Legalize Marijuana

“Weed is bad for you. It’s a drug!” I’ve heard this God knows how many times, and I probably won’t ever stop hearing it, and whenever I do I think of this, cencored, quote from comedian Katt Williams,

“Don’t give me that [crap] about “It’s a drug” cause it’s no mother[heckin’] drug. I did done the research it just a plant. It grow like that and if you just happen to set it on fire there are some effects but that’s not the same drugs, drugs, you gotta do [crap] to it chemically you gotta add baking soda, water, stir it up I don’t know the recipe, I’m just sayin'”

Reason number 1 I’m giving is that the majority of America now believes that marijuana should be legal. In a 2013 poll by gallup.com, 58% of Americans thought marijuana should be legalized.

Another reason is how safe marijuana use is. Not once in history has anyone died from a marijuana overdose. In fact, marijuana is far safer than a lot of legal drugs that are readily available to everyone.

Another astonishing fact is that the compounds found in marijuana demonstrate ant-cancer effects. Since cannabis-related studies do not get legal support, it’s been up to peer-related studies to discover this. You can read more about this here.

In the first half of 2017 legal marijuana sales in the state of Colorado reached $750 million, earning that state $116 million in tax revenue and licensing fees. So not only does this business make enormous amounts of money, but will also create jobs, which will further stimulate the economy.

And last but not least, keeping marijuana illegal isn’t going to stop people from using it. With 45% of Americans, that 112 million people, admitting to trying cannabis once in there life, it is clear that keeping it illegal it not a good deterrent.

 

2 thoughts on “Legalize Marijuana

  1. Great perspective, if marijuana was researched on a larger scale, I think there would be a lot of good findings that could help people. The pharmaceutical industry is large, and it’s gonna take time to change it, but I’m with on this.

    1. Creating change in policies is very demanding and time consuming but with enough attention and reasoning it is possible. I never would have questioned marijuana being illegal a few years ago but now hearing the remarkable things it can do and seeing states make it legal has completely changed my perspective. You raised some good points especially with the fact that people are going to do it anyways so might as well make it easy for those who need it and use it to help the economy. Good job voicing your stance!

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