The legalization of marijuana is a very debatable subject, some people think it is bad and should be illegal, and some people think it is good in some ways if used properly. It should be legal because it has few negative effects, it serves other purposes than getting people stoned, and it is better than other drugs.
Marijuana is a dangerous drug because the long-term effects are unknown since there has not been enough research conducted. There will be an increase in accessibility to young children and teenagers. Also, the legalization of marijuana will lead to the legalization of other potent drugs because marijuana is a gateway drug. Marijuana causes the user to experience impairments which include distortions of time and space perceptions and impairs coordination. The impairments of marijuana users will increase drug impaired driving, which will cause more accidents. Lastly, the addictive nature will lead to an increase in marijuana
The fact that Marijuana is still illegal is mind boggling to me. The fact that Marijuana, after being proven to have numerous medical benefits, and being proven to cause little to no harm whatsoever with long term use, is still labeled as a schedule one narcotic, is even more mind boggling to me. State and federal governments spend so much money trying to get rid of marijuana. State and federal government's spend even more locking up these "drug offenders" for the most harmless crime you can commit. This is a free country right ? So why are these marijuana users not free to put whatever it is they desire into their bodies? Now, of course there are violent crimes assosciated with marijuana, however a simple solution to that would be to legalize
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant intended for medical and recreational use. The legality of marijuana has been a passionately debated subject for decades. As of 2018, only eight states have marijuana legalized for recreational use. In addition to, there are roughly about twenty-two states that have medical marijuana broadly legalized. Such as the state of new york. Although, the legalization of marijuana will prove beneficial not only for science, people, and economics, but also for planetary properties. However, the legalization of marijuana here in New York can cause many dilemmas such as, it is a gateway drug, it is harmful to the state, and recreational use can be detrimental
How do you measure happiness? Is your happiness totally dependent on the amount of freedom you have? By guaranteeing us the right to pursue happiness the government doesn’t promise to provide us with it. Government exists solely to grant and protect our freedoms, this includes protecting individuals from being harmed by others exercising their freedoms. The government should not legalize marijuana on the basis that every individual should be free to choose his or her own path to happiness. I am a firm believer in the individual's right to the pursuit of happiness under the constitution; however, I do not believe in the right of achieving immediate gratification at the expense of others.
Mary-Jane, cannabis, reefer, hash, pot, grass, tree, ganja, dope, chronic, no matter what you call it, they’re all just disguises for the wacky tobaccy. There’s been a recent rise in our country to legalize, and even promote marijuana use. Whether it be for so-called “medical purposes”, or whether it be because it’s our civil liberty, regardless, the citizens of our country are adamant about legalizing cannabis. At first glance, most people might agree. “What harm could some stoners possibly do?”, “They’re going to use it anyway; we might as well tax it.”, “If alcohol and cigarettes are legal, why shouldn’t pot be?” are common statements one may hear from those in favor of legalization. Well, I’m not so easy to convince, and you shouldn’t be either. The facts hidden behind the smoke and mirrors tell a different story, one that doesn’t disguise the ugly truth. Marijuana consumption can have harmful effects on users’ behavior, health, and psyche; it is for those reasons that as a nation we must admit marijuana is not harmless.
Many questions come with legalizing marijuana because it has its pros and cons. Some wonder will legalizing marijuana lead to increased usage of the drug. Being that so many people already use the drug; I don’t think that it will be a big problem. Although, it’s illegal
The House of Representatives and Senate is a group of people who meet biennially to change and create new laws for the betterment of the citizens each legislator represents. Each bill that is discussed has been worked through to be passed. The three most important bills for the state of Iowa are, increasing the penalties for animal cruelty, the legalization of the hemp crop and, the legalization of marijuana.
The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has ballooned over the last couple of years. A state-by-state wave is sweeping across the country, with voters acknowledging the beneficial capabilities for patients in their state.
Is legalizing Marijuana a significant step to take? There has been an absurd amount of concerns as to what will happen to the community. Will the community grow from this new law, or will this end in a horrible problem? Although Marijuana is a narcotic, it does not cause harm to your body in comparison to other narcotics and alcohol. Legalizing Marijuana in the states of the U.S should be acknowledged because it can be used for medical reason, it is not harmful to the body, and police want strong relationships with their community.
In the 1700’s both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp on their plantations. Whether for medicinal or recreational use we don’t know for sure. In the 1850’s hemp was added to the US Pharmacopeia, the official standard-setting authority on over the counter and prescription medications.
Medical marijuana has been illegal under federal law for much too long and it is time to change that. Over the past years, much progress has been made inducing 28 states and Washington DC to have legalized medical marijuana at the state level. This is not the big goal though, we need to allow people to be able to be medicated properly and get the help they need to overcome or battle they’re sickness. We need to legalize medical marijuana in all states because their are people who are fighting for their lives who need this medication. It’s time our government stops classifying marijuana as a drug that we put on the same class as heroin, and legalize medical marijuana once and for all.
Is legalizing marijuana a significant step to take? There has been an absurd amount of concerns as to what will happen to the community. Will the community grow from this new law, or will this end in a horrible problem? Although marijuana is a narcotic, it does not cause harm to your body in comparison to other narcotics and alcohol. Legalizing marijuana in the states of the U.S should be acknowledged because it can be used for medical reason, it is not harmful to the body, and police want strong relationships with their community.
In todays society marijuana arrest are risiing thru the roof in minorities neighborhoods. Young black men are giving strict jail sentences for carrying small quantities of marijuana.Marijuana does not only exist in the low incme neighborhoods but also in a lot of the upscale neighborhoods.Not to mention the country is wasting needed resources prosecuting marijuana crimes and jailing citizens for petty offenses nothing more than possession of a plant which to my knowledge has had no documented overdoses or deaths caused by it.Also there are numerous amounts studies that provide extensive medical evidence that marijuana is basicially less harmful.There are some people who could use marijuana for health benefits like cancer and seizures. Its mindboggling how people can buy and smoke cigarettes which is highly known to cause Cancer but instead, our government takes action on marijuana to be unsafe and not in the best interest of the minority citizens that they govern.. One could also assume that the only reason marijuna is govern so strict is to keep the incarcaration numbers up. The government uses marijuana as tool to imprison indidivuals. Instead of criminaliziing marijuana the government should ban cigarettes which causes individuals to die every year.