The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes.
Drugs are major problem in our society today.
government has taken measures against drugs, in stiffening laws concerning.
the cultivation and trafficking of drugs and various media awareness.
programs, the problem continues to get worse. The government is exercising.
many options to control the problem or even solve the problem. It seems as.
if the "war on drugs" is a futile war or at least next to impossible to win.
The government should consider using different options than ones they.
have used in the past. The legalization of softer drugs like marijuana.
should be considered as one option. Some people may feel that this would.
lead to a sharp increase in its use, but it might be worthwhile because it.
would reduce the amounts of money spent on government enforcement of.
current laws, if taxed, it could increase our country's revenue. The.
government could then focus on cracking down on the harder drugs like crack.
The government should also legalize marijuana because of its several.
medicinal and industrial purposes. Legalizing hemp based products could.
create a whole new industry. Fuels can be made by extracting oils from.
seeds and the hemp fiber could be used to make ropes, clothing, or paper of.
a higher quality because of the strength of the fibers.1.
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in Canada. Four million.
Canadians have used marijuana, including 1.4 million teenagers.2 The large.
number of users can probably be explained by the drugs relatively low cost.
and light criminal consequences for dealing it; when compared with other.
drugs. Since 1969 about half a million people have been convicted for.
possession and use of the drug3. The Canadian government spends $100.
million a year enforcing drug laws.4.
The criminalization of marijuana does not prevent people from using it, in.
fact it makes the problem worse. People continue to consume marijuana,.