How did we end up in a world where big gulps are being banned in new york while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in colorado how is it that cigarette smokers are pariahs, while people smoking weed are being cheered this is despite the fact that potheads are almost universally. Express your opinion on whether marijuana should be kept illegal or if it should be legalized and taxed to increase government revenue. Pro-marijuana forces will spend millions over the next year to convince voters in california, arizona, nevada, massachusetts and maine to completely legalize marijuana. About one-in-five opponents of legalization (19%) say marijuana is illegal and needs to be policed, 11% say it is a gateway to harder drugs and 8% say it is especially harmful to young people a small share of opponents (7%) say that while the recreational use of marijuana should be illegal, they do not.
Washington state has become the second state to legalize marijuana christians need to be prepared to speak to this issue reasons to oppose marijuana are here given in the form of questions and answers 1 marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol, and alcohol is legal alcohol is america's number one drug problem. Even as several states and washington, dc, allow marijuana, the federal government still strictly prohibits pot under the scheduling system, the federal government classifies marijuana as a. But when you dig into the data a bit and break it down by demographic, there are only two sets that still have majorities who say the use of cannabis should be illegal in terms of generation or age, it's the silent generation roughly 59% of these people born between the years of 1925 and 1945 have. According to the writer, marijuana with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or thc (the chemical that causes the psychoactive effects on the abuser), is not a new phenomenon, and this high potency should not be used as a reason to keep marijuana illegal marijuana is not the same drug it was 20 years.
In the last week we've heard from nba legend phil jackson and golden state warriors head coach steve kerr talking about their own marijuana use and how they think professional sports leagues like the nba and nfl should change their marijuana policies marijuana should not be a banned substance. The justice department could decide to enforce federal law and shut down businesses in the medical and recreational cannabis industries even in states where they have been made legal that would be an about-face from the obama administration's policy of deferring to the states, saying it would.
I'm sure this will receive plenty of criticism, so fire away marijuana is not harmless i'm not citing some anti-drug website i used to be a proponent for legalization, but most people who are either capitulate to superficial arguments or enjo. Most americans -- 71% -- do not think the federal government should try to prohibit the sale and use of marijuana in the many states where the drug has been legalized in some form and 88% favor medical marijuana use among those who think marijuana should be illegal, only half think the federal.
I have always felt drug testing for employment should be banned if the supreme court ruled it unconstitutional to drug test our senators and congressmen back in 1996 why is it legal for employers to drug test the rest of us if our law makers don' t have to take a drug test why should the rest of society. Weed is less harmful than legal drugs like alcohol or tobacco, so keeping it banned is pure hypocrisy in fact, cannabis legalising cannabis would take the trade out of the hands of criminal gangs estimates in the united states suggest legalising marijuana would make the country about $18 billion better of every year. The drug remains categorized as schedule i at the federal level, meaning it has no recognized medical benefits and is wholly illegal, just like lsd and heroin despite this view, the debate rages on over whether marijuana should be legal solid arguments can be made from both sides of the aisle read on. In a world where water and land are becoming increasingly scarce, making male cannabis illegal because of the recreational use that some people do of the female plant, is unacceptable legalization would allow for greater regulation if marijuana were legal, it could be sold with a list of all active and.
David nathan disputes david frum's view that pot should be illegal, but agrees kids should avoid it so, he says, make it legal for adults. Hard as it may be to admit, obama is a total sage marijuana legalization may seem like the cool thing to do, but facts are facts it's having a terrible impact here's a shocking look at the apocalyptic hellscapes washington and colorado have become since both states began recreational marijuana sales in. Marijuana should be illegal for the majority of medical purposes because of the potentially dangerous side effects some of these side effects include lapse, or no commonsense for decision making there have been absolutely no cases stating a person has overdosed from smoking marijuana, but there have been several.
However, given the current state of the world today, economic trends, and popular perception, while staying within the grounds of realism, marijuana should be legal, and alcohol should not marijuana is illegal, or at least not completely legal, in the majority of the united states and many other countries. Marijuana use in america is at historical highs a 2016 poll taken by pew research center shows that the share of americans who favor legalizing the use of marijuana is at 57% for adults 37% say it should be illegal a decade before, opinion on legalizing marijuana was nearly the reverse – just 32% favor. The case for making marijuana, alcohol and tobacco illegal america just took three steps toward nationally legal marijuana: oregon, alaska, and dc should we be lighting up a celebratory doobie i don't think so children the nation is wringing its hands about its student achievement in the latest.
The former nba commissioner says he's in favor of removing marijuana from the league's list of banned substances. They may even concede: smoking marijuana to get high is always wrong, as is drinking to get drunk, but marijuana should not be banned because one can smoke marijuana for other reasons by prohibiting marijuana, they argue, one is unfairly targeting reasonable uses of the drug and infringing on. Before you make up your mind on the pros & cons in the legalization of marijuana debate, learn the the top three reasons marijuana should be banned.