Persuasive Essay On Why Marijuana Should Be Banned

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Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs in America, followed by alcohol and tobacco, and it has been popular since 2737 B.C. Its use spread from China and reached Europe in A.D. 500. (Guyette) At first, marijuana was used as an agent for achieving euphoria; the mystical Emperor Shen Neng of China was prescribing marijuana tea for the treatment of gout, rheumatism, malaria and poor memory. (Guyette) Ancient physicians prescribed marijuana for everything from pain relief to earache to childbirth. However, some doctors believed that excessive consumption of marijuana might cause hallucination and blindness. (Guyette) As a result, Marijuana has been prohibited in most countries today.
Marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia since
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This should not be a reason to ban it. It is true that marijuana is an addictive drug, but it doesn’t mean that people will get addicted to this drug. There are lots of addictive drugs in the world like caffeine and alcohol, and obsession of these drugs will also cause harmful effects on humans. But again, it doesn’t mean people will be addicted to these, it simply depends on people’s own choice. And prohibition won’t help lessen people’s addiction to a particular drug; they would just seek illegal ways to satisfy their desire for that drug. Aren’t we spending our money meaninglessly as complete prohibition is impossible in reality; people still have their ways to buy marijuana for their own …show more content…
Economically, government can increase tax revenue and increase job opportunities in order to lower unemployment rate in society. In addition, this can even attract tourist to come and boost economic growth. Medically, hospitals or doctors are permitted to use marijuana for medical purposes. People can use it to reduce stress instead of consuming alcohol, which will cause more harmful health effects. Marijuana may replace alcohol; driving accidents caused by alcohol intoxication will decrease. One might say that there is a possibility for people to be addicted to Marijuana; therefore, regulation is extremely important but not prohibition. As long as the government can strictly regulate the use of marijuana, it will be beneficial to legalize marijuana. Education for proper use of marijuana will be helpful also; it will be cost effective to promote education rather than prohibition. In such a modern world, conservative thought is not always helpful for a society to grow and prosper, change is

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