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Marijuana: Should the US Approve It as a Safe, Legal Drug?

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Marijuana originates from dried stems, seeds, flowers and leaves from the hemp plant or Cannabis saliva, which consist of the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinal (THC) and many other compounds.  Smoking Marijuana gives an individual a sense of euphoria and calmness.

Although I wasn’t an avid user of Marijuana, I did experiment with it several times and was entertained with a pleasant high.  However, I didn’t continue with the drug because of the illegality of it at the time and the burning effect it left within my throat.

But you’ll be surprised that Marijuana has its pros as well as cons. One of the biggest pros is the possible pain-relieving effects of Marijuana. Although there is no clear, definitive evidence that the drug can be a cure for pain, marijuana has been legalized in some states.

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The legalization of marijuana has also reduced the cost of arresting and incarcerated individuals who use to sell the drug illegally.  In states where the selling of the drug has been approved, the cost of arresting and jailing weed dealers has ended.

Relocation to the Participating States

The legalization has led thousands of Americans to relocate to the states that have been given clearance to sell the drug.

Other pros include:

  • a sense of peace and calmness
  • a slightly altered state of consciousness

The cons include:

  • Impaired body control
  • Challenges in thinking and problem-solving
  • Breathing illnesses
  • Potential harm to fetus especially brains damage to fetus
  • Paranoia and hallucinations

Besides the outstanding number of cons, marijuana can be an addictive drug as well. People spend millions of dollars a year to obtain the drug, especially the younger crowd. Unfortunately, there is no legitimate medication, but individuals can seek various forms of behavioral therapy.

The bottom line is that marijuana has more cons than pros.  The drug is still a danger to the general population.  The effects upon the individual’s ability to think are a major danger, especially when performance requires accuracy and focus.

An individual operating a vehicle or an automobile not only endangers himself but also puts others in danger as well.

Also, smoking marijuana threatens the most innocence of us all: the newborns of America, who tends to grow up with body control and focus problems.

Although I can sympathize with people who need the drug for pain,  I do not approve marijuana as a general recreational drug to be legalized in all states of America.

 

 

 

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