Essay on Marijuana Should Be Legalized

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Growing up, everyone is told that, “Drugs are bad for you,” time and time again. As a kid you don’t really understand the way of thinking in the wake of it, but you listen to your influence figure regardless. I remember being told this my entire life and even to this very day. Growing older, we realize that people would still use drugs even though it’s illegal. Why would someone go against the law and jeopardize their life just to use drugs? The drug being talked about is marijuana, and surprisingly it is all around us. Marijuana is even referred to in today’s media sources that people enjoy, like music, movies, and TV shows, do not even bother to leave the drug out of their system. Why is it that this drug has become illegal all …show more content…
It is known to be a drug that gives users a “high” and is illegal in almost every location of the world. Some places are very strict when it comes to enforcing that law while others are very lenient. Today more and more people are deciding to side with pro marijuana legalization. People that never gave marijuana legalization a thought or were heavily against it are now starting to believe legalization would prove helpful for the United States of America and all other countries in the world. There are many reasons why many people support marijuana legalization and one of the main reasons is that marijuana is a medicinal drug. Some states in America have already legalized the use of marijuana for medical use only, while many have not. Other countries like Canada have already allowed medical marijuana use (ProCon.org.” 17 Sept. 2012.) The fact that states the use of marijuana for an important aspect like medicine should make the drug legal since it has caused no problems being used that way. Marijuana as a medicine can relieve pain for its users along with other benefits. While marijuana remains an illegal drug in most countries such as Kenya, it has been legalized in Europe and other countries which have realized the health benefits it comes with. The health benefits that are acquired from the use of marijuana are some of the things the government can look into in order to legitimize its use in the country."There are no deaths from cannabis use anywhere. You

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