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Ms. SA’s Grad? 8 LA ~ January 2017ARGUM?NT Writing ~ Summativ? Ass?ssm?nt  Your Nam?Cor? & Class Numb?r Titl? of your Narrativ? Writing(Th? controv?rsial issu? / qu?stion your r?s?arch answ?r?d)___________________________________________________________Now, ov?r 60 p?rc?nt of th? Am?rican population b?li?v?s that th? us? of r?cr?ational w??d should b? d?criminalis?d. And I think it should b? too. Th? us? of w??d has b??n long d?bat?d among p?opl?. But b?cam? mor? promin?nt and mor? in th? mainstr?am aft?r it happ?ning in Colorado, with l?gal disp?nsari?s all ov?r th? stat?. Th? w??d has r??l?d in ov?r 1 billion dollars in tax dollars for th? gov?rnm?nt. Oth?r, L?gal drugs ar? much mor? dang?rous than w??d, with alcohol b?ing ?v?n mor? dang?rous for th? us?r and p?opl? around th?m h?roin and m?th.It also has gr?at m?dical b?n?fits for p?opl? with and without d?bilitating dis?as?s. Th? us? of r?cr?ational w??d should b? l?gal for anyon? that wants or n??ds it.In th? stat?s of Washington and Colorado, w??d sal?s ar? b?tt?r than was ?xp?ct?d ov?r th? past f?w y?ars. In 2015, for ?xampl?, Colorado stat? r?c?iv?d mor? than $135 million in tax r?v?nu? and f??s for r?cr?ational and m?dical marijuana. Th? total sal?s in 2015 w?r? mor? than $996 million. In North Am?rica, 2016 sal?s gr?w to $6.7 billion. ?xp?rts proj?ct sal?s to r?ach $20.1 billion in 2021.  With th?s? hug? figur?s, th? stat? of Colorado has shown that g?tting into th? l?gal cannabis industry is a gr?at way of achi?ving ?conomic b?n?fits. In 2016, Colorado ?arn?d $122 million from tax r?v?nu?. Massachus?tts stat? could g?t  $1.1 billion by 2020. Conn?cticut could b? r?aching up to $100 million in tax r?v?nu? ?ach y?ar. ?v?n mor? in California, which is ?xp?ct?d to ?xc??d $15 billion in marijuana sal?s and $3 billion for tax r?v?nu?. Marijuana l?galization has h?lp?d so many p?opl? th? opportunity to g?t a job. It allows busin?ss own?rs to s?t up cannabis disp?nsari?s, grow op?rations and nurs?ri?s. This, in turn, cr?at?s ?mploym?nt op?ning and incom? for ?mploy??s and profits for busin?ss own?rs. This adds mor? ?conomic b?n?fits to th? community. Without marijuana l?galization, job opportuniti?s and incom? would b? cr?at?d by oth?r industri?s. Thanks to l?galization, th? fi?ld b?com?s wid?r and mor? lucrativ? for th? cannabis industry. In th? stat? of Colorado wh?r? marijuana l?galization is th? norm, it is said that w??d is th? strong?st ?conomic driving forc? than nin?ty p?rc?nt of oth?r activ? industri?s. Marijuana l?galization cr?at?d mor? than ?ight??n thousand full-tim? ?mploym?nt op?ning and add?d approximat?ly $2.4 billion to th? ?conomy of th? stat? of Colorado in 2016. With th? mon?y b?ing sp?nt by ?mploy??s insid? th? cannabis industry and th? mon?y that th? busin?ss own?rs inv?st in th?ir disp?nsari?s and crops, w??d is g?n?rating a lot mor? w?alth and ?conomic activity in stat?s wh?r? w??d is l?gal. In th? stat? of N?vada, ?xp?rts b?li?v? that making r?cr?ational marijuana l?gal would cr?at? mor? than 41,000 jobs until 2024 and it would g?n?rat? mor? than $1.7 million in incom? within th? labour s?ctor. Mor? than 2.5 million p?opl? hav? almost lost th?ir liv?s ?ach y?ar from Alcohol. Almost 100,000 actually di? from it. It also caus?s tons of harm to oth?r p?opl?, that don’t ?v?n hav? any. N?arly ? of all traffic-r?lat?d d?aths ar? from drunk driving crash?s. Kids ar? also abus?d by par?nts that ar? drunk, l?ading th?m to liv? a hard?r lif?, making th? child mor? pron? to alcohol abus?. Tobacco is also som?how still l?gal causing almost 5 million d?aths ?ach y?ar worldwid?. Mostly from lung damag?. Smoking a joint ?v?ry day for s?v?n y?ars caus?s l?ss damag? than for on? y?ar of smoking. Th?r? ar? still thousands of oth?r drugs that p?opl? ar? abusing, much mor? dang?rous than w??d. Lik? cough syrup, Xanax, OxyContin, and K?tamin?  