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    The argument against prohibition of marijuana Marijuana legalization is not a new development. Advocacy groups such as NORML (the national organization for the reform of marijuana laws) have existed since 1970, their goal being to influence reform of regressive anti-drug laws. Only in the past ten to twenty years has legalization for both medical, and non-medical recreational use made headway in the United States. Some notable victories being Colorado and Washington State, where weed is now legal. Despite growing numbers of supporters in favor of legalization there remain some who oppose legalization. A recent example would be the article written by Psychotherapist Dr. Howard Samuels, for the website Huffington post. In the article Samuels…

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    extraordinarily expensive, costing users much more”. The final disadvantage of legalization is the resulting violation of existing international drug treaties which could ruin relations with the UN as Canada would be “undermining International law and compromising its global position” (Hoffmann and Habibi, 2016). To summarize, the main disadvantage of legalization is increased use and accessibility as prohibition raises costs and limits…

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    because he believes it unites one with himself and with others. It looks like Marley 's dream became a reality as proposition 64 has passed, which means that Marijuana is legal now. To consume it, one has to be at least twenty one, and the limit is an ounce. Since the proposition passes, that means the majority of people agreed with it. Obviously there will be negatives to this proposition being passed since this was pretty much tested in Colorado and Washington, and it was a huge failure since…

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    There are so many dangers threatening American society today. There is violence in schools, work, and in the home. The economy is ever changing. However, marijuana is not posing a problem in America today. Legalization of marijuana should be allowed in the United States because it is not a harmful substance, it can provide medicinal benefits for ailing patients, and can provide funding for government programs . Marijuana is not a harmful substance. Many people have come to believe it is.…

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    Legalization of Marijuana (Rough Draft) For the past decade one of the biggest debates that has seemed to get everyone taking sides it the idea of the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is not something new to the American government, it has been an ongoing battle to control the seemingly harmless plant that the government deemed illegal with no justification other than we still do not know enough about the plant. It is only due to recent theories of marijuana ability to be used as a useful…

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    Legalization of marijuana has been a controversial topic for many years now. People’s views on marijuana are clearly split and there are advocates for both sides of the spectrum. The name “marijuana” is quite recent but the cannabis plant was used frequently as a drug since the colonial times. Today, teens and adults consume it for a variety of reasons and it has impacted so many lives for the better. In this proposal I will talk about the why marijuana should be legalized, my personal…

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    Many people on that are against the legalization of marijuana believe that the number of highway fatalities and impaired driving will go up when passing Proposition 64. NHTSA states,”In 2014, there were 9,967 people killed in alcohol-impaired- driving crashes, an average of 1 alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 53 minutes”(NHTSA,2016). However, alcohol has caused more highway fatalities than marijuana has and really impairs the driver when driving a vehicle. In addition, the income from…

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    did legalize pot the expenses to keep it regulated would outweigh any and all tax revenue (Office of National Drug Control Policy 5). However, one can use the legalization of pot in Colorado as a case study to prove these people wrong. In a review of Colorado’s economy since legalization it states that “On January 1, 2014, legal marijuana sales began in Colorado –with more than $5 million sales generated in the first week alone” (Drug Policy Alliance 4). By taxing the drug, Colorado had a surge…

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    Jerome E. Bickenbach, leader of the Disability Policy Unit and Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland, is against the legalization of PAS. Bickenbach has a hypothesis that disabled patients may be pushed to undergo PAS “because others have chosen for them a lesser quality of life” (Janet, Cohn & Lynn, par. 25). Bickenbach calls this phenomenon the inequality of autonomy, which is “the prevailing prejudicial social attitude…

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    Over the last few decades, marijuana has been a controversial issue debated between many states, countries, and people. The prohibition of marijuana has lead to many negative effects such as higher crime rates and the imprisonment of more people. Although many people think marijuana is bad for the society, there are good effects that comes from this prohibited drug. Studies have been made to determine the impact of marijuana to the society. The legalization of marijuana can lead to a lower…

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