Should Marijuana Be Legal? Essay

1600 Words Oct 19th, 2015 7 Pages
Marijuana is a federally illegal drug which is classified right along with heroin. Realistically it is less harmful than multiple legal substances. Also the addictive properties are very low when in contrast to things like alcohol and tobacco. It is crazy to think that marijuana was legal for most of history. Then they put a ban on it just like they did with alcohol except for the fact it never became legal again. Until the United States started to come to their senses and realize that marijuana is not as bad as the government made it seem. Marijuana doesn’t lead to any sort of health risks or any major diseases (Boffey A.22). That means people who claim it leads to lung cancer and causes multiple other health effects are wrong. It is a rumor that spread easily to keep marijuana delegalized. Take alcohol and tobacco for instance, both are completely legal, but have so many health issues that it 's one of the leading killers in America. While marijuana hasn’t had a single case of death or overdose in all of history (Boffey A.22). That 's quite a long time when you look back and understand how long marijuana and the hemp plant have been used by humans. Although the federal law might say one thing about cannabis, quite a few of the states and their people feel another way. Everybody from your average Joe to stay at home moms agree with legalization. Moms ages 30-50 are one of the biggest supporters of all legalization (Schulte C.1). But what does this mean for everybody in…

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