Should Marijuana Be Banned?

854 Words May 4th, 2016 4 Pages
similar the Heath/Tulane study to this day.
Alcohol was responsible 85,000 deaths in the United States in 2006. In 2000 alone, tobacco was to blame for an overwhelming 435,000 deaths. In the whole past of humanity, marijuana has never been documented as a reason of death. Not one person in noted history has died due to the consumption of cannabis. (Annual Cause of Death in the United States.). However, marijuana has been connected to short term memory loss and to a faintly condensed lung volume when habitually inhaled. Marijuana also impairs judgment and motor skills, but its effects are nowhere near as severe as those of alcohol. As is the same with other habits, those who frequently consume cannabis typically a tolerance against these side effects which makes them even less deterring.
Most media outlets draw you to believe that marijuana is more addicting than it truly is. “Nicotine is the most addictive drug there is, even above heroin. After nicotine and heroine comes cocaine, and then alcohol. Below that is caffeine, and at the very bottom of the chart is marijuana; less addictive than your can of Dr. Pepper. “(Which Drugs are the Most Addictive?).
Nowadays, marijuana laws cost tax payers billions of dollars every year. Taxpayers are forced to pay for nothing more than every person that is incarcerated for possession of marijuana. In a lot of these cases, people are sent to prison for possession because they are probationers or parolees and it is unlawful to have drugs…
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