Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay example

1359 Words Oct 17th, 2014 6 Pages
Marijuana comes from the dried leaves, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is a common street drug and is often used for recreational purposes. People can smoke marijuana or they can add the drug to food or tea. People uses marijuana for recreational purposes but people also use marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana should be legalized because of its medical purposes, for beneficial effects, economical purposes, and crime.
Street vs. medical
Medical marijuana has been known to help relieve certain symptoms for, cancer patients, aids patients, and people who have glaucoma. In the article “Lost in the Weed” by Richard Brookhiser talks about having cancer he stated that “I had metastasized testicular cancer, which required chemotherapy. To deal with the resulting nausea, I took legal antiemetic drugs, but after a while they didn 't work. Then, I turned to pot.” (Brookhiser, 1997) Teens or adults who can use marijuana for many reasons, not all are misuses of marijuana. For people who have medical conditions, sometimes their body gets immune to the medicine they are taking, and has to try new medicines, or new ways to help relieve some symptoms that they are having. On the other hand, street marijuana has been known for its recreational use; young adults are mostly known for using street marijuana. Young adults are usually the one who sell marijuana to make a profit. The people who sell marijuana are called drug dealers; drug dealers are why…

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