Essay about It Is A Bad Idea To Legalize Marijuana

Yes, I believe it is a great idea to legalize marijuana. What a great idea! Think of all the good benefits that could come about. The government could tax marijuana like they do tobacco, and it could help our economy out. Think of all the money that could be gathered with this taxing. The prison and jail populations would decline simply because a number of people in prison are there solely because of a marijuana conviction.

This would cost tax payers a lot less money, simply because it costs about twenty-seven thousand dollars a year to keep one person in prison. That’s just one person, and think of all the people in prison because of a marijuana conviction. That’s more than a lot of colleges tuition. The government could make millions yearly if they had a tax on marijuana. This money could go to schools, or the development of roads and communities, or many other things for that matter.

Think of all the people that smoke pot. Then think of all the money that would come from these people. The world would be a better place, because everyone would be smoking and not wanting to fight. When people smoke marijuana, they go into a chill zone. Nobody gets angry when they get high, they just laugh and chill out. How many times have you heard of violence because someone was high on pot Exactly, I haven’t heard any either. Another great thing is that a lot of drug dealers would be out of business. Some drug dealer’s main income comes from selling pot. You wouldn’t have to worry about your kids being hit up by a pothead to buy some drugs, because it would be legal and kids wouldn’t want to buy from a dealer at high prices when they can just go down to the store and buy a bag.

If given a chance, marijuana could help us in more ways than we think. If you are opposed to marijuana, think of all the circumstances pending. Your children’s education could be brighter because of marijuana. Your ride home from work would be a lot less bumpy because of marijuana. Your taxes would be lower because of a declined prison population. Marijuana could undergo advanced medical testing. Who knows, if tested enough, we might be able to find a cure for some illusive disease.

If the politicians could only see these benefits that could come about, I’m sure they would change their mind in a matter of minutes. Marijuana can be a good thing if we regulate and sell it properly. It can benefit us substantially with proper selling and buying. Hey we might as well legalize marijuana, because everyone is doing it anyway. If it was legal, you wouldn’t have to hide it, or worry about smoking it. People would probably still look down on you for smoking marijuana, but you could look at them and say hey at least it’s legal.

No, what an absurd idea it is to even think about legalizing this horrendous drug-marijuana.

Everyone knows that marijuana is a gateway drug and can lead to other drugs, such as cocaine, LSD, heroin, the list goes on and on. Do you really want your kids smoking marijuana and trying other drugs I don’t think so. People would become so addicted to drugs that they would spend all of their money on it and eventually have to start stealing and pawning things just to help their ridiculous addiction. The crime rate would increase. The murder rate would double because of fiends losing their minds and going on a killing spree.

If marijuana was legalized, everyone would be stupid, because you know as well as I do that potheads are the dumbest people, next to crack heads of course. Marijuana smokers have a short term memory. Who knows, your adolescent pothead could easily turn into an adult coke head or a crack head perhaps. Marijuana smoking could lead to the trying of methamphetamine, we all know that is one of the worst drugs on the black market today. When corporations do drug tests, they try to weed out all of the stupid people that would be a burden on their company. If marijuana was legalized, companies would lose this privilege and they wouldn’t know who is good and who is bad. Corporations would have to do away with THC testing. (THC of course, is the ingredient in marijuana that gets you high.) When someone gets hurt on the job and they have to go to the hospital, one of the first things they do is give a drug test to see if drugs impaired your judgment that led to you injuring yourself. Employers would be spending fortunes on workers’ compensation. It wouldn’t matter if you were high when you were injured, your boss would still have to pay you for being stupid and hurting yourself.

Would you want your kid’s schoolteacher to be smoking a joint right before they go to class I wouldn’t. Think of this, a pothead trying to teach kids when they probably don’t know what they are talking about because they just got stoned before they went to class. I definitely wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Your kids would be so confused, because their teacher is stoned out and has no clue what they are talking about. I wouldn’t want my kids watching television and seeing things that make marijuana look like its O.K. Government officials would be trying to make decisions that will affect you, and their judgment will be impaired because they are high. What if they make the wrong decision That will affect the entire country and most of all it will affect you as an individual. It could have a domino effect that could lead to more bad decisions and hence the demise of our great country. Would you want to turn on the television and see the president smoking a joint Me either.

Would you really want the world to come to nothing but potheads I sure wouldn’t, and that’s why it’s a bad idea to legalize marijuana.

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