One motivation for legalization is the economic benefits that can be derived from the regulated commercial availability of marijuana. Rising Tax Revenues, Job Growth, and Investment Opportunities Are Powerful Incentives to Drive Legalization. There is substantial evidence to suggest that marijuana is harmful to the respiratory system. It is associated with symptoms of obstructive and inflammatory pulmonary disease,11,50 an increased risk of lung cancer,14,15 and is suspected to be associated with reduced lung function in intensive users, 51 In addition, its use has been associated with adverse effects on other organ systems, including reproductive,52 gastrointestinal,53 e immunological10, 54 systems.
A large majority of those who oppose the legalization of marijuana (85%) say they would be bothered by public use of the drug, if it were legal; about four out of ten supporters (43%) also say that this would bother them. About one in five opponents of legalization (19%) say marijuana is illegal and needs to be monitored, 11% say it is a gateway to tougher drugs and 8% say it is especially harmful to young people. Cases of exposure to marijuana for poison control in children 9 and under increased more than fivefold in Colorado after legalization. The latest national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 25-29 among 1,500 adults, reveals that supporters of legalizing marijuana use are much more likely than opponents to say they have changed their minds on this issue.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported fatal marijuana-related accidents doubled after legalization in Washington. Creating jobs Legalizing and regulating marijuana will bring one of the country's largest cash crops under the rule of law. Unfortunately, the negative health consequences of the drug are not prominent in the debate over legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Opponents of legalizing recreational marijuana say it will increase adolescent use and cause more medical emergencies, including traffic accident deaths from drugged driving.
The most frequently cited reason people oppose legalization is that marijuana generally harms to society and it's bad for people (43% say this). It seems that the legalization of marijuana may have stripped the drug of its rebellious appeal and returned Colorado teens to other outlets of weekend excitement. Among those who think marijuana should be illegal, 59% say there should be a federal application in states that allows marijuana use, while 38% say it shouldn't be. Some of the public health associations that oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use include the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Tax revenues in legal marijuana-related states provide funding to police, drug treatment and mental health centers, and housing programs, along with school programs such as anti-bullying campaigns, youth tutoring, and public school grants. A substantial majority of those who say marijuana should be legal (78%) do not believe that the federal government should enforce federal laws in states that allow it to be used. Among Democrats, 75% of Liberals Say Marijuana Use Should Be Legal Compared to Half (50%) of Conservative and Moderate Democrats. .