Why this plant should no longer be prohibited
There is no reason why marijuana isn’t federally legal in the United States. There is a surplus of benefits, and the risks are extremely minimal.
No one has ever overdosed on marijuana. Marijuana is not nearly as bad as some people proclaim. To compare, cigars, cigarettes, ibuprofen and alcohol are all more dangerous than consuming the devil’s lettuce. The point here is, why is marijuana illegal if there are legal drugs far more dangerous?
There is a surplus of benefits, and the risks are extremely minimal.
Another example is Adderall. Adderall is extremely addicting, is an amphetamine and, in my opinion, is not healthy. It can lead to personality changes and a loss of appetite. If you go to a doctor and fill out a questionnaire, odds are you will probably get prescribed. Arguably, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) can be contained through a proper diet and sleep patterns. A pill so high in risk is easily prescribed, yet marijuana is a Schedule I drug.
Marijuana does have risks, but very minimal risks. It can decrease sperm count if you’re high all the time. Similar to drinking, I would not advocate being high all the time. It is important to have a proper balance of sober thought and “high” thought. It can work as a sleep aid for people with sleep apnea. However, I would not recommend going to bed extremely high, as you can enter a deep sleep too quickly, skipping rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is important for sleep and dreaming. Constantly skipping REM sleep can lead to REM overflow, which is basically dreaming while you’re awake. Marijuana is also of use to people with irritable bowel disease, slowing down the digestive process.
At the end of the day, the benefits outweigh the risks, and most of these risks have a low chance of even happening.
There are social benefits as well. It can improve taste of food or the sound of music. It can spike creativity. It can make subjects such as movies and TV shows more enjoyable. It can lead to new friendships.
At the end of the day, the benefits outweigh the risks, and most of these risks have a low chance of even happening. You don’t have to smoke weed to support it, but from an ethical standpoint, why wouldn’t you?