Legalization of MarijuanaOne debate that keeps coming up time and again is the topic of thelegalization of marijuana. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug.
Nearly one in three teenagers have at least tried marijuana by the time theygraduate high school. It is also gets the most publicity for its legalization.Over thirty pro-legalization organizations have been displayed on the Internetalone. The legalization of marijuana , although popular by today’s drug culture,would be a very dangerous and detrimental act for the United States to takepart in.
Not only would it destroy families, but would also lead to the fall ofour economy.Pro-legalization organization argue the fact that legalization wouldresult in the decrease of crime rates in our cities and towns, but in actualityalmost eighty-two percent of all violent crime that involves drugs don’t involvemarijuana. The fact remains that crime would still inhabit the streets ifmarijuana was to be legalized. The organizations base there theory on thesuccess that the Netherlands has had with reduction of crime due to the wide-spread legalization of marijuana.
The differences between New Amsterdam and theUnited States is great due to a different structured economy and differentcultures. This differences would prove to be the reason for their success andthe United States failure.Legalization would also be very dangerous to the economy. The UnitedStates economy is a rather shaky one. The introduction of such a huge industrywould be enough to crash our country into a depression.
The market formarijuana would be very extensive. Between the marketing of marijuana andprofit from taxes would generate would be too much for the United States toendure in. The fact that marijuana would be legal would add another thing forthe people just another thing for them to spend their money on. We already haveenough people on welfare and under the poverty line, this would create even more.Families would also feel the effects of a society that allows its peopleto live their life “high.
” Marijuana makes a person depressed and sometimesanti-social. This causes the decrease in communication through-out a house hold.Communication is what keep a family close and involved in each other’s life.The effects of marijuana and other drugs destroys families enough now, but if itwere to become legal then that number would raise and so would the number ofbroken homes. We are at a time when our family structure has already beendestroy and where we should be working to rebuild that important aspect of life.Legalizing marijuana would not be the way to do that.
Marijuana is famous for making a person lazy and lackadaisical. We are apoint in our country when we have the most amount of unemployment. When alreadythousands of people are happy living off welfare, we want to make people evenlazier? This is not to say that all people that are unemployed are lazy orsmoke pot for that matter, but if people were more lazy then we already are, itcould only mean bad things for the development of our country. In an age oftechnological advancements, why slow down progress with pot?Although it could be argued that marijuana should be legal for everyoneto have, the argument loses to the hard-core facts that can be seen be commonsense. Marijuana is a drug that remains illegal.
Users can continue to buy iton the streets, where it belongs. Prohibition is something that should remainfor the good of the country.