• This is a positive medicine

    CBD has in studies shown to help anxiety and chronic pain. We need to legalize the use of this helpful drug and decriminalize past offenders who have been racially profiled.
    Many in this country are ignorant of the uses and benefits of Marijuana and the differences between THC and CBD.

  • American Racial Injustice

    A Nixon aid came forward and said that the sole purpose of the administration's war on drugs was designed specifically to target people of color and anti-war citizens. Today we see that white people are more likely to use drugs, But people of color are more likely to be incarcerated for drug use. Weed being illegal is contributing to the racial inequality in our justice system.

  • It should be legal

    1. It will save the police and government so much of taxpayers money
    2. It will be safer - If it is illegal, It creates a black market with no regulations to the safety of the drug, If it was legal, It would be under regulation whether it is safe enough to sell

  • The Persons choice not yours for what they put into their bodies

    First of all Medical Cannabis has proven to have benefits that our way the potential concerns which includes the treatment for epilepsy, Cancer, Parkinson's, Dementia, PTSD, And insomnia. Not only is Cannabis proven to be helpful in the medical field but
    cannabis would also lower americans usage and need of pharmaceuticals and alcohol. Furthermore, Cannabis has never had an recorded death in history. This is not including laced Cannabis due to the simple fact that it is not true Cannabis. Moreover, This is not just about Cannabis but also about human ethics is it really just to force another human being not to use Cannabis? Why is it you who gets to decide what I can put into my body? I could go on but I think you get the Point.

  • Marijuana should be legal

    It has many health properties. The reason it was banned was absolute BS from Nixon and the narcotics dept. The prescribed drug companies also pay top dollar because they can't compete with marijuana(which has never caused any overdose). Whereas more Americans are killed each year by prescribed drugs, And not to mention Alcohol and tobacco. If you actually believe all the propaganda about cannabis, Your more stupid than any addict (which btw cannabis isn't addictive and isn't a gateway drug

  • It is bad

    Marijuana has been scientifically proven to hurt your brain. Mental health problems
    Daily marijuana use is believed to exacerbate existing symptoms of bipolar disorder among people who have this mental health problem. However, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, And Medicine report suggests that among people with no history of the condition, There is only limited evidence of a link between marijuana use and developing bipolar disorder.

    Moderate evidence suggests that regular marijuana users are more likely to experience suicidal thoughts, And there is a small increased risk of depression among marijuana users.

    Marijuana use is likely to increase risk of psychosis, Including schizophrenia. But a curious finding among people with schizophrenia and other psychoses is that a history of marijuana use is linked with improved performance on tests assessing learning and memory.

    Testicular cancer
    Although there is no evidence to suggest any link between using marijuana and an increased risk for most cancers, The National Academies of Sciences did find some evidence to suggest an increased risk for the slow-growing seminoma subtype of testicular cancer.

    Respiratory disease
    Regular marijuana smoking is linked to increased risk of chronic cough, But "it is unclear" whether smoking marijuana worsens lung function or increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.

    A 2014 study that explored the relationship between marijuana use and lung disease suggested that it was plausible that smoking marijuana could contribute to lung cancer, Though it has been difficult to conclusively link the two.

    The authors of that study — published in the journal Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine — conclude:

    "There is unequivocal evidence that habitual or regular marijuana smoking is not harmless. A caution against regular heavy marijuana usage is prudent. "

    "The medicinal use of marijuana is likely not harmful to lungs in low cumulative doses, " they add, "but the dose limit needs to be defined. Recreational use is not the same as medicinal use and should be discouraged. "

  • Not for the reason you think.

    I used to be all for the legalization of marijuana. But after a couple of years of thinking about it, I have changed my mind. However it is not for the reason you might think.

    First, We must consider the history of the smoking of tobacco. The smoking of tobacco, By itself, Is not horrible. Burning any material and inhaling the fumes it into your body is never good, And should be done with extreme moderation or not at all. But tobacco leaves are certainly not the worst thing that you could inhale into your body. Tobacco in its most basic form has been used for ritual and spiritual purposes for centuries by numerous different cultures. It has a long and varied history. The creation and manufacture of fine cuban cigars is considered an art form by some. Now, Consider the industrialization of tobacco. Entrepreneurs noticed the world's affinity for this leaf, And so began to mass-produce tobacco products. In an effort to cut costs while increasing sales via the addictive manipulation of consumers of their product, They began incorporating hazardous additives into their products, Including more nicotine, Again to increase the likelihood of addiction. These additives (including but not limited to ammonia, Menthol, Acetophenone, 1-butanol, And 4-ethylbenzaldehyde) were never present in even the by-products of the combustion of tobacco leaves. Many of these additives have increased the risk of cancer from cigarette smoke. Any combustion by-product contains chemicals that are carcinogenic, But this effect is greatly amplified by the additives in the modern cigarette. Now, We can consider the effect of a timeline of this nature on cannabis.

    If cannabis is made legal, It is fair game for the industrialization and mass-production of the type that has ravaged the humble tobacco leaf. The corporations will mass-produce it, Screw it up the way they did with tobacco, Displace all of the independent growers of pure product, Increase the addiction risk for more profit, And slowly increase the price of cannabis. If left unfettered, These companies will turn cannabis into just another type of cigarette.

    If it is kept illegal, The corporations cannot do any of this. We all know that nothing is going to stop independent growers from growing, Distributing, Buying, And selling cannabis. The pure product will be circulated no matter what the law says. They do not heed the law. But corporations have to. Keeping it illegal will keep it out of the corporations' hands, Allowing the cannabis industry in the United States and elsewhere to flourish as all business should; for the people, By the people.

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