Marijuana Should Be Legalized
Much has been written about the medical benefits of marijuana and many other plants that have narcotic and analgesic virtues. The human being has been able to take advantage of these characteristics of significant advances in medicine and surgery. The ban, from the beginning, opens great doors for organized crime as it results in multi-million dollar business and that is the main reason why mafias are generated. If we realize we will find that to confront drug trafficking simply through a war between drug traffickers and governments. There is no other way, but I believe that subjugation leads to what we see: increase the yield, dispersion, and use of marijuana, in spite of the money spent on this preventive policy. Forty years of tremendous efforts failed to reduce either the production or consumption of illicit drugs … in the face of the ineffectiveness and disastrous consequences of the war on drugs the failure of the prohibitionist strategy and the urgency of open debate on alternative policies. Marijuana should be legalized as it has several components that are beneficial for the treatment of various diseases and to save multi-million of the dollar that government spent fighting against Mafia.
Some states or countries want to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, while others want to legalize marijuana for entertainment purposes only. Nevertheless, other countries believe that marijuana should be legalized without restrictions. Below are a few of the many reasons why marijuana should be legalized throughout the world. Since marijuana is stigmatized, many patients are afraid of taking it. Also, the legalization of marijuana will allow patients to freely purchase and use it for medical purposes without going to various tricks. The benefits of marijuana in improving health not only in cancer patients have been proven. Neurological Scientific Institute of the University of Berkely in California performed a Study in the year 1991 with anorexic patients to evaluate the stimulating effect of marijuana in a relationship with the loss of appetite.
The marijuana not only stimulated the desire, but there was a gain of weight, and also, an improvement in the behavior of the studied was observed. Clinically it is proved that marijuana extract resulted in significant clinical improvement in pain and improvement in sleep quality in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy. Neurologist Ethan Russo, the editor of the Journal of Marijuana Therapeutics, researcher of a migraine and pain, says that marijuana possesses anti-inflammatory qualities in a way compared to other migraine medications (Meola et al. 690-696).
We are talking about a multimillion dollar business, which is obviously not used for the country. It is for these mafias, and this is how organized crime is strengthened. This is precisely why they have this tremendous power. This economic level allows them, with the hand in the waist, to wage war against the State. Mexico is the leading producer of marijuana worldwide according to recent data. This multimillion dollar business, a year represents a gain of 8 billion pesos for drug traffickers. The government is about to invest in the war against drug trafficking 7 billion, which is less than what only marijuana generates every year, so in this way, we will have to think about whether the government’s strategy in this war is the most appropriate. Drug trafficking is holding a big share of revenue marijuana generates. Illegalization of marijuana cause violence against civil society and this is likely to worsen until the citizens, for fear, demand that the government changes the strategy (Ford and Walter 3). Then yes, at that moment, the war will be lost.
All this money that the government does not generate from legalization of marijuana and rather invests in the fight against drug trafficking could be saved. The government can spend it for educational development, run educational campaigns to raise awareness among young people and not consume neither this nor any another drug or in rehabilitation centers for addicts. This money can be used to regulate this rule optimally and correctly. US government must solve our problems, and we as a citizen owe a responsibility to participate in government, but most of the times we do nothing about it; therefore, we have no right to blame the government (Friese and Grube 1-7). We must take charge ourselves, those positions that are having the drug at hand; the only thing that is going to be done is to foment drug addiction and consumption. Why wait for the government to do everything for us? Why don’t we start education in our homes and schools? If the government gives us the handguns, will we commit suicide because we cannot take responsibility for our actions and instead we have to blame “Papa governor”?
According to a study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American University of Gastroenterology (American College of Gastroenterology) marijuana can relax the colon and Reduce stomach spasms after food intake. Scientists discovered that it inhibits the formation of amyloid plaques (a fragment of a protein that develops in a structure of the brain called the hippocampus, which helps to encode memories, and other Areas of the cerebral cortex used to think and make decisions), first marker Pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. To conclude our proposal of “legalizers” arguments, I would only add that my personal position in this respect does not respond to any personal convenience, nor does it represent an incentive to my comfort, or to some economic, ideological agenda, linked to me. And it is precisely in that arena that I would like this debate to take place: beyond taboo and private interests (Friese and Grube 1-7; Vargo Cavalet 40-53). On the other hand, it is important to emphasize that the question is not to please or gain favor for the legalization of marijuana, or denying that it will be a hard task to proceed to legalize it. In fact, it must be organized in a proper way with a comprehensive strategy, by educating our population by linking them to the dissemination of target and authentic information (Ghosh et al. 21-27).
We have already had the opportunity to review some of the benefits of marijuana use regulation linked to decriminalization. While many may argue that adopting this measure would reflect some lukewarmness on the part of the authorities, at a practical and more realistic level, it would allow greater control over their use and distribution. Argument would suffice to emphasize the fact that for a teenager, in most countries where marijuana is illegal, it is easier to get marijuana on the black market, but if marijuana is legalized and at the same time regulated, then this will be more efficient to control the issue of black marketing and illegal sale of marijuana. This way we can give a life black to markets that in most contexts are organized with greater skill than the authorities themselves. In summary, marijuana may be the answer to alleviating eating disorders, as well as the symptoms of pain and discomfort of various diseases. Through its use, it is offered to Patients, relief, and quality of life. This plant could be a healthy and organic alternative, Contrary to drugs and pharmaceutical drugs. Hence it is an endless debate. I only put one last thing in question. Who would be the first to be against the legalization of marijuana? My answer is the drug traffickers and what a coincidence that evil would be on the side of virtue.
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Meola, Stacy D. et al. “Evaluation of Trends in Marijuana Toxicosis in Dogs Living in a State with Legalized Medical Marijuana: 125 Dogs (2005-2010).” Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 22.6 (2012): 690–696. Web.
Vargo Cavalet, Jill. “The Highs and Lows of Medical Marijuana.” Clinician Reviews 26.10 (2016): 40–53. Print.