Marijuana should be legalize for several reason. First, the government could earn money from taxes on its sale. Marijuana is actually less dangerous than alcohol, cigarettes, and even most over-the-counter medicine and prescriptions. Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substance known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervise routine of medical care. For marijuana to be illegal in the Philippines when alcohol poisoning is a major cause of death in this country and approximately 400 000 premature deaths are attributed to cigarettes annually. A person that drinks an extreme amount of alcohol will experience and inability to stand or walk without help and may result in unconsciousness or death. Even though these effects occur only under an extreme amount of alcohol consumption, the fact is smoking extreme amounts of marijuana will do nothing more than put someone to sleep, while drinking excessive amounts of alcohol will kill someone. According to Dr. Lester Grinspoon author of Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine, “The only well confirmed negative effect of marijuana is caused by smoke, which contains three times more tars and five times more carbon monoxide than tobacco. But even the heaviest marijuana also relieves nausea suffered by cancer patients undergoing powerful chemotherapy. It is also used by patients who have multiple sclerosis and AIDS. Marijuana is also proved to be effective in the treatment of glaucoma because its use lowers pressure on the eye.
Marijuana being illegal has no validity at all. Due to all positive aspects of marijuana it should be legalize in the Philippines.
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