Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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The cannabis plant or marijuana is intended for use of a psychoactive drug or medicine. It is used for recreational or medical uses. In some religions, marijuana is predominantly used for spiritual purposes. Cannabis is indigenous to central and south Asia. Cannabis has been scientifically proven that you can not die from smoking marijuana. Marijuana should be legalized to help people with medical benefits, economic benefits, and criminal benefits. In eight states, marijuana was legalized for recreational use. If every state legalized marijuana, there government can potentially tax it, making a profit, in the end helping the economy come out of debt. The legalization of marijuana is looked at as a bad thing for the world, when in the end…show more content…
At least 180 cities across California have enacted bans in recent years. in the year 2013, between 128 and 232 million people were considered known cannabis users. Uruguay became the first country to legalize growing, sale, and use of cannabis. Although by that next year, only a handful of people had exploited that law, and began growing. In 2013, 48.4% of Denver adult arrests tested positive for marijuana, which is a 61% increase since 2008. As of 2016, 8 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use; Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. States that have legalized marijuana have enacted a tax stamp law. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband.

Most people have heard about driving while intoxicated, but probably not driving a motor vehicle while having a detectable level of any drug present. States where marijuana has been legalized have laws that forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable levels of an illicit drug or drug metabolite present in their bodily fluids above a specific state-imposed threshold. The majority of DUI, drug arrests involve marijuana and 20 to 40% were marijuana alone. Marijuana is the most

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