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There is no denying that the drug problem in our country today has reached epidemic proportions The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control andor solve it Ending the drug war may not seem to be the best answer at first but the so-called war on drugs has actually accomplished very little Different options need to be considered Legalization is an option that hasnt gotten much of a chance but should be given one It is my position that marijuana should be legalized Although many people feel that the legalization of marijuana would result in an increase in the amount of crime and drug abuse I contend that the opposite is true While I admit that there might be an initial increase in use I feel that it would gradually wane and that the crime rate would be reduced immediately Furthermore legalization would reduce the enormous amount of money spent on enforcement while at the same time increasing our countrys revenue In 1996 voters in both California and Arizona approved ballot measures exempting physicians and patients from criminal prosecution when marijuana is prescribed for medical purposes in the relief of pain or other symptoms caused by cancer acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS glaucoma arthritis and other illnesses and chronic conditions The Massachusetts and Ohio legislatures enacted similar medical necessity laws in 1996 However the US government which opposes such exemptions to anti-marijuana laws warned physicians in these states that they may lose federally sanctioned privileges for writing prescriptions for controlled substances be barred from participation in federal Medicare and Medicaid programs and face federal criminal prosecution for prescribing marijuana 1The legalization of marijuana would be a boom to the economy During prohibition alcohol was still sold and used but people were doing it illegally The 21st amendment repealed prohibition and alcohol taxes were increased The same thing should happen with pot Marijuana could be heavily taxed to
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