Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1229 WordsMay 2, 20175 Pages
Marijuana is the most popular street drug in America, if not in the entire world. It is a Schedule 1 drug which puts it in the same category as Heroin, LSD, MDMA, Ecstacy, etc., which are the most dangerous drugs in the world that can seriously harm someone. But Marijuana is now legalized in Twenty-Six states, plus the District of Columbia, for medicinal and/or recreational use. Even though cannabis is an illegal drug, hundreds of millions of people are still finding ways to get a hold of Marijuana and the other illegal drugs. There is only so much the law enforcement can do if the people do not wish to listen. It is beginning to impact the lives of americans in a positive way, where they can help themselves why being sick and it allows…show more content…
There are effects that occur along with that nice feeling you get. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. The time it takes and how long the high lasts all depends on how much you smoke or consume, and depending on whether you smoke it or cook and eat it is how long it takes to start feeling the effects of Cannabis. If smoked it will take up to a couple of minutes, but if eaten itll take up to 30 minutes to an hour. The feeling people get is what causes them to want to smoke or consume Marijuana, which makes these people want to go out and buy the Cannabis, and if the states pass for Marijuana to be legal they can charge tax on it and make more jobs and revenue. The States who legalize Marijuana will greatly benefit and prosper greatly with being able to charge people sales tax on the Cannabis they buy from the store. A few years ago Colorado legalized the recreational use of Marijuana. “It turns out pot is a stronger economic driver than 90 percent of the industries active in Colorado” (Pyke). With it continually increasing economy more and more states will do it and it may help with the debt some states are in and the trillions of dollars of debt in America currently. “Legal Weed created 18,005 full-time jobs and added about $2.4 Billion to the state 's economy last

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