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Should all marijuana be legalized?

What even is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a greenish/gray mixture of the dried and shredded leaves and flowers of Cannabis—the hemp plant. Some users smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints but many use pipes also. Another way marijuana is used is medically in forms like smoking, vaporizing, edibles, teas and sodas, and hash.

Other background info

The only states so far to make MEDICAL marijuana legal

1. Alaska

2. Arizona

3. California

4. Colorado

5. Connecticut

6. DC

7. Delaware

8. Hawaii

9. Illinois

10. Maine

11. Maryland

12. Massachusetts

13. Michigan

14. Minnesota

15. Montana

16. Nevada

17. New Hampshire

18. New Jersey

19. New Mexico

20. New York

21. Oregon

22. Rhode Island

23. Vermont

24. Washington

Pros

More than 90 percent of all drug offenses in the U.S involve marijuana, if the police could ignore marijuana they could spend more time dealing with people selling more dangerous drugs and the crime connected to that.


Studies show the effects of marijuana on the body has few harmful affects , far fewer than alcohol and cigarettes.


Some say the penalties for using this substance is worse than the actually real affects on your body.

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Cons

If you were to make medical marijuana legal there could be people that would fake being sick just to get the drug.


You could become addicted, make you feel depressed, or even lose your memory partially.


Also read the examples on the picture bellow

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In this picture we see protesters trying to make a statement about that marijuana should be legal
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This picture displays all the states with medical marijuana laws or pending laws.

Final Thoughts/ Conclusion

So should All Marijuana be legalized? With all of the research i have done i have concluded that marijuana should be legalized in all states . But only with a few exceptions, like possibly you would need a license to sell or buy this substance. Even if there are some back alley trades with this law still in place, its not our fault if they want to risk the effects of using it, even though there are not many. I have found out if you use marijuana the health risks are not even as bad as alcohol and tobacco.

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