Marijuana Essay

1091 words - 5 pages

William Kisob
Ember Smith
English 101 and Section Number
16 February 2015
Marijuana
Should marijuana be legalized? People now a days still consider marijuana as a harmful drug. It is really obvious that the others, who don’t do drugs at all, still look down upon those who only smoke marijuana. Why is that? Do they not know that marijuana is actually helpful for cancer patients, people with extraordinary pain, and severe cases of depression? Marijuana is the only drug that is natural, (if not laced with another drugs), that can be used for natural causes. Causes such as muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, nausea from cancer chemotherapy, weight loss caused by chronic illness, ...view middle of the document...

These symptoms are nowhere near as bad as the symptoms for other drugs.
On the other hand, you have alcohol, which has so many health risks, not to mention the life threatening situations that come along with them. Alcohol is considered a depressant drug. It is also considered an over the counter drug at your local liquor store. The state requires consumers to be 21 years of age and to be somewhere responsible to consume. The issue with this one alcohol is abused, your good judgment calls are reduced, your vision becomes impaired, and it may cause you to say some things you may or may not mean. Your vision becomes extremely impaired. Alcohol has been known to be a gateway cause to physical abuse. If over the legal limit while driving can cause you to get into an accident with could be extremely fatal.

Alcohol is extremely dangerous for your health. Some of the short-term side effects include slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, headaches, breathing difficulties, distorted vision and hearing, impaired judgment, decreased perception and coordination, unconsciousness, loss of red blood cells, comas, and memory lapses, when the drinker can’t remember events that occurred while under the influence. Some of the long-term side effects include Unintentional injuries such as car crash, falls, burns, drowning
Intentional injuries such as firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence, increased on-the-job injuries and loss of productivity, increased family problems, broken relationships, alcohol poisoning, high blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases, liver disease, nerve damage, sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain, vitamin B1 deficiency, which could lead to a serious amnesia, apathy and disorientation, ulcers, gastritis, malnutrition, and cancer of the mouth and throat. The two drugs are different in every single way possible.
You can clearly see that there is a huge difference in every way between both of the drugs. Why is it that alcohol has cause so many lives for centuries? On the other hand, not a single person has ever been known to die from a marijuana overdose. Alcohol has long rap sheet and reputation of long and short term effects.
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