Legalize Marijuana

Legalize Marijuana

Legalize Marijuana

I. Introduction. When Olympic officials decided to give snowboarder Ross Rebagliati his gold medal back, the cheers drowned out the boos. It was a minor scandal involving a minor sport, but it spoke volumes about the worlds shifting relationship with its favorite illicit drug. Marijuana. A decade ago, Rebagliati would have been ostracized regardless of whether cannabis was on the list of his sports banned substances.
II. Whats changed today is that our attitudes towards illegal drugs are becoming more sophisticated and discriminating. After thirty years of research into the harmful effects of cannabis, there can be no hidden dangers left to discover. We know that it is plain nonsense to regard cannabis as a performance-enhancing drug, just as it is a myth to think the substance rots the brain or is a gateway drug.
III. The issue of cannabis legalization has been debated ever since the substance was made illegal on April 14, 1937.
a. Reformers still press legislation today to make the psychoactive plant available to medical patients as well as the general adult population.
i. One of the more prominent groups that lobbies for the legalization of marijuana is NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
1. NORML has been a

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