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implication Other states may follow to legalize marijuana, more liberty
Other countries have legalized, proving effective and more may make it legal.
Police can focus on more serious tasks.
Cancer patients will have easier access
The government will put taxes on them
People will have access to legal recreational use. the good
summary the bad
implication Other states are introducing plans to decriminalize small amounts of Marijuana such as: Rhode Island, Indiana, California, Illinois, New York, Montana, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. Angering conservative politicians and citizens.
Some people now think it is OK to use since the states legalized it.
Countries such as Uruguay have also planned to legalize marijuana.
Half of Americans do not support the legalization of Marijuana.
It is not legal in the federal level yet, but there are plans.
The sale of marijuana will have to be regulated by the government.
The illegal sale of marijuana may increase.
There would be greater access to marijuana.
Teenage marijuana usage may increase.
Police may have to deal with more criminal behaviors.
The health of the citizen may get worse, life expectancy will decrease. the bad
summary Small amounts of Marijuana has been legalized in the states of Colorado and Washington on Nov. 6, sparking a national debate about the legalization and use of marijuana. Marijuana is known to have various side-affect that harm users. It is also harmfully addictive. It is usually associated with oppressed ethnic groups and the "losers." If it is legalized many people will have a greater access to the drug. It is also the most commonly abused drug in the US. Medical marijuana is also controversial, and its benefits are not widely accepted. Legalized marijuana may not reduce illegal marijuana usage at all, it may increase it. The greater access of marijuana will affect the growth of teens and young adults. The use of marijuana is still illegal in any state under federal law. Our Opinions Goods THE WEED DEBATE the good and the bad
Marijuana should be legalized since people should be able to make their own decisions. Marijuana is no different than alcohol and tobacco, which are both harmful. It should be legal but still restricted. There maybe greater access, but this can be regulated. Illegal farming and selling will also decrease since there will be legals way to buy them. The new economy created will boast the US economy, and the taxes will put more money into the government. The legalization of marijuana will decrease drug related crimes such as drug trafficking. It will also allow police officer to focus on more serious crimes. BIBLIO-
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Head, Tom. "Why Is Marijuana Illegal?" About.com Civil Liberties. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2013. <http://civilliberty.about.com/od/drugpolicy/tp/Why-is-Marijuana-Illegal.htm>. What is Marijuana? (Weed) Marijuana is shredded parts of the cannabis plant such as its leaves and stem. Its color can be green, or brown. The plant can be grown in ground or in a pot. Marijuana produces a "high" that makes people feel relaxed, happy, and excited. Marijuana releases a chemical known as THC into the bloodstream. THC makes is way to the brain, then floods the brain receptors with chemicals, producing the "high" feeling. Also known as: Mary Jane, Dope, Ashes, Blunt, Reefer, Jay, Bomber, and Grass. Marijuana is smoked in a pipe or rolled into a cigarette called a joint. Marijuana can also be put into cigars and food items such as cookies. There are numerous short and long term side-affects One ounce of marijuana has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado on November 6th, 2012, rallying a heated debate in the United States for the use of this abused drug. Marijuana is used in the medical field to treat patients with pain relief. Also, marijuana is used for an antiemetic medication after undergoing chemotherapy. This will benefit cancer patients and more. Some may argue that if marijuana gets legalized across the country, then people will have greater access to the drug, but the fact is having people get to it no matter what. Also legalizing marijuana would mean the the police could focus on more dangerous crimes. Marijuana is not different from alcohol or tobacco. It can be regulated and taxed which as help our economy. People should decide what is good for them, and the government should focus on more important tasks.