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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 marijuana should be legalized.
I searched the Internet for an article on the neurological effects of
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?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 marijuana should be legalized 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 number of drug users and drug related crimes.Marijuana is a drug that is illegal in the
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Should Marijuana be legalized?
“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 should be 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 it
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Weather marijuana should be legalized 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 treatment. Furthermore, prohibition of cannabis is an ineffective method of decreasing the drug's usage, as it
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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 should be 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 marijuana should remain illegal and should not be legalized ever, it is stated that, “Marijuana has harmful effects on the
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Should marijuana be legalized 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, Illinois
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cannabis should be taxed and regulated by the Ministry of Health who controls the other recreational, legal, yet addictive and potentially injurious substances such as tobacco and alcohol. Legalizing cannabis would cause a serious problem to the black market as it would eliminate a major source of revenue for gangs. Some believe that its legalization will lead to more people using the drug and as a result, becoming addicted. However the government could control the use and sale of it by regulating cannabis consumption, so that it can be used responsibly. Marijuana should be legalized in Canada as it would gradually eliminate the black market and would favourably impact the economy.The
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first and most basic reason that marijuana should be legal is that there is no good reason for it not to be legal. Some people ask "why marijuana should be legalized?" but we should ask "why should marijuana be 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. The government also may have a right to limit individual actions if the actions pose a significant threat to the individual
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Richard 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. Should marijuana be legalized?
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 marijuana
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so long to become a sufficient amount needed for paper manufacturing, hemp can be used to make paper more environmentally friendly because it will not require cutting down a lot of trees. The characteristics of hemp allow it to be a very beneficial resource for paper and fabric manufacturing. Hemp’s industrial benefits cannot be fully utilized due to its illegal status.
Marijuana should be legalized because it has many medicinal benefits. Many patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, Tourette’s and other diseases benefit from the use of marijuana. For example, nausea and vomiting due to cancer treatments can be subdued with the use of marijuana. A clinical trial done in
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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 citizens
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This topic has been debated over for many years but marijuana has remained an illegal substance, although of the many pressures which have been placed apon it to be legalised. I will look at why marijuana is illegal and why it should stay that way.Firstly what is marijuana and what does it do? Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis, smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects. Known in Central Asia and China as early as 3000 BC, marijuana was used as a folk medicine. About 1900 it started to be used as a pleasure-inducing drug, and by the 1960s and '70s its use was widespread among students, becoming, after
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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized
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 upon
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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 marijuana should be legal. Avalon publishing group:2003Earleywine, Mitchell Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence. Oxford University Press:2005Bore, and Tony Serra. Marijuana Law. Ronin Publishing:1996Ratsch, Christian. Marijuana Medicine. Inner Traditions International, limited:2000The King James BibleSmith, Chris. U.S. government covers up marijuana cancer proof.2001www.marijuananews.org/medicalMesserlie,Joe.SHould marijuana be legalized under any circumstances. 2004www.balancedpolitics.orgChastity Higgins-interview
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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) should be 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 gambling
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The 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 should be legalized 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 arise
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Medical 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 marijuana should be 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 they
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To truly understand why marijuana should be legalized by the federal government, one must have some background knowledge of the medicinal herb. Cannabis, most commonly known as marijuana, originated in China for purely medicinal purposes. The plant later spread to India, Europe, and, finally, made its way to North America. Cannabis was first used as hemp rope and fabric, and by the 18th century marijuana began to be recognized and used in the pharmaceutical industry. However, marijuana became illegal just a short century later. As far as the legal status of marijuana today, “The Federal Controlled Substance Act classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, signifying that it has both a high
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Marijuana 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 marijuana should be legalized. Although
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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 be legalized. Marijuana should not be legalized 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 regarding
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Attention getter: Do you suffer from pain, migraines, eating disorders or other sicknesses? If so, you may want to consider marijuana as a treatment.
Central Idea: Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes.
Significance to the audience: This is important to all of use because many of us are misinformed about marijuana and are unaware of its beneficial properties.
Preview of main points: Today I will tell you about why marijuana should be legalized.
I. What exactly is marijuana?
A) Marijuana is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate areas of the world.
1) It is also cultivated both
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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, should Marijuana indeed be legalized, the effects will prove harmful to a public well-being. In addition to increased accidents, there exists the problem that Marijuana may set the precedent for
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Should Marijuana be legalized 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 to abuse of the drug for recreational use. This is important claim for the opposition. However, after
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized 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 those
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The 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, should be legalized nationwide as a valid
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drug there. Also these two drugs are far more harmful than marijuana is, people die from overdosing on these drugs, and have you ever heard of someone overdosing on marijuana. "NO" Because it has never ever happened.Even though it could be helpful for millions of patients suffering from the above mentioned conditions, medicinal marijuana remains illegal. Therefore sufferers have two options: 1 - continue to suffer, or 2 - obtain it illegally and risk the consequences. In conclusion, marijuana should be legalized as it would help millions of suffering patients and would allow for money spent on enforcement to be spent more wisely thus increasing revenue. As for whether or not there will be an increase in drug use, one will never know unless we give legalization a chance.
