I came across this article “Retired Michigan cops say legal marijuana would help police-community relations” on MLive.com and thought, it’s funny how times have changed. Back when I was in college, 30 plus years ago, I wrote a paper for my speech class about legalizing marijuana and the benefits it would have on society. Who knew back then it would also prove to be good for medicinal purposes.
Now I STILL believe my points are valid for these times, so here are some of the things I brought up and still stand by today.
In spite of what others may have you believe and in my personal opinion, it’s NOT an addictive drug like alcohol, which is legal. Remember the 20’s when alcohol was illegal.
I’ve had MANY friends who smoked several times a day in high school and beyond, after all, it was the 70’s, and NEVER once, did I see anyone get addicted. It’s NOT a hallucinogenic unless something has been added which legit businesses would NEVER do.
Then they get out of jail a hardened criminal from what they learned and went through while in our system. They can’t find work and live off the system costing us even more for what should be a petty crime or not one at all.
By lowering these crimes from severe violations to civil infractions each state would save millions of dollars on the legal system. Not to mention that this will also make it easier for those who would have had a criminal recorded to find jobs, increasing job opportunities.
(see what I did there) LOL
Again, there is NO PROOF THAT plain old marijuana is addictive no matter what fear mongers want you to believe. People LIKE to smoke NOT HAVE to smoke. Unlike other drugs and alcohol which you have to come off slowly or have side effects with.
These are just a few medical benefits people can get from smoking. There are many other such as pain relief, seizures, inflammation, MS and many more.
I believe many of us would benefit from legalizing marijuana legal for both recreational and medical purposes. I hope you enjoyed my opinion and that you will leave a comment below so we can get a discussion going.
I always say, if we all had the SAME opinion…. life would be boring and you never know what you might learn from LISTENING to someone else. Whether it’s fact or opinion.
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