Marijuana Argumentative Analysis

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The therapeutic benefits of marijuana have been known since 2700 B.C. in China. Truly contrary to what the opposition claims about marijuana’s effects on health, marijuana benefits an individual’s body more than it hurts them. At this time, there is an improved attentiveness of these therapeutic benefits and they are continually being discovered and examined all over the world. People with ileitis (Crohn’s disease), cancer, and migraine headaches also desire the pain alleviating abilities of marijuana. The neurological effects of marijuana are found to help with schizophrenia, seizing, depression, and multiple sclerosis. Individuals with insomnia, marijuana can help give them the sleep they have desired. With so many disorders that can be alleviated …show more content…
The social expenses are just as significant. How many lives have been devastated by the war on a rather nonthreatening drug? How many families have been ripped apart and had their possessions apprehended? Along with the taxes collected from the sale of marijuana, there is also the fact that many underground jobs will become validated with social security and income taxes, just like other retail occupations. Currently, there is a small fraction of individuals recognized as unemployed, that are actually working in the marijuana business as farmers and dealers. If these marijuana farmers and dealers were identified as employed, our country will be at a lower unemployment rate. Furthermore, marijuana convicts cost the United States around one billion yearly, which could be used to enhance the country’s health and education systems. Legalizing marijuana has an improved economic effect rather than the endless “war on drugs”. Governmental studies show that high school students can get marijuana as easy as ordering a burger from McDonalds. Regardless of the billions of dollars that the government wastes to fight marijuana it is still able to get into the hands of adolescents. The government needs to be sensible and legalize marijuana, tax it, inform society about its effects, and release …show more content…
Furthermore, the legalization of marijuana is also hurting what the government calls the “most extreme organized crime threat to the United States,” the Mexican drug cartels. However, marijuana legalization might have a low impact on the cartels’ capability to bring in dangerous drugs, such as cocaine, or heroin into the United States. Decreasing the profits the cartels’ obtain from marijuana will lessen their control, prosperity, and diminish their attitudes to traffic more dangerous drugs into the United States. Legalizing recreation marijuana in Colorado has already made a positive impact on the city of Denver. The data from the Denver police department proves that legalizing marijuana does in fact have a beneficial impact on crime rate. The punishments for non-violent marijuana crimes are thought to have upright aspirations, but upright aspirations do not always make a suitable policy; good results are essential. Not all drugs are the same; research has proved that marijuana has fewer adverse effects than alcohol. Once a person has been convicted of a felony, it will follow them for the rest of their life. Even when a convicted felon dies, their felony conviction is still kept. What hope is there for an ordinary life or even to work hard at improving their life, if

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