Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

893 WordsApr 20, 20164 Pages
Cannabis has been declared a Schedule I controlled substance since the the Marijuana Tax Act OF 1973. Nevertheless, today, some countries have legalized cannabis while other countries have not. Moreover, in the United States, some states such as Washington and Colorado have also legalized the possession and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. On the other hand, various penalties are imposed for use or possession of cannabis in most states. Marijuana should be legalize because of the medical and economical adavnages it possesses. Primarily, cannabis should be legalized since it is used for medication, and its legalization means better and higher quality health standards. For example, Sativex is a recent pharmaceutical drug that was made out of marijuana extract; has been discovered to cure Multiple Sclerosis. It has been used in the United Kingdom to treat MS patients, and it has been found to work effectively. Therefore, the banning of cannabis would be a disadvantage to people who suffer from diseases that use cannabis as a major component in their medicine. Cannabis also helps with pain, glaucoma, asthma, epilepsy, movement disorders and seizures and arthritis. The usage of cannabis for medical purpose is the strongest reason to legalize it, unfortunately the powers that be are unreluctant to yield to persuasion. Moreover, economically the legalization of marijuana can also yield a new tax source for the

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