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Argument Rebuttal About The Legalization of Marijuana
Barbara Chalfant
BCOM/275
May 27, 2012
Randi Barnes-Plante

Argument Rebuttal about the Legalization of Marijuana
Legalizing marijuana has been a huge argumentive issue for a long time and over the last few years it has been an even bigger issue. Experts say that the most widely used drug is marijuana and is not considered as dangerous or as addicting as cocaine or heroin. This paper is about the legalization of marijuana. People who want marijuana legal agree that if legalized it will make the drug trafficking go down because the value will be lower. Making it illegal to purchase drugs makes it high priced on the market and a very high paying enterprise for the seller. Those that oppose drug legalization say that if the law is not there, it will increase the number of users and addicts. If there is not anything to stop marijuana from selling, like higher prices or going to jail, it will encourage drug use. It will increase drug addicts, more violent behavior, higher rates of child abuse and spousal abuse. Drug laws keep at bay drug availability and drug abusers. Advocates of medical marijuana say the uses of marijuana include; to control loss of appetite, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, and other systems caused by Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), cancer, and multiple sclerosis. It has also been said to stop epileptic seizures and glaucoma. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has listed marijuana as a Schedule One drug, a designation specifying that marijuana is considered to be without medical benefits and is unsafe even under medical supervision. There are advocates that say it is the only thing that helps people who have not got help from traditional drugs. According to Stephen Betzen, director of the Texas Coalition for Compassionate Care, “Our message is simple; it is time to get the sick and dying off the battle field of war on drugs,” His wife, diagnosed with Lyme disease, started using...
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