The truths about marijuana are slowly starting to resurface, the government keeps ignoring that cannabis could one day be as powerful for the U.S. Unfortunately, these truths about marijuana are under a lot of criticism because of the stereotype of what people see as a "marijuana or cannabis smoker." There is a great difficulty in this law because marijuana is still recognized as a harmful and dangerous substance in some states. This can cause problems because each state has their different views and opinions on the matter, and have their own rules and how the rules apply towards it. The twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, but California, Massachusetts, and Nevada just passed the law for recreational use. The states that have medical marijuana and recreational legalization are Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Alaska. The states that only have medical marijuana legal are Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii (Ingraham). However, legalizing marijuana could have some benefits instead of being a drug with some bad reputations. Marijuana should be legalized because of medical reasons, safety reasons, and have some benefits to society.
There has been a lot of debate on whether or not marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes in all fifty states. Many people believe that marijuana is an unsuitable substitute for many of the medications we have today. On the other hand, many researchers have conducted extensive studies that have shown how beneficial medicinal marijuana can be. Many states have already picked up on this, and have laws set in place to allow the use of medicinal marijuana. Medicinal marijuana has a wide variety of uses, and should be allowed for medicinal purposes in all fifty states.
Cannabis is the most hated but yet very beneficial drug in the world. The United States has had strict laws against the use and distribution of marijuana since 1937. (The Union, Brett Harvey) Federal and state laws on medicinal marijuana are very different from each other. Cannabis has a lot of health benefits, this is the reason California was the first state to legalize it for medicinal purposes. (How weed won the west, Kevin Booth) People in America have been getting arrested for the use and possession of marijuana since it was outlawed. Charlie Lynch was one of those people in 2008. (Lynching Charlie Lynch, Rick Ray) I believe medical marijuana should be a legally taxed substance in the United States.
Marijuana is a naturally grown plant that has beneficial properties and the ability to create textiles, paper products, and other goods. Marijuana is currently illegal in many states in the United States. The legalization of Marijuana will produce enormous tax revenue, reduce crime, give us a renewable resource, and give sick and suffering patients a new effective medicine. The legalization of Marijuana in the United States would both benefit the well-being of its citizens as well the economy.
Legalizing marijuana is crucial to the medical field because many patients cannot use this marvelous plant to relieve their pain. This plant can help patients with multiple sclerosis, nausea from cancer chemotherapy, HIV, nerve pain, and seizure disorders. Many patients must go behind the doctors back and consume cannabis or give it to a loved one to relieve their pain. Only twenty-nine states have allowed the use of medical marijuana. Furthermore, that means that twenty-two states do not allow the usage of any form of Cannabis. Marijuana should be an all-around legal
Why Medical Cannabis is still federally banned? Well Marijuana has been illegal since the 1950’s, due to the enactment of federal laws like the “Narcotics management Act of 1956” that set necessary sentences that relate to drug-related offenses, as well as marijuana. A Montana grower is now in prison. “Chris Willams a Medical Marijuana grower in Montana now faces the rest of his life in prison because a Medical Marijuana law was canceled.”This law didn't include the medical use of Marijuana. I believe Medical Marijuana ought to be legal below tax and distributed to only patients with treatable diseases.
