What Are The Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana Degenerate Society

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Legalization of Marijuana: A Degenerate Society
Legalization of marijuana has become a highly controversial issue in many parts of the world including the United States. Today, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing marijuana in some form. The debate on legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes has attracted not only the attention of adults but also youth. According to The National Institute of Health, “more than 97.5 million Americans over the age of 12 have used illicit marijuana, and it is considered by many to be a benign recreational drug” (SAMHSA, 2007). Despite marijuana being an illicit drug, adolescents and young adults have easy access. In light of the above-mentioned statistics, any
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They have the potential to make great change in the world. However, legalization of recreational marijuana will increase the use of it among young adults, impairing them from any kind of productive, functioning, something as small as writing a letter or as big as getting through school. It would reduce the ability of people of all age groups to interact with the modern world. Once legalized, there will be advertising campaigns for its use just as there are for cigarettes and alcohol, focusing on youth. A recent study noted that “cigarette advertising in youth-oriented magazines increased by $54 million after the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement” (Joffe, Yancy, …show more content…
Making it legal only means everybody; (including young teens) will have an easier chance of getting their hands on it. Such was the case with, cigarettes, - which is why it is a good idea to keep marijuana use illegal. While considering how the legalization of marijuana purports to improve the economy and reduce crime in an area that already traffics and distributes the substance illegally, it could be considered that this supposition would not be because there is suddenly a newfound industry in the country. It is because this industry will no longer be hiding in the shadows. The crime rates are “lowered,” not because the crime has stopped, but because the outlawing has. Legalizing marijuana only sees an economic boost because the deals will no longer need to be made in th e back alley, but would be open and subject to the same taxes and trade cuts as every other

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