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    Charles Stimson’s essay "Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No” presents the negative effects of marijuana legalization while Maria Navarro’s essay “Decriminalizing Marijuana Usage" provides evidence in support of decriminalizing marijuana. Both essays contain many types of evidence to support each of the author 's opinions on the subject of legalizing marijuana but Navarro not addressing the effects of marijuana usage on the health or intellectual performance of marijuana users weakens the impact of her essay. Stimson successfully develops his essay to convince the reader that legalizing marijuana wouldn 't be beneficial while Navarro falls short in conveying the reader that her argument on decriminalizing marijuana is valid.…

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    Marijuana has been a controversial subject for years, not only to those who use it medicinally, but to those who do not use it at all. However, marijuana is not as bad of a drug as most people may think; those who use it talk of its major benefits when it comes to chronic pain or illnesses such as depression and anxiety. But the concern when it comes to marijuana is whether or not the United States government should make it legal for the general public, or just legal to those who use it…

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    Legalization of Marijuana in the United States Marijuana, Mary Jane, reefer, pot, weed, cannabis whatever term you use marijuana is a hot topic in the United States. We have seen numerous movements to implement marijuana reform policy in the U.S. “With 25 states and Washington D.C. having laws legalizing marijuana in some form” (State Marijuana Laws in 2016 Map). Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington D.C. have laws allowing recreational use of cannabis. Most Recently…

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    Recent literature shows marijuana may cause: an increase in infectious disease, cancer, oral diseases, pulmonary infections, heart disorders, neurologic disorders, renal and urological dysfunction, nausea and vomiting, infertility, and nutritional concerns (Adam Gordon et al., 2013), but these correlations have not been proven. If marijuana is legalized, scientist and doctors can study the drug further to confirm or deny these potential symptoms. If marijuana truly is hazardous, legalization…

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    Legalize Marijuana One of the greatest debates across this country right now is the topic of whether or not marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana is currently legal in some forms in 23 different states. The majority of those states have legalized marijuana strictly for medicinal reasons, while in only four of those states is recreational use of marijuana legal. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is commonly perceived as unattractive and useless to most Americans. They see it as addictive…

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    Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medical and Recreational Purposes Marijuana has been the controversial topic of discussion for centuries. Early American leaders enacted the first law regarding marijuana, which is also referred to as cannabis or weed, in the year 1613. The law stated that farmers were required to grow hemp, the stalk of the marijuana plant, in order to prepare fibers that were considered “essential for making sails, ropes, food, and fuel in the developing nation” (Rich, Stingl…

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    Throughout the recent years there has been a rapidly growing topic that has been gaining mixed opinions all through society which is the legalization of Marijuana. Many people support Marijuana, they believe that it is beneficial to each and every user, whether it be for stress reduction, a pain reliever, or to help obtain an appetite. Although Cannabis can have several benefits some residents thought that if it does become legal that it would have major consequences throughout society. Whether…

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    Marijuana has been an increasingly controversial topic in America for years, playing a central role in American culture and countercultures. Although polls suggest that there is not a large gap between those who believe it should be legalized or kept illegal, the majority believes that it should remain illegal (Milligan, 2014). This opinion is reinforced by the media’s stereotypical portrayal of a marijuana consumer, commonly referred to as a “pothead” and depicted as unmotivated in such…

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    Legalizing marijuana is one of the biggest debates in America today and its harmful consequences targets all ages groups including teenagers. Marijuana is a controversial topic and should be banned due to its negative impact in society, development of health issues, drug addiction, and crime increase. On June 1, 2015 republican governor Greg Abbott signed the approval of access to cannabis oil, (an extract from marijuana plant), a treatment for multiple medical conditions, including cancer…

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    The legalization of marijuana has been a common topic of debate for several years. Although there are various reasons as to why people want it legalized, one of the biggest reasons for legalizing it, is that it would be economically beneficial. Jobs would be created, people would be spending their money, money would be invested into stocks, the government would collect taxes from marijuana sales and the list goes on. This can be proven when looking at facts and statistics from Colorado, who was…

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