Source: Composite by G_marius
The legalization of cannabis is a highly controversial political debate. Do you think is should be legalized and if so for what purposes?
Legalization of marijuana debate
Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp) and for seed and seed oils. However cannabis is also used as a drug for medical and recreational purposes. Cannabis can have various physiological and psychological effects on the human body, which include euphoria, relaxation, increase in appetite, decrease in short-term memory, impaired motor skills and feeling of anxiety. Most of these are short term effects but some scientists argue that cannabis can produce some long term effects too.
Smoking cannabis is more popular than governments would like to admit. Due to its drug related use, possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries. Production and distribution is usually considered a crime. However, in recent years many countries have decriminalized the possession of small quantities of cannabis, particularly in Europe, North America and South America. For instance, in the Netherlands the recreational consumption of cannabis in coffee shops was decriminalized. In Colorado the sale and consumption of cannabis has been regulated for both recreational and medical use. Recently, Uruguay became the first country in the world were the production and sale of cannabis is legal.
If you change your mind, you can change your vote simply by clicking on another option.
Should cannabis be legalized?
New to netivist?
Join with confidence, netivist is completely advertisement free. You will not receive any promotional materials from third parties.