Should Marijuana Be Legal? Essay

788 Words Aug 24th, 2015 4 Pages
Have you ever heard of someone dying or overdosing from marijuana? No, because no one has ever died or overdosed from marijuana. When it comes to smoking cigarettes and tobacco, more than 480,000 deaths occur per year and; around 88,000 deaths per year due to alcohol. Yet cigarettes, tobacco, and alcohol are legal and marijuana is not (Smoking & Tobacco Use). I support the legalization of marijuana for several reasons. Marijuana is not harmful; it does not cause cancer and does not lead to death (Marijuana Use and Health Effects). Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states including, the District of Columbia. Non-medical marijuana and medical marijuana are also legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington State. From the article “The Benefits of Medical Cannabis “Dr. Frankel who has done surveys and studies came to recognize that 85-95% of people are in favor of medical cannabis being legal and; 58-59% of people are in favor of total legalization of cannabis” (Dr. Mercola). Dr. Frankel has worked with patients who had tumors. He prescribed them doses of medical marijuana and the results were stunning. From giving his patients doses of medical marijuana he noticed the tumors they had disappeared or shrunk (Dr. Mercola). Some people fail to realize that prescription drugs have a far greater potential to turn you in to a junkie than smoking weed. For example, the pain killer vioxx killed over 60,000 people before being pulled (Dr. Mercola). Another example is…

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