Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1535 WordsNov 17, 20157 Pages
Marijuana Legalization Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, according to Jordan Bechtold. It is a cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. Medical marijuana is legal in only 23 states. Many citizens argue that it should be legal for recreational use in all states, though many citizens also disagree. It is mostly compared to alcohol and cigarettes/tobacco. Just like all other drugs, smoking marijuana affects your body in a unique way. Your respiratory system, circulatory system, nervous system, digestive system, and other systems of the body are affected when using drugs. Marijuana should be legalized only because it helps with sicknesses while other drugs cause them. Smoking marijuana or tobacco hurts your lungs and bronchial passages. This makes you vulnerable to wheezing, coughing, and producing phlegm. Smoking marijuana has 5 times the carbon monoxide, 3 times the tar, and leaves one-third more tar in the respiratory tract than smoking tobacco. When people begin smoking, they get a cough that is persistent. This cough is known as Smoker 's Cough. It is your body’s natural response to try and clear the toxins in your airways. Some claims believe tobacco is worse than weed when in reality, it 's the same. They both produce tar and carbon monoxide. The famous Swisher Sweets used to roll marijuana in contains tobacco. When smoking weed, you’re smoking two different drugs instead of one. THC increases your

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