The Issue Of Legalization Of Marijuana

1605 Words Dec 9th, 2015 7 Pages
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” This was said by one of the most famous scientists in the United States known as Carl Sagan. Marijuana has been one of the most debated topics in the media today, and numerous years before. Altogether, this debate has raised many questions, yet with very few answers of whether the legalization of marijuana should be passed, and expressed throughout the nation as a whole. The fight for legalizing marijuana has embraced itself to see success. The legalization of marijuana is essential in society today for three reasons: failed prohibition does not work, profitable agricultural uses, and its imperative role in medicine. As shown throughout history, prohibition has never successfully worked here in the United States, and more than likely never will. The federal government has continuously tried to apply and use criminal penalties to prevent the use of marijuana use for several decades, but people still continue to use “natural herb.” Obesity is an epidemic, especially here within the states, killing people every year, yet the government has no power to regulate how much or how healthy something is for a citizen to eat it. According to Alternet.com, It is now believed to be known that “marijuana is used by more than 25 million people throughout the…
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