Should Marijuana Be Legal? Essay

821 Words Dec 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Some people believe we should legalize marijuana for medical reasons. Do you? I don’t. Legalizing marijuana is a bad idea because, it creates many social/public problems, the ingredients are toxic, and the risks are high. Many people are tormented by cancer caused by smoking like my grandpa. Most people regret smoking marijuana because of all the problems it causes. Marijuana makes getting cancer 200% more likely (Miranda Hitti). My grandfather died from cancer caused by smoking. I don’t want you to make the same mistake, so I will you reconsider my question. Legalizing marijuana is a bad idea because of the wide variety of social/public issues it presents to all of us. Many car crashes and hospital visits have happened due to marijuana use. Some people say that if we legalize marijuana we would save billions of dollars in legal expenses. They are correct about saving money in arrests and incarcerations, but we would spend more than that amount on insurance, medical bills and property damage. Drugfreeworld.com acknowledges, “A study of postal workers found that employees who tested positive for marijuana had 55% more accidents and 85% more injuries, and a 75% increase in being absent from work.” (drug free world). Drugfreeworld.com states, “Students who use marijuana have lower grades and are less likely to get into college.” (drug free world). Marijuana stimulates the brain which means slower reaction time, mental instability, and vulnerability.…

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