Should Marijuana be legalized in India?

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Theme :-

  • Maneka Gandhi recommended to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

What is Marijuana :-

  • Marijuana is a mixture of dried leaves and flowers of cannabis plant. It is used in several ways. Some people use it for medical purposes. Some others use it to get high.
  • Indian government banned marijuana due to drug abuse.

Yes :-

  • Marijuana can be used for medical purposes, such as reducing side effects of cancer treatment, in treating epilepsy etc.
  • It can also be used as a painkiller and a stress reliever. If it is legalized, common people can use marijuana as an alternative to expensive medicines.
  • As marijuana is illegal in India, some people are taking alternative drugs that are dangerous such as cocaine, heroin etc.
  • There is no threat to life by overdose of marijuana. Hence it is safer alternative to alcohol and tobacco.
  • Tobacco is very dangerous to health, but it is legal in India. So, it is not reasonable to make marijuana illegal.
  • Through legalizing marijuana, taxes on it will be one more source of revenue for Indian government.
  • Illegal trade of marijuana will be eliminated.

No :-

  • If minors consume marijuana, it affects their brain development.
  • Marijuana affects judgmental abilities, because it has mind-altering chemical. And hence people will get high after consuming it. This can lead to more crimes and road accidents.
  • If it is legalized, it will be available in abundance. Hence more people will use marijuana.
  • People that use marijuana will get psychologically addicted to it.
  • Negative health effects of smoking marijuana are more severe than taking it orally. If it is legalized, people may use it to smoke.
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3 comments

  1. Yes. Marijuana may be legalized. If public like it, after creating proper awareness on ill-effects of marijuana, it may be considered.




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  2. i do agree with you . but banning it competly would not be right as these drugs have various medical healing powers . yes we can reduce the amount of tobacco consumption because these days even the kids have got addicted to it and have started using it from a very young age. we can tell the world to reduce the amount but we cant tell the world to stop the consumption .




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  3. No I think marijuana should not be legalized even I think that tobacco and other harmful substances should also be banned in India because at present our youth got addicted to these highly toxic materials and if we are aiming a better India that can lead the world we should follow the path proposed by Mahatma Gandhi




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