Marijuana is not completely legal anywhere, it is just decriminalized. This plant would replace many of the current medicines and treatments that we as a society currently have which inclines me to believe that is a big reason why it is illegal in the first place. The big pharmaceutical companies would lose out on a lot of money if their customers switched over to a more natural alternative. Personally, I have a strong belief that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes and alcohol, I would go as far to say marijuana is better than majority of the controlled substances that are currently legal and drugs recommended for medicinal use. I also strongly believe that marijuana is addictive just like any other drug, and to criminally punish those who use is just wrong. Drug users aren’t criminals for just using the drug, they are just in dire need of help. Decriminalization would relieve these wasted funds on a drug war that cannot be won. These replenished resources could in turn be used for rehabilitation centers and programs creating awareness on the harmful effects of
Marijuana is illegal for a lot of reasons, but the main reason is it’s hurtful to your health especially. Marijuana has become one of the most commonly abused illegal drugs in the United States and on the earth. Those who believe in legalizing marijuana for medical or general use do not realize the great cost of marijuana and that it’s not because of its prohibition, but the costs resulting from the use
Legalizing marijuana may serve as a medicine for ill and unhealthy people. Marijuana is famously known for its ability to relieve pain for people that suffer with ADDs/ ADHD, Alzheimer’s, seizures, migraines, and physical pain relief like knee or back pain. In addition, marijuana can be used to, “treat those disorders but also cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana kill cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth!” (Torres). American states like Colorado and Washington have already legalized the use of marijuana, not to mention
A doctor at Cannabinoid Research Institute said “Cannabis is the single most versatile herbal remedy and the most useful plant on Earth. No other single plant contains as wide a range of medically active herbal constituents” (Dr. Ethan Russo). After the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, medical and then shortly after recreational, many states are asking themselves the same question. Medical marijuana should be legalized as it provides a long list of medical uses for patients and an additional source of revenue for states. Medical marijuana has more than enough facts to support the legalization of it.
Medical marijuana should be legalized in every state. Medical marijuana, also known as cannabis or medicinal cannabis, is a plant that is used as a form of herbal therapy for the relief or treatment of a medical symptom. The marijuana plant contains chemicals that can treat a wide range of illnesses. From Alzheimer’s to Crohn’s disease, from anorexia to multiple sclerosis, and from epilepsy to Tourette’s syndrome, this is but a few of the diseases that medical marijuana can help relieve or treat. It can also help stimulate a person’s appetite and can relieve nausea in AIDS and cancer patients. Before it was prohibited in the 1930’s, it was used in many types of medicines. A few of these medicines include
The most commonly used illicit drug in the United States is marijuana (Why We Should Not Legalize Marijuana, 2010). Its use is prevalent among young people (Why We Should Not Legalize Marijuana, 2010). Rates of marijuana use have stabilized in the past few years after years of rise according to a yearly survey of middle and high school students (Drug Facts: Marijuana, 2015). However, the number of young people who believe marijuana use is dangerous is declining (Drug Facts: Marijuana, 2015).
“Each year, hundreds of thousands or people are around the world who die from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested and thrown in jail. Globally, communities are blighted by drug-related crime. Citizens see huge amounts of their taxes spent on harsh policies that are not working.” (annan). Many people use marijuana, illegal and legally. Marijuana use should not be decriminalized because in most states it’s already legal, such as, Columbia, Alaska and Washington. It’s going to decrease the funds used to find, arrest, and house marijuana users.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in four states (as of June 19, 2015), Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. Medical marijuana is legal in twenty-three states (as of June 19, 2015). I believe no more states should legalize it. California was the first state to prohibit marijuana use about a century ago. People should be entirely careful about using marijuana because of the negative effects it produces. Marijuana should be illegal because it is harmful to young people’s brains, it can cause breathing problems, it increases your heart rate, and it can become addictive. Some people think marijuana is okay (especially for medical purposes), because it can reduce nausea during chemotherapy and it decreases pain and inflammation in autoimmune diseases.
Some medical reasons that marijuana shouldn’t be decriminalized are that it has long and short terms effects. Examples of the short term outcomes include memory loss, difficulty with thinking, loss of motor skills and increased heart rate. According to the National Institutes of Health show that someone smoking about five joints per week is taking in as many cancer causing chemicals as someone smoking a pack of cigarettes every day. There is no science proof that smoked marijuana can be used for medication. Since cannabis plants are polluted with a range of fungal spores, smoking marijuana may increase the risk of infectious organisms. Taradiff, J. "Marijuana and the War on Drugs. “Marijuana. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thomas Gale, 2008. 157. Print.