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they drink alcohol like a calf, but it is also a drug. 6 million people in Mexico die every year for smoking tabaco.And 4 million people die every year for alcohol by driving drunk or a desease.No one ever has died for marihuana. for getting an overdose for marihuana you would need to smoke 800 joints and before that you would pass out. But don't be that confident that marihuana doesn't do anything to you , marihuana can also leave you to pulmonary cancer. Anyway tabaco and alcohol are more addictive than marijuana , you can also became addict to marihuana but it is more mental , you became addict to marijuana when you depend on it. Ex: I need to smoke so I can have a good time.Here is another
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For 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 marijuana should be legalized 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 the drug was
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patterns from the 1960's. Is it worth it?D.Our taxes are being raised for marijuana users when that money could be used to build schools, playgrounds, and facilities that could be used for our families to benefit from instead of housing potheads.III.A. Putting a pothead in jail for a marijuana crime, creating a felon who harms no one but his own health, imposes no threat to society, makes it close to impossible for him or her to then assimilate in society and be productive. It disrupts family and creates enormous costs for incarceration and social services for the families involved.Besides, who says that it is even going to stop them from smoking it? It is the only drug that is herbal. There is no
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, 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 market. ?The sale of Marijuana as a prescription drug serves as a source of income for the government.? (Leighann, Hedman.) Thus pulling the economy out of debt and providing more money for the weapons to benefit the United States position in the war in Iraq. Police and court resources would be free?d up for more
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?The legalization of marijuana is a widespread debate with many valid argumentsfor both sides. Some will state that it should be 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 debates concerning our health and safety. The fact that relief can beattained in a pill form without the hazards of smoke inhalation and
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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 marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patients. Among them are AIDS victims who find that marijuana stimulates their appetites so they can fight off
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Prostitution Should be Legalized
I think that prostitution should be legalized because it is no different than any other service that we pay to receive. Besides, there are far more serious crimes that require the full attention of our police force than prostitution; therefore, policing it is a costly waste of time and police resources. Furthermore, prostitution is already legal in Singapore, Denmark, and a part of the United States as well. In this Essay, I will discuss these ideas; thereby, proving why prostitution should be legalized.
Prostitution should be legalized because it should be treated like any other consensual, in-demand, and legitimate service
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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
should be 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 implies
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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 should be legalized 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 as
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uses for smoking and medical treatments, such as cancer. Additional uses for marijuana in the past includes treatment for glaucoma, inflammation, malaria, constipation, the pain of childbirth, and hemp. In the 20th century, marijuana was sold as a cure for morphine addiction.
There has been controversies in the United States on whether marijuana should be legal or not for decades now. These issues however did not occur till the 20th century. 1911- 1927 Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw cannabis, with other states to follow as regulatory initiatives to discourage future use (Medical Marijuana). February 19, 1925 the League of Nations signed the Multilateral Treaty which
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nor cause crime or aggressive behavior. In fact, the use of marijuana makes anindividual more passive and less likely to engage in any form of violent behavior. Marijuana is notphysically addictive and its psychological dependence is less than that of most legal drugs in usenow. It does not lead to the use of harder drugs. In fact, most marijuana users use no other drugsexcept alcohol.Its a good paper did agree with the topic but to badWhy Drugs should be legalized!!!!'At least forty million Americans have tried marijuana at least once and at least fifteen millionAmericans continue to use it on a regular basis. . .The overwhelming percentage (perhaps ninetypercent) of marijuana users use
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In the seventh edition of Black's Law Dictionary, which was written by Bryan Garner, the definition of marriage is " the legal union of a man and women as husband and wife." My question is: should gay marriage be legalized so that any human being can marry another human being, whether it be a man and woman, a man and man, or a woman and woman?I first got a few opinions from people, which consists of girl named Amanda , Florence , and Courtney. Amanda thinks that gay marriage should be legalized. She believes that everyone should have equal rights and that it should have nothing to do with whether you can make children together or not. Amanda thinks that it is wrong for bush to say that it
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Marriage is defined as the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life. In the definition it says couple, with out indication of gender. In our society gay marriage is a hot topic. Previously legalizing gay marriage was out of the question, but as times has changed and more liberal politicians have gained office to reflect the views of today’s society. One of the reasons that LGBT people fight for the right to marry because married couples receive more protections and advantages in the law and insurance polices. Some see marriage as sign of commitment and life long commitment to each other. No matter what the reason gay marriage should be legalized because it is a human
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There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long.
Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married. One reason that is most commonly heard is, they want to legally show their love for each other by
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Capital punishment is the punishment by death for a crime. It is also called the death penalty. It is a form of killing that is legalized. It may be carried out by electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and firing squad. The death penalty has been banished in over one hundred and thirty countries. Capital punishment has been abolished in every industrialized nation except for the United States of America. In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue that divides the country and leads to disharmony. The death penalty abolition movement is growing, and some progress is being made, but there is a lot of work yet to be done. There are
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, thus making the United States more peaceful. When the death penalty is abolished, there will be less violence in this country which would ultimately lead to peace. Because “Hate breeds hate and love breeds love”, there is no doubt that stopping legalized killing will certainly breed love and harmony in the United States.
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Amnesty International. "Amnesty International | Working to Protect Human Rights." Amnesty International. Amnesty International. Web. 02 Apr. 2012. .
Bedau, Hugo Adam., and Paul G. Cassell. Debating the Death Penalty: Should America
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religious groups. These groups believe that same-sex marriages should not be performed in a church – or at all. Although churches and other places of worship do not approve of same-sex marriages, legalizing same-sex marriages does not breach the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Same-sex marriages should be legalized everywhere in Canada because individuals should be able to express themselves freely without having to feel discriminated against, as stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Denying the fundamental liberties and other rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is unconstitutional and contravenes what the Charter is
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Euthanasia(Essay) Euthanasia is a big controversy in the society today. According to the "Oxford Dictionary," Euthanasia (yoo-thã-nay-ziã) is defined as: the bringing about of a gentle and easy death for a person suffering from a painful incurable disease. Euthanasia helps bring a peaceful and painless death. People wont have to go through painful incurable diseases. People have the right to what they want and instead of committing suicide they can die with dignity. Euthanasia should be legalized so people who are suffering from pain can die in high spirits. Euthanasia can end painful human suffrage.Euthanasia helps bring a peaceful and painless death. The patients are
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increase the illegal use of it. However, society does not fear the use of crack in the form of morphine in hospitals to increase the illegal use of crack. What is presently needed is a clinical test of marijuana. Marijuana does not have to be legalized for medical use, but we should find out if it should be legalized. We need to answer an important question: Is marijuana a drug that can be used for medical benefits? The only way to answer this is a clinical test.
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Marijuana is the most frequently used drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Use, sixty-nine million Americans over the age of twelve have tried marijuana at least once. The proposal for legalizing drugs has entered the mainstream of public debate in recent years, mostly focusing on marijuana. The question is should it be legalized?A wide range of viewpoints exist on this single controversial issue. Some believe this supposedly potent substance should remain illegal and associated with heroine and cocaine. They see it as a harsh illegal substance; and that it became illegal for a reason and should remain that way. Others view marijuana through different eyes
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marijuana two to three days per week due to back spasms, and he has been quoted as saying, "And I think I'm a good example of a productive member of the community. I have a full-time job, so the marijuana does not interfere with my functioning as a productive member of the community."
Overall, I believe that there are some very strong points against the legalization of marijuana. However, I believe that the good still outweighs the bad, and therefore, I believe that marijuana should be legalized in the United States.
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government. Varying degrees of marijuana legalization have proved that, if controlled, the drug is rarely damaging to a society or its population. In fact, the benefits of such legalizations seem to greatly outweigh the drawbacks, making legalization the only logical choice.
The debate over marijuana is endless. Due to historical portrayals, marijuana is still often seen as a dangerous drug. This myth, however, is outdated. In fact, marijuana is actually a useful drug that, if legalized, would bring many positive consequences to society. Marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol with regards to its regulation. A change in the outdated federal policy of strict prohibition would be an
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the questions why not legalize marijuana as medical drug, which is proven to be less dangerous than heavy painkillers and morphine. It is possible to overdose on painkillers and morphine; however, it is a fact that there has never been a proven case of a death because someone had overdosed on marijuana. (B).
It is also a fact that drugs like painkillers and morphine change the amount of dopamine in the brain. This is chemical in your brain that makes you think that you need the drug. Marijuana does not change the amount of dopamine in the brain so it is not classified as a drug that is addictive (A). These facts he go to show that marijuana hypothetically could be legalized without major
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Marijuana should be legal. Not just for industrial purposes, not just for medical purposes, but 100% legal in all of its forms. Why? Well before we examine why marijuana should become legal, we must first know why marijuana became illegal.Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. Instead, it seems the reason for the criminalization of marijuana had more to do with racism, ignorance, religion, fear and personal profit than it did any statistics or facts… everything our government should stand against