Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1854 Words May 20th, 2015 null Page
A common question across American is should marijuana be legalized? Medical marijuana has already been legalized in Washington, Alaska and Colorado. By legalizing marijuana in the United States, we will see our existing problems worsen, which is why we must keep marijuana illegal. Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used. Petition drives all over Michigan are being launched to loosen the restriction of marijuana and several cities have already loosened their laws on marijuana. This is a mind altering drug that has multiple chemicals, that give a higher risk for cancer, psychosis, strokes, respiratory damage, heart attacks and many other harmful body impairments. Pregnant women who smoke marijuana could kill their fetus and their child may suffer multiple deformities. This drug is addictive and is also a gateway drug that leads to harder and stronger drugs. Alcohol is the number one problem, so why would we legal another drug to increase the crime and societal problems. By legalizing medical marijuana, we would only be opening the doors for recreational use, which would lead to personal harm and higher taxes to fix the problems that occur. This drug needs to stay criminalized and illegal because its multiple toxic chemicals lead to serious health problems.
In the United States, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. An illicit drug user is defined as having used a drug at some time in the thirty days before the survey. According to the 2014…

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