The Prohibition Of Marijuana Should Be Legal

1948 Words Apr 11th, 2016 8 Pages
Prof. Bache
English 101
23 March 2016
Thesis statement
The prohibition of marijuana has sparked a big debate in today’s society Views of a dangerous killer drug we once thought as common knowledge are now being proven wrong by science and it is time for our society to reassess based on our knowledge. Although many still view marijuana as a hazardous drug, it in fact has medical, economic and social benefits such as a lowering the cost of the war on drugs, reducing the prison population, generating tax revenue, and creating jobs. These are just a few of the many benefits that can come with the legalization of marijuana. As we learn more about marijuana and its effects we need to revisit our social, political and legal views on its use.
While recreational marijuana is still very controversial many people and states have come on board with medical marijuana and its many medical benefits. Today medical marijuana is becoming increasingly popular among the states and according to twenty-three states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Researches know that there are two active chemicals in marijuana that have medicinal use. “Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabinoid that does not affect the mind or behavior but has been found useful in reducing pain and inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures, and possibly even treating mental illness and addictions (What Is Medical Marijuana).” The second is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is known for increasing…

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