Persuasive Essay: Why Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Marijuana has been a controversial subject for years, not only to those who use it medicinally, but to those who do not use it at all. However, marijuana is not as bad of a drug as most people may think; those who use it talk of its major benefits when it comes to chronic pain or illnesses such as depression and anxiety. But the concern when it comes to marijuana is whether or not the United States government should make it legal for the general public, or just legal to those who use it medicinally. Marijuana, because of its harmless effects on the human body psychologically and physically, should be researched further not only to benefit the science and pharmaceutical community, but the general public. Therefore, although a concern about the drug is abused, marijuana should be allowed to be used by the general public along with the regulations and restrictions. …show more content…
The general concern with marijuana is the way it is distributed illegally in states that do not allow the usage or dispersal of the drug. There is also the concern that constant users of marijuana will abuse the drug if given the freedom to use it anywhere, anytime and for any reason. The laws surrounding marijuana are unclear for some states, because according to the federal Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is considered to have “no [current] accepted medical use,” and because of that is made illegal by federal jurisdiction (Hart). Although this is true, twenty-five states have legalized marijuana for medicinal usage. Many users and sellers are confused as to what is legal and what is not. Scientists all over America have been trying to come up with reasonable evidence that marijuana has medical benefits, and it is said that they have come up with little to nothing regarding exactly what marijuana can actually

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