Why We Should Marijuana Be Illegal

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Junior Research Paper; Marijuana should be legal
If marijuana is so “awful” to be illegal in some states, why would alcohol or cigarettes be any better, Should alcohol and cigarettes be illegal too? Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost. Cigarettes have some of the same negative effects and some that are far worse. Marijuana should be legal throughout the country for both medical and recreational use. Marijuana has many medical benefits, it can be used as a food source. So if cannabis has these benefits, why would it be illegal?
Marijuana has been around for about 12,000 years, it originated in central Asia from that, marijuana spread to the middle east and soon hit Europe. It was
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Like hemp seeds that are taken from the base of the Sativa plant. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. Hemp seeds are known to reduce the risk of heart disease. Due to the high amounts of amino acid and arginine. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats. They have a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which may benefit skin diseases. In some cases, this may provide relief from eczema and its uncomfortable symptoms.
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance worldwide (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2011; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011). It has been reported that cannabis use has stabilized or even decreased in recent years in most high-income countries. However, the continuing high prevalence of use among adolescents and young adults, as well as a gradual increase in the strength of cannabis consumed, is a cause for concern. These concerns focus, in part, on the perceived association between cannabis use and mental
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