Marijuan The Ugly Truth Essay

2085 Words Dec 7th, 2016 9 Pages
Marijuana, The Ugly Truth

In this day and age, with all of the money and access to information, is there any ethical reason for the government of the United States to continue Marijuana 's prohibition? Marijuana, most dangerous of drugs or the panacea? No one can tell you this is not a hot topic right now. Everywhere you turn after this recent election you are hearing about which states made what legal and which states voted against legalization. In 26 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia some form of Marijuana is legal; whether it be strictly for medical use or the few states that have legalized recreational use. Over and over again, we are told how dangerous and horrendous this plant is. There is a whole world of distention about whether this drug should be legal or banned forever. I believe the legalization of Marijuana will not only add revenue into society because of the taxation of the plant, but also increase funding for law enforcement by lowering the time and effort put into the war on the drugs, lower the levels of people in the prison system, and decrease the number of overdose deaths. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance. To qualify in the category, there must not be any “currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The original reason cited for the selected category for Marijuana is supposedly as a hold…

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