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Marijuana is a drug that has a very high demand in the streets of Canada. The street price generally stays the same which means the demand stays the same as well. If marijuana were to be legal, there would be a higher demand for it. Selling or buying marijuana is a huge risk leading to a bad criminal record. This is why most consumers of the drug buy it discretely. If marijuana was legal the demand for it would increase because legalization would eliminate this risk, causing the demand to rise. The consumption of marijuana leads to ill health; it would generate a lot of revenue in the Canadian economy enabling the government to hit other social goals. According to the Canadian Medical Association, about half of all drug arrests in Canada are for simple possession of small amounts of marijuana: about 31 299 convictions in 1995 alone (Canadian Medical Association. Journal; CMAJ [0820-3946]Top of Form yr: 2005 vol:173 iss:10 pg:1148)Bottom of Form. Most of the time when an individual is arrested for the possession of marijuana he or she does not go to jail but are given a bad criminal record. As mention above 1.5 million Canadians smoke marijuana for recreational purposes illegally, but if marijuana was legal it would be taxed and generate good reMarijuana is a green, brown or gray mixture of dried, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. You may hear marijuana called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, grass, Mary Jane, or chronic. There are over 100 different names to identify marijuana. Marijuana is the most popular used drug in Canada where 1.5 million Canadians smoke marijuana for recreational purposes. Though marijuana has been used for centuries now, it should therefore be decriminalized. Legalizing marijuana would generate an increase in a Canada's economy, reduce crime, and for social reasons.

Marijuana is a drug that has a very high demand in the streets of Canada. The street price generally stays the same which means the demand stays

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