Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

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“The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense - the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy” (William F Buckley Jr). Marijuana has been grown for more than 2,000 years ago. It contains over 400 different chemicals. There has been reported that 158.8 million of people use marijuana. People who consume marijuana start from when they are teenagers all the way through adulthood. Marijuana has been the second most frequent substance found in the human body. It has been used since ancient times …show more content…
Marijuana cause a major problem to the lungs. The way marijuana is consumed can determined the damages it causes to the lungs. Any type of smoke releases materials that damage our lungs. Marijuana releases toxins that are harmful. Smokers tend to hold breath longer which causes a greater exposure to the toxins. Second hand smoke can causes pose a health threat to others due to the toxins released. Also, marijuana can cause long term or permanent damages to the brain. In a study performed, it showed how it affected the cognitive, learning and memory function of the brain. People who start to use marijuana at a young age tend to have more mental health problems than those who starts at adulthood. Lastly, marijuana can be addictive. Overtime with the use of it people can become addictive to it and won’t be able to stop using it. This happens by the changes marijuana causes to the brain which makes the person addictive to it. Over time the percentage of people who become addicted to it increases. What this argument does not take into account is that with the legalization of marijuana the economy will start to change. Marijuana will be taxed just like alcohol and tobacco, which mean that it will help us. Not only being is the government benefiting from the taxes but, from the expenses. There will be many people who will waste lots of money buying it and buying …show more content…
Legalizing marijuana means that there will be something else that will be taxed just like alcohol and tobacco. Also, the expenses that have to do with marijuana will help the economy. Many people that visit other places where marijuana is legalized waste lots of money buying it and getting the things necessary to consume it. Marijuana can be beneficial for medicine. Doctors can prescribe their patients medical marijuana is they see that it will be helpful. They can prescribe it depending of the type of illness the patient has and its signs and symptoms. Sometimes there are conditions that are really strong and nothing seems to help. By legalizing marijuana it means that it will be off the chart as a crime. This means that people who use marijuana or carry it with them would not have to go to jail for it. They will not get their record ruined just for having it with them for their personal use. Marijuana can help us in a positive way. It can help the government to get rid of some of the debt that we are in right now. Many people have their different point of view about marijuana but, sometimes we have to see the good and the bad about something. There are far worse things that police officers should be focusing on than just something so small like marijuana and forgetting that there are far more other drugs that are pose a greater threat to

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