Word Count: 1622To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated and scientifically proven to be incorrect still remain beliefs of our government.
Supporters of the legalization of Marijuana have many scientifically proven facts that point to the fact Marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana legalization would prove to be beneficial in a number of areas. The first bonus to legalizing Marijuana is its medical uses. Marijuana stimulates the immune system and serves as a cure for glaucoma. Marijuana helps people with AIDS retain and eat food.
Marijuana use also has intellectual benefits. Marijuana increases alpha wave activity in the brain. The alpha waves are associated with creativity. This creativity is potentially the foundation of literary and musical revelation. Bob Marley was one of the most influential musical composers of all times. Marleys music has persevered throughout the years. He openly admitted, on many occasions, to smoking marijuana before he wrote and composed songs. Marleys influence is global. His nickname of “the Legend” has distinguished him from many other musicians. His global fame separates him from all other musicians. Many people have attributed Marleys creative genius to his use of marijuana.
Socially, marijuana is better from the standpoint of addiction. Marijuana is less addictive than tobacco. Essentially marijuana is neither as physically nor mentally addictive as Nicotine. Another social benefit of marijuana is its not cancer causing when compared to legal drugs like caffeine or Cigarettes. These are only a few of the reasons that Marijuana legal.
To really get into the legalization issue not only do you have to look into the facts of the case but also the employment effects it would have. Granted there are no hard facts that say marijuana needs to be legal (or illegal). If a person tries pictures the number of jobs a single American field of Marijuana would create, they find it’s an innumerable number. The jobs cigarettes create through different aspects of preparation such as growth, harvest, manufacturing, distributing and selling, makes it is easy to see the widespread opportunities legalizing Marijuana would create. Marijuana if legalized would create an infinite number of jobs. These jobs would drastically improve the unemployment rate that is rampaging America now.
The economy will also benefit from the legalization of Marijuana. If the government sets taxes high they can insure themselves a large profit from the sales of marijuana. This would make marijuana a cash crop. A cash crop used for exportation as well as internal use. The prices could be as severe as the cigarettes’ prices now are. This would cause a great boost in the economy.
The legalization of Marijuana would also help save the environment. People could stop cutting down trees in search of paper and rope because hemp, the stem or trunk of a marijuana plant is the best maker of paper in the world. Not to mention the fact that Hemp rope is close to the strongest natural rope in the entire world. This would enable paper and rope companies to invest money into the growth of marijuana for industrial use.
The last facet of this debate on legalizing Marijuana comes when one looks at the widespread use of Marijuana in our society. Marijuana is one of the most widely used illegal substances in the world. In a recent survey performed in a suburban high school over 80% of the graduating class admitted to smoking pot. While over 80% may be a remarkable high statistic the survey also concluded that the under class students were also smoking their fair share of marijuana. The survey showed an increasing percentage of pot smokers (tokers) as they advanced through school.
The facts about Marijuana are simple. If examined, the facts about Marijuana’s potential beneficial possibilities to American society become