Should Marijuana Be Legalized Research Paper

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?
Is Marijuana really as bad as people portray it to be? The answer is no. Marijuana is a very prominent and controversial subject. Many benefits come from the legalization of Marijuana like reduction of inflammation, a decrease in pain, muscle control problems, controlling epileptic seizures, cancer, and also can treat mental illnesses and addictions. Also, Marijuana can boost tax revenue and is immensely good for crime rate. What drew me to this topic was that, because marijuana is not legal, we are missing out on all of the medicines it could be used for. Marijuana can treat Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, multiple sclerosis and much more. Misconceptions of legalizing marijuana are that the “legalization
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Also, Colorado has gathered 10 million in tax revenues with retail sale shops. Also in Colorado there are currently about 10,000 people directly involved with this industry, with 1,000 to 2,000 gaining employment in the past few months alone. A survey in California says that 92% of patients have been relieved of their symptoms of serious medical conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and cancer because of medical marijuana. Making marijuana legal in the state of Arkansas would not only cut down crime rate and build up tax revenues, it would also be great for medicinal use as well. Because of the newfound focus on the legalization of cannabis, a good number of people are coming to their senses to consider why cannabis was criminalized initially. One of the main reasons marijuana is not legalized at this time is because it is classified as a schedule I drug in the Controlled Substance Act. One of the facts gathered that also shows efficient percentages was from the Huffington Post from the article, “This is why Marijuana Should Be Legal Everywhere,” it states that, “A Gallup poll released on Tuesday reveals that for the first time in history, Americans are more in favor of legalizing marijuana than criminalizing it. 2013 has markedly been a successful year for marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington both passing laws to decriminalize the drug. Now, 58 percent of …show more content…
Not only would it be beneficial to sickly patients that need it, but it would also benefit the economy with taxes, make room in prisons for the criminals that actually deserve to be there, and everyone will realize how much better it affects everyone than alcohol or cigarettes. Marijuana was not made illegal because of health issues, contrary to popular belief. The real reason was simple, good old fashioned, American business. By voting for marijuana to be legalized, that voter is supporting the many men and women who suffer from PTSD from fighting for our country, making the decision for our countries economy to make more money, and taking out the people in jail that have criminally made offenses due to marijuana and throwing the real criminals in that place; where they deserve to be. Marijuana could be used in many different ways, such as, a hobby or personal interest, or also for medicine; there are many benefits and concerns to legalizing marijuana. As a citizen of this state, I say, “vote for marijuana to be legalized and see the beneficial outcome it would have on our

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