First of all I am not a smoker (Cigarettes or marijuana) but I am for it being legalized and let me tell you why.. Before a couple of years ago I had never given it any thought. But I now have two reasons for being for it:
1) My father has chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and in more than one cell culture study, marijuana killed around 80% of the cancer. My father is a law abiding man, and would never try this becasue it is "Against the law" and it makes me sad to think, he will probably be long gone before it is legalized.
2) When I was 19 YO I attended a social party with my friends, it was noisy so the cops were called. I went to jail, along with several other of my friends (Who do not smoke) because the owner of the house had Marijuana pipes in his home. I was treated as a dirty criminal. I had to spend 24 hrs in a disgusting, filthy smelling cell. It was a nightmare!! I could'nt wait to get out and take a shower!! So I am now with those people who say "Go catch the REAL criminals and stop jailing innocent people, or people who smoke marijuana, it's no different than smoking cigarettes! The only difference is that it is LESS harmful!"
Whats your opinion?
No i do not believe it should be legalized. Not only is it not good for your health but i feel people that try it will probably move on to a harder drug. Just thinking of it becoming legal scares me because there would probably be a dramatic rise in new addicts.The consequences of smoking marijuana include, just to name a few: premature cancer, addiction, coordination and perception impairment, a number of mental disorders including depression, hostility and increased aggressiveness, general apathy, memory loss, reproductive disabilities, and impairment to the immune system.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
I think people who are getting high can still be "real" criminals. Ever witnessed someone driving around with billows of smoke pouring out of their windows and they are swerving all over the place. On the other side of the scope, I think responsible parties who use it for medicinal purposes should get an okay even if it's not made completely legal. Like in your dads place, it should be legal for him. Unfortunately I think the bad seeds ruin it for the good people the drug could actually help.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 2:53 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by kayaiden8907 at 3:02 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
True but what is memory loss when facing cancer? I think I'd rather deal with the memory loss personally.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:03 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by karen020253 at 3:04 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by kayaiden8907 at 3:05 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
So maybe legalize it but with restrictions? Alcohol has restrictions but of course that doesn't mean they are followed. I say give it to those who need it. People still drive around in my town with smoke billowing out of the windows and it's not legal here. Obviously laws aren't going to stop those people anyways.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:07 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:08 AM on Mar. 15, 2011