Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1407 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
Cannabis also known as Marijuana has become a widely known and controversial topic in the United Sates. It is currently legal for recreational use in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. Medicinal Marijuana has also been legalized in 11 other states. Many people are against the idea of legalizing marijuana for medical use in all states for reasons such as impaired driving, addiction, and a gate way to other drugs. Others say the pros outweigh the cons in this situation . I believe that marijuana is an effective and safe alternative than most legal drugs that are currently being used in our country and should be legalized in all states for medicinal use. Anti- Marijuana activists claim that the legalization of medical marijuana will rise the accident and death rates in the U.S due to intoxicated driving. Calmaca.org is a website for Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana. On their web page they justified the so called myth that no one gets hurt by marijuana. The activist on this web page say, “26.9% of seriously injured drivers test positive for marijuana and 20% of all vehicle crashes are attributed to drugged driving.” . Unlike popular belief most citizens do not know that you can ingest cannabis and not feel the “high” that they are so against. There are hundreds of chemicals found in marijuana. THC is the primary active ingredient and stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. This chemical is the one that does all the psychological effects. There is one other chemical that makes up…

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