Marijuana the Practical and Economic Thesis

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Already, "lawmakers in at least three states are considering joining the 13 states that have legalized pot for medical purposes. Massachusetts voters last fall decided to decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of pot; there are now a dozen states that have taken such steps." (Crary, 1)

And as demonstrated by the Appendix B contained below, there is a clear penetration of legalization in every region of the U.S., suggesting that the economic properties discussed here throughout make marijuana an appealing cash crop regardless of cultural and political orientation. Additionally, many physicians agree that for conditions such as the nausea produced by chemotherapy for cancer patients, the intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma, for anxiety, bulimia, migraines and other types of chronic pain, the availability of medicinal marijuana can be extremely beneficial. Essentially, the interceding economic, practical and medical imperatives discussed here suggest that the current legal status of marijuana is irrational, inhumane and essentially obstructive to the improvement of America's current and dire economic situation.
Works Cited:

Cohen, A. (2009). Time for Marijuana Legalization? CBS News. Online at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/25/opinion/courtwatch/main4828659.shtml

Crary, D. (2009). Momentum Builds for Broad Debate on Legalizing Pot. Associated Press. Online at http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i_7aIzdypWz2A-dtVHeJ8VZ7vLFAD98R92S80

Drug War Chronicle (DWC). (2009). Marijuana Legalization Legislation in the Works in Portugal. Stop the Drug War.org.

McKeehan, S. (2009). Marijuana Legalization. The Seattle Times. Online at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/northwestvoices/2009346413_marijuana_legalization.html

Moffatt, M. (2008). Should Governments Legalize and Tax Marijuana? About Economics. Online at http://economics.about.com/od/incometaxestaxcuts/a/marijuana.htm

Rizzuto, R. (2009). Pot Panacea? The Post-Journal. Online at http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/532998.html

Thompson, D. (2009). It's actually very easy to argue against legalizing marijuana. Ann Arbor Opinion. Online at http://www.mlive.com/opinion/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2009/07/other_voices_its_actually_very.html

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