Persuasive Essay On Legalization Of Marijuana

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Picture living in a world where marijuana is so free that even your 12 year old son or daughter could get their hands on it without hardly any effort. Well that’s the world parents, law enforcement officers and government officials would have to live in if the bill gets passed that marijuana is federally legal for recreational use. Marijuana is a hallucinogen that affects the brain and alters your awareness. For years there have been debates weather not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. people who stand for marijuana will often compare marijuana to prohibition however they are both two different things. comparing marijuana to prohibition is like comparing Meth to Advil they are both drugs but one drug has a more dangerous …show more content…
Americans that use marijuana are at risk of acquiring a job do to their habits. Also marijuana take away necessary money from the economy and finally marijuana is being marketed to teens like having a winning season to raider fans. As hard as the economy is legalizing pot isn 't going to make it any better "As a career counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area—epicenter of “medical” marijuana use–I’ve had many clients who need to find a job but are unmotivated and have poor memory. When I ask if they smoke or have smoked a lot of pot, their answer is usually yes."(Marty Nemko holds a Ph.D. specializing in education) this shows how the use of marijuana affects the economy. "if you think alcohol is causing taxpayer money legalizing marijuana will have you in debt " in addition to the cost to law enforcement for training and Prevention the anticipated increase in impaired driving arrest would result in additional court costs including prosecution and public dissent even in place where these costs are not borne directly by tax. They will divert funds which might otherwise be used to support other civic needs"(Alaska Association of Chief of Police ). With this being said legalizing marijuana would only cost you more time and money because you have to sit though case in courts for marijuana offense at jury duties. Also that money going to fight the cases of the offender could be going to schools,and other government funded programs. Furthermore marijuana is being marketed to teens " cannabis food and candy is being marketed to children and are responsible for a growing number of marijuana related ER visit edible with names such as ringtone pops and pop tarts are inspired by comment Childre candy and dessert products such as ringtone pop in pop tarts"(Association of Chief of Police ). To add on "the use of marijuana is associated with hundreds of thousands

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