They say marijuana is a helpful medicine. They say it makes you calm down and feel good. They also say that it isn’t as dangerous or harmful as alcohol and other drugs. Those are some reasons why they want to legalize marijuana. But are they right? No they are not. Marijuana should stay illegal in the United States because 1if it is legalized, more people will smoke it, causing negative effects on health and families. If marijuana is legalized, people will think smoking marijuana is something we can do every day at any time, which increases drug use. People are going to smoke marijuana without getting in trouble or getting arrested. Also there is going to be easier access to marijuana, and it will be cheaper to buy. These same things happened when alcohol was legalized. Also, drug dealers can grow marijuana without getting arrested, and make a bunch of money off of it. “Van Deventer, a news reporter, described how he and his friends used drugs casually for a while. He felt like he was growing closer to addiction. But buying illegal drugs wasn’t easy. Van Deventer and his friends feared being arrested. They worried about undercover cops posing as drug dealers, who often sold them fake drugs” . According to this passage, Van Deventer stopped using drugs when it was illegal, because he didn’t want to get arrested. If drugs are legalized, he and his friends would use drugs casually again. Increased drug use leads to negative health effects. For example people who are depressed use marijuana because they believe it will calm them down, and make them feel better. However, this isn’t true because marijuana worsens depression. Other negative health effects are respiratory illness, lung infections, and cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, and esophagus. Marijuana users have a higher risk of cancer then cigarette smokers. Also, after a few minutes of smoking marijuana, your heart beats faster and your blood pressure drops. Because of lower blood pressure and higher heart rate, researchers found that marijuana users have a four times higher chance of a heart attack within the first hour of smoking marijuana.
Legalizing marijuana would also lead to negative effects on families. Marijuana use at work and school lessens from 13.6% in 1988, to 3.8% in 2006, according to USA Today.
The ongoing debate on legalizing marijuana has been going on for the past 20 years. Never before have this many Canadians supported legalizing marijuana. According to Grenier (2013) 57% of the Canadian population supported legalizing marijuana in November 2012. Growing up as an adolescent, you were told by the adults that marijuana is harmful for your body, but they never gave a brief explanation about why it was harmful. Adolescents now days have a better understanding…
Legalization of Marijuana
The dried leaves and, females flowers of the hemp plant. Used in cigarette form as a narcotic or hallucinogen. Also called Indian hemp, marijuana. a tall, coarse plant, Cannabis sativa, that is native to Asia but naturalized or cultivated in many parts of the world and is the source of a valuable fiber as well as drugs such as marijuana and hashish. Compare cannabis.
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 started the prohibition of marijuana in America…
25 February 2014
Many people believe that marijuana should be legalized in Texas. According to the NIDA, Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Its use has been increasing among young people since 2007. The federal government considers marijuana to have no medicinal uses and a high risk for abuse. However, legalizing marijuana in Texas may cause more good than harm. Two states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use, and 20 states have…
The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana
July 21, 2014
The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana
One of the most controversial issues in America, to date, is the debate on legalizing marijuana. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is the most commonly used illegal drugs in the country. It is used around the world for medical treatment and recreational use. The increase of medical marijuana as an acceptable way to lessen the effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients…
02 November 2014
Marijuana Should Not Be Legalize in Texas
In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money but some people choose to use drugs. American society is facing a huge drug problem; in addition, medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia. It has become a argumentative issue that marijuana should be legalized or no in Texas. Some people favor to legalize marijuana and believe that it is a helpful…
The legalization of marijuana is a well-known social issue. No major moves have been made to encounter what should really happen. People have different standpoints on this issue. The many people for it make valid points and the many people who oppose it also give valid reasoning. The one thing to think about is, is it good for our economy as well as the community around us? There are medical and economical benefits as well as negative aspects such as more people will have…
watched and hotly debated for not legalizing Cannabis. Opinions are varied depending on the source while the medical uses of marijuana are under debate; many doctors agree there are some medical uses for the drug. Bryan Hughes represents District Five in the Texas House of Representatives and has written many papers for not legalizing Cannabis and his opinion is that the legalization of recreational use could lead to many negative health effects. Seeing how Marijuana is mainly ingested through smoking…
Morals and politics are what make up the structure of this country, so when an issue receives mixed responses coming from two different points of views it becomes controversial. The legalization of marijuana is a controversial subject; however, there are many positive arguments to support the idea. For many years people of all ages have been using marijuana mainly for recreational purposes, not knowing that it increases their senses and perhaps even helps cure or prevent disease…
Legalization of Marijuana
June 6, 2012
Marijuana has been the source of much debate in recent years. Many believe that this plant is special, and that this plant is less damaging than alcohol or tobacco. Some individuals believe it offers more than just physical and mental relief. They believe that it has the power to heal diseases. In the medical field, many have questioned where this evidence is. There have been studies of marijuana for decades…
Rhetorical Analysis on “Here’s Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense”
In ‘Here’s Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense’, Alex Newhouse, a lawyer who resides in the area of Sunnyside, Washington addresses the controversial issue of the legalization of cannabis. The sole purpose of Newhouse’s article is to persuade readers and voters that marijuana should be legalized. Throughout his article, Newhouse focuses on the use of ethos and logos, while also slightly focusing on the use of pathos, to help persuade…