Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1330 Words Dec 19th, 2016 6 Pages
The use of marijuana for medical purposes and personal use can be recorded as far as 12,000 years ago. Marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 drug. Schedule 1 drugs are drugs are drugs that have the potential for abuse (Drug Scheduling,2016). The government contains the high-level drugs, this is the reason we have pharmacies. Pharmacies are regulated so that people can not get medicine that can be easily abused. Pharmacies require a medical prescription from a certified doctor for any drug that could be used improperly. Marijuana should be in the same category as prescription drugs because, like any medicine/drug it can be easily abused. Decriminalizing marijuana is not helping millions of people that could benefit from its medical benefits from legalizing it. Even though legalized marijuana may result in an increase in black-market drug trade, marijuana should be legalized because its sale could benefit the economy and can also be used for medical purposes.

Marijuana should be legalized because it can help researchers explore the drug for medical purposes such as cancer and other diseases where there are not as many beneficial treatments for those diseases. Cancer is a disease that is caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Millions of people are diagnosed with this deadly disease daily. There are some treatments that help patients fight off cancer which includes chemotherapy.The most common side effect of…

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