1135 words - 5 pages people in today’s society think marijuana is a terrible drug that can kill people and ruin their lives and believe the lies that make this drug illegal. I believe that marijuanashouldbelegalized in America because it opens up countless number of job opportunities, has been proven to be beneficial for medicinal uses, and is not harmful to use, but we will come back to that.
What many people do not know is that before anti-marijuana laws, marijuana was used all the time. Hemp was used to make clothes and rope and other things. Hemp started in China and worked its way through India before reaching Europe. America was introduced to hemp by Christopher Columbus, and it soon became a cash cropVIEW DOCUMENT
1440 words - 6 pagesRichard M. Nixon, the former president of the United States of America, was a controversial president, who ended his presidency in a controversial way. It seems only fare to open a topic that is controversial as the former president himself. Shouldmarijuanabelegalized?
A debate about marijuana legalization, although not a scientific one, on debate.org (website that organizes debates about different topics) does provide some insight about different views for and against legalization. A simple Google search will yield many results covering this ongoing debate as well as many scientific articles that either argue or just provide research or experiment results concerning marijuanaVIEW DOCUMENT
1781 words - 7 pages to legalized wholesale production, distribution, and sale to all marijuana users even for recreational purposes. Citizens have to realize that legalization is a realistic change that our country might be facing in the near future. Although liberals are leading the fight to end prohibition while conservatives are helping the law stand firm, this fight should not be one divided by political party. Every individual ought to be educated on the issue before saying yes or no to legalization. Before voting on this issue, I ask: What would the country actually be like if marijuana was legal?
Legalization of marijuana would undoubtedly result in an increase of freedom of choice for US citizensVIEW DOCUMENT
928 words - 4 pages getting good grades in higher level education. This contradicts what is told to us in programs like DARE and of the brain dead potheads depicted on TV. This contradiction compels me to figure out the truth about the issue of marijuana. My own observations of people high show nothing of what’s told by our country. How are chronic marijuana smokers still succeeding in life? What physiological and psychological effects does marijuana have on us? Should criminals convicted of possession of marijuana get the harsh life ruining punishments they receive? With these thoughts in mind, I wonder if marijuanashouldbelegalized.
I searched the Internet for an article on the neurological effects ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1257 words - 5 pagesWeather marijuanashouldbelegalized is a very controversial topic that is hotly debated in Canada's parliament. On one side of the spectrum, Canadians oppose the legalization of marijuana as they claim that it would result in an increase of its use. Already, marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug on the streets. Although, it is pertinent to recognize that the legalization of cannabis would also bring many benefits. Primarily, if marijuana was legalized it would save our government great amounts of money that could be otherwise spent in other areas such as drug addiction treatmentVIEW DOCUMENT
1610 words - 6 pagesShouldMarijuanaBeLegalized?In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuanashouldbelegalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while others oppose because it will increase the numberVIEW DOCUMENT
1919 words - 8 pagesShouldMarijuanabelegalized?
“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”― Bill Hicks
Marijuana was naturally grown on the earth, so don’t you think that shouldbe legal to use? If your thinking no then there are some reason that will help you change your mind. Most people think Marijuana is just used to get high and do stupid stuff, but really Marijuana back in the day was used to make fabrics and fiber, it wasn’t just used for getting high. There are different names for marijuana its weed, pot, and dope, these words are most used by the drug abusers that do it and sell itVIEW DOCUMENT
1105 words - 4 pagesMarijuana, weed, hashish, pot, it goes by many names. Many people argue that it shouldbe legalize because it’s no better than alcohol and cigarettes. Although these claims holds some truth, marijuana is still a dangerous drug and adding one more problematic drug into the mix will not improve America’s health and safety issues. Although marijuana has its medical benefits, using it for recreational purposes is dangerous for both us and our society.
