Running head: LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
Should Marijuana Be Legalized?
Should marijuana be legalized?
The issue of legalization of marijuana has been a topic of discussion in the media, online
and among different groups of people. 44% of American adults use marijuana regularly. Over the
centuries, marijuana has been used as an herb, a recreation drug and as medicine. Although it is
illegal according to the federal government, different people have their opinion on whether it
should be legalized or not. Marijuana is a drug, and just like other drugs, it has its side effects. In
addition to being addictive, marijuana impairs the body and mental health of the user
(drugfreeworld.org, 2018). In my opinion, Marijuana should be made illegal. In this essay, I will
discuss why I think marijuana should not be legalized in the united states of America.
To begin with, marijuana is harmful to human health. Marijuana can be taken into the
body through smoking, chewing, inhaling and even brewing it in tea. Despite the method used,
users always get high, due to the THC contained in the cannabis plant. Unlike the 60’s and the
70’s, the amount of TCH ...
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