The Pros And Cons About Legalizing Marijuana

Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe?
The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of
marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and
those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both
mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative
being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the
halls of justice for many years. Because most of the American society is
mainly exposed to only mainstream media, they are not aware of other
factors of legalizing marijuana that alternative media covers. The problem
caused by this lack of exposure, is that the public may be deprived of ...

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T-cells to battle off diseases, delaying puberty in both males and
females, and unhealthy and smaller children born to women who used
marijuana during pregnancy. The

Drug Enforcement

Administration believes that since marijuana is not accepted by any
American health associations, there is no reason to legalize the drug.
They think that the main reason why pro marijuana advocates use the medical
use argument is because the uninformed public can be easily convinced to
support the movement. Simply not enough evidence proves that marijuana can
be used medically (Claim V). Unlike the D.E.A., lobbying groups such as the
Cannabis Action Network and the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, believe
that marijuana is a beneficial herb, and not a harmful drug (ICLU).

Alternative media sources, such as "Marijuana As Medicine," state that
marijuana can be used as medicine for: nausea, appetite stimulation,
relief from vomiting, reduction in spasticity, glaucoma, epilepsy, anxiety,
depression, ...

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As Medicine," Approximately 30% of
all prescription drugs can be replaced by THC, so pro- marijuana groups
lead to believe that one of the reasons why the drug is not legalized is
because it would take the profit away from currently used drugs. These
groups suppose that since no one has ever died from marijuana use, it must
be safe. We can already see the different myths that people read and get
confused about. The one thing that pro-marijuana groups agree upon is
that "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically
active substances known to man" (Marijuana As Medicine).

Marijuana and Crime

Another issue considered by the mass media is whether marijuana ...

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