Marijuana has always been known to be dangerous for human consumption.Many governments are now debating on whether marijuana should be legalized or not.The reason as to why there exists a debate on whether marijuana should be legalized or not is because it has its benefits.Since marijuana comes with both benefits and disadvantages, people are trying to figure out which side to stand for. It may have its disadvantages but if it is helpful when it comes to other things then people should try it out.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. Many teens are able to easily access marijuana as compared to alcohol because alcohol has already been regulated and this technically means that it is readily available.Since alcohol has been legalized, the local drug dealer will definitely find no reason at all for peddling it as it is readily available to the people who would need it. Marijuana on the other hand is very profitable to the dealers and they will set up shop and not hesitate to sell it to minors.
Secondly, marijuana should be legalized because it is very medicinal.Marijuana has actually been used from time immemorial. Marijuana can be used to cure diseases. 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.Marijuana is recommended for weight loss as it greatly manages the calories intake.
It is important to understand that another advantage of legalizing marijuana is that people will be able to access hemp. Hemp is basically a by-product from the cannabis plant. 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.