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Legalizing MarijuanaEthics & Social ResponsibilityMarijuana is used for both recreational and medicinal uses. Medical marijuana is legal in 26 states currently. It is frowned upon by many because of stereotypes such as laziness, stupidity, and a poor work ethics. The use of marijuana presents questions for both ethical problems and ethical issues. Such as, is it a gateway to harder drugs? And as an individual is it within my rights to choose whether or not to smoke marijuana?Marijuana affects the nervous system and can be used to treat pain and give the user a euphoria feeling. Unlike other pain reducing drugs it is not addictive. In fact more deaths are caused each year by tobacco and alcohol than marijuana in the past ten. There are a couple bad side effects such as poor motor performance, and impaired cognitive functioning. On the other hand medical marijuana is used to treat cancer patients and AIDS patients for pain during treatments. "In the conduct of human beings towards one another it is necessary that general rules should for the most part be observed, in order that people may know what they have to expect: but in each person's own concerns his individual spontaneity is entitled to free exercise" (Mill, 148) Many have been against the use of marijuana and have stopped its legalization over the years. And because the majority was against it in the past, prohibition of marijuana has never really come up as a serious debate. "Public percepti

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