Essay on The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

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The Topic of Legalizing Marijuana has been a very conversational argumentative issue in the American society; moreover in the American politics today. There are many good arguments on why Marijuana should be Legalize and my argument is based on facts and supporting details to prove why Marijuana should be legalize. The Legalization of Marijuana would be profitable to our government and economy, according to Evan Wood who is the founder of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy; The U.S taxpayers have spent an estimated $2.5 trillion on the war on drugs. The Legalization of Marijuana would have a medical use, and also useful in some religions; after all Legalizing Marijuana would eliminate the cost of keeping Marijuana illegal …show more content…
According to a Psychologist Mr. Rod Plotnik “The most widely use drug in the United States is Marijuana, with 14.6 million current users”. Marijuana is believed to be the leading U.S cash crops, growers makes an estimated of $25 billion yearly. Legalizing Marijuana would also reduce the environmental impacts of smuggling across U.S/Mexico border, says Gloudeman. Researchers however haven’t found any conclusive evidence that prolonged Marijuana use can cause permanent damage to the human brain or nervous system.
Marijuana is also useful in some religions, it has a religious use. Some religions instruct their followers to use Marijuana, just like how Christianity and Judaism instruct their followers to drink wine on certain occasions. For example the Hindus, Buddhist and Rastafarians use Marijuana as part of their Spiritual and Religion Ceremonies; therefore this people deserve the Freedom to practice their religion as they see fit, although The First Amendment to the U.S constitution says that the government cannot prohibit the free exercise of religion, therefore Marijuana should be legal.
The United States government spends billions a year in order to keep Marijuana illegal. Marijuana should be Legal because the prohibition of Marijuana isn’t helping the United States in any shape or form, if any it’s only costing tax payers billions a year. There isn’t
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