• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Marijuana legalization

Extracts from this document...


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.


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.


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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level General Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level General Studies essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Should Cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    5 star(s)

    Among 11-15 year olds The use of any drug had decreased, 19% of pupils had taken drugs in 2005, compared to 21% in 2003. Cannabis use had decreased, 12% of pupils had used cannabis in 2005, down from 13% in 2003, 2002 and 2001.

  2. Report: Charity Event for Cancer Research UK

    However, our team roles that emerged from the module workbook were not 100% correct, as there was a differential of Belbin's roles to the one we completed in a class. In the workbook exercise, Kelly came up as a completer finisher; nonetheless, when carrying out the assignment, she ended up as a co-ordinator.

  1. Should Cannabis be legalised?

    it also said "the high use of cannabis is not associated with major health problems for the individual or society." this has made a big impact on my thoughts about the drug as I thought that all illicit drugs would have a big health risk, but it appears that this one does not.

  2. Impact of music has on study for an adult leaner Report

    15 participants agreed with some giving detailed answers for this question. 3 participants said that music benefits them because it relaxes them and frees up their thinking process and makes it easier to study. 2 other participants said that music helps them concentrate and become more productive.

  1. Belonging: Speech

    Visual puns are used in conjunction, which include Ace Jr having a comb over and wearing Hawaiian shirts. Once again these are his father's trademarks in the two previous films. Ace Jr's belonging of being a Pet Detective, has completely without question, come from his father's genes therefore being inherited.

  2. Place Value Lesson Plan

    It will be explained that if there is not a number in front of the decimal, then the number will be read according to the place it falls on the chart. For example: .15 is read as "15 hundredths", but 13.75 would be read as "thirteen and seventy-five hundredths."

  1. Assess The Relationship Between Crime, Poverty And Social Protest In The Eighteenth And Early ...

    Agriculture had, by this time, come to be dominated by a division into landlords, tenant-farmers and hired labourers (Hobsbawm and Rude 1969, 27). Increasing economic rationalisation of agriculture by landlords and tenant-farmers saw further consequent declines in the conditions of the agricultural labourers who, divorced from the land, became reliant

  2. Which diseases are more prevalent in your country and what can be done to ...

    disease: disease of the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle; * cerebrovascular disease: disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain; * peripheral arterial disease: disease of blood vessels supplying the arms and legs; * congenital heart disease: malformations of heart structure existing at birth; * Deep vein thrombosis and

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work