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Marijuana Satins Advocate The dispute of whether or not marijuana should be legal is not a new one It is a topic that has been discussed and debated about for decades but has not yet been resolved The main three points of concern are the effects of the drug on an individual society and the medicinal value I am against the legalization of marijuana for the purpose of recreational and medicinal use The opposing side believes that it would be all right for marijuana to be legal for both recreational and medical consumption Through intense research it would be safe to say that marijuana use poses detrimental affects to an individuals health through recreational use masquerades our society with threatening drivers under the influence and shortens the lives of patients through medicinal use Hens marijuana should not be legalized period First and foremost marijuana is hazardous to a persons health in numerous ways Marijuana can drastically affect the immune system Animal studies have found that THC the active ingredient in marijuana can damage the bodys self defense cells and tissues that help protect people from diseases When the immune system is weakened the human body is prone to get sick The consumption of marijuana can have detrimental effects on the lungs and its airways as well Marijuana smoke in the lungs will kill cilia Cilia move mucous dirt and other particles out of the lungs Also heavy usage will decrease the lungs defense against bacterial and fungal infections The herb is also known to contain even more cancer-causing chemicals that are found in tobacco smoke Studies have shown that a person that smokes five joints a day will be consuming the same amount of cancer causing chemicals as someone that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day Long-term users may then become diagnosed with asthma emphysema bronchitis
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