There are countless debates whether marijuanashouldbelegalized for creational use or if it should remain illegal. Marijuana has been legalized in some states for medical use such as pain caused by cancer, glaucoma and nerve pain. In a survey IVIEW DOCUMENT
1379 words - 6 pages contract and improves their overall attitude and AIDS patients reported that it reduces nausea and vomiting and increases their appetite.
Lastly, the reason that I believe marijuanashouldbelegalized is that it is much safer than prescription drugs. Prescription drugs kill about 100,000 annually in the world; however, there has never been a single death that has been caused by smoking marijuana. "One would have to smoke 15,000 joints in 20 minutes to receive any kind of lethal dose of tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) which is not likely to happen". (Smith, 2012)
Opposing View on Legalizing Marijuana
Most Americans that oppose legalizing marijuana would agree that it does not pose the publicVIEW DOCUMENT
1633 words - 7 pages (HuffingtonPost). There are currently twenty-one states that have legalizedmarijuana for medical purposes (ProCon). Tennessee is not one of those states. The possession of marijuana in Tennessee is a misdemeanor but can be classified as a felony if it’s a third defense. The sale of the drug is a felony and can to lead to incarceration.
Some believe that marijuana has multiple medical purposes and shouldbe legal for medical purposes. In the 1970, The National Eye Institute studies showed that marijuana, when smoked, lowered intraocular pressure in people with normal pressure and those with glaucoma (business insider). A 2003 study by Robert J. DeLorenzo, showed that marijuana was useful toVIEW DOCUMENT
1957 words - 8 pagesFor many years now Marijuana and Medical Marijuana use has been a broad topic. Weather it shouldbelegalized or not is the biggest issue. Some people say that it’s wrong and unethical and others say it’s against the constitution, the right to pursue happiness. There are many different statistics and research about Marijuana, good and bad. Some people say that keeping Marijuana illegal would protect children and communities. But nowadays kids can get any kind of drug anywhere, no matter where they live. Most people who use Marijuana started out of pure curiosity. The age range of beginning to use Marijuana is 12 to 18. The majority of people that try Marijuana for the first time only use itVIEW DOCUMENT
1159 words - 5 pagesShouldmarijuanabelegalized for recreational or medical use? This is a debate that has been happening for quite some time and this is not just a debate that is happening among people. There are many that have taken sides including medical personal and government officials. Currently in the United States there are two states in which recreational use of marijuana is legal; Colorado and Washington. There are three states currently that have pending legislation to legalize recreational use; California, Maine, and Oregon. On the other hand there are 21 states in which medical use of marijuana is legal; Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, IllinoisVIEW DOCUMENT
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To Be Legal or Not To Be
Known as one of the most commonly abused drugs in the country, marijuana is legal in some states for medicinal purposes, but many argue that it shouldbelegalized nationwide.
The drug was made illegal under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in the 1970’s. Drugs under Schedule I are said to have a high potential for abuse, no medical use, and lack accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
Although the drug is illegal, it is used by many people as a stress reliever and other recreational purposes. According to a national survey from 2009 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse 16.7 million Americans 12 and older admitted to using the drug atVIEW DOCUMENT
1663 words - 7 pagesSince the beginning of time, ancient peoples have cultivated hemp and cannabis. Hemp has revealed its usefulness through its fabric properties. Ancient peoples used it to weave baskets, create paper, and even make clothing. Some of the most important documents to the U.S. were written on hemp paper. Studies reveal that 1 acre of hemp creates the equivalent of 4.1 acres of trees. By 1916, the U.S. government believed that if the economy continued to create paper from hemp until the 1940s, then the amount of trees cut for paper would significantly reduce. So why ban such a controversial plant? The marijuana plant shouldbelegalized because it has health attributes, the U.S. governmentVIEW DOCUMENT
1431 words - 6 pagesMarijuana is an herb plant that appears in different colors, usually green or brown, that is smoked by pipe, bong, cigar, hookah, or joint for pleasure reasons, religious reasons and can also be used as a medicine. Marijuana comes from a hemp plant that grows indoors and outdoors in many areas of the world, including the United States. In many countries the use of marijuana has been illegal for a vast number of reasons. In recent years more and more countries, the United States in particular has been deciding whether or not they want to make marijuana legal to use. Over the years there has been an ongoing debate on whether marijuanashouldbe legal or not. This topic is very controversialVIEW DOCUMENT
3637 words - 15 pages people is they will just pass out and maybe not remember anything. That is the closest you can get from having an overdose on marijuana. If anything, alcohol shouldbe more controlled than marijuana. It leads to more crimes and violence. Cigarettes are so much unhealthier for you, physically. So if marijuana is less dangerous than all the other drugs and is used for medical purposes, why is it a schedule 1 controlled substance? And if marijuana is less dangerous as alcohol and cigarettes, which is legal, why is marijuana illegal?
