Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

990 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
In this paper I will be doing my research on one of the most controversial topics right now. That is, should marijuana be legalized for the public’s use? There are many drugs out there for consumption, the main two being cigarettes, and alcohol. Therefor in my paper I will use cigarettes and alcohol as a basis to research if marijuana should be legalized. In this country, there should be a valid reason for something to be illegal.
Cannabis has been around for many centuries being used for many different purposes. There is estimated about 50,000 uses for the plant. Many things in the 1800s were made from the plant. Many of the early United States presidents grew cannabis, because of the many uses it had. The declaration of independents was written on hemp paper, which was made from the plant. Marijuana was legal in the U.S for consumption until the 1930s. The media came out and made it sound bad to help other big business thrive. That is one of the major reasons it became illegal.
Marijuana works by affecting the brain it’s a drug like many others, it has different effects on different people. The active ingredient in marijuana is “THC” tetrahydrocannabinol. It bonds to protein receptors in the brain to have a number of results for people. It can have a mild effect, and lower your inhibitions. Marijuana can increase your pulse, lower your blood pressure, and increase your appetite.
Marijuana can also interfere with your short-term memory, and make time feel a little bit…

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