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How the Legalization of Marijuana Will Affect Society

Marijuana. Weed. Cannabis. No matter what the name, you have either illegally smoked recreational cannabis or have seen someone smoking marijuana. You must have seen recreational cannabis & marijuana in movies or TV.

If more states start to legalize marijuana, it will cause problems. After legalization, recreational cannabis & marijuana will be socially acceptable. The effects of recreational marijuana legalization will be bad for society. To legalize recreational cannabis & marijuana is not good.

To legalize marijuana for tax revenue is wrong. Marijuana was the most commonly used illegal drug in the world, but due to this legalization by states of recreational marijuana, things are going to change for better or worse. Several states have legalized recreational marijuana. We are afraid legalization will result in increased drug abuse in society with increased usage of recreational cannabis and marijuana.

However, several states in the United States, such as Colorado, Alaska, California, Washington, etc. have legalized recreational cannabis and recreational marijuana. Legalization could influence marijuana usage among high school students. Marijuana drug abuse would be increased.

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The decision to legalize Marijuana - bad or good?

The recreational marijuana legalization has sparked a good or bad debate about medical marijuana. Legalization of medical marijuana and to legalize recreational marijuana remains a controversial issue all over the United States, even in those states that have legalized marijuana. Proponents of the legalization of medical marijuana say that it is used for medicinal purposes.

To legalize recreational marijuana for tax revenue doesn't justify legalization. Several statistically significant studies on marijuana show that legal marijuana helps in easing pain, relieving nausea, etc.

Legalized marijuana does have a negative impact on society. Young adults in high school will have easy access to marijuana after legalization. Legal marijuana markets are a source of tax revenue for the government. Tax revenue has played an important role in the formulation of legal marijuana policy.

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Legalize Marijuana - Positive Effects of Legalization on the Society

Public health policy change regarding recreational marijuana legalization is because of a few benefits of medical marijuana, such as tax revenue. The legalization of medical marijuana has both positive and negative effects. A few positive effects of the legalization of medical marijuana are:

  • Marijuana causes relaxation
  • Marijuana cause mild euphoria
  • Relief from anxiety by marijuana
  • Hallucinations because of marijuana
  • Marijuana as a source of Tax Revenue

Legalize Marijuana - Negative Effects of Legalization on the Society

Even medical marijuana contributes to mental public health issues. There are many unintended consequences & negative effects of marijuana. Marijuana is often associated with decreased motivation, decreased work performance, work accidents, etc.

The harmful effects of medical marijuana are not only limited to public mental health, but marijuana is also affecting public physical health. To legalize marijuana is harmful. Suppressed immune system & respiratory problems are caused by medical marijuana. With the COVID-19 crisis, it is definitely not a good time to legalize marijuana.

Statistically significant marijuana data shows that marijuana usage can reduce sexual potency in men. Moreover, marijuana can disrupt menstrual cycles. Marijuana can also cross the placenta, so if a pregnant woman uses marijuana, it can affect the fetus and cause prenatal problems.

In the states that legalize marijuana, high school students become marijuana addicted. To legalize marijuana will have a harmful effect on their role in society. If more states decide to legalize marijuana and the number of marijuana addicts increase, it will harm society.

The list of negative effects on high school students of legalized marijuana is even longer.

  • Impairment in learning
  • Impairment in Cognitive reasoning
  • Marijuana causes memory disruption
  • Motor Control Impairment
  • Panic Attacks
  • Mild Paranoia

Marijuana Legalization – Use of Marijuana by High School Students

When it comes to young adults in the United States, the use of marijuana is pretty harmful. There are several marijuana studies that indicate that usage of cannabis and marijuana leads to alterations in brain development, poor performance in academics, and a general decline in the cognitive functions. Another negative effect on students that recreational cannabis and marijuana have is poor sports performance.

Moreover, students who use marijuana tend to perform badly in tests involving problem-solving and memory retention.

According to a marijuana legalization essay, it was shown that even after 28 days of abstinence from marijuana, the performance of high school students in areas that required complex attention remained diminished.

Students will start to face problems in sports, school work, their relationships, etc. if they keep using medical marijuana recklessly. Marijuana addiction treatment is not as readily available as alcohol addiction treatment. Thus, in case of increased marijuana drug abuse, it will be difficult for your loved ones to get the proper care that they need.

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Final Word

Marijuana affects people negatively. Moreover, marijuana is addictive, and almost 1/3 of frequent marijuana users report marijuana withdrawal symptoms when they quit. We believe that the problems caused by recreational marijuana usage far outweigh the benefits of marijuana.

To legalize marijuana, just as a source of revenue would be wrong. After the legalization of marijuana, problems have increased. Even though several states have legalized recreational marijuana, we don't think that young students should have free access to marijuana.

