Should Marijuana Be Legal? Essay

1640 Words Dec 1st, 2016 7 Pages
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. Marijuana has been surrounded by a common stigma; it is seen as dangerous, therefore it is associated with other more serious drugs like cocaine and heroin. 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…

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