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Legalization of marijuana offers both benefits and disadvantages The medical benefits of marijuana have been researched and proven to aid patients with glaucoma and some forms of cancer Other benefits include fewer people in prison and fewer social problems for the users because they get help instead of jail time The big question remains all out legalization or legalization for medical use or decriminalization Whatever the outcome marijuana use needs to be based on its own pharmacology and its own faults and not on the problems with other drugs The history of drug use in the United States is surprising A survey in Iowa in the 1880s found that 3000 grocery stores sold opiates without a prescriptionLegalization A Debate Elliot Marshall Around the turn of the century the Pure Food and Drug Act 1906 simply required patent medicines to list ingredients on the label In 1914 Congress wished to improve relations with China and so passed narcotics control measures requiring the monitoring of certain drug sales Various acts were passed over the next several decades that gave the federal government more and more control over importation and distribution of narcotics In 1971 in part as a response to the tumult of the 1960s President Richard Nixon launched a comprehensive War on Drugs Two years later Nixon declared that we had won the war on drugs Apparently he was wrong for in the United States drug law enforcement costs have risen to astronomical proportions Increasing debate over the failure of the Drug War as well as questions of personal freedom and privacy rights have led to calls among many citizens of the United States for legalization of marijuana as well as other drugs such as cocaine and heroinThe medicinal uses of marijuana have been studied and documented in the treatment of the side effects of chemotherapy for cancer and treatment of the symptoms of glaucoma Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that causes pressure
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