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Legalizing Pot

In class we had a highly engaging debate about the legalizing recreational marijuana. I was on the side where I believed that we should legalize it. On this side it was hard to say something positive other than the job opportunities and money it would bring because everything ties back to the medical purpose that some users use marijuana for. Twenty-three states have legalized marijuana in some way. I believe that if alcohol and cigarettes are legal than so should marijuana. Alcohol overdose caused nearly twenty five thousand deaths in 2013 and contributed to about sixteen thousand deaths. Cigarettes caused for five hundred thousand deaths in two thousand thirteen with medical bills near one hundred forty billion. Thing two are the most harmful legal drugs, with no benefit to the people while marijuana does have its benefits. You might say that marijuana smoke can affect your lungs and that is true it can. One thing that sets marijuana apart from other drugs is that there are numerous ways of taking it. Marijuana edibles are the most common way of in taking marijuana without smoking it. 749,825 Americans have been arrested for marijuana law violations in 2013. All those people that were arrested for having possession of marijuana their respective states spent money on a judge, officers, and other law informant necessities. Marijuana is linked to helping some cancer patients who suffer from the nausea caused by chemotherapy and helping the appetite of patients with Aids. Cancer is a disease that torn many peoples families and themselves apart. Not everyone has the benefit of getting medical marijuana prescribed by his or her doctors. By making recreational marijuana legal it allows for anyone sick or healthy to feel better and improve his or her situations. By legalizing marijuana there has to be rules such as not being able to buy or…...

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