Argumentative Essay On Legalizing Marijuana

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I’m blameworthy doing something “illegal” in eyes of the law, but accepted by so many Americans. The few times I smoked marijuana, I felt ashamed, guilty and rebellious. Why did I feel that way? Is it because the U.S government label the usage of marijuana “illegal” and I was breaking the law or is it because the stigma of marijuana not being socially accepted. In the Rolling Stone Magazine interview by Jann S. Wenner, President Barack Obama has discouraged the substance abuse of marijuana by labeling it Schedule I drug. At this moment, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) defines marijuana as Schedule I drugs, by describing it as “no currently accepted medical use” and a “high potential for abuse”. President Obama
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gives us an insight that Americans are moving in the right direction by legalizing the usage of recreational marijuana in the federal level. Legalizing marijuana is supported by many American and politicians, marijuana used for many medical purposes and its needed for more medical research, marijuana eliminates the abusive of other drugs and decreases the pain-killer epidemic, creates more state or governmental revenue and decreases the amount of inmates in prison. Legalizing marijuana will always be an ongoing issue such alcohol consumption, same-sex marriage and abortion rights. We can all argue the pros and cons from legalization, however, if it’s a win-win for everyone why is the government trying to withhold our American civil right. I’m sure the government will have the ability to regulate marijuana such as tobacco, alcohol, and prescription drugs. If Mexico and Canada decriminalizing and accepting the usage of marijuana, I believe the U.S be more vulnerable to war on drugs. The United States should lead by example and accept the usage of recreational marijuana. I believe as great nation, we can come together and lead our nation into the right

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