Why should marijuana be legalized?
Topic: Why should marijuana be legalized?
June 27, 2019 / By Aideen Question:
give me reasons please ! i need help on my essay..this is not a joke. i've already got for medical reasons...but why else? i heard it was better then smoking a cigarette or getting drunk
Best Answers: Why should marijuana be legalized?
Tiras | 9 days ago
there has never been a death as a result of marijuana, there has never been reports of cancer from an only marijuana smoker
90 percent of all the drug convictions in the united states are related to marijuana that clog up the courts, flooding the prisons with non violent offenders that just want to smoke pot recreationally, spend tax payer money on taking them to court, housing them in prison, that's a huge burden taken on by the tax payer when that budget can be used to catch real criminals like meth dealers or heroin dealers!!
the reason marijuana is considered a gateway drug is because of the fact that it's illegal!!! it's on the black market, when you go to a drug dealer to buy weed they also have other harder drugs that they offer you, well that's how you get the gateway theory. If you were going to a store where they sold pot like alcohol you wouldn't have the temptation of buying harder drugs because they dont sell any.
it is easier for teenagers to get marijuana then it is for them to get alcohol since to buy alcohol you need an i.d. whereas to buy pot all you need is money.
look at all the crime because of drug prohibition!! i'm not saying to legalize every drug but if you legalize marijuana that takes tremendous power out of the cartels hands and puts it in yours, thus giving the dea and other agencies more power to prosecute real drug dealers who deal meth, coke etc. not just crime that's on the border but crime in the inner cities! a lot of these gangs rely heavily on marijuana sales, you cut that out you cut out their biggest commodity!
and last but not least you can actually use hemp! hemp is a very useful plant, can make for the best paper, best cloths, best bio fuels etc. with the combination of hemp and marijuana for recreational use can put in billions of dollars into our economy while the same time saving us billions of dollars on prison costs etc.
the united states spends more money on prisons then on education, something is wrong with that!!
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Originally Answered: Should Marijuana be legalized?
Top 5 reasons for Marijuana to be legalized are as follows:
1. It has beneficial healing properties for many mental and physical illness.
2. Save lots of money reducing prison, police and court costs.
3. Take a large amount of money out of the black markets and put it into the economy.
4. Tax and license it so people can grow, buy, sell etc.
5. It will create new industries and jobs.
You can elaborate this points and get the things done for you. :)
I don’t smoke, but I definitely think it should be legal, provided that it is regulated like alcohol (no minors, and no driving).
It makes absolutely no sense that cannabis is illegal while alcohol and tobacco (both of which are MORE harmful and MORE addictive) are legal. I wouldn't use the word "better" - it is only "less harmful."
- Create thousands of (legal, income-tax paying) jobs
- Devastate drug cartels, which would suddenly be without 75% of their income
- Provide an enormous windfall for the government, which would bring in billions in taxes and SAVE billions more on law enforcement (ending Prohibition played a big part in getting the U.S. out of the Great Depression)
- Allow police, courts and prisons to focus their resources on DANGEROUS criminals, rather than harmless potheads
The more taxes the pot smokers have to pay, the less the rest of us will have to pay – everybody wins!
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Portugal had good results with their changes to Marijuana Laws:
“More deaths are caused each year by TOBACCO use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), ILLEGAL DRUG USE, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders COMBINED.”
Here is a very well thought-out ESSAY on the irrational views of supporters of the War on Drugs.
The author deals with the most common, and extremely flawed, arguments in favor of Drug Prohibition.
AMERICA’S UNJUST DRUG WAR <<<<<<<<<***
Milk is a “gateway” to bourbon?
FBI Director Robert Mueller admits, on television, that NO deaths have been attributed to Marijuana:
Alcohol use kills approximately 80,000 Americans annually.
And, don’t look now, but . . . OMG! GASP!
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It harms far less than what a cigarette does. It's a plant. It would definitely help our ECONOMY. There have been no reported deaths cause by marijuana. Cigarette and drinking has killed people.
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In that past, England had legalized marijuana. Their goal was to try to reduce the crime rate. The goal was not reached. The crime rate did not go down. In some cases maybe up. England suggests to American NOT to legalize it. You may research it for further information. Hope i helped!
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The money used to enforce that law and prosecute the offenders could be used to catch real criminals!
