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Legalization of Marijuana

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This petition supports the legalization of marijuana. This document will inform citizens and the government on how the benefits of legalization will prevail the disadvantages. Legalization of marijuana will not only boost our economy but can also affect people’s choices on how to use this drug properly to avoid complications.

The legalization of marijuana is a pressing point in question. Fifty-two percent of Americans over eighteen have tried marijuana at some point in their lives. Why has the government not taken advantage of this economic prosperity? Cannabis/Hemp can be the largest cash crop since cotton and legalization can lead to a boost in the economy and create American jobs. Colorado has brought in nearly $73.5 million in selling marijuana and marijuana-related products in just a few years. Creating jobs and increasing cash flow is one of the many reasons why recreational marijuana should be legal.

Many accept different views on how marijuana can or cannot be harmful. An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity. On the other hand, marijuana can cause lung cancer, psychiatric events, serious cerebral and cardiovascular complications. I do not believe the claim that no one has ever deceased from consuming cannabis. The more serious complications of marijuana, however, are rare. Who is most likely to experience these serious complications? According to drugabuse.gov, marijuana’s effects on a person depends on a number of factors, including the person’s previous experience with the drug or other drugs, biology, gender, how the drug is taken, and the drug’s potency (its strength). If marijuana is legalized, the government can control three of these factors: the person’s previous experience with the drug or other drugs, how the drug is taken, and the drug’s potency (its strength). The government can monitor dispensaries by monitoring the potency of products, putting an age limit on who can buy from dispensaries, and lastly what kind of marijuana products they sell. The federal government will benefit from the legalization of marijuana due to increase control over the marijuana business.  Not to mention, doctors prescribe marijuana as a medication to patients with cancer, chronic seizures, nausea, Alzheimer's, and HIV/AIDS. The list continues on conditions in which marijuana can be prescribed.
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