Legalize the Herbs
Should marijuana be legalized? It’s been a huge conflict of interest with our youth these days. It has become more common in the past few years than ever before. It has been a huge discussion in the United States if marijuana should or should not be legalized for recreational use. If alcohol and cigarettes are legal, shouldn’t marijuana be legal as well? Legal consistency is very important. Anyone could buy all the alcohol and cigarettes anywhere in the United States but not marijuana. So many lives have been lost due to cigarettes and alcohol all over the United States and not a single life has been lost because to marijuana.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol has caused over 25,000 deaths alone in the year 2013 and has contributed to over 16,000 deaths to liver disease alone. Alcohol has been a huge factor of the crime rate as well, relating to 2.2 million arrests in the year 2012. Cigarettes are just as bad when you look at how many deaths they cause each year. Causing over 500,000 deaths each year in the United States and costing over $140 billion per year. Unhealthy foods are worst of all, with the latest statistics in obesity it has caused over 20 percent of deaths per year. With health care cost, obesity has over exceeded $200 billion per year in the United States.
Marijuana shows promises for good medicine vs. other medicine someone could be prescribed from their local doctor’s office. Marijuana is not a lethal drug and is safer then alcohol and cigarettes.**** It has been established a scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans; marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible to come by****. Marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco, there has been no documented lethal overdose recorded ever. It is unfair and unjust to treat marijuana users more harsh under the law than the users of alcohol or tobacco.
Many people say that marijuana is too expensive for our justice...