The Highs And Lows Of Marijuana Use in Canada

When marijuana is available legally for patients with medical conditions there can be a number of benefits if certain conditions apply:

If the pharmaceutical drug options to relieve the patient’s symptoms carry more risks than marijuana; if the marijuana offers more therapeutic benefits than the pharmaceutical drugs and if the profits from marijuana sales are channeled into constructive enterprises that will benefit society as a whole.

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However, legalizing marijuana for recreational use is a whole different concept, and one that has many people worried.

The parties that are lobbying to legalize marijuana claim that legalization will supposedly take the manufacturing and sale of marijuana out of the hands of drug addicts, drug cartels, and other clandestine factions and into the domain of regulated manufacturers and retailers.

Apparently, this will allow the taxes from sales to be directed into the public health and education systems, which would be far better than the current situation where only drug dealers benefit financially.

But there are several downsides to legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. One of the main issues is that legalization sends out a message to impressionable adolescents that marijuana is perfectly acceptable.

The other issue is that it will become far easier for minors to purchase marijuana even though it will supposedly only be available to those over 21 yo. Just like alcohol, teens can always find older siblings or friends to buy cannabis for them but having said that, it’s already fairly easy for young people to purchase marijuana, whether it’s legally acquired or not.