Sunday, November 4, 2007
At the beginning of my blog I just knew that I thought legalization of marijuana was a good thing. Through the course of my blog I have found that there are many reasons that legalization is a good thing. For example, it helps with Alzheimer's, Cancer, and AIDS. Many other people support legalizing marijuana, though there are many that don't. I haven't spoken much on the people who are against it, but there reasoning is that marijuana is a gateway drug, and that it is not beneficial to health. On of the most well organized arguments for the legalization of marijuana can be found at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. This website has arguments that I have not covered. I have learned to consider the other side's arguments and understand that they have valid points but I still think that there are more pros than cons. I have also not used a emotion based appeal for the most part, although the beginning has more emotion in it than the end. It was my goal to stay strictly with facts and research that I have done. Marijuana is one of the most controversial issues today simply because both sides have valid points. The government is still seeing the side non-legalization but that will with time hopefully change. With all of the benefits of medical marijuana it is hard to think that the legalization of marijuana will not occur one day. Some states and even cities are already taking that step. I hope that through reading my blog I have been able to convince or at least persuade you to think about legalizing marijuana, I know for me writing the blog had been very informative and it is my wish that it has been the same for you.