Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Canada?

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The Grass is Greener on the Other Side Weed, ganja, pot-all names for the illegal drug marijuana. In Canada possession of cannabis otherwise known as marijuana is a criminal offence punishable by law, and can come with some serious consequences. Although Illegal the harmful effects of cannabis has on the human body are few compared to its legal counter parts such as tobacco and alcohol. In Canada marijuana has been an outlawed substance as a result of the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill of 1923 which declares it illegal to possess. Now in the twenty first century people are starting to realise that marijuana is not as terrible as previously thought, in addition it provides many health benefits. There are numerous reasons why cannabis should be legal in Canada and throughout the world. Despite its few negative health factors marijuana should be legalized in Canada, because of the health benefits of marijuana has, the relatively lesser "negatives" of cannabis compared to controlled substances such as alcohol and tobacco, the effect marijuana has had on the states that have legalized its recreational use, and finally the economic benefit Canada would receive with legalization. There are many scientifically proven health benefits to smoking marijuana the first of which is it can be used to treat glaucoma and other eye disease. Pot doesn’t just treat glaucoma it can be used to prevent it. According to the National Eye Institute "Studies in the early 1970s showed that…

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