The legalization for the medicinal use as well as the recreational use for marijuana is very controversial in today’s society. Many people feel strongly about one way. I don’t necessarily feel strongly about the legalization for it, but I do feel that there are benefits in legalizing it. The goverment could put taxes on it make millions if not billions on it. Also it would put cartels and other illegal dealers and distributors out of business. It would decrease the amount of people in prison, which save money on going towards prisons. I also feel that it needs to be legalized for medicinal use. On youtube there is a channel on there called Vice. They are a group of reporters. In a video called Stoned Kids, They interviewed a a family with a daughter who had a tumor in her chest. The chemotherapy was not working and so they recommended THC. Six days after the treatment the tumor was in full remission.
Now I can understand the other side of the argument. For so long we taught our children that it is an illegal drug and then all of a sudden its okay to use. An article by Charles Stimson in the Heritage foundation talks about how advocates for legalization claim that it is no more harmful then alcohol. Well studies show that alcohol has very harmful effects on people so that argument can’t be valid. Also everyone believes marijuana is highly addictive, and if it is then there is a good argument against legalization.