Argumentative Essay On Marijuana

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Marijuana is one of the most controversial disputes in America. A plant that has such a grand impact on the world today. Is the drug saving or killing? Legalization is definitely the word going around, and if the drug should be legalized everywhere. California being one of the popular with the drug in the country, holds some of the most famous, and influential people in America. The drug is easily found in the media, and is seen to influence anyone into trying the drug. Marijuana has many risks and benefits of it being legalized everywhere.
Marijuana is normally seen as an okay drug, but the fact is, is it is very dangerous. Legalizing marijuana would increase the amount surrounding the young, which will result to the juvenile trying this "okay" drug. Marijuana actually reduces brain growth in kids before adulthood. Also, If used during pregnancy, the drug can lead to brain deformities and birth defects. Regular marijuana use during adolescence, but not adulthood, may permanently impair cognition and increase the risk for psychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia. On top of this marijuana causes heart attacks and diseases in the arteries. Even the young can suffer from such consequences. The drug also can slow the human down making it hard to be productive and get work finished. Marijuana is also a gateway drug meaning once you take it, it can lead to other more serious drugs. Marty Nemko from Time Magazine says, "[l]egalize pot and you have a workforce that is worth not

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