Learn about Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana has always been known to be dangerous for human consumption. However, in the recent past, many governments have been debating whether marijuana should be legalized or not. The subject was actually never on the table for discussion until people realized that it has benefits too. The reason as to why legalization of marijuana has become a heated debate is because people and governments are still weighing its advantages and disadvantages. It is a fact that marijuana has its negative side, but it also has good sides that should be embraced. The importance of this article is to enlighten one on the merits of marijuana legalization.
Firstly, legalization of marijuana will greatly reduce the rates at which minors’ are exposed to the drug and other narcotics as well. Teenagers have been exposed to the marijuana more times than they are exposed to alcohol. Alcohol is easily accessed by the teenagers because it has already been legalized and therefore 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. As compared to alcohol, marijuana has not been legalized and it is entirely in this regard that the drug peddlers would get into business by selling the drug to teenagers.
Another benefit that comes with legalization of marijuana is the medical benefit. It is important to note that marijuana has been in use from a long time ago when it was actually discovered. Doctors used it because of its healing power. One should know that since there is technological advancement every other time, people and doctors will get into the habits of using marijuana to cure more and more ailments. It is important to acknowledge that fact that medicinal marijuana can be used to treat epilepsy, glaucoma and Alzheimer’s.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. Moreover, hemp can also be consumed. In fact, the hemp stalks are now being developed into bio-fuel. The bio-fuel from the hemp stalks could help do away with the 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. People would then have to stop abusing narcotics because they will have nowhere to get the drugs from.