Say Hi to Mari Jane!
by JayWest on February 5, 2015 - 11:29pm
The legalization of marijuana is a topic at the centre of great discussion in the media world at the moment as certain states in the United States have legalized pot. I believe without any hesitation that marijuana has to be legalized because it would benefit the greater of good of the american population for several reasons. A simple reason is the fact that in society we have allowed harmful products such as alcohol which is dubbed to be more harmful that pot and tobacco that causes cancer and kills people while as marijuana is illegal in 48 states and it can be used as treatment to cure cancer according to an article in the Entrepreneur. In fact, for the greater good of society, marijuana has to be legalized like alcohol and tobacco who are really harmful, and let the people make a choice between what they prefer because they will instinctively, in the natural state of the world choose what makes them happy over what brings them pain and choose what would bring happiness to society as a whole as the human is a social animal and inadvertently acts on behalf of the greater good of its group. Furthermore, marijuana is a drug that is nothing less but a another vessel that creates pleasure and diminishes pain as it harms people to a minimal degree and limits pain to patients of cancer, people suffering from bodily pains, it reduces stress and anxiety which leads to a greater good of happiness over pain. Further, another one of those reasons being the fact that only in the first month of recreational sale of pot in January 2014, the state of Colorado made $3.5million in tax revenue and at the end of 2014 a sum of about $40million according to Forbes. The greater good of the legalization of marijuana in this case is that the extra tax money that the state of Colorado receives is invested into educational infrastructure such as schools where people can learn and interact with other which contributes to the intellectual pleasure of one being and society as a whole. In addition, by legalizing pot, tax payers will see and benefit from a tax cut as the state is making sufficient money to cover its expenses which benefits the majority, not to say all, the society by maximizing happiness of having more money at the end of the year and minimizing pain by reducing tax burden. Now, marijuana should be legalized because it procures many more benefits than the only two I have discussed about and the fact that we live in a social engine where the groups in which we interact act all together in a goal oriented way, people in society will work to what is pleasurable and that is, the legalization of marijuana, but remember what we should do and what we actually do are the same at the ultimate end.