It is a common fact that marijuana is dangerous to humans. Despite the fact that marijuana has been known to be very dangerous, there exist people debating on whether to legalize the product or not. The subject was actually never on the table for discussion until people realized that it has benefits too. The reason as to why legalization of marijuana has become a heated debate is because people and governments are still weighing its advantages and disadvantages. If marijuana is beneficial in other ways, then it should be given a chance despite the fact that it has the negative sides too.The article below is important because it helps people understand the reasons as to why marijuana should be legalized.
Firstly, legalization of marijuana will greatly reduce the rates at which minors’ are exposed to the drug and other narcotics as well. For so many years, teenagers have found it very easy to access marijuana than a bottle of alcohol. This is majorly because alcohol has already been legalized and as a result 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.As compared to alcohol, marijuana has not been legalized and it is entirely in this regard that the drug peddlers would get into business by selling the drug to teenagers.
Another benefit that comes with legalization of marijuana is the medical benefit. It is important to note that marijuana has been in use from a long time ago when it was actually discovered. 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.Some of the ailments that can be cured by the medicinal marijuana are epileptic seizures, glaucoma and the Alzheimer’s disease.You should also know that aside from treating some diseases, marijuana is beneficial in losing weight because it manages the daily intake of calories.
It is important to understand that another advantage of legalizing marijuana is that people will be able to access hemp. You should know that hemp is a by-product from marijuana. Hemp is important because it provides humans with the greatest fiber ever known and building materials such as plastic and paper. Moreover, hemp can also be consumed. 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. The drug peddlers will be forced to close down shops and hence sell no marijuana or other narcotics to citizens. It is in this regard that people would stop abusing other drugs because they will not have suppliers.