Home Legalization 50 reasons to legalize weed… if you’re not convinced you’re not listening 50 reasons to legalize weed… if you’re not convinced you’re not listening
The reasons to support the legalization of cannabis are seemingly innumerable, but this is a good place to start.
December 15, 2017
UNITED STATES – APRIL 24: A U.S. flag redesigned with marijuana leaves blows in the wind as DCMJ.org holds a protest in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, April 24, 2017, to call on Congress to reschedule the drug classification of marijuana. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The reasons to legalize weed are seemingly infinite. Some of these reasons are grounded in economics, marijuana’s therapeutic potential, or the corrupt legal system that flows from senseless prohibition. And on a different level, in many ways, the simple pleasures of cannabis as a recreational product are enough justification on their own. Whether you’re a skeptic looking for answers, or an advocate looking for convincing arguments to present to skeptics, these 50 reasons to legalize weed aren’t nearly a complete list, but they’re a good place to start. Here are 50 reasons to legalize weed. Legalizing cannabis will help people treat a host of illnesses and conditions. Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images 1. Cannabis can treat anxiety. 2. Cannabis can treat depression. 4. Cannabis can treat PTSD. 5. Cannabis can treat Glaucoma. 6. Cannabis can treat severe nausea. 7. Cannabis can treat Hepatitis C. 8. Cannabis can help patients manage the symptoms of HIV/AIDS. 9. Cannabis can help treat Crohn’s Disease. 10. Cannabis can treat severe and chronic pain. 11. Cannabis can help treat the symptoms of cancer. 13. Cannabis can treat anorexia. 14. Cannabis can treat migraines. 15. Cannabis can treat insomnia and sleeping disorders. 17. Cannabis is not addictive. 18. Cannabis can be used to treat addiction, and can, therefore, help . solve the opioid crisis 21. Cannabis can help treat ADD/ADHD. Legalizing cannabis has positive impacts on crime and the legal landscape. Photo by LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images 23. Studies have shown that legalizing cannabis . reduces crime rates 24. Legalizing cannabis will that are spent to prosecute marijuana offenders. save taxpayers billions of dollars 25. The legalization of marijuana will help slow down America’s egregious . mass incarceration problem 26. Under cannabis prohibition, is arrested for marijuana every minute of the year. more than one person 27. This mass incarceration problem, exacerbated by the prohibition of marijuana, leads to higher crime rates. 28. Legalizing cannabis will prevent many people from being locked away for years—sometimes even their entire lives—for doing something that believe should be legal. most people 29. Legalizing cannabis takes revenue dollars out of the hands of violent gangs and drug cartels. 30. Research shows that couples who smoke cannabis together are less likely to experience domestic violence and aggression. Legalizing cannabis is good for the economy, creates jobs, and bolsters social programs. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call 33. Cannabis has in tax revenues for states that have legalized it. generated billions of dollars 34. Cannabis tax revenue has been used to prevent bullying. 36. Cannabis jobs can allow you to almost immediately after graduating from university. make six figures 37. Cannabis is projected to create 250,000 jobs by 2020. 38. Legalizing cannabis is allowing Colorado to reduce homelessness 39. Legalizing cannabis is to put more money into bettering its public schooling system. allowing Colorado Legalizing cannabis is good for your social life Photo courtesy of Pineapple Express via Netflix 40. People are replacing alcohol with cannabis, which is much safer. 41. Cannabis can improve your sex life. 42. Cannabis encourages bonding, which can improve your relationships. 43. Cannabis can help you get through painful hangovers. 44. Unlike alcohol, cannabis doesn’t cause you to blackout and make terrible life decisions. If anything, it will encourage you to watch movies and chill. 45. While you should always stay sober behind the wheel, cannabis nearly the amount of traffic accident as alcohol, other drugs, and distracted driving. doesn’t cause 46. Cannabis makes just about every summer activity more enjoyable. 48. , and just think about how chill Canada is right now compared to the U.S. Canada is legalizing cannabis 49. Cannabis has long been associated with movements for peace and love, such as anti-war movements. 50. Cannabis is fun. Sometimes, it doesn’t need to get more complicated than that.
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