Should we legalize marijuana

Cannabis: A Debate With Pros and Cons

Pro legalizationContra legalizationLegalization while providing education helps to curb drug use. The taboo in particular attracts many users. People have the freedom to decide whether and which drugs they take.Legalization may spark a drug boom. A lot more people will use cannabis, so there will be a lot more damage.The inhibition threshold would increase if they were informed at the same time, since all the dangers of the drug are known. Besides, she's so far down already.The inhibition threshold for drug use is falling because cannabis is available everywhere and no one is concerned with the risks anymore.The fact that almost all heroin addicts have consumed tobacco, alcohol and cannabis does not mean that all alcohol and cannabis users will become addicted to heroin at some point.Cannabis is a gateway drug that leads to the consumption of other drugs.Drug use is firstly a private matter and secondly it is not immoral.The use of drugs is harmful to health and must not be subsidized by the state. He must protect the health of the citizens.Many behaviors can be addictive. No drug automatically makes you willless. It is possible to control drug use.Drugs are addicting. A consumer is restricted in his free will and unable to make sensible decisions.The ban does not minimize consumption: in 1979 17 percent of all Germans had cannabis experience, today over 30 percent.We already have enough problems with alcohol and nicotine. Another legal drug would do even more harm.In comparison, the influence of alcohol leads to significantly more frequent and more aggressive crimes. Alcohol is also a much bigger problem in traffic.More crimes would be committed under the influence of cannabis because the drug has uncontrollable effects. The number of traffic accidents would also increase.Many people with harmful consumption would seek help sooner under legal conditions.Health care costs would explode if legalized. Smoking cannabis is known to damage the lungs in the same way as tobacco smoking.Cannabis has many positive and beneficial effects. It can also be used medicinally.Nobody needs cannabis. It is only consumed for fun.If cannabis were legal, effective risk and harm education would be easier.Alcohol education has been around for 100 years; Nevertheless, around 72,000 Germans die every year as a result of consumption.Legalization would curb the black market and the quality of legal drugs could be monitored. There would be much less polluted substances and poisoning. The protection of minors would be better to guarantee.Young people in particular consume drugs and take risks much more recklessly. You have to protect them because they are not yet ripe enough. Legalization makes that impossible.Cannabis has been grown and consumed in Europe for more than 3000 years.Cannabis is not part of our culture.Only around one percent of the population is particularly vulnerable to psychosis. As a rule, cannabis only triggers psychoses in people who are predisposed to it.Cannabis can cause psychosis.Legalization (regulation) means drastic losses for the drug mafia and would be an effective tool in the fight against organized crime.The state must not capitulate to the black market and the drug mafia. Legalization would not make the black market go away, there would always be someone selling drugs to children.Cannabis use increased in the 1980s despite bans across Europe. This policy has failed.The liberal Dutch drug policy has failed. The use of cannabis increased there in the 1980s.Cannabis is consumed across all levels of society; it is no longer the drug of a particular marginalized class.Legalization increases inequality of opportunity; Young people from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds would suffer the most damage, as they have fewer skills in dealing with risk and fewer resources in dealing with damage.Today's form of prohibition ties up resources in the police force and courts that we urgently need elsewhere.Additional funds would have to be spent in the health system.