Essay Why is Marijuana Against the Law?

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“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”
― Bill Hicks Weed. Mary Jane. Pot. Marijuana. Grass. Dope. Cannabis. As the world progresses, particularly in the United States people tend to be more socially acceptable of taboos that would have been widely looked down upon many years ago. One of these taboos is marijuana. Today, we not only see Marijuana as socially accepting, but morally as well. As my generation grows older, the use of marijuana becomes more apparent in society. States even begin to legalize the drug. As more states legalize, more people cheer for the cause. The Catholic social teachings value human life
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“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”
― Bill Hicks Weed. Mary Jane. Pot. Marijuana. Grass. Dope. Cannabis. As the world progresses, particularly in the United States people tend to be more socially acceptable of taboos that would have been widely looked down upon many years ago. One of these taboos is marijuana. Today, we not only see Marijuana as socially accepting, but morally as well. As my generation grows older, the use of marijuana becomes more apparent in society. States even begin to legalize the drug. As more states legalize, more people cheer for the cause. The Catholic social teachings value human life and dignity of a person, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Seven things). This means that each individual has a calling to protect all life and not alter oneself or others. The use of marijuana alters our ability to have logic and essentially free will, which God has given us. Therefore, the Catholic Church is against the use of marijuana in order to have the ability to live our lives righteously.

In Romans 13:1, it says, “ let every soul be subject to higher powers: for there is no power but from God: and those that are, are ordained of God.”(Rom 13.1) “my brain is just gone” Catholics believe that it is unlawful to use drugs recreationally and see it as
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