Should we legalize marijuana? this is a question asked by many
politicians and student alike. There are many views on this subject. if we legalize
marijuana it could save the governments a lot
of money if they did not have to
prosecute people who use marijuana and are caught by the police. Canada has
already taken a step in the direction of legalizing marijuana because it has
decriminalized small amounts of marijuana. Under this law if you are caught with
marijuana as long as it is a small amount of the drug you will just be given a fine
and you will not have a criminal record. This is a good thing for users because
they will not have a blackmark on their permanent
records for such an offence.
Canada has also taken another step towards legalizing Marijuana in the fact that
doctors are allowed to prescribe medical marijuana for patients who are
chronically ill, have cancer, has chronic pain and it is also used to treat glaucoma.
Also if the government supplies the marijuana it could be safer for people because
there would be no trace amounts of other drugs in it. Another argument for
the legalization of marijuana is the fact that other drugs such as tobacco which is
highly addictive and dangerous to your health because it causes cancers of the
lungs, mouth, tongue and throat. Another drug that can cause health problems
with repeated use is alcohol, it can cause liver damage and can also become an
addiction that can ruin your life, you can loose everything. You can also get
alcohol poisoning and but there are no reocrded instanced of marijuana overdose,
Yet tobacco and alcohol are legal in our society and marijuana is illegal. These are
accepted in our society perhaps because of the vast amount of money that these
activities bring to the government.
There are however reasons to keep marijuana illegal, there may be an...
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