Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1382 Words Nov 17th, 2015 null Page
Legalizing Marijuana
Growing up, everyone has been taught that "Drugs are bad." As kids, we nodded and promised not to be influenced by drugs; however, many people in society today are drug users or even addicts. But what if drugs were not surrounded by negative connotations but were legally useable? Marijuana is a great example of the conflicting views on its use. Marijuana has been everywhere in people 's lives, be it in the media or in the neighborhood alley. So why is this popular drug illegal almost everywhere in the world and an especially controversial topic in the United States? If legalized, marijuana would benefit the United States in terms of health, economy, and social reparations.
There are numerous reasons why many people support marijuana legalization. One of those reasons is the benefit of marijuana being a helpful medicinal drug. Some states in America have already legalized the use of marijuana for medical use only, while many have not. The fact that it is used like medicine should make the drug legal, especially since it has caused no problems being used in that way. Marijuana as a medicine can relieve pain and migraines and help with people who have ADHD. Marijuana, unlike other drugs such as painkillers, alcohol and cigarettes, is not addictive. Marijuana has never been proven to cause any harm to the body and there is not a single recorded death of an overdose on marijuana. According to The Editorial Board of the New York Times, congress has been…

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