Should Marijuana Be Legal? Essays

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Marijuana, which started as a simple, harmless drug has seen a drastic increase in popularity throughout the past half century. With its newfound home among the popular hallucinogens, this once harmless drug has now evolved into a gateway drug, opening the door to many more harmful and more deadly drugs.Although marijuana has proven to be beneficial towards certain medical conditions such as Glaucoma, the drug’s harmful effects on the human body and its addictive nature serve as good motive for it to be outlawed. With all of the drugs that are in use, marijuana seems to be the main substance that is obtained and or used among young teens and adults of all ages(Cassandra J. Dorius, Stephen J. Bahr, John P. Hoffmann and Elizabeth Lovelady …show more content…
Marijuana, which started as a simple, harmless drug has seen a drastic increase in popularity throughout the past half century. With its newfound home among the popular hallucinogens, this once harmless drug has now evolved into a gateway drug, opening the door to many more harmful and more deadly drugs.Although marijuana has proven to be beneficial towards certain medical conditions such as Glaucoma, the drug’s harmful effects on the human body and its addictive nature serve as good motive for it to be outlawed. With all of the drugs that are in use, marijuana seems to be the main substance that is obtained and or used among young teens and adults of all ages(Cassandra J. Dorius, Stephen J. Bahr, John P. Hoffmann and Elizabeth Lovelady Harmon). Most of the young teens who will experience marijuana for the first time range from the age of thirteen to fourteen years of age and either have a friend or family member who finds marijuana as a substance that is very harmless and can be controlled in any sort of environment. This can cause many adolescents to choose to go down the wrong path due to peer pressure, curiosity, or the desire to smoke marijuana. Smoking marijuana can have long lasting effects, whether the people who do smoke realize it or not, due to all of the chemical composition that is found in the plant. With marijuana outlawed, there are very peaceful communities that thrive off of hard work and community involvement. However, if a drug like that were

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