Legalization Of Marijuana Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Marijuana has, compared to other both legal and illegal drugs, low effects on the human body. “No death from marijuana overdose has ever been reported and the ill effects of alcohol, nicotine, and prescription painkillers (...) vastly overweight those of marijuana” ( Ingraham, Janet. “Lee, Martin A. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana--Medical, Recreational, and Scientific”). Research has also shown that marijuana “ use does not lead to physical dependence, and there are no withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not discontinued” (“drug use” Britannica School. Encyclopaedia Britannica).
Marijuana consume can also bring certain “medical benefits to people suffering from certain medical conditions”. If marijuana would be legalized, patients would come in the benefit of a treatment with marijuana and pharmacy companies would do more research about marijuana, which could lead to even more uses. In Colorado, the drug “is legal for medical purposes (as it is) in other 15 US states and Washington D.C.” ( Will US Marijuana Legalisation Help Smash the Mexican Drug Cartels?. “International Business Time”).
Another aspect I want to talk about are criminal
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“25 percent of the people incarcerated on marijuana convictions are “low level offenders” (“Legalization of Marijuana” Student Resource Center). All these people take away jail space and cops that could be used to fight higher crimes. When everybody could buy “weed” legally, there would be no need for dealers. A direct result of that would be lower street crime.
The last and most important argument that supports the legalisation of marijuana are the financial benefits, not only for the government, but also for the people is the financial aspect that comes along with legalisation.
Jobs in the agriculture and retail sector would be created as well as in the medical sector. The medical the medical marijuana industry in Colorado alone “employed 4,200 people” for example. All these people would pay taxes then and the unemployment rates would decrease. But all that are just indirect sources how the government would gain

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