Legalization of Marijuana and it’s Positive Impact on Society
Growing up, everyone is told that, “Drugs are bad for you,” time and time again. Now as a kid you don’t really understand the reasoning behind it, but you listen to your authority figure regardless. I remember being told this my entire life and even to this very day. But as I got older I realized that people would still use drugs even though it’s illegal. I could never understand why someone would go against the law and jeopardize their life just to use drugs. The drug that I am talking about is marijuana, and surprisingly it is all around us. The debate to legalize marijuana in the United States of America has been fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug. Marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the American society for many reasons. Legalization of marijuana could create thousands of jobs, and allow police, courts and prisons to focus their resources on dangerous criminals, rather than potheads. Marijuana should be made legal in the United States because of its medical, recreational, and economical benefits.
Marijuana as a medicine can relieve pain for its users along with other benefits. It is also beneficial to the everyday person for relief of migraines, OCD’s, ADHD, ADD, and even prevention of Alzheimer’s. A recent National Institutes of Health panel concluded that “smoking marijuana may help treat a number of conditions, including nausea and pain. It can be especially effective in improving the appetite of AIDS and cancer patients”. The drug also has no proven or tested medical drawbacks. Unlike other drugs like sleep aids, painkillers, alcohol and cigarettes, marijuana is not addictive. There is no factual evidence that proves that marijuana is addictive.
No one expects that America will recover economically by becoming a “pot nation” but it will help to bring America out of the hole it is in and legalizing marijuana would in no way...