The Case for Marijuana Legalization


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ENGL 123
7 May 2010
The Case for Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana is a natural plant based substance which should be legalized. The critics argue that compassionate use laws are simply a way for stoners to have an excuse to puff and that this practice is addicting and potentially deadly. The objective of this paper is to highlight the liberal position that marijuana is innocuous and recreational use is justified.
Marijuana has an ancient relationship with humans. The exact origins of the plant are not known, but it is likely that the plant began appearing in the region of Central and South Asia. It was used extensively in ancient India and China and became part of their herbal...
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.....rijuana moves into the future, it seems that the sheer momentum of medical marijuana will likely pave the way for legalization of recreational use. Society regards having a drink or smoking a cigarette as casual behavior universally accepted for relaxation purposes. In increasing social circles, marijuana is being afforded the same consideration. Legislation is simply waiting to catch up with what an increasing majority of society seems to believe: that marijuana is a relatively harmless plant which can be used safely for medicinal or relaxation purposes. Now it is just a matter of time before various state ballots, and inevitably the federal government, validate this assertion. Marijuana will be legalized in the U.S. in the next few years.