Should Marijuana be Legalized in the United States? Argumentative Essay by bluntttrauma

Should Marijuana be Legalized in the United States?
An exploration of some personal and historical aspects of marijuana usage in the U.S.
# 6281 | 1,155 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in English (Argument) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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This paper provides a personal look at the writer's views on whether marijuana should be legalized. It looks at side effects of the drugs and examines whether it provides any medical or health benefit to users. The writer argues that anyone who thinks that smoking marijuana will alleviate a medical condition should be afforded the opportunity to do so.

From the Paper:

"I decided to do a paper about some of the issues concerning whether marijuana should be legalized, and if so, for what type of usage/population. This is currently a hot issue in my household. My eighteen-year old daughter is an occasional marijuana smoker, and I am concerned that one, marijuana might have a negative interaction with one or any combination of the medications that have been prescribed by her doctors. I also worry that if she unknowingly smokes marijuana laced with chemicals, she might suffer irreversible physiological or psychological damage. My daughter feels that I worry too much, that I am simply afraid of "letting go". I am also concerned that a shift in perception favoring marijuana smoking will enable even more people than those who now use it in an irresponsible manner, to follow suit."

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