Coming from the side that thinks marijuanashould remain illegal and should not belegalized ever, it is stated that, “Marijuana has harmful effects on theVIEW DOCUMENT
2126 words - 9 pagesmarijuana are neither minute nor drastic, but should not be looked over by officials in the debate (Miron). There have been states that have legalizedmarijuana. Washington and Colorado have legalizedmarijuana for recreational purposes as of 2012. Since the legalization of marijuana in these states occurred just two years ago, other states have started to discuss the possibility as well (Rueben). The current question is “What role taxes can play in moving marijuana out of the underground economy and into the light?” (Rueben). Would marijuanabe taxed at the same rate as cigarettes or alcohol? There could be other taxes on top of that to “recognize potential social costs.” (Rueben). The difficultyVIEW DOCUMENT
658 words - 3 pages world. Improved economy, less debt, significant amount of crime would go down, and not as many prisoners.
The evidence is overwhelming: the positives of marijuana, both recreationally and for medical uses, are outweighing the negatives. Marijuana in short is better for your body than tobacco or alcohol or even many prescription drugs even when they are taken in correct doses. Not to say it does not have its downfalls, because it does. The main reasons for its illegalization were racist beliefs and false statements. It does not in any way kill brain cells.
1559 words - 6 pages alcohol was more harmful. They also believe that if marijuana was available like alcohol, 63% still believe that alcohol would be more harmful. Even though the support for legalizing marijuana is increasing, 63% of American’s would feel uncomfortable if people smoked it in public. Out of the fifty states Colorado and Washington have fully legalizedmarijuana with fifteen other states decriminalizing it (Pew, 2014).
Marijuana is considered a scheduled I drug that provides no medical use and has potential to become abused. Under this schedule marijuana is considered to be one of the most dangerous of drugs along with causing severe psychological and physical dependence. Although marijuanaVIEW DOCUMENT
1886 words - 8 pages on the drug. This is true ,but would the senate or the house legalize a drug that could do more harm than good? Are we putting our money over our minds? In some cases people think that the drug Marijuana can cure or slow down the process of cancer. Victoria Bekiempis says that she has found that marijuana does slow down cancer but not just that, it is very harmful to the user. (N.p.)
Some say that marijuanashouldbelegalized because it is not addictive but this statement contains no truth. No, marijuana does not contain an addictive substance but that doesn't mean it couldn't be addictive. Anything in the world can be addictive whether it contains addictive drugs in it or not. MarijuanaVIEW DOCUMENT
1224 words - 5 pagesMedical marijuana is a controversy in today’s society. Currently the community is divided on the issue. Questions are constantly being thrown around such as “How does it affect the body?” and “What good does it do for a person?” Researchers have tried to answer these questions with studies and they have shown how positive medical marijuana can be. If something can benefit an individual why not use it for the sick in an attempt to find a better drug for those who really need it? Medical use of marijuanashouldbe legal all across the United States because of all the good it can do for a person’s overall health and the fact that everyone deserves all possible methods of treatment when theyVIEW DOCUMENT
3194 words - 13 pages review the danger marijuana possesses, and the commission concluded that marijuana was not harmful. Nixon ignored the commission's recommendations. He placed marijuana under Schedule One, a section reserved only for very harmful drugs with no health benefits ("A Brief History on The Drug War"). Despite it being illegalized for ludicrous reasons, marijuana is still treated as a dangerous drug by both society and the government. The reasons for its illegalization today are still illogical, as marijuana is potentially very useful for society. Because marijuana was originally wrongfully illegalized, marijuanashouldbelegalized since it provides benefits to the nation and its illegalization isVIEW DOCUMENT
2534 words - 10 pages January 1, 2014, legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Washington state will begin selling recreational marijuana later this spring. California is ready to introduce a statewide referendum to legalize marijuana in 2014. California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom feels pot (marijuana) shouldbe legal in the Golden State.
