Is there a possibility that legalizing marijuana can decrease the crime? This theme was put on lots of debates today and has many points that support one or the other side of the argument. I think it certainly will help to fight high crime rates because people wouldn’t die for having it, it doesn’t cause aggression and the negative opinions about the marijuana are mainly caused by disinformation. Let me go through some reasons of why I think so.
One of the biggest issues about marijuana is that people get arrested, and sometimes die for having marijuana on them. Legalizing it would decrease crime rates for about 20% and thousands of people wouldn’t get crime records for it. Moreover, police and the state spend lots of money to arrest or hold people in jails for smoking marijuana and these costs could be avoided. Instead, the state could have profit out of it by putting taxes for selling the weed, while now all of the money for it goes to criminal communities. Also, marijuana doesn’t cause aggression or severe addiction as well as some other drugs can cause. It is not toxic for a person so overdose is almost impossible like it happens with alcohol or cigarettes, which are legal. Furthermore, marijuana can be medically used to treat some chronicle diseases, nausea, and mental issues. It is proven that using marijuana to get rid of stress and relax causes a lot less side effects that alcohol does.
Many years ago mainly all the facts about cannabis weren’t true or very negatively selected. As a result, it got a bad reputation and censure from a society, especially to some teachers, lawyers or politicians that take weed. The danger of smoking marijuana was exaggerated for almost hundred years, as some of the independent researches say. Most of the statements about the danger of marijuana are based on old motives from last century when people couldn’t explain the way cannabis effects person’s body. Modern researches don’t give us any reasons to be worried about the safety of weed. However, as well as any type of cigarettes or alcohol, it is not allowed for kids for sure. So, controlled usage of medical marijuana doesn’t cause any negative effects for a person of society in total. Thereby, I believe that marijuana should be legalized. It can make easier for the state to decrease crime and get some profit out of selling marijuana. Unlike alcohol and cigarettes, that are legal, it doesn’t cause an addiction like a synthetic drug would. Finally, lots of facts about marijuana aren’t true due to the modern studies.
Is there a possibility that legalizing marijuana can decrease the crime? This theme was put on lots of debates today and has many points that support one or the other side of the argument.