Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana would have many benefits for the United States. This is a very common argument with people of all ages in 2016. Marijuana is a dried bud and leaf from the Cannabis sativa plant, which can grow anywhere in warm, humid weather. This plant also goes by many names, including pot, grass, weed, hemp, hash, ganja, and many others. Many people look at the legalization of marijuana as a way for potheads to smoke without getting busted for it anymore. For this very reason, people want to keep this drug illegal. Marijuana is more than a quick high a quick high at a party. This drug is used for preventing seizures, to cure Glaucoma, and much more. Marijuana will not only benefit the United States for several health reasons but also in the economy. This controlled industry could bring in billions of dollars in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. Cannabis could be the next best thing for the U.S. I understand both sides of the argument very clearly. After doing plenty of research on the pros and cons of cannabis, I’ve decided that the best decision would be to legalize it. In the next few paragraphs, I will explain my point of view through facts I have found on websites I have researched. I will describe the different ways the United States will benefit from the legalization of this drug. Not all people who use marijuana are drug addicts. This drug can be used in many ways and for many different reasons. Some

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