Argumentative Essay: The Legalization Of Marijuana

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Legalization of Marijuana
With the struggles of everyday life, sometimes people need some type of pick me up or a temporary high. Some people turn to the Lord, others turn to sports, others may just sleep it off, and some just need a little something more. People turn to marijuana, also referred to as weed, looking for a temporary high to get away from life constantly beating an individual down. Marijuana is one of the most widely used illegal drugs and constantly starts heated debates. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime states that, “in 2014 some 3.8% of the human population used cannabis.” Many people in this generation participate in the smoking and selling of marijuana, regardless of its legal status in their state. People that
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There are many more deaths caused by alcohol per year than there is for weed. As well I think the good outweighs the bad in this situation and believe that marijuana should be legalized. People are going to smoke it regardless if it is illegal or not.With more states legalizing weed more and more everyday is even more of a reason for it to be legalized nationwide. If one was to look at the states that have already legalized it and see how well they are doing, just imagine what it could do all over the US. Marijuana is going to be smoked, ate, and sold rather if it is illegal or not. So I believe that it would be best to make marijuana legal and put a tax it. By putting a tax on it, weed would have to be regulated which will keep dangerous substances being cut into what is sold. I believe if marijuana was legalized nationwide, with the effects that is had already had on some states it will help the nation out so much. We will be able to cut down on the law enforcement’s money that they are using to arrest these people. Not only that marijuana would help spike the nation’s economy and help cut down the crime rate. Marijuana is a huge cash cow when it comes down too it. People now are willing to pay so much money for a x amount of marijuana that may not even be the real thing. There is no telling how much they would be willing to spend on some that is regulated by the FDA and brought from a reliable source such as a store. The legalization of Marijuana nationwide would be a very helpful in more aspects than just needing it to get high. Marijuana can be very helpful in the medical field for those who truly need it. Such as war veterans that suffer from PTSD and those who have really bad

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