The states are starting to realize there is a great amount of money to be made by taxing marijuana. Colorado expects to collect nearly 70 million in tax revenue in 2014 according to the Huffington Post. One Denver citizen put it quite clearly when he stated, “The only thing more addictive than illegal drugs is tax revenue.” We have seen this work with gamblingVIEW DOCUMENT
1783 words - 7 pagesThe use of marijuana for medical purposes has stimulated debate for many years. Some people find the use of marijuana therapeutic and the only way to relieve their chronic pain. Also, there are a growing number of people who feel it is harmless and think it shouldbelegalized in small quantities for recreational use. Despite the illegality of this substance it has continued to be used and grown by many people. And though it seems harmless to some, there are others worried about the message legalization and the recreational use of the substance would give teenagers. And more importantly they are concerned about increased criminal behavior, addiction and other health problems that can ariseVIEW DOCUMENT
885 words - 4 pagesWhy MarijuanaShouldBeLegalized
Willie Nelson once said, “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”
Marijuana has been a plant for longer than any human has been alive. Civilizations have used marijuana for hundreds of years for hundreds of purposes. But ever since the 1970’s when growing or having possession became illegal marijuana has been looked down upon by a majority of people living in the United States. Just because it’s illegal doesn’t give someone the right to look down uponVIEW DOCUMENT
1657 words - 7 pages Foundation, and the American Civil Liberties Union. These groups use a variety of strategies, which range from outright legalization to de facto legalization under the guise of medicalization, control legalization through taxation. However, drugs like marijuana are addicting and should not belegalized. Marijuanashould not belegalized because it can cause overwhelming damage to the society as a whole. As Bennett says, “Drug use- especially heavy drug use- destroys human character. It destroys dignity and autonomy, it burns away the sense of responsibility, it subverts productivity, it makes a mockery of virtue” (Husak 663). People throughout the nation have witnessed law changes regardingVIEW DOCUMENT
528 words - 2 pages> echoes this view, stating "Driving and marijuana do not mix; that's the bottom line." He points out, after conducting tests on how marijuana's effects the functional components of driving, that twenty minutes after smoking the joints ?marijuana significantly impaired their ability to stand on one leg for 30 seconds or touch their finger to their nose. As the dose of THC increased, the subjects swayed more, raised their arms, and had to put their feet down in an attempt to maintain their balance.? These tests thus show that marijuana retards co-ordination and balance which are ?functional components important to driving.? .With this said, shouldMarijuana indeed belegalized, the effectsVIEW DOCUMENT
1277 words - 5 pagesWhat is Marijuana? According to, “What is Marijuana?” (2005), it explains marijuana is the commonest drug in the world, which is often called weed and pot. Also, people will get excitement when they smoke marijuana, but it is a dangerous drug because there has a chemical in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that can change people’s feeling and see something in different ways. Many think that marijuanashouldbelegalized; however, shouldmarijuana become legitimate in Canada? This topic has been argued for a long time because marijuana is an illegal drug, and smoking marijuana will bother other people who are not smoking it. Therefore, marijuanashould not belegalized because itVIEW DOCUMENT
