Dear Mr. President: It has come to my attention the issue of our country’s national debt. A quick way to solve this problem would be to legalize marijuana for medicinal and perhaps even recreational purposes. Our country may benefit greatly from the legalization of marijuana, on individual as well as national levels. There are dozens of fiscal and social reasons for legalization. The cannabis plant, dried to produce marijuana, can be used to treat dozens of diseases and conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, depression and anxiety, and many others (Smith). Thousands of people die each year from prescription drug use, but Dr. Lester Grinspoon of Harvard Medical School states, “There are no deaths from cannabis use. Anywhere. You can’t find one.” Since marijuana can be used in ways other than smoking it, it proves itself as an effective drug to help treat illnesses. Legalizing marijuana would allow the regulation of the drug. This would eliminate business for drug dealers and put an end to drug cartels, especially those in Mexico Cartels can no longer smuggle weed into the country and make a profit of its sale if it is legal. Police forces could focus on more serious crimes, such as murders or rapes. Also, it would stop an individual from being tagged with a criminal label for a minor crime (Messerli). For instance, a friend of mine was pulled over one night for a broken tail light, and the police officers searched him and his friends. One friend had a bag of marijuana which the driver had no idea about. The friend threw the bag on the floor of the car. The driver was charged with the crime, and sent to jail for three
amount to anything. You’ll never be President of the United States.”
We have all haerd that in one sense or another. It sounds pretty viable. Well, maybe, I guess. I’m sure we have all heard about Washington and the hemp filled tales that go along with him, but were there others that got beamed up to Scotty by the wacky tobacky?
From President Andrew Jackson to President Dwight Eisenhower, there is almost nothing in the way of historical record of presidents smoking pot. As we have learned,…
The American Medical Association's Council on Scientific Affairs should be commended for its report, "Marijuana: Its Health Hazards and very dangerous." Not only does the report outline evidence of marijuana's potential harms, but it distinguishes this concern from the legitimate issue of marijuana's important medical benefits. All too often the hysteria that attends public debate over marijuana's social abuse compromises a clear appreciation for this critical distinction.
IN 1978, 32 states…
The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana
The United States of America is supposedly the freest country in the world yet Americans do not have the freedom to possess, manufacture, smoke or use marijuana (a plant that grows naturally on this planet and with hundreds of years of recorded use can not be proven to have caused a single death) The same American government that passes these laws to keep marijuana illegal apparently believes it is alright to keep cigarettes and alcohol legal (both, substances…
Marijuana: Dangerous Recreational Drug or Useful Medicine?
Marijuana was recently studied stating that “Marijuana penalties will not help” Canada is currently trying to implement new laws to punish minor marijuana users. Marijuana has been considered a “tough-on-crime bill”. Meaning that it takes too much money from the economy, and could potentially be a major harmful factor to one’s economy. A United State’s official was quoted stating that “These policies have bankrupted state budgets as limited…
previously hidden details about the case would emerge, including vital police intelligence that may have been shared with Indonesia - before and after Schapelle's arrest in 2004.
Using freedom-of-information laws, Mercedes has sought all emails, letters, files, documents and transcripts involving the then AFP commissioner, Mick Keelty, which relate to Schapelle, including full details of communications between him and Indonesian authorities.
There are almost 300 related documents but the AFP has…
way Opium can be used is if it is prescribed, and the only way Opium can be sold is if you are a doctor with a license”. In 1925, Heroin was banned completely and also for medical use. In 1970, heroin use increased but no one could understand why. President Richard Nixon abolished the old drug control system based on taxation and he reinvents the drug laws. (Yaroschuk, 2001).
The Cato institute tries to make sure that the government does take all of ore freedom away. Cato also informs people on the…
Research Based Position Paper
Marijuana Laws in a Rapidly Changing American Society
The turbulent history of Marijuana prohibition in America is one filled with racial motives and propaganda, but surprisingly was not an issue before 80 years ago. In fact, when Ronald Reagan was a child, marijuana was still legal in his state (Guither). Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of scientific or medical process which classified it as a dangerous drug, and though…
not get deported and get a work permit (Robertson, 2). Although they have to be approved for DACA, those minors could be bringing drugs into our country, which is where a big portion of the drugs come from. A lot of the drugs, like cocaine and marijuana, are brought into the United States by these immigrants, and they makes the crime rate go up. “Mr. Trump said in a statement that he was driven by a concern for “the millions of Americans victimized by this unfair system.” Mr. Sessions said the program…
different but the Kennedy campaign uses this against Nixon
One of the Closest elections in history
Kennedy brings the best and the brightest to assist him and his administration
Domestically, not much happens during Kennedy’s presidency
Different things happen with foreign affairs
Many theories about who did it
LBJ takes over as president
Differences between LBJ and JFK
JFK grew up rick
LBJ grew up poorer
Barack Hussein Obama II (US Listeni/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn ɵˈbɑːmə/, UK /ˈbærək huːˈseɪn ɵˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional…