Marijuana has already been legalized for medical purposes in California and Arizona. To pass, these laws required a majority vote of the public and Congress in favor of legalizing marijuana. In 1991, eighty percent of San Francisco voters approved the legalization of marijuana, and seventy-seven percent of Santa Cruz voters also agreed (“History of Medical Marijuana” 1). Since these laws were passed, there has been evidence of support for the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. California and Arizona may be the only states that have legalized medical marijuana, but they are not the only states that have considered legalizing medical marijuana. “Massachusetts had already passed laws allowing its citizens to use medical marijuana in certain circumstances” (“Reefer Madness” 2). Many states have passed laws that reduce lawsuits against doctors who prescribe marijuana (“Federal Foolishness and Marijuana” 2). There have also been numerous surveys showing that the public prefers the use of marijuana for medical purposes (“Reefer Madness” 2). With all this support for marijuana legalization, it`s only a matter of time before law enforcement of doctors who prescribe marijuana and patients who use marijuana as medicine stop. Our team chose the topic of marijuana to inform and educate individuals about the history of marijuana, the ultimate financial and health benefits of medical marijuana, and the debate between state and federal governments that have jurisdiction over laws. Our group decided to address this topic because of its current cultural importance, because it is very controversial and at the top of the news. Our sources for this report include material from Harvard doctors, credible news sources such as Business Insider, and newspaper articles from CNBC and U.S.
News. In this report, we will provide information on medical marijuana, including: Marijuana is one of the most vocal opponents in the U.S. war on drugs. And given that alcohol and tobacco, two potentially deadly drugs, are legal, it`s fair to wonder why medical marijuana is banned. If U.S. taxpayers fill out their tax forms and hear the government`s argument against marijuana, they will partially address this problem. Biomedical engineering is a part of engineering where technology focuses on medical devices. It focuses on the accuracy and automation of current devices used by professionals or doctors.
The seminar showed what old devices look like. For some people, this is the case. Colorado and Washington are the two major states that have enjoyed many economic benefits from the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. In 2015, Colorado collected more than $135 million in taxes and fees (Krishna 2019) for medical and recreational marijuana alone. Sales in Colorado totaled more than $996 million. (By 3 Investopedia) Researchers at the Colorado State University-Pueblo Cannabis Research Institute found that the legal cannabis industry contributed $58 million to the local economy through taxes and fees. (Krishna 2019) THC in marijuana reacts differently in the body. There is also “a compelling amount of research, some now two decades old, showing that smoked marijuana suppresses nausea better than Marinol pills and with fewer side effects.” (“Your Health” 3). In addition, many patients suffer from nausea and vomiting, and it can be difficult for them to keep the expensive Marinol pill at a low level (“Medical Marijuana Debate Moving Towards Closure” 3).
If terminally ill patients have tried many different treatments that have not been successful and find that smoking marijuana helps them relieve their symptoms, with fewer side effects and less expensive, then patients should be legally able to make this choice. Marijuana has not done any obvious harm in countries where cannabis has been legalized. Marijuana users are considered abusive according to certain stereotypes. So far, however, there is no concrete evidence to support this claim. In the United States, several states have approved marijuana for medical and recreational use, without adverse consequences. In contrast, Colorado has seen a decline in destruction and crime of marijuana-related property. The first reason weed should be legalized is the number of other legal drugs. Weed is one of the few non-too harmful drugs that are illegal.
Many hard drugs such as painkillers, heroin and cocaine are very destructive drugs for your health and perhaps even your life. Marijuana should not be classified in the same category as these drugs. It should be in the category that includes alcohol, tobacco and even sugar. These drugs are more often related to marijuana than hard drugs (Nathan). It is also clear that alcohol and tobacco are more harmful to a person than marijuana. Therefore, I do not understand why the policy for marijuana is not the same, if not more, than the policy for alcohol and tobacco. Even sugar in many aspects of health can be considered more harmful than marijuana. Marijuana is a much safer drug and harder to overdose than alcohol (Nathan). That`s why many can`t understand why marijuana isn`t legal and alcohol isn`t. Marijuana should have a fair legal policy, just like all other “drugs” that fall into the same category as it. The directive needs to be amended. The sample essay lacks a summary, analysis, or conclusion on the topic.
The following paragraph could have been added as a conclusion: Historically, the issue of marijuana legalization has been a very polarizing and important topic of discussion in society. With all the misinformation on either side of the argument, it`s important to understand the facts and be able to make an informed decision about legalizing medical marijuana. Overall, marijuana should be legalized and the policy should be changed immediately. There is too much good to be gained from this policy not to do so. There are many people who agree with a change in policy, and the government must do the same. Marijuana can clearly help make this country better for people in many ways. Health is obviously a big concern for the government and therefore they might be reluctant to legalize it. But as studies show, there are few health risks and even some positive health factors to which the herb could contribute. In addition, the amount of legal marijuana that can help our public funding and justice system is another reason why the policy needs to be changed now.
Preventing children from leaving the streets and drug traffickers from selling to children is also further evidence of the poor effectiveness of the current policy. Legal marijuana could help prevent hard drugs from spreading to the wrong people. This will also keep the number of drug traffickers low and the number of legal businesses high. Overall, marijuana would be much more positive than negative if legalized. The policy preventing the legalization of marijuana must be changed immediately. Legal marijuana can help. The government needs to recognize these facts and change the marijuana policy as soon as possible. Calls for marijuana legalization have met with vehement opposition from people who advocate the drug remains illegal because it has many negative effects.
This article will argue that the government should legalize marijuana because the negative effects of this substance are not so serious and legalization would bring many benefits to society. The paper will be based on research to support this claim. Last but not least, when it comes to medical or recreational marijuana, states can track the amount sold, through taxes. While some states do not tax medical marijuana, they do tax recreational marijuana. At rates such as 15%, 17% or 37% (per 8 cannabis media) with these taxes, states are able to fund community programs, education, and law enforcement.