Against the Legalization of Marijuana


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Essay #: 062661
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Against the Legalization of Marijuana
There is a great debate going on in America today. It is being raged on city, municipal, county, and state levels throughout the country. The issue is terribly polarizing, and both sides have entrenched themselves on their respective sides, both unwilling to be swayed from their position. The issue at hand is the proposed movement towards the legalization of marijuana. This is a campaign that has been going on for quite some time now, at least since the last half of the twentieth century, and it continues on today with a renewed fervor. It is my position that the legalization of marijuana is an improper action for this country to take, as marijuana is still a dangerous drug, despite its cultural...
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..... would reduce marijuana possession charges for an ounce or less from a misdemeanor to an infraction. However, this does not change the fact that Marijuana is still a dangerous drug, contributes to crime rates and violence in an area, and is a gateway drug to even worse substances.
Marijuana should not be legalized because we are winning the war on drugs and to stop now would squander all of our hard work and efforts. Marijuana should also not be legalized because it is a dangerous, unhealthy drug and legalization would not solve any of the problems surrounding marijuana abuse.