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The Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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This debate has been very prevalent in society and in politics. Experts, politicians, and people alike have been debating among themselves whether or not marijuana should be legalized in America. Marijuana is a drug that can be smoked or eaten. It is grown from the ground and gives the user a sense of a hallucinogenic high. It goes by many names such as Mary Jane, kush, grass, weed, pot, green, cannabis, hemp, or chronic. Some say that marijuana is not as bad as alcohol. Some say that marijuana is safe. Some hippies say that marijuana is natural and should be spread throughout the world. It is debated on constantly through the media, politics, and everyday conversions. What should someone believe? Marijuana should only be legalized for…show more content…
After taking a very small amount of the marijuana in a half-muffin, JJ took a dramatic turn in his academics, his social life, and his attitude completely turned around for the better. It was a miracle. It was a very strong and emotional article that should change the minds of a few non-believers in medical marijuana, not recreational marijuana. If a child is in this sort of predicament and suffers from such an extreme combination of disorders and medical marijuana is the only thing that will have any positive effect on them, then who are we to keep that from that poor child? God allowed for marijuana to grow for a reason and this is it. It is for these very few people who truly need it to calm down and act normally in society. Medical marijuana has the ability to affect a lot of lives. People with OCD do not have to drive themselves up the wall with their habbits. People like JJ do not have to be outcasted from society. They do not have to live with those horrible disorders. There are many more people out there like JJ who need this kind of help. Help only medical marijuana can give them. Another article read, “Medical marijuana can be both a treatment in itself, and it can be used to help patients withstand the effects of accepted treatments that can possibly lead to a cure or amelioration of their condition” (Clark 40). This article is telling the public that medical marijuana can treat patients. If the government would just
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