Why Legalize Marijuana?
In society today many people are stressed with all the things they have to perform each day for the standard of living and look for any feeling of freedom from those tasks. In American society there is a rising interest in drugs. It has become a very controversial issue whether drugs, such as marijuana, should be legalized. Some people sponsor this issue and believe that legalization is the only resolution left for the nation while others oppose because it will increase the number of drug users and drug related crimes. I strongly support the legalization of marijuana for the benefits of the general information, medical uses, the possibility of cut crime rates, harmless effects in comparison to other drugs, the money income and government costs it could cut. This act of legalization could certainly make the United States a safer and peaceful environment.
Marijuana has many different street names such as grass, Mary Jane, pot, smoke, reefer, herb and the most common amongst the rest weed. This drug is made from the dried and cut leaves of the hemp plant known as cannabis sativa. “The active ingredient in marijuana is delta tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).” (pg 1 A.) It has been used as an intoxicant in the United States starting in the 20th century, but has been used in other parts of the world as well for hundreds of years. Pot was used by many different cultures throughout history. It was used to change moods, perception, and consciousness, or known as “getting high.” The effects of marijuana vary; you can have a more varied creativity level with stimulating mystical experiences, along with making you more aware of the capacity to feel the five senses and to share. In 1611, grass was cultivated in Jamestown, Virginia for its fiber. After alcohol, reefer is the most distinguished “recreational drug.”
Medical Cannabis has been confirmed to be a safe treatment for some of the worst medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer,...