If legalized, marijuana can be taxed which would produce billions of dollars annually in profit which in turn would help our nation get out of debt. Cannabis farms can be set up as well, and growing and harvesting marijuana can become a profession thus lowering the unemployment rate.
What if people get addicted to the drug? What if people make bad economic decisions due to the drug? Yes, it could alleviate medical problems but if the person becomes cured and doesn't stop the drug, then it becomes an addiction. It ruins your brain cells and makes it hard for people to concentrate.
It is rare if at all that you will become addicted to weed. The prescription drugs that they have to help people now that are legal have more addictive properties then marijuana the reasons they dont want to legalize marijuana is because the prescription drug "company" they get money off of people buying those drugs to try and find a way to solve medical problems if it was legal then those prescription drug companies would have less of a market due to the fact marijuana can help multiple things that prescription drugs cannot.
Once weed is legalized there will be less illegal activity to sell. More would be open to ask for a prescription rather than go looking for drug dealers. This could also become safer for people who find a comfort in weed to be open to their doctor.
This would make it easier for people to ask questions and be honest with their doctors. This may eliminate the need for people to defy authority. Although, there may be more drugs sold if people no longer have to be scared about selling drugs. This may open the gate way for people to sell drugs out in the open which would not be good for young kids to see.
Jail charges could be dropped and many would be reunited with families. The charges of carrying weed is ridiculous and overbearing. Too many have been put away for trying to make ends meet, regardless if its right or wrong getting 15 to life is completely unfair. Charges should be dropped if marijuana becomes legal.
Not all marijuana or any drugs to be fact can be proven as an stress reliever. If there were a placebo effect experiment maybe the data would show different, but it's more of an opinion or preference than a fact.
To a certain extent if the doctor prescribes it and for a short amount of time. If they get marijuana for illegal purposes then that isn't right. Although if they use it for medical reasons then yes, it is okay.
Yes it should be legal because right now 20 or more states are legalizing weed because people need it for medical reasons so they won't get sick or die. Plus with weed being legalized, there would be less crimes. It can cure diseases, save money and creates jobs for people who are unemployed. It can also prevent people for having seizures, slows tumor growth, and treats migraines. What people don't get is that it stops cancer and we all know that cancer is the biggest problem in the world right now. The US needs marijuana to be legalized because it can save people's lives.
Of course it should be legal. Cigarettes are legal and they have more harmful toxins. so if somebody wants to ruin their body that's their choice. People ruin their bodies with food all the time and food is legal.
Marijuana is not a harmful drug, in fact it is much safer then alcohol and tobacco. Prohibition also causes enormous social costs. Police spend thousands of hours imprisoning marijuana smokers mostly or nothing more then possession of cannabis for personal use, there are more then 600,000 arrest each year for marijuana compared to 200,000 for cocaine. These arrest are taking away from more urgent issues. some facts say that each year enforcing laws on possession cost more than 3.6 billion. Cannabis has legit medical uses. Just to list some it can help epilepsy, along with pain from AIDS and nausea from chemotherapy also Crohn's disease and muscle spasms. Also legalization wont lead to increased use because legal substances can be controlled in ways illegal ones cannot. It can also help the government generate additional revenue. Also cannabis is easy to grow and environmentally friendly which could help stop drug trade. Legalization could also help produce more jobs.
Many people who buy Marijuana usually buy it laced or mixed with other drugs. At points the consumer may think they are consuming Marijuana but in reality it isn't. With the legalization of it the FDA will most likely check the drug before it selling it to the consumer thus preventing the mixture of other drugs.
Legalizing marijuana would provide wider access for medicinal use. Individuals both inside and outside the medical field argue that marijuana is effective in treating a wide range of health conditions, such as epilepsy, post traumatic stress disorder, Crohn's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Marijuana is also believed to help with certain mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, etc). It is used as a pain reliever for radiation therapy/chemotherapy patients as well. The decriminalization of marijuana usage would allow more people to use the drug for its believed health benefits.
Marijuana should be legal because it is safer then a lot of things that are legal, such as alcohol which can increase violence in people but there has never been someone reported because of being aggressive while high.
The legalization of recreational marijuana would promote consumer safety and create jobs. Marijuana product testing is a standard requirement for legalized marijuana markets, this means that consumers are better informed about the cannabis they use. Testing the marijuana for mold, bacteria, or any other problems/impurities should be required to ensure quality and safety. Also, legalizing and regulating cannabis would create jobs and economic opportunities.
If Marijuana become legal then it will open the door for more drugs to become legal as well. For example the people will start asking for other drugs to become legal as well and if not it will be seen as unfair.
People would try to protest and try to reason legalizing other dangerous drugs. This could be blown out of proportion. People would argue to legalize heroin and maybe even cocaine. Rehabilitation drug centers will skyrocket.
People would not try to legalize heroin and crack because first of all there is a big difference between weed and hard drugs like heroin. Heroin could never be legalized because it has no good effect and it cause tons of deaths. In contrast weed has never killed anyone directly and is only addictive to 1 out of 10 people.
If weed becomes addiction it could elevate you to higher drugs. Weed could soon lead to crack, heroin, etc. This could also cause dependency on the drug. More people could neglect the positive effects of marijuana and abuse it.
No because other drugs like crack, heroin and etc. are being abused by people. Weed and other drugs are two different things. Weed can be legalized because of it's positive effects on others. Crack and Heroin can not be legalized because it is a dangerous drug and it will ruin people's lives permanently.
It is a Gateway drug. Especially for people with addictive personalities. For instance, someone with an addictive personality running in their family will be more likely to be addicted and move on to a more dangerous drug.
if people with addictive properties were addicted to marijuana then they would use that as an escape. Alcohol is a gateway drug that is more dangerous and causes aggression. Weed isn't harmful on its own. If an individual moves to other drugs that are more dangerous than that is an individual issue.
If it became legal it still would not be "legal" everywhere. For example people would most likely not be able to have it in schools or while traveling with it on planes. They would still be more prone to getting arrested.
Since marijuana is a drug, its usage can cause people to experience a high that alters/impairs their perception and judgement. There have been several incidences where someone under the influence of cannabis has caused a traffic accident. In fact, study shows that marijuana is one of the most prevalent drugs found in fatally injured and impaired drivers.