Essay by tripajonesCollege, UndergraduateC, April 2004

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The legalization of marijuana has become a very important issue in today's congress even the former president of the US Bill Clinton said that he had experimented with marijuana in his younger years. The way people use drugs these days isn't as it used to be before, now certain drugs such as marijuana are being used on a daily basis. I believe that the legalization of marijuana will lead to fewer addiction problems. My purpose is to persuade the audience of the merits of legalization. My thesis is that if we legalize marijuana the need for it will go down because it will now be something people can get over the counter instead of illegally which makes people get even a higher rush of knowing their doing something wrong.

Now you may ask what is the problem with the legalization of marijuana??? If marijuana is legalized many people will abuse of it just like they abuse of alcohol and become alcoholics and may even one day die because of related problems.

Being a marijuana user may cause you to do other drugs not only because you're already using drugs that stimulate the mind but because just the fact of being around marijuana will lead you to use other drugs because you will be around other drugs and why not try them right??? marijuana has many health problems it can bring to you which are pretty harmful or even deadly in some cases ; it can make you loose certain points of your memory, cancer, emphysema and plenty of others after a long period of use. Also the problems it will bring to the constitution or to correctional centers will make a huge impact, because all the people who are in correctional centers for having possession, or any other crime...