The Benefits Of Legalization Of Marijuana

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Marijuana is a minced, green and brown mix of dried flowers, stems, leaves from the plant Cannabis sativa, and added chemicals. Twenty-three states have enacted laws to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Years ago you would not hear of the topic legalizing marijuana, but now the touchy subject is everywhere. It can be used for medical purposes but is a known fact that it is used more for recreational uses. Marijuana should not be legalized for many reasons. Legalization of Marijuana is a controversial issue for most people. If marijuana does become legal, they will be a lot of added turmoil. Legalizing marijuana would be a high-risk. There would be many added health problems. Marijuana is not proven needed for medical treatment. Legalizing …show more content…
Legalizing marijuana would be extremely risky. It is highly feasible that doctors may take bribes from patients to prescribe the drug for recreational use. Which would make legalization very difficult to regulate because prescriptions would end up in the wrong hands. Legal marijuana may provide drug dealers with an easy opportunity to escape from prosecution for trafficking and dealing drugs. Marijuana could possibly be overused like many prescription drugs. Marijuana is also known to be a gateway drug. Therefore it would led people to try different drugs. Legalization of marijuana would inflict more chaos and crime than it would attempt to prevent. We do not know enough about it. Marijuana has not undergone any of the clinical trials necessary for the FDA’s approval. Inhaling smoke from a cigarette and from marijuana is no different. It still is smoke going into …show more content…
However marijuana does have many medicinal benefits including the following: improving the appetite in cancer and HIV patients, reducing muscle spasms associated multiple sclerosis, aids in crohn’s disease and epilepsy, and also helps alleviate eye pressure in glaucoma patients, there is no proof that marijuana is the most effective treatment. Other drugs are just as or more effective. THC, in the form of Marinol, Sativex, Nabilone, and Epidiolex is being used to treat these conditions. There is no need to legalize marijuana when you can benefit the same results without

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