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Marijuana legalization

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Legalization of marijuana A very common question that creates a lot of controversy is whether or not marijuana should be legalized. Some people want it legalized, but at the same time the others do not agree to that. Marijuana should be legalized in the US for example, because, simply, prohibition of it does not work or help the country. There is actually no good evidence that keeping marijuana illegal decreases its use. Legalizing marijuana would benefit deteriorating economy, provide jobs for the unemployed, reduce crime, and free up space in overpopulated jails and prisons. Actually, the cost of keeping marijuana illegal is very high. There's the cost of law enforcements, the cost of incarceration of convicted "offenders", which is increasing, the cost of foster care and social services for children of incarcerated "offenders" and more. ...read more.

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Marijuana is a completely natural growing plant and is one of the least harmful drugs. Many people think that you can die from marijuana overdose but the truth is different. Experiments revealed that extremely high doses of cannabis are needed to have lethal effect. Based on this information scientists conclude that the ratio amount to get a person intoxicated versus the amount to kill a person is 1 to 40,000. So from these studies one can conclude that one can not die from marijuana overdose. Evidence and research have proven that this drug is not as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. Marijuana is just mentally addictive, but anything can be mentally addictive, people can be addicted to chocolate or video games but your body does not depend on it or go through physical withdrawals, whereas alcohol addiction is a physical dependency that can result in a chemical addiction when abused. ...read more.

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Many sclerosis patients report that cannabis has a startling and profound effect on muscle spasms, tremors, balance, bladder control, speech and eyesight. Many Wheelchair-bound patients reported that they could walk unaided when they have smoked cannabis. Patients that suffer from neurological diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases have showed a delay of disease progression by using marijuana. Studies show that the active ingredient in marijuana , THC, prevents the formation of deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. THC has also been found to reduce tumor growth in common lung cancer by 50 percent and to significantly reduce the ability to spread. Although marijuana is not a cure for any medical condition or society problems, it does offer help with managing these issues when used in a positive regulated manner therefore it should be legalized because it will do more good than harm. ...read more.

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