Why Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medicinal Purposes Essay

1498 Words Nov 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Growing up, I was constantly told, “drugs are not okay”, or rather “drugs will kill you”. Because I was younger, I did not particularly understand what was meant by this, because I was, “just too young to understand”. As I got older, I began to understand why my elders reiterated this point numerous times. Because drugs can indeed terminate in death, but not every drug. The drug I am specifically referring to is marijuana. Now that I am old enough I am able to comprehend what effect drugs can have on an individual. I do not understand why marijuana isn’t legal for medicinal purposes. Seemingly, Marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a prodigiously positive impact on the American society for many reasons. Some of these reasons are for America’s economy, health, crime and overall general salubrity. These reasons could very well lead America to a brighter future and that is why Marijuana should be legalized in the United States of America.
For more than five thousand years, marijuana has been used extensively as a medical treatment or rather a remedy for those suffering traumatizing medical issues. During the first few years of the 1900’s, the use of marijuana declined because of the increase in substitute drugs such as, aspirin and barbiturates. Another major contributor to the decline of marijuana for medicinal purposes came with The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made marijuana so costly to the public, that the usage of the substance…

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