Marijuana has always been known to be dangerous for human consumption. Despite the fact that marijuana has been known to be very dangerous, there exist people debating on whether to legalize the product or not. The subject was actually never on the table for discussion until people realized that it has benefits too. It is now a major topic of discussion because people are torn between its pros and cons. If marijuana is beneficial in other ways, then it should be given a chance despite the fact that it has the negative sides too.The article below is important because it helps people understand the reasons as to why marijuana should be legalized.
The first benefit of having marijuana legalized is that it will enable states to reduce exposing minors’ to the drug and other hard drugs as well. Teenagers have been exposed to the marijuana more times than they are exposed to alcohol. This is majorly because alcohol has already been legalized and as a result readily available. The legalization of alcohol means that the local drug dealers would not have to sell it because they would gain no profits as it is readily available. Since marijuana has not been legalized, the drug dealers will gain so much from it by selling it to the teenagers.
The other merit of legalization of marijuana is that it has its medical advantages.Marijuana has actually been used from time immemorial. Doctors used it because of its healing power. With the technological advances nowadays, medical marijuana would be put into good use more than ever.Some of the ailments that can be cured by the medicinal marijuana are epileptic seizures, glaucoma and the Alzheimer’s disease.You should also know that aside from treating some diseases, marijuana is beneficial in losing weight because it manages the daily intake of calories.
Another benefit of legalizing marijuana is that we will get to access more hemp.You should know that hemp is a by-product from marijuana. Not only does hemp give out the best fiber but also building materials such as plastic and paper. Apart from providing fiber, paper and plastic, hemp can also be eaten. Another importance of the hemp from marijuana is that its stalks are used to provide bio-fuel. The bio-fuel goes a long way to reduce carbon emissions.
One way of cutting down on the number of drug peddlers is by legalizing marijuana. This is because they will not have to sell marijuana and other narcotics too. One should be aware of the fact that the moment the drug peddlers close down shops, others will cease to abuse drugs simply because they will have no providers.