Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Against Legalizing-Rough draft Currently in the United States, there is a debate, whether marijuana should be legalized. Around 23 states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. In the state of Illinois, medicinal use of marijuana has been passed on April 17, 2013. Since January 2014, patients are able to obtain marijuana with a doctor 's recommendation. The new debate is whether marijuana should be legalized for the general public as a recreational drug. Although some believe that marijuana is harmless, and that it has beneficial medicinal uses, marijuana should not be legalized because it decreases one 's motor skills, it is a gateway drug, furthermore, it negatively affects the minority population. First thing 's first, some,some critics believe that marijuana has various practical uses;however, with insufficient studies done these cannot be proved. If marijuana was legalized people believe that the government would have total control over it, thus overdosing or mixing it would be next to impossible. This can be true, but there is nothing to prove that the drug would disappear from streets. The likelihood of that is actually pretty low since the age restriction would probably be 21, and most users are teenagers. Critics believe that when marijuana is legalized crime would be reduced. One can argue about that and at the end there will always be underage smokers who will want marijuana. All the claims made by pro-marijuana critics do not have enough…

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