Is Marijuana as bad as society think it is? Since the 1930's marijuana has been illegal in the United States. Yet, it is the number one cash crop in this country. Statistics have shown that Alcohol and Tobacco are more of risk at death than someone who consumes Marijuana, but yet Alcohol and Tobacco is legal. If drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes is legal, which harms much more effectively in the human body, why shouldn’t marijuana be legalized when researchers claim that chances of dying from this is slim?
To begin, Marijuana is a shredded, green-brown mix of dried flowers, stems, and leaves from the plant Cannabis sativa. By smoking Medical marijuana, it can lighten the pain or improve the quality of a patient (Amanda Baltazar). With chemotherapy patients, consuming Medical marijuana is an anti-emetic, which is a drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea. The THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a compound contained in Medical marijuana, which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of Cannabis (Amanda Baltazar). There are research that showed that it can also help be a pain reliever which helps patients through surgery because it deals with acute pain which is temporary.
Also, if the Federal Government legalizes Medical Marijuana, it will bring the nation’s largest cash crop under the rule of law (Marijuana Legalization and Regulation) which could lead the economy to be successful. With this, it would create more jobs for individuals who are unemployed. Since 2010, the unemployment rate has been decreasing dramatically, more and more individuals seek for jobs and if the Government does legalize this drug, it can help the unemployment rate go up. Strangely enough, a substance that is illegal in the nation is its number one cash crop. Legalizing this could help pay back debt that the country owes since it can be sold.
Lastly, statically it has been shown through data, that legal substances such as Tobacco and Alcohol is more dangerous than one...