Marijuana: history, effects and controversies this web presentation will trace the major issues surrounding the use of marijuana, a plant that is classified as a drug. A collection of cnn stories about the marijuana legalization debate. The debate will focus on massachusetts ballot question 4, which would legalize the possession and use of an ounce or less of recreational marijuana by adults aged 21 and older as of dec 15. A marijuana plant at a colorado grow operation photo by brent levin/creative commons vermont lawmakers can expect to hear both sides of the debate over the legalization of marijuana when the new.
Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some us states and canada, the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana all remain illegal under us federal law. Solid arguments can be made from both sides of the aisle read on for three reasons legalizing marijuana makes sense, as well as three reasons keeping it as a schedule i drug is the best course of. To summarize this entire debate the underlying views of both the proponents and opponents of these three issues involving the legalization of marijuana must be restated opponents of the first issue, whether marijuana has medical value or not, believe that it simply possesses no medical use and can be avoided with synthetic alternatives to the. The federal legalization of marijuana seems to be close to becoming a reality nevertheless, there are two sides to every issue and in this case both sides still have active advocates offering opinions on the issue the debate rages on those who are against the legalization of marijuana.
Not only that, but the money is going to great causes – $305 million goes right back to the taxpayers (rewarding those who voted for legalization), and the rest goes towards youth marijuana. Public opinion about legalizing marijuana, while little changed in the past few years, has undergone a dramatic long-term shift a new survey finds that 53% favor the legal use of marijuana, while 44% are opposed as recently as 2006, just 32% supported marijuana legalization, while nearly twice. The legalization of marijuana has been a highly controversial topic for quite some time and it seems as though everyone has their reasons as to why it should or shouldn’t be legal. The new york times calls for marijuana legalization by the editorial board july 26, 2014 the federal government should follow the growing movement in the states and repeal the ban on marijuana for.
The marijuana controversy introduction there are controversial issues surrounding the use of marijuana in many countries studies have shown that the drug which has both positive and negative effects, it is the most abused drug in the world with very adverse effects on the users. The debate going on in california over legalization marijuana has been a very controversial issue it has been debated by both advocating sides of the issue the advocates for legalizing marijuana argue from aristotle’s moral virtue point of view. The most incendiary issue i've been dealing with here in los angeles (where i live) has been the whole legalization of marijuana debate both sides are very passionate about changing the law.
Let's take a look at some of the arguments from both sides of the medical marijuana issue about eight months ago, i moved to california from texas – two states that have very different viewpoints when it comes to legalizing medical marijuana. Arguments about the prohibition of drugs, and over drug policy reform, are subjects of considerable controversy the following is a presentation of major drug policy arguments, including those for drug law enforcement on one side of the debate, and arguments for drug law reform on the other. Federal authorities and state officials are already at odds in california and the 16 other states and district of columbia where medical marijuana use is legal.
Complicating matters further, both sides of the debate consider the status quo unacceptable and seem to use some of the same data to reach radically different conclusions table 1 provides a summary of some of the main themes in the debate and highlights some of. Interestingly, that argument appeals to people on both sides of the political fence in the national review, editor charles cw cooke wrote , “if colorado or oregon want to legalize weed while mississippi and utah ban it, that’s fine. The dangers of marijuana are absolutely relevant to this debate just as the side effects of medication are relevant to the approval process of the fda however, i do not wish to start a debate within a debate so we will let the audience decide if they should be concerned with the legalization of something that makes people stupid.
The debate to legalize marijuana in the united states of america has been fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its effects marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the american society for many reasons. Legalization of marijuana is one of the most controversial topics in american society today each side provides valid and strong arguments supporting their views according to steve bloom, marijuana legalization is much a civil rights issue (bloom 2. Illinois marijuana legalization: potential pros and cons with growing conversation around putting weed legalization on the table in illinois, many people are most likely wondering what to expect if it’s made legal herewith some research on both sides of the argument, let’s take a look at what it can do for the state. Marijuana debate for years research groups, certain state governments, pharmaceutical companies, and even some physicians have battled with the federal government over the legalization of the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes.