Legalizing Marijuanna

Legalizing Marijuanna

  • Submitted By: clikz
  • Date Submitted: 12/18/2008 5:15 PM
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Words: 525
  • Page: 3
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Marijuana is less dangerous than some drugs which are legal, like alcohol and tobacco. Marijuana should be legal because people deserve the right to decide whether or not they should use marijuana. The government should not tell people what to do as long as they do not harm others. The second important reason that marijuana should be legal is that it would save our government lots of money. We currently spend billions of dollars every year to chase peaceful people who happen to like to get high. These people get locked up in prison and the taxpayers have to pay the bill. We have to pay for food, housing, health care, attorney fees, court costs, and other expenses to lock these people up. We could save billions of dollars every year as a nation if we stop wasting money locking people up for having marijuana. In addition, if marijuana were legal, the government would be able to collect taxes on it, and would have a lot more money to pay for effective drug education programs and other important things.

Adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it. Marijuana may protect against cancer. A report by German researchers shows that marijuana may inhibit cancer tumor growth. Researchers at the University of Rostock in Germany published their report in January 2008. The study offers scientist’s clues about how some components of marijuana interact with cells to block tumor growth. According to Harvard University researchers have reported finding that delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main thing in marijuana, reduced the growth of lung cancer. If this is all true, then marijuana should definitely be used for medical use.

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