* The debate over the legalization of Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been one of the most controversial issues ever to occur in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries worldwide and is documented as far back as 2700 BC in ancient Chinese writings. Marijuana should be legalized for several reasons. * First of all marijuana isn’t as bad as society claims it to be. The government could earn money from taxes on its sale. Its value to the medical world outweighs its potential abuse, and because of its importance to the paper and clothing industries. Legalization should be considered despite efforts made by groups, which say marijuana is harmful drug that will increase crime rates and lead users to other more dangerous substances.
1) Marijuana originated in the fields of Mexico and the southwest lands of the United States.
2) The consumption of marijuana via baked foods, tincture, or vaporizer eliminates major respiratory health hazards. A) Medicinal miracles that marijuana provides.
* It doesn’t cause any health problems unlike tobacco or alcohol. * Death of marijuana due to overdose is impossible.
* Marijuana does not cause brain damage, genetic damage or damage to the immune system. * Unlike alcohol, marijuana does not kill brain cells or induce violent behavior. * The medical cannabis has been harnessed to treat nausea, vomiting, insomnia, neurogenic pain, asthma, cancers, glaucoma, alcohol abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, arthritis and the list becomes endless with the vast amount of diseases that are known to mankind.
B) Money and innocent lives wasted because of the misinterpretation of marijuana.
* $68 billion a year on corrections, 1/3 of being corrected are for nonviolent drug crimes. * $150 billion on preventing crimes, 47% of that government money is marijuana related. * If you ask me that...