The Social Benefits of Legalization of Marijuana

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In the societies narcotics constituting taboo and users are isolated by societies. In our days narcotics are a tremendous problem with a lot of effects on the societies. I want to give the definition of Marijuana that is important for my research. “Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems and flowering tops of the hemp plant.”(Marijuana, 317). Today in most countries soft narcotics and especially narcotics like marijuana are illegal. Marijuana is a misunderstood drug that is thought of as dangerous but it isn’t. Because of people’s ignorance and gullibility marijuana has become illegal for all the wrong reasons and should be re-examined for legalization. Society today cannot understand that there has been a culture behind marijuana for many centuries, and has been used by different ethnicities, for religious reasons or for spiritual and medical use. According to Wikipedia, “Marijuana has a long history of religious use especially in India where it has been used by wandering spiritual sadhus for centuries” (Cannabis, 2). Because of people’s ignorance and gullibility marijuana has become illegal for all the wrong reasons and should be re-examined for legalization, because will have many benefits like financial, quality and a decrease in violence associated with marijuana. With the legalization of marijuana are going to have some financial benefits from the elimination of black market, the taxation of marijuana and we will have an increase in industry around marijuana. With the legalization the black market from marijuana which is very bad for the economy will be limited because the drug users will buy marijuana from places controlled by the state. “As long as drugs that people very much want remain illegal, a black market will exist” says legalization advocate David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute. In the countries that marijuana is illegal drug users are forced to buy marijuana from the black market which is illegal for the drug users. With the legalization...
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