Should Marijuana Be Legalized Essay

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In this paper I will be doing my research on one of the most controversial topics right now. That is, should marijuana be legalized for the public’s use? There are many drugs out there for consumption, the main two being cigarettes, and alcohol. Therefor in my paper I will use cigarettes and alcohol as a basis to research if marijuana should be legalized. In this country, there should be a valid reason for something to be illegal.
Cannabis has been around for many centuries being used for many different purposes. There is estimated about 50,000 uses for the plant. Many things in the 1800s were made from the plant. Many of the early United States presidents grew cannabis, because of the many uses it had. The declaration of independents was written
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But so can lots of other things we like to eat, drink, and smoke. The real question we should be asking is it is dangerous enough to be made illegal? There is no evidence that marijuana has a physical dependence like many other drugs do. Some people may argue that it becomes physically addictive, or the smoke is bad for your lungs. We should not be under the impression that marijuana has no harm. The real question we should be asking ourselves now is how much harm is there in marijuana, and does the benefits out way it so much that it should be made illegal. There is a growing body of evidence that marijuana has uses in many medical conditions to make the quality of life …show more content…
Tobacco has very bad affects on lung function, and other pulmonary functions of the body, yet is still totally legal. Binge drinking of alcohol, common dangerous, and costly to society also totally legal. Marijuana on the other hand has, no impact on lung function, no impact on pulmonary function, and no impact on mortality. Still it is almost always illegal. I am not trying to say that marijuana should be sold in isles of the supermarkets, and places like alcohol, and cigarettes are sold. Here in America, and in many other parts of the world, you need a good reason to make something illegal. There are a lot of things that are dangerous, but regulated for sale. In America we don’t let kids buy tobacco or alcohol, totally makes since the same should apply to marijuana. We don’t let people drive under the influence of alcohol, witch makes since the same should apply for marijuana. Which has been show to impair drivers significantly as well. There have been mutable studies done on driving under the influence, and it shows that it does affect drivers a lot with impaired judgment. There is plenty of data showing that tobacco, and alcohol are unhealthy, and consumed at are own risks. It is had to continue for people to make the argument against marijuana when the evidence they have is very

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