Legalization Of Marijuana In The Song 'Mary Jane' By Rick James

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The Blunt Truth In Rick James’s song “Mary Jane”, he sings "And when I 'm feeling low, she comes as no surprise / Turns me on with her love, takes me to paradise." This song teaches us about how cannabis can get us from a state of low to a state of high. The government forbids the usage of cannabis, but permits the usage of alcohol. On one side of the legal spectrum, nearly 88,000 people died from drunk driving every year. Including secondhand smoke from cigarettes, at least 480,000 people have died from smoking. No one has been reported an overdose death from cannabis. Despite the government allowing for the use of drugs, such as alcohol and cigarette, the billions of dollars spent on the “war on drugs” generates an unnecessary harm of preventing …show more content…
In comparison to alcohol and cigarettes, while driving under the effects of cannabis, no reliable studies have proven the relationship between cannabis and an increased risk of accidents. However, the relationship between alcohol and the increase risk of accidents is unanimous. Secondhand smoke, the smoke from the tobacco product or the smoke respired by the smoker, allows for nicotine and carbon monoxide to be transmitted through the air into the lungs or blood stream of any nearby person.
While many argue that the existence of harmful effects of cannabis, no studies prove the impairments of cannabis in any manner. For example, studies from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University showed that "chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms, or asthma." Many may associate cannabis with a culture of laziness, but my brother proves that to be
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For cancer patients, cannabis acts as a medication for seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, nausea, headaches, relaxation. Many studies, including ones by the Food and Drug Administration, also show the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and cannabis, helping short-term memory in these patients. The legalization of cannabis would allow for the regulation of the cannabis, generating government revenue. Controlling the flow of transactions would disincentive the cannabis black market by allowing people to get it from the government dispensaries. This reduction in crime accompanies another benefit of opportunities of funding other programs through the money generate, either at a state level or a government

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