Abuse) Which can lead to bigger problems in mental and physical…show more content…
It can create jobs for those in need and economic opportunities. Legalizing marijuana will also lower the amount of criminal activity of drug deals. (Marijuana Legalization and Regulation) Marijuana when used for medical reasons can be beneficial by, stopping cancer from spreading, treat glaucoma - loss of eye vision caused by pressure on the optic nerve damaging it, and also many other disorders. (21 Health Benefits of Marijuana) Also, it can help relieve pains such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis discomfort. (23 Health Benefits of Marijuana) Right now there is only six percent of marijuana research had been beneficial, in the future their will most likely be more proof on how this drug can help people rather than hurt them. (It’s Incredibly Different To Study Medical Marijuana) This has helped save many lives and helped many others cope with medical issues until it was fixed. (21 Health Benefits of Marijuana) When marijuana is used properly for a serious problem the outcome can be truly remarkable. (It’s Incredibly Different To Study Medical
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