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Legalize it

March 25, 2010
By JAY123 BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
JAY123 BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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I strongly believe that Marijuana should be legalized because it can help the government raise money and there are some medical uses for the drug. Additionally, it would take a burden off the judicial system by freeing up space in prison for hard drug users. There are many reasons of why Marijuana should be legalized and why it shouldn’t be, and I’m going to tell you my opinion. However, my opinion is that it should be legalized.

According to “”, over 25 million people in the United States smoke Marijuana annually. Also, the drug is currently one of the biggest cash crops in the U.S and grown all over the world. Millions of people around the world and in America smoke it, and that is good portion of people. People have an idea that Marijuana will be terminated from the U.S but this is nonsensical, the drug is imported and exported all the time.

There are medical benefits from Marijuana as well. It helps people who have problems with spasms, nausea, and pain. It also aids people to have a relaxing sensation. The drug can be a substitute for alcohol as well. Marijuana is not toxic for humans and you can’t get an overdose on it. Also, it is not even close to being as addictive as tobacco or alcohol.

Financial benefits to the government are applied as well. Arresting for Marijuana is expensive for the law, is a waste of prison cell space, and just a waste of time for everyone. Over 750,000 people are arrested for Marijuana a year and it’s too much money for the justice system. The space in prison that is filled up due to Marijuana charges can instead be filled with more serious cases such as murder or rape.

Marijuana should be taxed to the government and other purposes. There are many things that Marijuana can help with, like the things I have named, and slowing down drug crime. If we Legalize Marijuana, it can help the U.S in many ways. There are more benefits than bad things, so why not legalize it?

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squeak BRONZE said...
on Apr. 18 2010 at 2:20 am
squeak BRONZE, Redding, California
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Yup, yup. My favorite fact is that marijuana does not have to be smoked. It can be used as topical lotions and oils, you can cook it in food like cake and brownies. You can even make butter. Its one of the best natural plants on the planet and it can be used an a lot of different ways.

though some people do abuse it. It's a grate benefit to legalize it. And besides people are going to use it any way, they have been despite the law. So yes, I agree with you. Let the hippies out of jail, and let them make money for the government, and for are communities. And let the people Be happy !