Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

2047 Words Apr 19th, 2015 9 Pages
Stop Marijuana Legalization
Jared Shaheen
Keiser University Abstract
The number of people that are using marijuana is rising at an alarming rate; legalizing marijuana will only make it higher. We try to teach our children to say no to drugs, yet everywhere we turn there are signs and newscasts telling people that they want marijuana to be legalized. The last elections were more focused on pushing for marijuana to be legalized than they were on voting for state officials and a governor. While most people are focused on legalization for medical purposes, others are looking to vote in recreational marijuana use. Somewhere along the line the main focus changed; people are trying to legalize marijuana for the wrong reasons. Even if it is legalized for medical use only, it would end up being abused by people who the prescriptions are not meant for. Marijuana legalization would just make it easier for people to be able to access it, the same as they do with alcohol and other prescription drugs. Legalization of marijuana for anything other than medical reasons is a very controversial subject; marijuana is a gateway drug that could lead to may unforeseen consequences. Addiction, health problems, and higher crime rates are just a few consequences that would be affected if marijuana was legalized. Stop Marijuana Legalization Addiction is a real threat when it comes to the use of marijuana. Studies have showed that marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs. Both…

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