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if marijuana is legalized there will be lesss crimes for selling it and having it,and people who are hooked will do ANYTHING to get high,so if they get it they wont do so many bad things and stuff like assault androbbery and stuff like that will decrease.
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sorry for being a downer but, poeple will ALWAYS use an "overdose" of it. People who use it will make the U.S. more harmful, more laws will be broken, and so on and so forth. I'm not against it, i am just putting down the facts..
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Originally Answered: Who thinks marijuana should be legalized?
There's no good reason to support marijuana prohibition. Marijuana was banned because white young women were going to jazz clubs in the early 1900's. In these clubs there were almost only black people. So when these girls were dancing and hanging out with these fine and charming men they were introduced to Marijuana... And thus many of the women slept with them. Since there was no condoms or anything at the time, a LOT of women got pregnant... and "Crossbreeding" was seen as a VERY filthy thing in the 1900's... so there was NO way women would tell their family that they slept with black people voluntarily... So the women HAD to say that they were drugged and raped by black men... And this "Lie" became a wide known thing in the newspapers.. and they banned marijuana. (trust me, that is the reason)
1. Think about the revenue marijuana can produce. Or how much money that can be saved if police stop arresting marijuana victims and how much money that is saved through less cases in court (it's estimated several billions in savings), you know 88% of the drug arrests are for small possession of marijuana (less than an ounce) And about 50% of all people in jail are there because of small possession... There's a reason United states have 1/4 of all people in jail in the whole world and yet USA only is about 5% of the worlds population.
2. studies show that high school kids are saying that weed is much easier to get than beer. Because it is not controlled and the dealers don't care about age, but cash...
And You see, the average dealer on the street are not criminals (as in "a member of a gang, cartels or anything). they're the normal pizza hut working college student who grabs an opportunity to earn 4-5 months of salary in less than a month... If Weed was to become legal, the mexican cartels (who earn 60-70% of their money from marijuana) would lose a lot of power... ALSO the power to pay enough money to dealers... so with dealers earning less after legalization fewer would actually think the risk is worth it.
And btw. Netherlands who has coffee shops where they sell marijuana have the lowest % of teens AND adults using it of all countries in the western world. Because it's not illegal there's nothing "Mystical" about it so teens are not drawn to it as easily as if it was illegal.
3. It is proven that marijuana is as dangerous as coffee (actually around 5000-7000 dies from heart attack due to coffee drinking each year. And there has not yet been found one single death related to marijuana... look it up yourself), and the only harmful thing is the actual smoke introduced to your lungs... just as "dangerous" as sitting by a campfire and breathing in burned wood smoke.
American Medical Association is trying to make the federal government change marijuana from schedule 1 to schedule 2 because of it's medical values... the government approved the production of Marinal (a spray and/or pill with the marijuana molecule THC for patiens )
. Oh and one more thing.
A: The gateway drug theory is actually caused by Prohibition. You see... Everyone who smokes pot for the first time realizes that it is a very mild drug, when you're high you can think clearer than ever, you feel relaxed and the next day you don't experience hangover... BUT believe me when i say this... The strongest feeling of them all is this: The feeling of being betrayed by authority (Parents, teachers, cops and the gov). When young people think "I've been lied to by my parents about weed, maybe they're lying about other drugs too" they are more likely to say yes when offered hard drugs.
B: Here's the other thing... When illegal the only way to get marijuana is through people who might have some shady intentions, we are forcing youngsters to head into possible dangerous places by keeping weed illegal... Dealers usually tend to use this trick... When they get new customers they act really nice, they might even sell it cheaper and thereby over time befriending them... around 50% of WEED dealers sell other drugs too. So when a "trust" bond has been created they might offer their customers other things (And because of what i wrote in "A" they are more likely to try new stuff)
You see, all created by prohibition... there's nothing IN marijauana that has anything to do with the gateway theory
I'm for the legalization of marijuana...
It's all about logic...Alcohol Prohibition in the early 1900's didn't work... And the very first prohibition in the garden of Eden was the prohibition to eat from the tree of knowledge... and who was the ruler? the man upstairs... and how many did he have to watch oveR? two.... And yet. they ate the apple
So... drugs doesn't disappear when prohibited, ... over the past 70 years during prohibition they have become cheaper, stronger and more available than ever before. It's safe to say that the drugs won the war.