Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

942 WordsNov 30, 20144 Pages
How can marijuana be illegal when it could help so many people who suffer and are in need of help for medical reasons, such as cancer, AIDs, and people who suffer from depression? Can you imagine having a natural way of helping the sick and not using it? Marijuana should be legalized because it would help symptoms for certain medical conditions and would create jobs. Marijuana has been around the world for thousands of years. The mystical Chinese emperor Shen Neng, introduced the uses of pharmaceutical marijuana ( Earlywine ). Medical marijuana started in China then it moved to Rome for elderly use ( Earlywine ). After Rome start using marijuana for medical reason, the news got out about a new medication and it spread throughout the world (Earlywine ). The ancient Chinese founder of surgery, Hua T’o combined marijuana with alcohol to make an anesthetic, that was used for women giving birth (Earlywine). In 1942 medical marijuana was removed from U.S. pharmacopeia, because it was believed to be harmful ( Joy ). In 1970s, marijuana was illegal and was a controlled substances act ( Joy ). Marijuana would create so many jobs and the unemployed rate would drop. In Colorado marijuana create 10,000 jobs and the unemployed rate is 6 percent, which is the lowest it has been since the recession started ( Sarich ). That is an additional 10,000 people in a labor force out working, instead of collecting unemployment. That is good for everyone. Marijuana would also bring money to the

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