The rising numbers of people who are addicted to marijuana bring forth the severity of the problem. But, apart from these common but dubious modes, one of the positive but underrated ways in which Marijuana can be used is in the form of medicinal drugs to treat many health ailments, which cannot be optimally treated by other drugs. So, the moral question here is whether it right to overlook the negative effects of Marijuana, legalize it and use it for medicinal purposes.
That is, although Marijuana has negative effects, it will be negative only if it is used in excessive and extreme manner. However, the other perspective is, using Marijuana aptly and positively will save many lives and eliminate their sufferings. So, this paper will focus on this contemporary problem, making a case that would be just to legalize Marijuana. Although legalizing Marijuana will bring financial advantages to the state coffers, the main crux based on which it should be legalized, is its use for medicinal purposes. So, this paper will argue for legalization and will justify such a measure by listing out how it can be used to treat many medical aliments, thereby providing a moral justification.
Legalization of marijuana has been an issue of contention of late with some arguing that legalization is good and others opposing it completely. The sparkle to kick-off the debate was thrown when San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, instigated a legislation to legalize marijuana in California (Sabatini, 2009). This in turn has attracted diverse dimensions with some big names like California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, once a staunch opposer on the move, coming out publicly to accept that the time is now that lawmakers should exclusively debate the issue considering the economic aspect of marijuana trade as the downturn continues to bite (Sabatini, 2009). Over 500 economists including well known Friedman, Nobel Laureate