The usage of Weed is the most common illicit substance used in the United States. Pot is one of the cheapest illegal drugs on the market and is more accessible to buy it. Marijuana is mainly imported illegally to the United States and cropping this plant or producing it, is not as hard as other illicit substances. Illegal Marijuana plantations have also been found inside houses where they have been produced thousands of pounds without being detected. It is estimated that Marijuana users are between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. It is not common to see people over 35 smoking Weed. Unfortunately, most of these consumers are adolescents that because of the dazed feeling that it produces, creates long-lasting consequences for the body and mind. The use of Weed has been linked to car accidents, health complications, psychiatric symptoms and poor educational outcome (Feeney and Kampman, 2016). Socially speaking, smoking Weed is not well seen, although many people have accepted doing it, especially celebrities. Cannabis is linked to illegal drugs like cocaine and crack. Illicit substances major distributors are drug lords who have made millions and millions of dollars trafficking in the United States and Europe where most of the consumers are. This activity has also brought crime to the cities since it has been a very lucrative business. Many people have died or go to jail for selling, distributing and producing illegal drugs. Making this drug, legal, will increase the number of people addicted to illegal substances and will increase crime too. To differentiate a legal drug from an illegal one would be very difficult so it will be available everywhere. Drugs are an epidemic that is killing our society, especially our young ones. A solution to one problem cannot be a destruction of another one. For decades, the world has been battling against drugs and making it
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Marijuana has earned itself a terrible name over the years. This plant has a long history with humans, from early medical uses to spiritual and even recreational use. In recent years, many states have seen the legalization of marijuana for medical uses. Most large scale experiments have been hindered because
Legalization of Medical Marijuana Marijuana has been in use for at least five thousand years, and perhaps much longer, first in Asia and gradually spreading throughout the world. For much of that time, it has been used primarily to produce rope and clothing, but has been employed for a variety of other uses as well: as medicine, religious sacrament, food, as a treatment for addiction to other drugs, and even as a punishment for criminal wrongdoing. Recently, the use of marijuana as a mind altering substance became much more widespread than ever. At the same time, interest in other uses of marijuana—as food, fuel, fabric, and especially medicine—expanded dramatically, resulting in the ongoing debate on legalization of it in the United States and continues to become more complex.
Possession and use of marijuana is illegal in over half of the United States, but it is still the third most popular recreational drug in the United States. The debate for this drug to be legal has been going on for many years; some states have legalized the drug for
Felicia Gerlach 11/11/14 ENG 122-501 Fall 2014 Legalization of Marijuana At the beginning of the year when marijuana was legalized in the state of Colorado there were a lot of concerns and complaints, most of them had to do with the children being able to access marijuana easier or being more likely to be
Marijuana Legalization Views on marijuana use and its legal status are slowly shifting across America. What was once viewed as a dangerous gateway drug is slowly being legalized across the nation for medicinal and recreational purposes. Alcohol is often used as a comparator to marijuana for good reason. Banning alcohol was attempted before and it was not successful. Marijuana is currently progressing through a similar phase alcohol went through during the Prohibition Era. Four states, including Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska, now allow the use of recreational marijuana. Ironically, despite marijuana use still being illegal under federal law, Washington D.C., the nation’s capital, allows it as well. Marijuana should be legalized, both medically and recreationally, across the nation because it is less deadly than alcohol, stimulates the economy and generates tax revenue, and provides medical relief for serious ailments.
The debate over legalization of marijuana for recreational use is an issue that has polarized many Americans. On one hand of the spectrum are the marijuana advocates that campaign for the government to lift the ban on the drug, citing beneficial uses for it for the economy and for medicine. On the other side are people who believe that marijuana legalization would serve as an addictive gateway drug for many people and would pose health hazards for people that uses it recreationally. My stance on this issue is that legalizing marijuana should be viewed as a correct decision and a step forward for America and I will elaborate why later on. By analyzing the economic aspects of marijuana legalization, I will argue my case that decriminalizing marijuana will generate billions in revenues for this country’s economy and on the same token save this country billions of dollars on prohibition enforcement. Therefore, I firmly support recreational marijuana being legalized because it is a drug that has the potential to boost the American economy and at the same time save billions of dollars on arresting and incarcerating people with illegal procession of marijuana.
