The topic of marijuana use in today’s society is currently a hot topic in both politics as well is in social settings. There are many positives and negatives towards whether or not marijuana should be legalized, as well as medical and recreational pros and cons. This paper will cover the pros and cons of all topics and my personal viewpoint on the topic. There are a variety of reasons why marijuana should be legalized, mainly for social and law enforcement reasons. Many individuals believe that
Legalizing marijuana has always been an interesting topic for many people to dispute about. Some people say it is good, while others say it is bad. No matter what topic you speak about, it has its pros and cons. For example, marijuana can be used in great ways if legalized. Through money given from dispensaries to the crime rate lowered because of the ability to acquire marijuana in legal ways. Some bad examples are that it can be a gateway drug and can cause one to want a “better high” to people
The argument of legalizing marijuana in all the U.S. states has been a topic of discussion for many American citizens. Some say that legalizing the Schedule I drug should not take effect for reasons being that people may take advantage of the drug. Others will say that marijuana should be legalized due to the fact that people will get a hold of the drug whether it is legalized or not and the most common argument for legalization, medicinal use. The so called “gateway” drug is now legal in 29 states
Did you know that it takes 1500 pounds of marijuana, consumed in 15 minutes to overdose on the substance? Marijuana should be legalize for many reasons. After analyzing the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana, I concluded that legalizing the substance will bring the country and its people a more positive resolution, rather than keeping it illegal. The substance has been known for thousands of years, going back to 400BC, it has been used recreationally, and medicinally throughout these years. The
The question of whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational and medicinal use has been a three decade long conversation. There are many pros and cons to legalizing marijuana. There are many different ideas about the effects of marijuana, but as with any drug answers are going to vary depending on the person you survey. Age, health, and mental stability are all factors to consider how a drug can positively or negatively affect you, and marijuana is no different. To be legal or not
Pros and Cons Of Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a very common street and recreational drug that comes from the marijuana plant. The plant that produces marijuana, as is well known, is the hemp plant cannabis sativa. The pharmacologically active ingredient in marijuana is tetra-hydro-cannabinol. Marijuana is used to heighten perception, affect mood and relax. It is estimated that about thirty percent of adults in the U.S. use marijuana. Many people think marijuana is harmless. It is not.
another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before when $40 billion was spent all together. Why is our government focusing on a drug that can be called merely harmless to those who use it? Why is this drug getting more money spent on it than drugs that are highly addictive and life threatening? Marijuana
Legalizing medical marijuana is a controversial topic that most individuals tend to shy away from, but with the passages of laws in 23 states, the conversation is becoming inevitable (ProCon.org, 2015). While proponents of medical marijuana argue that it is a safe and effective treatment for various health symptoms, opponents argue it is dangerous, addictive, and a gate way to harder drug use. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the issue, the policies surrounding the issue, the
Before 1937, marijuana was freely bought, sold, grown, and smoked in the United States. Since that time, all of these activities have been illegal, but many groups and individuals have fought to decriminalize marijuana. The congressional decision to classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug in 1970 has made the legalization campaign more difficult, since it officially established marijuana as a dangerous, addictive drug with no medicinal benefits. Much of the opposition to legalizing marijuana has to do
The legalization of marijuana has been an ongoing debate throughout the years for a number of different reasons. People all over the world have their own opinions on what the government should do whether it is legalizing it or keeping it illegal. People favor the legalization of marijuana because it increases revenue, medical benefits, and if the government were to distribute the marijuana it is guaranteed to be a safe product and not something that is laced with other drugs or harmful products.