Legalization Of Marijuana
Marijuana: Right or Wrong
Alysen Rogers: Argumentative Essay
Perhaps an issue less debated than abortion or the death penalty, but equally potent, in today?s society concerns the legalization of cannabis sativa: marijuana. Though often times this debate is simply written off as a joke, it is extremely relevant, and affects us all. Through careful analysis of facts and various opinions, one, when analyzing the data with an open mind, will inevitably arrive at the conclusion that the legalization of marijuana should transpire.
One argument which uninformed opponents of marijuana?s legalization use to contest its legitimacy is that of health concerns. These opponents attempt to argue that marijuana causes lung cancer and kills brain cells. However, this argument contains no scientific evidence and is just not true. Marijuana has never actually been proven to cause such effects and is merely a myth. Myths like these that surround marijuana have for years been widely propagandized throughout society by the government in order to brainwash society into accepting them as fact so to legitimize the government?s resolve in maintaining marijuana?s illegal status. Unlike cigarettes and alcohol, which are massive corporations and are able to lobby and buy government support, marijuana is entirely at the mercy
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