Legalizing Marijuana Argumentative Essay by writingsensation

Legalizing Marijuana
Presents arguments in favor of legalizing marijuana.
# 68047 | 1,191 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 29, 2006 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Law (General)

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Pot is no panacea for the world's ills; like all drugs there are side effects that users should be aware of. Abuse is always a concern, as it is with any drug. This paper argues, however, that pot's problems have been significantly blown out of proportion by the American government and its war on drugs. It argues that pot is no more dangerous than legal drugs like alcohol and, as a natural substance, pot can in fact be considered healthier than even a lot of the foods we eat. Like alcohol, pot should be treated with respect and care, used by responsible individuals who are aware of its side effects. The paper argues that for the sake of the freedom, health, and safety of our nation's citizens, marijuana should be decriminalized.

From the Paper:

"Civil liberties aren't the only reason why pot should be legalized. Marijuana also has immense potential for improving the health of people with terminal, chronic or acute illnesses. In California, where medical marijuana has been approved by referendum, patients with AIDS and cancer are availing themselves of the medicinal benefits of pot. Smoking marijuana can reduce nausea and increase the appetite. Its appetite-stimulating properties benefit victims of wasting diseases like AIDS and cancer, as well as those suffering from eating disorders like anorexia."

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