Essay on Legalizing Marijuana
”Cannabis Sativa is perhaps the most recognizable plant in the world.” (Bonsor, 2) The pot leaf is put on clothing, jewelry, bumper stickers and is used in graffiti. “Marijuana is the single most used drug in the United States.” (Bonsor, 2) According to “InfoFacts - Marijuana” 60.4% of 12th graders in 1979 had used marijuana at least once in their lifetime. There were 2.6 …show more content…
The government will save money if marijuana is legalized. They will not have to spend as much money on policing or jailing. The estimate amount of money spent on the War on Drugs in 2003 was over $19 billion. This amount has increased by over a billion dollars since then. By legalizing marijuana, the money spent funding the DEA and keeping smokers in jail could be spent on medical care and education. This would help boost the people’s budgets. The War on drugs is failing horribly. The government wastes so much time preventing it, while people continue to smoke marijuana. It’s a lost cause; they should legalize it and give it the same regulations as alcohol and tobacco.
Marijuana should be legal in all medical systems as well. The ancient Indians, Natives and Egyptians have used marijuana as a medicinal purpose for over 4,000 years. Although smoking marijuana may not be the healthiest for your respiratory system, there are numerous ways to consume marijuana. You can drink it; mix it in with certain foods or best of all use a Vapour-Bong. Marijuana is