Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

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Legalization of Marijuana (Rough Draft)
For the past decade one of the biggest debates that has seemed to get everyone taking sides it the idea of the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is not something new to the American government, it has been an ongoing battle to control the seemingly harmless plant that the government deemed illegal with no justification other than we still do not know enough about the plant. It is only due to recent theories of marijuana ability to be used as a useful medicine that people have began to rise up and ask why we have been denied access to plant that has no proven health risks. This movement is not moving slowly either with twenty-three states already legalizing medical marijuana with four of them legalizing the recreation use of cannabis (1). With this much support behind legalization, it is no longer a question of will marijuana be legalized but is now an issue of when and how will marijuana be introduced onto todays society with the least amount of repercussions. Cannabis has already proven itself as a product that has a substantial positive impact on the economy, bringing in millions of dollars in tax revenue. This industry is guaranteed to take off and the only question is who will be at the forefront of the movement making an unbelievable profit when it does. People position on this argument is completely based on opinion due to the fact that this has never been done before. This is not an argument that people should base their…

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