Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1520 Words Dec 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Isaiah Pitts
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In Texas?

Should marijuana be legalized in Texas? This a question people have debated for years now. Today, there are 29 states that have some form of weed legalization. Even people who opposed cannabis legalization before are now realizing that marijuana could benefit us in many different ways. But there are still some who say that it would lead to other drugs, raise crime in communities, and harm young children. Although this has been the case for many years, it’s time to change how we think and live in today 's society. Marijuana should be legalized because of all the pros it would bring to Texas such as medicinal, social, recreational uses. First, weed or cannabis, is a green plant that naturally grows out of the earth. When being first discovered by natives, people used the plant for it’s hemp properties. Hemp was a better alternative than other plants because of it’s many uses. Such as, hemp seed foods, oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and even fuel. ( David E. Newton, “Marijuana: a reference handbook.”) These are just some of the many different ways marijuana is used. It was then that people discovered its recreational uses and began abusing the substance. This was back when segregation still existed and gave white people a reason to ban marijuana because it allegedly made people of color more violent and solicit sex from white women. This is when America introduced the Marijuana tax…

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