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Marijuana for a long time has been regarded as an illegal drug for a long time. Research has shown that some properties in marijuana have medicinal values and can be used to cure some of the chronic deceases. Many states are joining in the lobbing for legalization of marijuana for medicinal use. In addition, they want to legalize marijuana for relational use. However, what will be the implications of legalizing marijuana?
Legalization of marijuana for medicinal purpose or for recreation leads to diminutions in apparent damage and communal condemnation. This also leads to an increase in the use of marijuana among the community and the youths. This fact sends the wrong message to the community about the use of marijuana and its medicinal properties, making campaigns against its abuse useless (CADCA, 2011). Legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, would give users to smoke it every now and then, without considering that even medicines are given with prescriptions. Use of marijuana has adverse effects on the Micro, Mezzo and Macro level because it hampers the relating and interpersonal capabilities of a person. The continued use of marijuana either for medicinal value or for relational use will make it hard for social workers to provide interventions on a large scale on issues that affect the whole community. This is because if there are a number of people using marijuana in the community, it will be very hard to keep them on the same level with the others. Uncontrolled use of marijuana will raise the moral decay of a society and increase incidents of violent crimes in the society.
In most cases, you find older people being inappropriately medicated. Every year, there are more than 9 million adverse drug reactions that occur in elderly Americans -). These drug reactions are associated with inappropriate medication. This does not mean that the people who prescribe these medicines