The Legalization Of Marijuana Should Be Legal

917 Words Feb 13th, 2016 4 Pages
The legalization of marijuana is one of the most talked about subjects in the news today. With millions of opinions on this certain topic I think the legalization of marijuana should not be allowed in America. Although some might disagree, marijuana is an unnecessary substance in life. With the legalization, it will affect millions of people between the ages of 1-100. Marijuana should be illegal in the United States because if legalized marijuana will lead to child use, addiction, and health problems. Legalizing marijuana will send a message to children saying drug use is acceptable. According to Claire McCarthy a MD pediatrician at Boston’s Children’s Hospital says, “marijuana use is remarkably common among youth in the U.S. According to the most recent surveys, about 1 in 5 high school students has used in the past month.” I think McCarthy is proving a point by showing survey results of how common it is for children to use marijuana. While most teens are already testing out marijuana, others are receiving messages saying it’s not a harmful drug, so why can’t we use it? Buddy T., a recovering alcoholic and alcoholic expert says, “the message teens are receiving was, ‘If it’s medicine, it must be okay.’ More recently, the message is, ‘If it’s legal it must be safe.’ ” Buddy is saying that if marijuana is legalized children will get a clear message that says it’s perfectly fine to do things that aren’t meant for under aged adults. To sum up, teenagers will think using…
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