Reflective Essay Legalization Of Marijuana

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reflective essay legalization of marijuana

Legalization of marijuana

Legalization of Marijuana (Cannabis) is highly logical in a day where alcohol and tobacco
products, (although restricted by age) are available to millions of people every day. Someone has
to wonder why there is such controversy about the proposal to legalize marijuana. Cannabis
would benefit the economy enabling new jobs in the U.S. The sale of Cannibas would benefit the
government as well with a tax. Being an illegal drug Cannabis has more helpful causes than

Of course, there are many arguments for both sides of this debated issue. Nonetheless,
Marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol and tobacco products and in some cases, marijuana has
already proven to be medicaly helpful. Marijuana, a plant with many uses, should be legalized
for crime deflation, medicinal help and tax purposes. Marijuana is, in truth, no more harmful than
currently sold alcohol and tobacco products in the U.S. In fact marijuana is no more harmfull
than sucking Helium. Each year, millions and millions of dollars are spent on health care issues
stemming from the use of alcohol and tobacco drugs: Studies have indicated that the toxins in
tobacco and that alcohol are addictive, cause birth defects, and cause many different cancers
which kill people. Many families have suffered hard ships because of over use of these drugs.
Fighting addictions, added to the cost of fighting cancer, has skyrocketed the amount of money
spent each year. Studies do not, however, indicate that marijuana is a “gateway drug,” one that
causes addiction . Perhaps the only reason that currently points to danger associated with
marijuana has more to do with the fact that because it is not currently government regulated for
the public use, marijuana does, occasionally, contain impurities that cause temporary nausea.
Perhaps under the FDA specifically, would guarantee a consistently pure product. Already, the
FDA has said that marijuana is helpful in treating nausea for cancer patients who are undergoing
chemotherapy. In addition the FDA supports the research that shows marijuana’s medicinal
potential in treating glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. Several studies have found that
“smoking marijuana reduces intraocular pressure…the main cause of this disease”. How can a
drug that the FDA endorses for purposes of healing and prevention be harmful that the general
population needs to be prohibited from its pleasurable effects?

Along with the medicinal purposes of marijuana, it will also help to reduce crime related
offenses. Police enforcement will save billions of dollars a year. Marijuana is illegal, only
criminals deal the drug and will at any point change the cost of their

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