10 March 2012
English Comp 1
The Great Cannabis Debate
What is the most recreationally used drug not only in the United States, but also in the entire world? As most of you this drug is the cannabis plant, most commonly know as marijuana. Throughout this writing I will elaborate on the pros and the cons of legalizing marijuana for medical use for those with an approved prescription. Cannabis is currently used by a quarter of a million people in the state of California to treat numerous diseases and illnesses. If regulated by the federal government this would create millions in tax revenue and allow it to be completely controlled by a stable ...view middle of the document...
Whenever medical marijuana is eventually legalized and accepted by the federal government it will have a tremendous impact on the economy as well as helping the patients that need it in their everyday life.
Another important issue in which cannabis is involved is the affects on the economy. If taxed and regulated the government would make millions just off of the prescription card and processes that are involved with getting one. Not only will the federal government gain profit from the buying and selling of cannabis in dispensaries but it will also bring an influx of new workers and social economy from the prison system that have just been in on marijuana charges opening cells for the more dangerous criminals. That is something a lot of people don’t seem to realize millions of dollars are spent in arresting and charging marijuana users every year and then more millions are spent on keeping them incarcerated. It will also probably help lower violent crime buy taking a drug off the street and putting it into government control. In response the positive impacts anti-cannabis activist state that having what was once an illegal stage one drug all of the sudden regarded as a cure for disease is contradicting but times change and so does everything else. Science has proven that cannabis actually boosts brain use and...