The legalization of marijuana has been the subject of debt for the last few years. Marijuana is a drug that has sparked much controversy over the past years as to whether or not it should be legalized. Marijuana, which can also be called weed, or cannabis, is the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It contains mind-altering compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol. This weed can change a person’s personality which can lead to crime and violence through selling and buying.
Smoking this harmful plant can damage the brain, lungs, and also cause a lot of damages, thus, marijuana should remain illegal in Texas.
Firstly, the most important point against the legalization of marijuana is that: it is harmful to the human body. Generally, Smoking in any form can harm the lung tissues, and damage to small blood vessels. Smoking marijuana which may contains many of the same toxins, irritants, and carcinogens as tobacco, is so dangerous health wise.
Smoking marijuana can also lead to a greater risk of bronchitis, and cough. The consumption of marijuana by women during pregnancy may cause problems with attention, memory, problem-solving skills, and behavior problems in their babies. For these important reasons, marijuana should remain banned.
Secondly, Drug -impaired driving will increase if marijuana is legalized. Marijuana just like alcohol is a significant casual factor in highway crashes, injuries, and deaths. Also, marijuana impairs emotions horribly. It starts with uncontrollable laughter, anxiety, and irritability which will lead them to commit violent crimes.
People who consume this drug are impaired in their thinking ability, lazy too. Based on this fact presented, marijuana should be disapproved.
Lastly, another point against the legalization of marijuana is that people can be addictive to it. Making it legal will mean more people will use it including young people and more people will became addicted. If marijuana is legalized people who smoke it are more at risk to later on use cocaine. Also, easy access will lead to abuse. The smoke that comes from marijuana cause environmental pollution which is very unsafe to people around who are not its consumers. Without a doubt, marijuana ought to remain illegal.
Opponents argue that marijuana had better be legalized because it is use for medicine. This point has some distinction on the surface. However, as stated previously marijuana should remain banned because it destroys its consumers thinking ability, promotes laziness, and most importantly unhealthy in the human body.
In conclusion, marijuana should not be legalized, because way marijuana cigarette is smoked (inhaling and holding the smoke in the lungs creates a greater risk for its user as they are exposures to the poisonous chemicals which might cause the development of mouth and lung cancer. In my opinion, if such a drug can cause such devastating health problems, then why legalize it?