Marijuana Argument Essay

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Marijuana is viewed in a negative lighting by most since it is an illegal drug in most of our states here in the United States. It is under this label of being illegal drug that most people assume marijuana is bad for you. Without doing any research on the drug people will be automatically one-hundred percent against marijuana just because its illegal in there’s or other states. But if someone was to actually do the research, they would find out Marijuana is not all that bad. If anything, the legalization of marijuana would bring forth benefits for not just the people, but also the state they are living in. Some examples of such benefits would be making the state more money, help lower crime rate, and better regulation over who gets hands …show more content…
I say that the state would make money but some one against marijuana would say the state would loose money. Their argument behind this statement would be that if the drug was legal then the crime rate would go up. And if that happens then the state would have to spend more money into law enforcement and drug prevention organizations. To go along with this, I said there would be a lower crime rate, but the side again would say it would go up. The reasoning behind their side of the argument would be a legal drug would make people commit more crimes. And finally I said the legalization of marijuana would help the state better regulate who gets their hands on the drug. The side against would argue that legalizing the drug would make it harder to regulate and control who gets their hands on the drug. These are all statements and arguments contradicting my own to make marijuana legal. And now here is why I am right in all the arguments over my stated benefits of legalizing …show more content…
I can explain this away by the same point I mention in the previous paragraph. That the state would become one big drug dealer and put all drug dealers across the state out of a job. Therefore by doing this you have less criminals on the street which means a lower crime rate. I like to make the comparison to prohibition and how history repeats itself. The only good thing that came out of prohibition was NASCAR and most people don’t even like that. But the thing to see here is that with drugs, like alcohol and marijuana, some people will do just about anything to get their hands on them. This includes breaking the law and people stoped doing just that when alcohol was made legal again. So if we were to legalize the drug I believe and know that what happened with alcohol, the same will happen with marijuana. And just like alcohol, I believe the state will be able to control and regulate who gets there hands on this

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