Reasons not to legalize marijuana: A Position Paper for Texas Government IntroductionThe environment in which modern man is living has greatly changed and this change has brought along other consequential changes some of which may not bring in any positive effects to the Texas resident and man in general. There has been quite some campaigns on the need to legalize marijuana for a variety of uses such as medical and recreational purposes and a sizeable number of people seem to buy the point. However it would be helpful if the campaigners of marijuana legalization did a comparison of the benefits and harm that result due to its usage and see which side outweighs the other. This paper will strongly lay down critical points that highlight the negative effects of marijuana and lay a proponent against its legalization by the Texas Government. By legalizing marijuana this means citizens will be cortical development during childhood through early adulthood." Proceedings of the National academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101.21 (2004): 8174-8179. Lynskey Michael and Wayne Hall. "The effects of adolescent cannabis use on educational attainment: A review." Addiction95.11 (2000): 1621-1630. Meier Madeline H. et al. "Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109.40 (2012): E2657-E2664. Miller Loren L. ed. Marijuana: Effects on human behavior. Elsevier 2013. Tashkin Donald P. "Effects of marijuana smoking on the lung." Annals of the American Thoracic Society 10.3 (2013): 239-247. Thomas Grace Robert A. Kloner and Shereif Rezkalla. "Adverse cardiovascular cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular effects of marijuana inhalation: what cardiologists need to know." American Journal of Cardiology 113.1 (2014): 187-190. Volkow Nora D. et al. "Adverse health effects of marijuana use." New England Journal of Medicine 370.23 (2014): 2219-2227. Zalesky Andrew et al. "Effect of long-term cannabis use on axonal fibre connectivity." Brain 135.7 (2012): 2245-2255. [...]
This is an issue position paper for Texas Government on if marijuana should be legal. Stick to one side of the argument. The paper must be the product of independent research and contain appropriate referencing.