Dr. E.L. Blake
April 22, 2013
Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes
Marijuana has widely used as medicine for over five thousand years. The early 1900s, singled the drop of medicinal marijuana with the arrival of other painkillers. Vaccinate opiates and artificial painkillers such as aspirin and barbiturates began to replace marijuana as the doctors's drug of choice in the twentieth-century, as their results proved to be more consistent than the sometimes erratic effects of the hard-to-dose potencies of marijuana (Grinspoon).
Throughout this paper, one discusses the positive and negative affects the legalization of marijuana has on the American society. Controversial issues include wide spread drug use, drug money and other uses for the cannabis plant, medicinal uses of marijuana, the infringement prohibition has on civil liberties, and damaging and positive effects it holds on our society.
Common myth about marijuana is that it serves as a gateway to other drugs; that most cocaine users once smoked pot is offered as support for this position. Marijuana does not enjoy the social acceptance of alcohol and is therefore a politically convenient target for allegations. An individual inclined to escape reality through the medium of substance abuse will gravitate into the response to life whether or not the drugs are legal. Legalizing marijuana will neither increase nor decrease the number of people inclined toward, or indulging in, marijuana. Marijuana should be legalized because it has been and still is used widely all over the world, because it can be used for medical purposes, and because it is not a "gateway" to the use of other drugs and violence.
Legalization of marijuana should be done because it has been and still is used widely all over the world.
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made Marijuana so lavish to get that its practice as a medicinal tonic in the U.S. came to a stop. Though currently unlawful...