Essay Against Marijuana Legalization

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Because marijuana is a drug, by definition, it changes the way the human body works. It gives users an altered perspective on reality. 1 Corinthians 10:29 says “For why should my freedom be limited by what someone else thinks?”. The legalization of marijuana is a battle the world has been facing for many years. It is time to give the people their freedom to smoke marijuana legally. Although Marijuana legalization could increase the cost of addiction treatment of those introduced to heavier drugs from marijuana use, marijuana itself is not addictive if the intake is at a moderate amount. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance. Because of this, people have been concerned with the drugs possible dangers. Research has shown that heavy …show more content…
It is known to treat widely known diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and much more. Because of this, not only adults need treatment, but children also. If a child 's body is too weak to go through chemotherapy treatment, marijuana can be used. Cannabinoids are also effective in treating nausea and vomiting, which are common symptoms of many types of cancers and are side effects of chemotherapy used to treat cancer. By stimulating appetite, cannabinoids can also be helpful in treating anorexia and other wasting diseases, which can include tuberculosis and unexplained weight loss. The use of marijuana is not limited to physical disabilities. In certain circumstances, marijuana is known to treat mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. (“Medical Marijuana”) Other, legal, things cause thousands of deaths per year. There has been zero deaths caused by marijuana. If done safely, the legalization of marijuana could be a very beneficial thing. If the intake of marijuana is moderated, kept at a safe level, and only given to those of the required age, the legalization would give those that want it the freedom to choose what goes in their body. Because of the required age, the people will be mature enough to know what the risks are of the substances that enter their body. If people of the right age are allowed to get drunk, then why do they not have the choice to get

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