What would you do if marijuana was legal? Marijuana is also known as Mary Jane, cannabis, pot, and weed. It has caused so much controversy between people. It has its negatives, and positives. Some think it’s terrible, others think it’s perfectly fine to do. Everyone is going to have their opinion about it.
Marijuana has become a huge topic in today’s world. The negatives of smoking are fairly evident. For example, people who smoke marijuana have short term memory loss. Marijuana’s ingredient 9THC) impairs memory when adolescents consume marijuana it may increase the risk to develop schizophrenia, which is a psychotic disorder. Cannabis users who carry an AKT1 gene have a higher chance to develop schizophrenia. But, marijuana is not 100% harmful.
All of a sudden the use of marijuana increased, and it got more attention than it ever has. It is illegal in 48 states. In some states it has become legal such as Colorado and Washington. Why? Because it has its benefits. Cannabis has been proved to relieve pain. It relieves symptoms such as muscle spasms, chemotherapy symptoms, and neuropathic pain. In Germany, marijuana was approved to treat multiple sclerosis. Marijuana has also been shown to correct behavioral issues that are related to fragile X syndrome. It is also known as autism.
Whether you think marijuana is a good thing or bad, we all have our opinion. Personally, I don’t have a problem with people smoking it. I don’t seem to understand how tobacco and alcohol is legal, but marijuana isn’t. Tobacco does more harm and causes more deaths than cannabis does. Actually, marijuana has never caused a death. I believe it should be legal, but also have restrictions. I think if people used cannabis responsibly it wouldn’t be such a problem in today’s world.
So marijuana isn’t completely horrible for people to do. It does have its negatives such as memory loss and risks the development of diseases. It also has its positives, such as reliving pain, and corrects behavioral issues. “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction” –Bob Marley
Do you think it should be legal? Illegal? Explain.
Do you think the positives outweigh the negatives?
Do you think marijuana affects people’s judgment?