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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Zoned out looking, T-shirt wearing Grateful Dead slacker, long hair and unwashed, their brain cleansed out with any thought is a stereotypical marijuana user. The thought of someone like this makes people cringe. Society looks at marijuana as a drug that people go to, so they are able to escape their problems and worries. The older population seems to oppose the legalization of marijuana while younger age groups along with ethnic groups tend to be more open to legalize the use of marijuana. Marijuana is one of many substances that have acquired a lot of awareness in recent years. However, marijuana is one of the most misunderstood drugs on the market. Legalizing marijuana is a very controversial issue in the American society. Although…show more content…
However most of todays society thinks marijuana is a threat to the world, but Couloumbis states “It is time to legalize medical marijuana, because we should not deny doctor-recommended treatment that could help people suffering from seizures of cancer patients affected by chemotherapy.” Doctors and nurses should be allowed to use their resources to cure or to help a patient in need. Unlike other drugs, marijuana is not addictive. On the other hand, some people say that marijuana is a “gateway drug”. However, just because marijuana smokers are more expected to use a higher compelling drug, does not imply that smoking marijuana causes you to try other drugs. For instance, people who smoke marijuana before are willing to try other drugs just to get a stronger “high”. People who have never smoked are not going to have that urge. It simply means that most people who don 't smoke marijuana are highly unlikely to try other drugs.
Legalization of marijuana can be used to help Veterans and NFL Players to overcome painful and challenging obstacles. As soldiers go and fight for our country they are scarred by the traumatic experiences that they face. Many military service members come back home and are tested for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, and emotionally feeling numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person’s
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