third power of taxation which is often contentious because it can be subject to different objectives (such as the purpose or intent of the tax so levied) and what constitutes a reasonable tax rate. In this regard, anything that falls within the purview in the legitimate commerce of man can be subject to taxation by the government which includes incomes, goods, services and funds. Federal law does not prevent people from using marijuana (Shohov 15).
The current or renewed interest in marijuana due to its supposed medicinal qualities is the subject of much debate among health groups and in the medical community. Marijuana has a long history of medicinal use as a form of herbal or alternative therapy. Although it still is being contested, among its ascribed medicinal benefits are amelioration of nausea, reducing intra-ocular pressure (primary cause of glaucoma) and as an analgesic (pain reliever). People who argue for legalization of recreational marijuana use and possession say smoking it does not cause any serious side effects similar to tobacco or alcohol which cause the serious health problems like cancer, heart problems, birth defects, emphysema and liver damage.
States are now re-considering their laws against marijuana use and possession due to these medical claims showing marijuana smoking does not lead to respiratory health hazards or chronic lung diseases. Advocates for its legalization cite how states had used exaggerated, groundless claims, meaningless statistics and anecdotal scare stories to discourage the people from using or smoking marijuana. Further, marijuana users admit that its use only causes mild short-term memory loss (while still under its influence) but does not impair the long-term memory. The only downside is the potential to overuse it which causes lethargic behavior but like any controlled substance, it can also lead to abuse. Medical-related studies showed that it does not cause brain damage or lowers the immune system or induce