[tags: Legalization of Marijuana] - Marijuana is a shredded mix of dry flowers, stems and the seeds of a plant called cannabis and people usually smoke it in the form of cigarettes for relaxation.
Ever since marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago, government prohibition of it has been the subject of an ongoing debate. Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol.
Marijuana, since its discovery, has been used as a recreational drug by many individuals.
Marijuana has been always seen as a “safe” drug to use with no serious complications or side effects.
Unlike, cocaine, crack, and heroin, which are drugs that not only affect the user, but their families and society as a whole.
An individual would steal in order to get cocaine or crack, but a marijuana user is less likely to steal to get the drug.
But, the debate over marijuana usage has gained momentum in recent years, and there are about ten states that have now legalized the use of marijuana.
About eighteen states, have lowered the punishment for using marijuana and have “decriminalized” the usage of the marijuana.
But, many marijuana users fail to realize that cigarettes and alcohol have bad side effects like any other addictive drug.
But, the difference is that many people are making a lot of money from the usage of cigarettes and alcohol.