Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

706 Words Sep 29th, 2015 3 Pages
Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana is the most used illicit psychoactive drug ” (Cerda, Wall, Keyes, Galea, & Hasin, 2012. pg.1). For some, the states that have already legalized marijuana, the use of marijuana has gone up. However, for the others the increase correlates with it being legal and makes sense. The opponents of legalization will point to these statistics as prove it should not be legalized but for individuals who want to consume cannabis instead of alcohol should have the right. During Prohibition, alcohol was treated as if cannabis is now and they found that when the government is regulating the sale of anything it usually is effective. Marijuana should be legalized to improve medical complaints, improve legal issues, and because of the lack of negative side effects.

Marijuana, cannabis, has been used as a drug for such medical treatments as Cancer, Depression, HIV-Aids, and many other ailments. One of the most common uses of cannabis is for pain because it alleviates it without placing harmful toxins within the body. It gives a euphoric sensation as if nothing else matters (St Clair, 2015) and allows you to heal without suffering. The consumption of cannabis is an easier task because you are able to eat, drink, and smoke it, which helps those with breathing issues. Many people go to their doctors for medications but if they had the ability to go and buy marijuana and have a small dose whether it be by eating something with it in it,…

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