Persuasive Essay On Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana is a federally illegal drug which is classified right along with heroin. Realistically it is less harmful than multiple legal substances. Also the addictive properties are very low when in contrast to things like alcohol and tobacco. It is crazy to think that marijuana was legal for most of history. Then they put a ban on it just like they did with alcohol except for the fact it never became legal again. Until the United States started to come to their senses and realize that marijuana is not as bad as the government made it seem. Marijuana doesn’t lead to any sort of health risks or any major diseases (Boffey A.22). That means people who claim it leads to lung cancer and causes multiple other health effects are wrong. It is a rumor that spread easily to keep marijuana delegalized. Take alcohol and tobacco for instance, both are completely legal, but have so many health issues that it 's one of the leading killers in America. While marijuana hasn’t had a single case of death or overdose in all of history (Boffey A.22). …show more content…
It ranges from parents, to grandparents, and even people who have major influence in today 's world. Barack Obama, our current president, once stated that he tried marijuana (Rosenberg A.1). If marijuana was as bad as everyone makes it to be then he wouldn’t be our president. 53% of United states citizens of age believe that legalization would be good for the country (Wyatt). Even though it is a very small majority there are still more people for it than against it. In America everyone is told that majority rules and that’s how it works. Not only do people want it legal for them to use but also because they understand how much money it costs to keep it illegal. In 2010 10,343 arrests were made for marijuana possession. It costs taxpayers estimated $38 million in incarceration, police, judicial, and legal expenses. That doesn 't even include losses to individual arrests

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