Cannabis Will Change the United States
U.S. law classifies marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance which means the federal government views marijuana as highly addictive and having no medical value. Doctors may not "prescribe" marijuana for medical use under federal law, though they can "recommend" its use under the First Amendment.
In Harrisburg, legislators are pushing for passage of a bill that would make Pennsylvania the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana. Recent polls have found that most Pennsylvanians favor medical marijuana including myself although I do not use it at this time. In the future if I was to have a medical issue I hope it could be an option. I do not believe the government should have the right to deprive people of an option that may help someones medical conditions.
- Weed has over 200 proven medical uses
-Weed has no long-term negative affect on your body
-Over 17 million dollars a day is spent to keep pot holders in jail, wasting tax payers' money
-Very non-addictive less than caffeine
-Promotes brain cell growth, does not kill them
-No one has ever died from marijuana usage because there is no lethal dose
-Places like Amsterdam, drug cartels and violence overall would be greatly decreased since legalization
-If we had controlled market of weed we could make of 7.7 billion dollars each year of all its uses
-Weed can help take over cotton and lumber industries in a good way, noticing it's 10x faster to grow, 1 acre of hemp produces as much paper as 4 of wood, 1 acre also produces that of 3 of cotton and is also more durable, and fiber board made of hemp is twice as strong of wood.
-Over 1m people are arrested every year of weed possession, which makes it harder for them to find a job which adds to the unemployment rate
-Legalization would create jobs such as shop owners, producers, pickers, quality tester, factory for making into clothing or wood and what not, ect..
-Weed isn't a gateway drug, just cause you smoke doesn't mean you wanna go shoot up some other drugs
-Weed was illegalized off a falsely conducted test saying it killed brain cells and racism
-Weed isn't addictive, you could be addicted to it. but you can be addicted to drinking Pepsi
- Marajuana could save the recession by stimulating the economy. It would bring in 6.2 million if weed was taxed like alcohol and tobacco
- Safer than alcohol and tobacco