1389 words - 6 pagesMarijuana is one of the hundreds of drugs that holds Americans in the bondage of addiction and causes harm to their health and well-being. Marijuana comes from the hemp plant called cannabis sativa and is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S. (Goldberg). Although marijuana has mostly been used as a drug to get high, physicians have recently discovered that marijuana can treat the symptoms of cancer and multiple sclerosis, relieve pain, and treat many minor ailments. Because of the rare healing effects of this drug, many states are working to legalize medical marijuana in their state, but there is much controversy over whether or not medical marijuanashouldbelegalized. AlthoughVIEW DOCUMENT
1130 words - 5 pagesShouldMarijuanabelegalized for Medicinal Purposes?Legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes has been an extremely controversial topic, one that has it supporters who have long fought the opposition. Although marijuana has been used for thousand of years to provide relief from many health problems, it still remains an illegal drug in the United States. There are many doctors who support the effectiveness of the use of marijuana as treatment for many medical conditions. People who oppose the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes would claim that legalizing the drug would lead toVIEW DOCUMENT
1386 words - 6 pagesThe first recorded use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was 2727 B.C., while most common prescription medications have been on the market for approximately than 30 years or less. The number of adverse short-term side-effects is fewer when using medicinal marijuana versus prescription medicine. The long-term side-effects of prescription medicines are numerous as well as unfavorable. Medicinal marijuana can improve the quality of life of a patient suffering from the negative reactions to prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Medicinal marijuana provides relief without the negative side-effects of prescription medicines; therefore, shouldbelegalized nationwide as a validVIEW DOCUMENT
1557 words - 6 pages such as liver disease, cancers, injuries and overdoses (K, 2013). If so, it causes from legal drug, alcohol. On the other hand, there are many countries that marijuana is decriminalized, legalized or liberalized such as Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Netherlands, and they have the marijuana children use are lower than in Canada. Some people who are against the marijuana legalization because they believe that marijuana can lead to health problems and social issues. However, marijuanashouldbelegalized in Canada because there are some advantages through medicinal purposes and personal uses, economies, and societies.
Some experts have worried and disagreed with theVIEW DOCUMENT
1959 words - 8 pagesMarijuanaShouldBeLegalized for Medicinal Purposes
How would most Americans react if the law allowed the use of heroin, LSD, or amphetamines for medical purposes? Many of us would react in disbelief mainly because of the effects of these powerful and addictive drugs. However, in Arizona the law permits the use of heroin, LSD, and amphetamines for medicinal purposes, yet the medicinal use of marijuana remains illegal in the United States ("Facts"). Because marijuana is categorized as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substance Act ("Issues"), physicians cannot legally prescribe it. The national debate on the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine is divided between thoseVIEW DOCUMENT
1413 words - 6 pages; the end result would be each individual state deciding if medicinal marijuana would be ideal for their state. Last but not least there is the route that the states Colorado and Washington took which is to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Every option has their pros and cons. However I believe the option where the pros most heavily outweigh the cons is legalizing recreational use.
