Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1011 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Filip Shamis
Mr. Grosskreuz
English Pre-Ap Period 1

Imagine that you suffered tremendous pain from a medical condition and the only medicine that could relieve this pain is illegal so because of this barrier, you have to resort to other drugs synthetically formulated in a lab. These drugs, which are not a natural product of nature, do nothing to help you. This is the case with many people, who oftentimes forego the law and purchase the drug in question-marijuana-on the black market. Marijuana, otherwise known as pot, weed, broccoli, or grass, is a beneficial substance that the government should legalize. For decades the legality of marijuana has been a hot topic, and this debate has only increased in recent times. People have many misconceptions about marijuana that originated when there was racism after many mexican immigrants moved to the United States. These mexican immigrants commonly smoked marijuana recreationally, so Americans began to think negatively about the drug. The drug in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has been proven to provide relief from certain medical conditions such as pain and nausea. Marijuana should be legalized in the United States because it is safer than other legal drugs such as alcohol.The legalization of marijuana will significantly reduce addiction to more powerful and dangerous opioid painkillers that are more accessible than marijuana. Also, by creating a legal marijuana industry, money will be deducted from illegal drug…

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