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Many Americans look at the legalization of marijuana as a gate way drug instead of the benefits our country can gain from it. Not legalizing pot is costing America money with the laws against recreational use. Marijuana is often compared to alcohol and the effects of resulted in the use of them. Since 1937 there has been a marijuana tax act. Legalizing cannabis would have the similar laws to abide by as alcohol. Yet certain societies see that the effects of marijuana and alcohol are nothing like each other and should not be considered this way.

Legalization Of Marijuana
There are several facts on the issue of legalizing marijuana. There is numerous road blocks while on the path to legalizing cannabis. Various studies have been made on how safe and addictive weed is. The question that remains and often asked is why is marijuana illegal? With legalization the crime rate would decrease because of recreational use being legal to use and grow. This will include less money being spent on law enforcement and making more money on taxes from selling marijuana. The regulation of marijuana would have the same guide lines as alcohol use, only permitting anyone 21 years old to own, grow and carry an ounce of weed in your possession. The real question is will legalization cause more problems in America with crimes and everyday living? Many see that marijuana causes health problems when smoked, but weed doesn’t measure up to cigarette smoking. The articles Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know’ Authors Discuss Risk And Rewards Of Legal Weed debates why marijuana should or shouldn’t be legal. Authors Purpose, Authors Main Ideas, and Authors Audience

Within the two articles that have been read, Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No and Marijuana Legalization: and What Everyone Needs To Know’ Authors Discuss Risk And Rewards Of Legal Weed, the authors propose, authors main idea, and authors intended audience differ. This is because in the article Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No the author’s purpose and main idea is to uncover the reasons why weed should not become legal. The reasons being Americans continuous use of weed causes addiction. The health risk caused by using marijuana “smoking three or four joints is like smoking a pack of cigarettes” (Stimson, 2010, P 21). The author of this article also discusses how weed is the cause for crime related actions. However in the article, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know’ Authors Discuss Risk And Rewards Of Legal Weed the authors purpose and main idea is to inform the audience of what it would be like if marijuana became legal. The author argues that with the passing of amendment 64 weed will be legal for anyone 21 years of age with the laws just as alcohol warrants. With amendment 64 passing the author of this article reports the facts about the crime going down because weed laws will have changed. Really it is easy to distinguish these two articles one article is for legalization and the other against legalization

What Would Happen If Marijuana Became Legalized?
In the article Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know’ Authors Discuss Risk And Rewards Of Legal Weed, answers questions of the beliefs that if weed becomes legalized it will lead to harder drug use. The author explains that when using marijuana as a teen it may become more likely to get into harder drug use. Every person is different and if someone takes the path way to harder drugs than there usually a motive behind it. Another topic discussed is with the rising of illegal marijuana alcohol stats will have lowered. While in the article Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No, the author explains that if weed is legalized the chances of the youth trying it would go up. Also they write about the health effects that are caused by marijuana use cause horrid...
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