Before I address the possible courses of actions the government could take it is important that we understand the positive and negative consequences people have recognized with the use of marijuana. Some of the major concerns include: marijuana being consumed by the youth, cannabis users smoking andVIEW DOCUMENT
2118 words - 8 pagesThe topic of legalizing recreational marijuana in the United States has been a very controversial one. States such as Colorado and Washington have gone on the offensive and have legalized recreational marijuana and have enjoyed the high revenues brought in from cannabis sale. On the other hand other states have kept low profiles because they are wary of the possible negative outcomes of legalizing recreational marijuana and are using the states of Colorado and Washington as guinea pigs to see what their next course of action on this controversial topic shouldbe. This is not only a highly debated topic among politicians, but also by the people. According to a poll conducted by the PewVIEW DOCUMENT
999 words - 4 pages" also known as pot, weed, bud, herb, ganja, hemp and grass, would suppress the nausea and make you feel much better and make you eat. This is only one of the many reasons why medicinal marijuanashouldbelegalized.First of all right now all across the world there is a huge AIDS epidemic going around the whole world. Marijuana is a drug that can be used to help make people feel better who suffer from AIDS. What happens is that the people with AIDS suffer from a condition known as malnutrition. These people suffer from malnutrition because the do not eat enough regular food to get the nutrition they needVIEW DOCUMENT
631 words - 3 pagesMarijuanaMarijuana better known as weed in english is a plant that is used by many things , this plant is consider as a drug , but I dont consider this plant a drug, as I see marijuana it's a natural herb that relaxes your body that doesn't contains chemical substances as other drugs , and actually drug it's a pretty bad strong word so I prefer to say natural herb. Marijuana was first found in China around 4000 B.C. the plant was used for religious things and many things and for medical issues as the years pas marijuana became illegal because of their effects and becauseVIEW DOCUMENT
1200 words - 5 pagesFor years there have been many arguments regarding the legalization of marijuana and the effects our country would face. Many people's opinions reflect their customary beliefs and values. The outcome of legalizing marijuana would be partially beneficial and harmful. Some people believe that makes it too risky for the government to approve. This essay includes reasons why it marijuanashouldbelegalized and also reasons why it shouldn't.Marijuana also known as the "gateway drug" is composed of dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate hemp plant that contains the ingredient THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). The drug was first banned during the 1930's, after rumor had it that theVIEW DOCUMENT
642 words - 3 pages can be used to make topical creams to help releive pan and tingling of ?Restless leg Syndrome?. It is mainly effective for pancreatis, skin cancers, multiple sclerosis, and neumora condosis.There are also many facts about cannabis that people do not know. ?Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana is 4 times softer than cotton, 4 times warmer, 4 times more water absorbent, and 3 times the strength? (Herer, Jack prove us wrong!). Cannabis is also easier to grow than cotton and less expensive to grow. Legalization of marijuana would reduce the sales in the black marketVIEW DOCUMENT
805 words - 3 pagesShouldMarijuanaBeLegalized?The legalization of marijuana is a widespread debate with many valid argumentsfor both sides. Some will state that it shouldbe available for those seeking relief fromvarious medical situations, or that if legalized, marijuana could be regulated by thegovernment for safety reasons. Even the fact that there are no deaths directly caused bymarijuana is a strong point on the pro-legalization side. However, I believe that thelegalization would lead to more problems in a society that is already full enough withother issues and debatesVIEW DOCUMENT
1175 words - 5 pagesWhen you think of prohibition, one typically thinks of the roaring twenties. This was when the government prohibited the sale of alcohol. Looking back through history, we see trends from then happening today with the prohibition of marijuana and other drugs. Many people have many opinions if marijuanashouldbelegalized or not. It’s not as easy as just looking at the pros and cons. Our government needs to determine if the prohibition of drugs is actually promoting greater health, safety, and productivity, as well as lowering violence and criminal justice costs. After reading this research paper and seeing the evidence, hopefully you will agree with me that the drug war we areVIEW DOCUMENT
1734 words - 7 pagesshouldbelegalized in Canada as it would gradually eliminate the black market and would favourably impact the economy.The legalization of cannabis will reduce the black market and the violence associated with its sale. If cannabis were to belegalized in Canada, the dangerous trafficking from other countries like the United States, Columbia and Mexico would be eliminated. People would be able to go to the store and purchase it, eliminating the profitability of illegal sale. "The average price of 1 gram (a unit) of marijuana is sold for $10 on the street, while its cost of production is only about $3." A seven dollar profit for a unit of marijuana would not last in a free marketVIEW DOCUMENT
