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Should cannabis be legalised?
Member Name: Seven17
Should cannabis be legalised?
Advantages: People become relaxed
Disadvantages: Serious health concerns and strain on NHS
@ My opinion @
When it comes to cannabis, i am against taking it, but others use it like cigarettes. Now lets remember cigarettes are a drug which have drug like effects on those who use them BUT: cannabis has stronger effects of a "high" that cigarettes don't have - they are relaxing like cigarettes but would leave you incoherent on a strong dose, and the chemicals have a different effect on the mind, not to mention slowing it down, like cigarettes but again, its stronger.
I would never take cannabis and i am glad it is illegal, so everyone else cant take it. Thats not me being selfish because think of the addictions and health problems that occur from cannabis? This costs the NHS money which comes out of the pocket of people who don't take cannabis too - so it would financially affect the people who don't smoke it, by costing the taxpayer more money. If cannabis is illegal, people will still take it but it will be hard to get a hold of, and people would be reluctant to try it because people are scared of the law, or the health effects. If you legalise it, it will be freely available to everyone, and more and more people will try it, putting a bigger strain on the NHS and generally making people unhealthy just because its suddenly legal, and lots of people would then think "now id like to try it, there are no legal consequences"
I see why some people take it, and i understand that some might need to relax and they can see no other way to do that - but its not just the long term health effects that outweigh the short term positive effects. Many tests have shown cannabis has adverse short term effects and symptoms, and can alter the way you think. For example, not jumping over a puddle because you think you will fall, or thinking the puddle is impassable. Simple things like that are no where near the effects of cigarettes and whilst i would discourage both, cigarettes are the best option if you really need to smoke something. I suppose it could be worse, there are class A drugs out there that are pretty serious but ideally, don't take or smoke anything at all. If you need to relax, or need drugs that help with the stresses of daily life... Please, see a GP - and maybe talk about drugs before you take them. If possible: Don't take them. That includes cigarettes or any harmful or addictive drugs which are legal.
@ Overall @
Even if cannabis is legalised i would never take it. The health effects alone are enough to put me off, let alone the law. I don't smoke cigarettes, never have and never will, because the health affects are enough to put me off. But think of all the people that smoke - imagine how widespread cannabis would be if it was widely available like cigarettes. This is not a good thing for the NHS and peoples health. Keep it illegal, and if anything make it class B to try and put even more people off it, or push people already on it to get off.
Summary: Dont take drugs, even if they are legal - But dont legalise cannabis