The Legalization Of Marijuana

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The Legalization Of Marijuana

The topic of marijuana legalization has been a hot topic for many years. There are negative and positive arguments for both sides. I believe that the legalization of Marijuana would be a great benefit for out country and the world. However, in the type of world we live in, it is very hard to separate the truth from the lies. One person admits to lying about marijuana for a public-health campaign(C).There are many positive aspects of Marijuana, that of which have been proven. There are many legal drugs that you can purchase are more harmful then marijuana. My opinions on the legalization of marijuana are based on a number of factors.

Which brings up the questions, why not legalize marijuana as medical drug? Which is proven to be less dangerous than heavy painkillers and morphine. It is possible to overdose on painkillers and morphine, while with Marijuana it is a fact that there has never been a proven case of a death because someone had overdosed on marijuana(B).

It is well known that painkillers and morphine contain Dopamine, a chemical which makes you believe you need that drug. Marijuana does not contain this chemical, hence, it is not addictive.

Marijuana can also be used for medical purposes. Marijuana could be used as a medical benefit for patients who have cancer. It also helps patients with AIDS by giving the patient a sensation to eat(A). Marijuana can also help symptoms from getting worse with patients with glaucoma. It is also known that Marijuana could be a great substitute for painkillers. Even scientists like" Timothy Leary, Carl Segan, Sigmund Freud, Richard Feynman, Stephen Jay Gould, Andrew Weil and Kary Mullis credited Marijuana partly for their success(D).

Marijuana should be used because it is a safe alternative from more...