The Legalization of Marijuana Essay

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When a someone hears the term “Marijuana” the first thing that comes into the mind is that it is a drug which is illegal. Some people believe that the only use of marijuana plant is that it can get you high, which is far from the truth. The Marijuana, cannabis, or hemp plant is one of the oldest psychoactive plants known to man. Many people fail to acknowledge that marijuana has a history of more than 8000 years and it has only been illegal for a short period of time. Its history dates back as far as 6000 B.C , when cannabis seeds were used as food in early Chinese traditions. People have used the hemp plant for fabric, ropes and even ethanol fuel. False myths have discredited marijuana for a long time, marijuana not only provides benefits …show more content…
When undergoing chemotherapy the body and the brain is damaged by the harmful chemicals and radiation. Recent research by Harvard University scientists reported that THC can slow tumor growth, and can prevent the spread of cancer cells among the body. THC Particularly targets and destroys tumor cells while leaving healthy cells unaffected. (The Daily Beast) If we have all the proof that marijuana does indeed help stop cancer from spreading and can even kill tumors in some cases, than why do we still make patients endure the painful procedure of chemotherapy. Patients should have the choice to smoke marijuana a plant that grows in the wild, or pump radiation into your body and damage your body from the inside out. A substance in which is considered to be safer than alcohol by our own president has thousands in over crowded prisons and jails. A report done by American Civil liberties union shows that 52% of all drug busts are marijuana, and Majority are not kingpins but rather citizens who were arrested with small amounts of marijuana. An estimated 3.6 billion American dollars is wasted on enforcing marijuana laws in each state. These Statistics show that Marijuana is used by white and black people at the same rate, but according to statistics blacks are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana, and
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