Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essays

1373 Words Nov 1st, 2016 6 Pages
If there was a law that was going to be changed during your life time wouldn’t you want to know about it? The legalization of marijuana will be changed in the next ten years. It could be changed to making marijuana illegal everywhere, it could be changed to having all types of marijuana legal, but either way something will be done. As of right now it is the state’s decision on what they want to do about marijuana. Four states have it legalized for recreational use, with an age limit and the number of ounces that can be possessed. Twenty-one states have it legalized for medical uses. As of right now marijuana is the most illicit drug in the United States. If we made it legal, it could solve a bunch of issues that we have around our country. Marijuana should be legalized in all fifty states, for medical and recreational use, but have an age limit, because it could help many people in America with medical problems, it could help by putting a tax on it, and it could help to bring jobs to our nation.
Marijuana, or more scientifically known as cannabis, has been around for centuries. Cannabacea is the plant family that cannabis belongs to. In cannabis, there will be high levels of psychoactive cannabinoid, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol, and low levels of non/anti-psychoactive cannabinoid, cannabinol, which is also known as marijuana (Baron). These types of substances are what makes people feel the way that they do, when they smoke marijuana. It dates back to ancient times, when…

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