The Benefits of Legalization Marijuana

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The Benefits of Legalization Marijuana

There are many political groups and religious group that ague against the legalization of marijuana. They state that there are no benefits in legalizing the drugs but researches and economist disagree with that report. There are many benefits in the legalization. The first one is the enormous affect that it could have on the economy growth of the United States. A Harvard University professor of economic Jeffrey Miron , has crunched the numbers and he’s determined that legalizing marijuana would save $7.7 billion annually in money spent on enforcing dope laws. (www.1st marijuanagrowerspage.com) and if the fed taxed marijuana at the rate comparable to cigarettes and boozes, another 6.2 billion
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The third benefit consists of how the drug is used to treat a different variety of medical conditions. There is evidence that marijuana relieves spasticity produced by multiple sclerosis (MS0 and partial spinal cord injury is largely anecdotal. (U.S. National Institutes of Health Panel)

Preclinical evidence suggests a possible role for cannabinoids in the treatment of the epilepsies, particularly generalized and partial tonic-clonic seizures. There is scant information on the use of marijuana or other cannabinoids for the actual treatment of epilepsy. ((U.S. National Institutes of Health Panel) Research also shows that marijuana is used to control nausea and vomiting following anti-cancer therapy. The drug is also used for appetite stimulation in aids patients. Marijuana is also used for people with depression. (U.S. National Institutes of Health Panel)

Smoking marijuana has been shown to lower intraocular pressure in subjects with normal IOP and patients with glaucoma.

Here are some more benefits. A regulated, legal market in marijuana would reduce marijuana sales and use among teenagers, as well as reduce their exposure to other drugs in the illegal market. The illegality of marijuana makes it more valuable than if it were legal, providing opportunities for teenagers to make easy money selling it to their friends. If the excessive profits for marijuana sales were ended through legalization

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