What I Think:I believe everyone should have total rights to their own body, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else. So, why not legalize marijuana? It doesn't hurt people that aren't using it, and it's not all that serious.
Arguments against it's legalization:
-"It's harmful to the person using it." Not as harmful as alcohol and tobacco, those are both very legal though. How many deaths a year are from weed's health effects? Just about 0. Tobacco? A LOT!!
-"It's addictive." Everything in the world has the potential to be addictive.
-"It's a drug, so it shouldn't be legal." Caffine, tobacco and alcohol are drugs... why shouldn't we ban those then?
Legalizing marijuana would get good people out of jail, it would give the government something else to tax (good for the economy), and it would stop the huge chains of organized crime involving marijuana. My case is made.
deleted 26-30 5 Responses 1 Jul 15, 2012