A quick show of hand for those who oppose the use of Alcohol in society! Now raise your hands if you oppose the use of marijuana!
Ok. Well 22 million daily users of cannabis as it is formally known, would disagree with those of you who voted no for the second survey. Simply, Marijuana intake is a serious issue challenging society. Despite the efforts and expenditure on the prohibition of this drug, it is well and truly present within our communities. For this reason I stand before you today to challenge its prohibition, not for personal interest, offcourse, but for that our nation; which is in need of a controlled, regulated and taxed system for soft drugs.
Firstly, the regulation of taxed cannabis would have a seriously positive impact on our country’s economy, with Jeffery A. Miron, a Harvard professor, estimating that $7.7 billion alone would be saved by law enforcement agencies. These large sums originally the tax payer’s (our parents’), can be used to crack down on more serious crimes, such as rape and murder, or offered towards our education, rather than being carelessly spent on storming teenage parties with sniffer dogs.
We must consider that the underground market is controlled by drug dealers, many of which support terrorist organizations. If marijuana was carefully regulated, the enormous street prices for pot would be greatly lowered, financially crippling criminals - in turn reducing organised crime levels.
An important question is How safe is it?
Well, the effect of female cannabis plants on the user depend on its concentration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol)- or to save me the trouble of repeating that- THC. While THC is thought to cause panic attacks, CBD (cannibonal) another component of the drug, acts to calm impulses. - Permitting educated pharmacists by law to produce balanced composition of the ‘party drug’ would undoubtedly weaken the theories which link marijuana intake and schizophrenia.
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