This recreational legalization of recreational marijuana will have deleterious effects on the mental and physical health of students. A lot of people believe that marijuana has its advantages, but marijuana advantages are small as compared to the harmful effects that marijuana has on society and students.

There are various things other than marijuana that can relieve stress, such as acupuncture, meditation, yoga, acupressure, art therapy, music therapy, massage, etc. Even though states have legalized marijuana, the fear of increased drug abuse looms and the affects marijuana will have on society.

The only reason that Govt. has to legalize marijuana is for tax revenue. Tax revenue or lives of youngsters? To legalize marijuana is not an option.

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Five Essential Lessons to Keep in Mind When You're Starting Your Own Business

"How did you ever get into a business like that?" people ask me. They're confounded to hear that my product is industrial baler wire—a very unfeminine pursuit, especially in 1975 when I founded my company in the midst of a machismo man's world. It's a long story, but I'll try to shorten it.

I'd never been interested to enter the "man's" world of business, but when I discovered a lucrative opportunity to become my own boss, I couldn't pass it up—even if it involved a non-glamorous product. I'd been fired from my previous job working to become a ladies' clothing buyer and was told at my dismissal, "You just aren't management or corporate material." My primary goal then was to find a career in which nobody had the power to fire me and that provided a comfortable living for my two little girls and myself.

Over the years, I've learned quite a few tough lessons about how to successfully run a business. Below are five essential elements to keep in mind, as well as my story on how I learned them.

Find A Need And Fill It

I gradually became successful at selling various products, which unfortunately weren't profitable enough to get me off the ground, so I asked people what they needed that they couldn't seem to get. One man said, "Honey, I need baler wire. Even the farmers can't get it." I saw happy dollar signs as he talked on and dedicated myself to figuring out the baler wire industry.

I'd never been interested to enter the "man's" world of business, but when I discovered a lucrative opportunity to become my own boss, I couldn't pass it up.

Now forty-five years later, I'm proud to be the founder of Vulcan Wire, Inc., an industrial baler wire company with $10 million of annual sales.

Have Working Capital And Credit

There were many pitfalls along the way to my eventual success. My daughters and I were subsisting from my unemployment checks, erratic alimony and child-support payments, and food stamps. I had no money stashed up to start up a business.

I paid for the first wire with a check for which I had no funds, an illegal act, but I thought it wouldn't matter as long as I made a deposit to cover the deficit before the bank received the check. My expectation was that I'd receive payment immediately upon delivery, for which I used a rented truck.

Little did I know that this Fortune 500 company's modus operandi was to pay all bills thirty or more days after receipts. My customer initially refused to pay on the spot. I told him I would consequently have to return the wire, so he reluctantly decided to call corporate headquarters for this unusual request.

My stomach was in knots the whole time he was gone, because he said it was iffy that corporate would come through. Fifty minutes later, however, he emerged with a check in hand, resentful of the time away from his busy schedule. Stressed, he told me to never again expect another C.O.D. and that any future sale must be on credit. Luckily, I made it to the bank with a few minutes to spare.

Know Your Product Thoroughly

I received a disheartening phone call shortly thereafter: my wire was breaking. This horrible news fueled the fire of my fears. Would I have to reimburse my customer? Would my vendor refuse to reimburse me?

My customer told me to come over and take samples of his good wire to see if I might duplicate it. I did that and educated myself on the necessary qualities.

My primary goal then was to find a career in which nobody had the power to fire me and that provided a comfortable living for my two little girls and myself.

Voila! I found another wire supplier that had the right specifications. By then, I was savvy enough to act as though they would naturally give me thirty-day terms. They did!

More good news: My customer merely threw away all the bad wire I'd sold him, and the new wire worked perfectly; he then gave me leads and a good endorsement. I rapidly gained more wire customers.

Anticipate The Dangers Of Exponential Growth

I had made a depressing discovery. My working capital was inadequate. After I purchased the wire, I had to wait ten to thirty days for a fabricator to get it reconfigured, which became a looming problem. It meant that to maintain a good credit standing, I had to pay for the wire ten to thirty days before my customers paid me.

I was successful on paper but was incredibly cash deprived. In other words, my exponentially growing business was about to implode due to too many sales. Eventually, my increasing sales grew at a slower rate, solving my cash flow problem.

Delegate From The Bottom Up

I learned how to delegate and eventually delegated myself out of the top jobs of CEO, President, CFO, and Vice President of Finance. Now, at seventy-eight years old, I've sold all but a third of Vulcan's stock and am semi-retired with my only job currently serving as Vice President of Stock and Consultant.

In the interim, I survived many obstacles and learned many other lessons, but hopefully these five will get you started and help prevent some of you from having the same struggles that I did. And in the end, I figured it all out, just like you will.