Is Green Good?

Marijuana undoubtedly has its pros and cons, medical marijuana has been clinically proven to have legitimate health benefits to people in need. On the other side of the coin, there is concern with abuse of recreational use. Allowing medical marijuana opens the door to increased use by abusers, but when it comes to the personal use of responsible adults personal freedom should be paramount.


Making marijuana illegal it puts the power in the black market, not only would the legalization of marijuana release up 1 of 6 people in jail and free up millions of dollars used to arrest and persecute these individuals, but it would generate millions of dollars in taxes and jobs that would boost the economy and provide for sensible regulation and research on the effects of marijuana. We need a more democratic resolution, and this will come with increasing the education of marijuana in schools and downgrading this drug from the most extreme federal level. We need to separate abusers from those with high amounts of personal responsibility, and stop taking the negative anecdotal evidence as a general panacea for the rest of American society. Legalization would mean better regulation, better research, less crime from the black market, less availability for the youth and a more reliable and funded use of a renewable resource.

  • Marijuana Legalization Hangs in the Balance as Maine Begins Recount- Governing.com
  • Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Pennsylvania-Governing.com
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects States' Challenge to Colorado Marijuana Law- Governing.com

Quick Facts

  • Usage: After alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide.
  • Say It: There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of the more common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja.
  • Date: Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C.
  • Common: Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once, and more than 25 million have smoked it in the last year.
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