Is Legalizing Marijuana Helpful?
Marijuana has been illegal around most of the western world for much of the last century. Even though marijuana has still not proven to cause any deaths, It can still harm the human body for it can cause lung disease and cancer. It has also been a profitable cash crop for illegal drug cartels throughout South and Central America, in addition to lining the pockets of criminal elements in the United States.
In the last decade, however, more and more countries and states within the US have been passing laws easing the criminality of buying, selling and using marijuana. Today, as long as you have some prescriptions from your doctor, you can already legally use marijuana in some parts of America without getting caught by the authority. It may or may not have been the original intention of the lawmakers that approved medical marijuana, but these prescriptions have been ridiculously easy for casual marijuana users to obtain, as well.
Based on the article from Huffington post which is commonly known as the Canada’s Medical Marijuana System Overhaul Starts Tuesday, most people from Canada has already approved the major overhaul of how marijuana can be produced and obtained for its medical purposes for the country. Is this a good thing, though?
Why Resources Aren’t As Bad As You Think
There has also been some changes in production and distribution that happened in Canada.
Getting To The Point – Plants
The most recent production and distribution system for marijuana in Canada has been that private, individual producers could grow marijuana and supply it to no more than two people. This means that pot-growing operations had to stay small, and ideally, no legally operating business could run a huge operation or become some sort of drug kingpin. (There are enough illegal producers like that already.)
The license of marijuana growers will be nullified and the lawmakers f Canada sees to it that the legislation with regards to the proper overhaul of medical marijuana should be passed. It is important to pass the legislation because for sure, the big plantations and farms for medical marijuana will be the source of drug production for those drug kingpins.
Canadians will still have to get a prescription from their doctors, but they can then buy the drug from regulated, approved distribution businesses. However, you have to keep in mind that the price of marijuana will surely be more expensive that it was before.
Have you ever thought of the effects of implementing legal marijuana in the whole country?
The big questions are how these will affect citizens throughout the country, especially the majority of Canadians that don’t use marijuana at all.