Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essays

1244 Words Dec 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant and is still illegal medicinally in twenty-five states, and recreationally in forty-six states. However, a substance that has commonly been known to cause numerous health issues is legal to consume in all fifty states. Alcohol has now been legal for nearly eighty-four consecutive years, following the twenty-first amendment to the United States Constitution. Following the 2016 election, I find myself questioning the direction our country will go with the reformation of cannabis. I say that marijuana should be decriminalized and legalized in all fifty states because of the financial and medical stability it can provide.
When it comes to marijuana legalization, there will always be nay-sayers. Dr. Howard Samuels is one of those nay-sayers. Dr. Howard Samuels is a licensed therapist who is currently the CEO of The Hills Treatment Center, a substance abuse treatment facility in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in addiction (THP). He wrote an anti-marijuana article for The Huffington Post in January of 2014, and did so in an effective manner. “Legally Blind: Why I’m Against Legalizing Marijuana” was written to persuade readers why legalizing marijuana would be a bad thing, using strange arguments such as the economy boost would actually be a bad thing. Dr. Samuels wrote this article because he wanted to express his strong opinion on a very…

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