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"Lets go smoke some weed man" now when that question gets asked to you, you might have to say no. Why is that? You think of the consequences that could come to you if you do it and get caught. As of now pot is illegal and most parents don't accept there kid smoking weed. So in this paper I will tell you why pot should be legal. I will also give some things that have been said negative and I will disprove them. I will also discuss about hemp, what marijuana is and where it comes from. Also as you are reading this I will use two other names for marijuana these are pot and weed.

If you smoke pot you will get high. Pot can do other things for you other then just get you high, you can benefit from marijuana . Pot comes from an all natural plant.

Using marijuana and the growing of hemp (ingredient in marijuana making) are illegal in the US. Pot can be used for just the enjoyment of being high and feeling very relaxed. It also can be used as medicine which is legal and other things which I will discuss later. As for hemp it can be used for things like necklaces which you all have seen most likely. Hemp is sold all over the world. It is sold so often because of the things you can make with it.

So why is weed illegal in the US. People just use it to feel more relaxed and in a calmer state of mind. Tobacco and alcohol are both used for the same reasons, but with many more negative side effects than pot. Tobacco and alcohol can create cancer and other things to harm you body. In many people alcohol brings out the worst of them. This usually happens when someone becomes an alcoholic. Many people become violent when they hit this point. In Maxim it said that more then seventy million Americans have smoked marijuana at some point in their lives. If you think about that statistic it isn't hard to believe. At least for me because most people I know have at least tried it and that also includes older people like adults. Pot really has no true affects that will really harm you. I have never heard of any deaths caused by pot. Have you ever heard on the news that man died from an overdose of marijuana? I know I haven't. Now think of how many deaths come from tobacco and alcohol about a half million. That is only deaths that doesn't say how many people have lip cancer and things that aren't going to kill them. People say marijuana is addicting, but marijuana is not an addicting drug. People who smoke marijuana feel relaxed, and also laugh more then usual. I don't know why you laugh more but it is true. When using marijuana you do get less coordinated and don't perform many things as well as when not high. As long as people don't drive there is nothing to worry about now I know there isn't a really positive aspect of this, but were is the negative point. They could also make a law like how we have now you can not drive under the influence of alcohol, you could have it say you can't drive under the influence of weed. I know they could make some little tool that could detect weed on you.

It should be up to people if they want to get high. We live somewhere where people have many rights and much freedom. So why are they trying to not let you get high. What's wrong if someone wants to smoke in their spare time. That doesn't hurt anyone. It isn't going to be harmful to the world if people get high and are relaxed. I think there will be many less fights and things like that.

Marijuana is now legal for medical purposes in some states. So that means if you have a disease or illness that they think can be helped by pot they will give it to you. People with really bad headaches and other things that seem like calming down and relaxing will help can now legally use marijuana. If someone is really upset marijuana could help him or her by making them relaxed and happy so they don't worry about what there upset about anymore. Marijuana could be used for depression and other things like that.

Cancer and AIDS studies have also have put marijuana as a treatment. It has been shown that AIDS patients receive benefits from smoking marijuana. As of now they have noticed pot helping you in treating pain, nausea, and help you if you have AIDS. Its proven that pot doesn't cut your immune system more or anything else that would make you move from HIV to the Aids virus faster. Also if you have the Aids virus it doesn't make you go through the stages faster. Which means it has no real side affect or very harmful negative to it. In general pot does have few little negatives and one of those negative is that it doesn't become physically addicting but it may become addicting in you mind. So rather then needing it you depend on the drug to get through your basic life. If someone were to smoke marijuana frequently they might feel the need to be high before they do anything, you become accustom to doing things while being high that if your not it doesn't feel right. These things are things you should be in the right state of mind for, like school, or your job, or even I know of people that had to do it before athletic events. You also do this because you are less worried about failure and other things while you are high. These are the same things that happen with people who frequently use alcohol or addicted to alcohol or tobacco. So as long as people don't abuse pot, there really is no reason to keep it illegal.

There is no way to guarantee that people won't abuse pot though. You would have to just figure they would not. You also have to think that it is just as easy to get right now as it would be if it were in a Giant Eagle. So if someone were going to abuse pot they could do it either way. Just if it was legal they wouldn't get in trouble finally and since it is illegal they can get in trouble. This trouble is usually just a fine and really doesn't stop anyone from doing anything. If your just going to make people pay fines for doing it why not just make it legal and make more money off of it by selling it.

Another problem is that people start with pot then they decide they want something different something with the new edge and move onto heavier drugs. There is always a drug that is new that everyone needs to try they say. Like right now the most popular drug other then marijuana is ecstasy. We all know that pot has a much less affect in the short and long term then Ecstasy. Marijuana the gateway drug. After you use pot for a long time, you feel like you need a change something different. There is no specific drug everyone goes to after pot. This will usually depend on what is there for you to get and if you got the money to pay for it. Also what is the hot drug at the time. Someone in a poorer area would most likely move on to heroin ,because it is a cheaper way to go but is a much stronger drug but not the strongest. If you are from a wealthier area you would usually move to a hallucinogen such as LSD. Hallucinogens are usually more money due to the effect it gives you when you take it.

The last negative aspect of making it legal is that many people claim there will be an increased amount of use. That is simply wrong in my opinion. I think if something is legal it will become less used. I feel this way because you wont think about it as much and it wont be offered to you as much. I know if I am at a party or just out I usually have people come up to me and ask if I want to by any weed. I do think it might make more people try it because they won't worry about getting in trouble. I also think though that there isn't a big thing if someone try's it at least there trying it on there own free will and not being pressured. I also think that right now people use a drug like pot to rebel against there parents. Now I don't think that it would be rebellion if it were legal. If that were so people would rebel against there parents by chewing come or eating a hamburger.

So in conclusion why do we have this drug still being illegal. Pot has many positive effects which I discussed during this paper. Think of the things that would be better if pot was just legal and sold over the counter. Think how much cigarettes get sold I think pot would be sold twice as much and for more money. We should help are selves and let the kids get high and have are cops stop harassing these people, and find something that is hurting someone. People aren't getting hurt from smoking some natural green weed. So everyone fight for your right to get high and have a good time.