Positive And Negative Effects Of Legalizing Marijuana

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The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana 135 million dollars. This is the amount of taxes that marijuana sales have brought into Colorado(Legal Marijuana). The legalization of marijuana is one of the biggest debates right now. Is there enough evidence to prove that it is acceptable to legalize? Or, are there enough negative effects to make it unsuitable to legalize? Knowing these factors are what could help to make this decision. Informing people about the positive and negative effects of legalizing marijuana could lead to them making the right decision. Regardless of the outcome, the public needs to be educated on the positive and negative effects of legalizing marijuana. Some people argue that marijuana should be legalized in the United…show more content…
The new job industry could be very beneficial to the states and the people living in them. If marijuana were legalized, the marijuana market would have to provide new jobs to help support their system and help it run smoothly. This new market could help lower the unemployment rate and help bring the states out of debt to make them prosper in this new industry. The legalization of marijuana could have a large amount of benefits for the work force of every state. Although there are many positive effects that legalizing marijuana could have, there are some negative effects that it could have as well. These negative effects influence the consumers more than they affect the economy. Due to these negative effects influencing the consumers more, they counteract with the positive effects that impact the economy more. Some of the negative effects are things like more DUI’s, health problems, and it is a gateway…show more content…
When people use marijuana, they reach a feeling of euphoria. Euphoria is essentially just pure happiness. When these people tend to use marijuana frequently, it becomes harder and harder to reach this feeling of euphoria. Therefore, they try to use marijuana more and more. Eventually, this tactic just does not work and they have to reach out for substances that are more potent. They reach out for harder drugs such as Vicodin, heroin, oxycontin, Xanax, cocaine, or methamphetamine. When they use these drugs to reach their high of euphoria, they can become addicted to these drugs. These people use these hard drugs because of the effects that marijuana had on them and they could not get those feelings back. Therefore, if marijuana were to be legalized, it could enlarge the amount of hard drug users based on the fact that more people will be attempting to reach their high of
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