Legalizing marijuana Essay

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Legalizing marijuana





What this can't be true, marijuana can't be good for you it causes asthma and
bronchitis. Oh wait I almost forgot thats just another misconception of
marijuana in truth it is actually good for people suffering from asthma and
bronchitis.
Yeah right, this wonder of a drug isn't only not
bad for you, but it can actually promote good health. This drug can save lives,
it can restore people's vision, in fact there isn't much this drug can't do.
Marijuana can save the lives of people diagnosed with cancer, and prolong the
lives of people with the HIV virus. It reduces nausea and increases the
appetite. If this isn't enough to change your mind about marijuana how about
all the people with glocoma? Smoking marijuana will clear up their vision and
relieve the pressure in their eyes, AND IT CAN EVEN PREVENT THEM
FROM BEING BLIND.
Marijuana supposedly causes brain damage but that is only
another misconception. This misconception has been tested and proven
wrong. The only thing that actually makes marijuana bad for you is the tar in
it, and it is not good for your lungs to breathe in anything that hot. Now these
aren't terribly bad for you, but they can be overcome by using a bong or
waterpipe and putting ice in it.
Every year law enforcement
spends countless man-hours trying to apprehend marijuana dealers and
growers. This time would be better utilized in dealing with more serious
crimes.
A study carried out in California clearly
demonstrates the effectiveness of marijuana as a treatment for cancer: "Over
74 percent of the cancer patients treated in the program have reported that
marijuana is more effective in relieving their nausea and vomiting than any
other drug they have tried."(Zeese 1990).
Moreover, several other things can be produced commercially using
the marijuana plant. There is a possible revenue obtainable from hemp, which
can be manufactured into clothing material, vegetable oil, paper product, and
livestock feed (Caputo and Ostrom 485).
However, crime enforcement energy is often
spent dealing with cases that are not necessary. The police spend useless time
trying to arrest marijuana growing and smokers. If marijuana is legalized,
drug-fighting resources could be better used against the drug trade of
cocaine, heroin, and other dangerous substances.
Also, if
the government would legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana, large tax
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