Persuasive Essay On Marijuana Use

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irritability, anxiety and loss of appetite. Still, those symptoms are mild compared with an opiate or alcohol withdrawal” (Sanders). There are very few withdrawal issues when it comes to stopping marijuana use after a long time of heavy usage. Not only this, but the withdrawals do not always affect everyone who has partaken in the use of this drug. Unlike alcohol, marijuana withdrawals are not really physical and has more to do with a psychological need for the substance. “Stage 1 (mild): anxiety, insomnia, nausea, abdominal pain and/or vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, tremors, depression, foggy thinking, mood swings, and heart palpitations; Stage 2 (moderate): increased blood pressure, body temperature and respiration, irregular heart …show more content…
For both marijuana and most tobacco products, one has to inhale the smoke from burning the drug. Out of using this drug, the number one concern is how addictive the substance can become after using it a couple of times. Marijuana has only ten percent of all its users become addicted to the use of the substance (Sanders). This potentially means that marijuana could easily be one of the least addictive drugs that an individual could use. Compared to the legal drugs that are readily available to adults age 18 and over, this may seem like a better option to take when choosing what drug they want to use. When talking about tobacco, however, “Smoking can cause cancer; and not just lung cancer, although that is the type that immediately comes to mind. Oral cancer, throat cancer, and even pancreatic cancer can spring from a history of smoking. Tobacco use in the form of chewing tobacco can also cause cancer in the gums, lips, and tongue. Other cancers that are often linked to smoking include liver, bladder, uterine, and prostate cancer” (Jansen). Using tobacco has direct links to many different forms of cancers and other health issues. When compared to marijuana, it is a wonder how tobacco products are still legal and available for people age 18 and over. However, many people believe that marijuana is still an evil substance that …show more content…
Already in Colorado, ten thousand jobs have been created due to the legalization and use of marijuana which lowered the unemployment rate of the state to six percent. Out of the possible tax that could be imposed on marijuana product sales, the government could receive a large sum of tax revenues that is comparable to those of alcohol and cigarette sales. Marijuana has been medically safer to use than both alcohol and tobacco products, which are horribly damaging to one’s body. Marijuana, however, is believed to be a dangerous gateway drug and many people worry that if marijuana is legalized, then worse substances will have decreased restrictions. This is all just worry because most people who use marijuana do not move on to worse substances and marijuana will almost always be illegal under federal laws. Legalizing marijuana could be a great step for the United States and may provide a way to help the nation get out of such a large debt. Legalizing this drug can only be seen as beneficial to everyone within the U.S, this means that all the process needs is support from the

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