Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

794 Words Sep 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Many Americans believe marijuana should be legalized for all uses. There are also Americans who do not think marijuana should be legalized. There are many reasons why marijuana should be illegal, from harming individuals to leading to other drugs becoming legal. Some may disagree by saying marijuana is for someone’s own enjoyment and does not harm anyone else. Or saying legalizing marijuana will not harm the society, but will help it. These are a few points made, you may agree, disagree, or just not be sure, but these reasons may help you decide.
An individual who uses the drug, marijuana do an extremely large amount of damage to their brains and mental states. Marijuana should not be legalized due to the fact it 's just giving permission to people to kill themselves. I see it as, if it is frowned upon to attempt suicide, then why is it okay to use the drug marijuana. Not only does a drug user abuse themselves but also their families and loved ones. Marijuana is not a cheap habit to get into, many people who use the drug are also thieves because they cannot afford it. Therefore, buying the drug puts a strain on the family’s other expenses and needs. Families also have to see the effects the drug has on the user, from losing weight to becoming excessively mean. Legalizing marijuana does not just have a negative impact on the individual user and their family, but it also has an impact on the American society as a whole.
Legalizing marijuana can have a major negative impact…

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