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Legalization of Marijuana

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An ongoing hot topic for debates is the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. I believe that its legalization would lead to better results for the United States and the world. It could support a struggling economy similar to the way cigarettes and tobacco do, cut down on sketchy drug deals that can be violent, and keep it regulated so other drugs couldn’t be laced into in when being bought.

There are also multiple arguments that clearly state it is better legal than illegal. A regulated, legal market in marijuana would reduce sales among teenagers and the exposure to other drugs that are illegal. But since it is illegal, the value is higher and teens are more likely to sell to other teens for a big profit. Now a surprising fact happens to be that marijuana is not a lethal drug and is safer then alcohol. It is a scientific fact that it is not toxic to humans and there are rarely ever any overdoses. It is therefore unfair to treat marijuana users so critically even though alcohol and tobacco products are worse.

In fact, marijuana use has positive attributes such as medical use and a recreational drug with mild effects. The use of it is usually because a person feels it is going to help them. In most cases it is true. Marijuana has the ability to make certain patients feel better which is why hospitals give it out if prescribed. All these facts are reasons why I strongly believe that marijuana should be legalized. The legalization would overall lead to more money in economies, less problems on the streets, and healthier people.


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