But what needs to be known before a user can safely and completely make the decision if trying Marijuana is a good idea? Many do not want the drug to be legalized because they claim that Cannabis is a “gateway drug”, meaning it will cause people to try harder drugs once their body builds up a resistance to Marijuana, because a stronger drug will be needed to reach a high state. This argument is often falsely related to the medical side of the debate over legalization. It is claimed that this would be a reason not to legalize the drug. This argument, though true, is misleading and should actually be used for a reason to legalize Cannabis. It must first be understood that drug dealers use Marijuana to prey on people who like the high feeling. They convince those doing the drugs to try harder ones such as but not limited to Molly, Heroin, Meth, or LSDs. All drugs that are addictive. Peer pressure is what leads to Cannabis being a gateway drug, a unfortunate scenario that could be eliminated by putting Marijuana on the free market. If it was legal to intake users would no longer have to turn to drug dealers for their supply, therefore eliminating situation in which they could be influenced by peer pressure. So with all this in mind the fact that it is a gateway drug does not mean that it is medically unacceptable. In fact, I strongly believe that health should not be the reason why it it’s illegal and placed on the harmful drugs list because it is 0% addictive and has never
Blazing New Trails Cannabis; also known in popular slang terms as Marijuana, pot, ganja, grass, weed, dope, and Mary-Jane, are all words associated or referred to as the infamous herb. Marijuana, which refers to the green dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, contain a non-narcotic chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC). THC is the chemical that is responsible for giving users physiological effects, and used for medical patients that are suffering from illnesses such as pain, nausea, PTSD, lack of appetite, arthritis, AIDS/HIV, cancer, multiple sclerosis, seizures, Crohn’s disease, depression, and more. The potential life changing benefits marijuana have are undeniable, and Marijuana should be legalized so ruined lives and
Over the past decade the marijuana industry has grown traumatically. This notoriously famous illicit drug has grown to overcome its stereotypical label of a “gateway drug” and has become a medical breakthrough. Throughout the United States, states have become more acceptable to the use of marijuana by legalizing not only medically but for the first time in in the US, Colorado and the state of Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana for in-state residents as well as out-of-state residents. State governments have placed an economical system and strict guidelines to ensure the proper handling of a new law. Although few states have legalized the drug American has not quite accepted it. There are numerous debates between experts and scientist referring to weed and it all comes down to one question. Is it bad for you? The United States should legalize marijuana everywhere, because it economically boosting when properly regulated, medical marijuana also has many personal health benefits, and lastly there have been many medical breakthroughs involving the use of cannabis.
Marijuana usage should be legalized in the state of Georgia. The legalization of marijuana is going faster than many thought possible. Eight states are considering replacing criminal penalties with fines, and are considering decriminalizing possession. Medical marijuana is on the table for seventeen other states also (Ross, J. K.
Marijuana, also known as cannabis and by numerous other names, is a preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. Marijuana in Wikipedia says that “Marijuana is often consumed for its mental and physical effects, such as a "high" feeling, a general alteration of conscious perception, heightened mood,
When someone hears the term “Marijuana” the first thing that comes into the mind is that it's a drug which is illegal. Some people believe that the only use of marijuana plant is that it can get you high, which isn't true. The Marijuana, cannabis, or hemp plant is one of the oldest psychoactive plants known to man. Many people fail to realize that marijuana has a history of more than 8000 years and it has only been illegal for a short period of time. Its history dates back as far as 6000 B.C , when cannabis seeds were used as food in early Chinese traditions. People have used the hemp plant for fabric , ropes and even ethanol fuel. False myths have discredited marijuana for a long time, marijuana not only provides benefits in the field of medicine but it can also help our economy improve and save billions of tax dollars through legalization.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant which when consumed has psychoactive effects. It is believed to have been first used in the 3rd millennium BCE in what is now modern-day Romania. Throughout history, it has been known to be used during rituals and ceremonies, becoming an important aspect of numerous cultures. It has become illegal to possess, sell or use marijuana in various countries beginning in the 20th century, despite that it’s used quite commonly. The United Nations has even stated that cannabis is the world’s most widely produced, trafficked and consumed drug in the world, with an estimated 119 to 224 million adult users worldwide. Meanwhile, other, more-lethal substances such as alcohol and tobacco are legal and help