10360 words - 41 pages lessen crime, drugs should remain illegal in the U.S because there would be an increase of drug abuse and a rapid increase of diseases such as AIDS. The United States can not afford this problem. It has become a world power by strengthening its people not by killing them. Drug abuse has gotten worse, with its effects on crack babies, drug addicts, and the I.V user. There must be education for the survival of this nation, not legalization. The Debate Over Legalization of Marijuana Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuanashouldbelegalized in order to treat terminally ill patients. Among them areVIEW DOCUMENT
1593 words - 6 pages, despite their own feelings and ideals. They would have to tolerate others' actions and beliefs. However, the present governments do not practice libertarianism. They impose regulations and punishments if their regulations are violated. Many controversial issues have arisen due to these violations of privacy. Among these controversial issues is the debate on whether prostitution shouldbelegalized or "decriminalized." Due to its illegality and ambiguous definitions of prostitution, it is difficult to come up with a concrete number of persons who currently work or have worked as a prostitute. The National Task Force on Prostitution suggests that over one million people in the US have worked asVIEW DOCUMENT
761 words - 3 pages these many unique medicinal uses, marijuanashouldbe reclassified as a valid, legal form of treatment.The first and most basic reason that marijuanashouldbe legal is that there is no good reason for it not to be legal. Some people ask "why marijuanashouldbelegalized?" but we should ask "why shouldmarijuanabe illegal?" From a philosophical point of view, individuals deserve the right to make choices for themselves. The government only has a right to protect people and their property from others; not to protect them from themselves. This argument does not apply to marijuana, since the individual who chooses to use marijuana does so according to his or her own free will. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1493 words - 6 pages public security, prostitution definitely shouldbelegalized. By making prostitution legal, governments are provided one more methods of controlling, managing and protecting prostitution. If it's legalized, sex workers can go to clinics and hospitals for health assistance. Moreover, legalized prostitutes can be protected from sexual violence. It can help lower human trafficking, the rate of rapes. Also, the government could tax prostitution and save money. Governments will be able to spend their time doing more useful things.
918 words - 4 pages>Society as a whole will continue to identify marijuana as a drug that impairs the thinking of an individual and causes harm to their well being. Although marijuana may not belegalized in the near future, it is apparent that there is really no reason to condemn weed without looking at factual information, just say it is not your preference.Works CitedRussell, Sabin "Federal Apnel urges Tests of medical pot czar won't ease stance despite findings from studies" San Francisco chronicle 18 March 1999,A1.Mintes John "Medical marijuana popular at polls" Associated Press 4 Nov. 1998, all politics.Rosenthal, and Steve Kubby. Why marijuanashouldbe legal. AvalonVIEW DOCUMENT
2660 words - 11 pagesProstitution, which is the act of engaging in sexual intercourse for money, has been part of human society since Biblical times. It had become a common part of our society because the women that choose to take part in prostitution are often on the brink of bankruptcy or already are and need a way to provide for themselves and/or their families. They have few to no laws in place to protect them. This leads to the question of whether prostitution shouldbelegalized or whether it shouldbe kept as a common, but illegal occurrence. There are many reasons it is better for prostitution to belegalized.
Prostitution has been not just recognized, but referenced for hundreds of years. It has evenVIEW DOCUMENT
908 words - 4 pages sum up, abortion shouldbelegalized in Morocco. If it was the case, women’s rights would be respected, the number of abandoned children would sharply decrease, and women wouldn’t put themselves in significant danger. It is true that even legal abortion may have secondary effects on women, but this still very rare. However, the Minister of Morocco said that he would work on the tolerance of abolition in extreme cases such as rape and incest which is a good beginning for the legalization of abortion.
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prohibitionists agree that the legalization of drugs will lead to more
people using drugs, decriminalizationists believe that there would not be a
large increase in drug abuse. This belief stems from a study of the
difference between the drug use and abuse between poor urbans and well-offs.
The study states that the percentage of poor urbans using drugs is much
higher than the percentage of well-offs who used drugs. To believe that
increased use leads to increase abuse, the percentage of poor, urban addicts
shouldbe higher than the percentage of well-off addicts. The result,
however, was contrary to this belief, since the percentages of addicts in
both groups was almost equal. What this impliesVIEW DOCUMENT