Should Marijuana be made legal?


The world is always divided on this topic - what is your view?

marijuana law
Marijuana industry, medical and recreational
Marijuana Policy
Khalid Raza
5 days ago

6 answers


It should be legal - making it illegal doesn't solve anything. However, monitoring and control is very important. It is legal in many parts of the world.

Hitesh Mathpal
5 days ago
Agree, - Charu 3 days ago
Hitesh Mathpal The question is how to monitor? - Khalid 1 day ago

Yes. If we compare the costs of the use of Marijuana in opposite to legal and socially accepted alcohol. the last one is quite more negative. As stated before, make it legal and tax it.

Patrick Henz
4 days ago
Could you explain what do you mean by cost Patrick Henz - Khalid 1 day ago
The costs of alcohol (including alcoholism) for society include accidents (automobile, workplace), aggression against family-members, healthcare costs, etc. - Patrick 1 day ago
That is a good read Patrick Henz - Khalid 17 hours ago

It is legal in various part of the work and working ok under this arrangement. This arguement is like alchohol.

Charu Gulati
4 days ago
But like alchohol you need a governing system. - Hitesh 4 days ago
Yes, indeed. - Maya 3 days ago
That system is the one who banned it in the first place in India! - Khalid 1 day ago

Maya Kharkwal MA, BEd
3 days ago
Thanks for sharing this Maya Kharkwal MA, BEd - Khalid 17 hours ago

Probably legal. At least we will all profit from taxes like from tabacco and alcohol. Legal but not allow to use in certain areas as it happen with tabacco. Not in childs parks, not in restaurants, not in school area, not in closed public transport, not at work...etc.

María F Lara
4 days ago
Because of smoke? María F Lara - Khalid 17 hours ago
because of smoke, smell, toxic compounds in the smoke, because of the behaviour that child learn if the see it normal and healthy because adults do it..... a lot of reasons and because I am tired of seen the parks and the school doors full of butts that childs takes to play with.... - María F 16 hours ago

The legalization efforts in the US have begun to take hold. Many states legalized medical marijuana as there have been reputable studies conducted that prove the benefits of the THC. In the last 5 years 4 states have legalized recreational use of marijuana. This has sparked a lot of debate regarding the benefit and the workplace impacts of such a move.
Marijuana is still a federally registered illegal drug. Workplace policies and safety guidelines have not been revised to allow for positive drug test "exceptions" for marijuana.
At the core of all of this is the salient point that pro-legalization people like to bring up. If alcohol is legal and it is by far more damaging than marijuana then why is marijuana still illegal? The reason is not about the drug itself, it is much less pleasant to discuss. The US government benefited from the war on drugs and marijuana was the most available and widely used drug through the 50s and 60s. The desire to have nearly unlimited funding was too much to pass up for the politicians so here we are.
The next logical step would be to review medically available information on the affects of long term use of marijuana in the numerous methods of consumption. Following the results would be the development of a field sobriety test, like the ones established for alcohol. Adjustment of state laws for DUI enforcement for operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana would be needed before votes to allow recreational use. Once this framework is in place then company policy can be adjusted to reflect the business' acceptable use or prohibition position. A graphic design office would probably not have much of an issue with recreational marijuana users coming to work and even using during lunch or on break. A high voltage powerline worker rigged up on a 30 meter tower would have entirely different requirements to be completely sober and alert.
In conclusion I believe that the future will include recreational marijuana usage in all states of the US. It will become synonymous with smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol, and laws will reflect equivalent penalties for driving while impaired by marijuana.

Oren Birks, MBA
3 days ago
if a graphic designer can, why not an investment banker? Oren Birks, MBA - Khalid 17 hours ago
I would expect that the list of careers where daily marijuana, or other substances, would be inconsequential. In my example I was seeking to illustrate my point with examples that would be easily accepted as plausible. - Oren 7 hours ago

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