Only 2 p?opl? hav? di?d from cannabis in 2014. On? of th?m had an und?t?ct?d h?art probl?m, and th? oth?r had a history of alcohol and drug abus?. Cannabis actually r?v?rs?s th? carcinog?nic ?ff?cts of tobacco. On? of th? main conc?rns that p?opl? hav? about w??d is th? tar build up in th? lungs. But that com?s from smoking ?v?ry day for y?ars and y?ars on ?nd. And is ?asily compatibl?. Just by taking d??p br?aths, and/or switching to a diff?r?nt m?thod of smoking, such as with a vaporiz?r, or out of a bong or dab rig. In th? cas? of Oliv?r Mill?r, A 14-y?ar-old boy who had a pr?-birth strok?, l?aving him a brain st?m injury, making him s?v?r?ly handicapp?d., Had b??n addict?d to b?nzos, such as Xanax. H? had ov?r 100 s?izur?s in a day making lif? almost impossibl? for him. H? had no acc?ss to m?dical cannabis. His moth?r was afraid that h? was going to di?. Sh? was c?rtain that h? had no mor? than a y?ar to liv?. Sh? told his story to th?ir local gov?rnor, who h?lp?d g?t th? us? of m?dical cannabis l?gal for pati?nts lik? Oliv?r. Now Oliv?r liv?s a happi?r lif?, wh?r? his Moth?r is not afraid of his d?ath. Marijuana has many obvious m?dical b?n?fits. Th?y h?lp a man nam?d Ian Friz?ll. H? has s?v?r? Parkinson’s dis?as? causing him to not hav? any control ov?r his body. H? was in constant pain and l?ft unabl? to control hims?lf. H? hat?d th? pr?scription m?dication, it mad? him f??l awful. H? now tak?s cannabis to calm hims?lf. It mak?s him abl? to hav? full control ov?r hims?lf. In addition to that his chronic pain was all?viat?d. All aft?r a 30mg dosag?, which is nothing compar?d to most m?dication today. Also for 3-y?ar-old Landon Ridd?l. Who was diagnos?d with a c?rtain bon? canc?r, h? was giv?n ch?mo, but th? doctors said that h? wasn’t going to surviv? ?v?n 48 hours. D?sp?rat?, his mom turn?d to m?dical cannabis. Instantly, Landon start?d to f??l b?tt?r, no naus?a, abl? to ?at, sl??p, and th? ability to f??l lik? a kid again. Th?n his mom took him off th? ch?mo ?ntir?ly, just to hav? th? cannabis h?lp him. Th? cannabis actually fought th? canc?r c?lls dir?ctly, basically curing Landon’s canc?r. Landon now is a happy, h?althy boy living a normal lif? with his mom and siblings. M?dical Cannabis is h?lping hundr?ds of thousands of p?opl? all ov?r th? world, with chronic pain, canc?r, m?ntal and physical dis?as?s among oth?r things. It would b? a massiv? sham? if th?s? p?opl? couldn’t g?t th? r?li?f th?y n??d. Now, som? p?opl? say that cannabis tak?s off up to 8 IQ points. Subj?ctiv?ly, this is tru?. ?xc?pt that this would only occur if th? us?r start?d und?r 14 and continu?d to smok? at l?ast ?v?ry day for 25 y?ars straight. ?v?rything in mod?ration. It’s th? sam? with vid?o gam?s, food, sitting down, sl??ping, ?v?n ?x?rcis?. Anoth?r point in th? articl? says that “At l?ast smoking cigar?tt?s do?sn’t p??l points off your IQ” (Townhall.com). Smoking for th? sam? amount of tim? that it tak?s for IQ points to b? r?duc?d, th? sam? cigar?tt?s will kill its us?r. Cigar?tt?s ar? also much mor? addictiv?. Som? p?opl? smoking mor? than 2 packs a day. A pack contains 25 cigar?tt?s, that’s just down th? fast track to an ?arly d?ath from canc?r, among oth?r thingsIn conclusion, r?cr?ational cannabis should b? l?gal, wh?th?r it b? th? pl?thora of jobs and r?v?nu? it would produc?, or it b?ing saf?r than most l?gal drugs, lik? alcohol, and ?v?n pr?scription drugs, and it can h?lp p?opl? much mor? than pr?scription drugs, So start thinking about inv?sting in th? gr??n.(Word limit 850 – 950 words)This is ?ntir?ly my own work, compl?t?d only during th? ass?ssm?nt p?riod in class. I hav? not copi?d nor past?d any part of this pi?c? from anoth?r docum?nt or sit?. In this ass?ssm?nt, I hav? 100% uph?ld th? Honor and Int?grity Cod?.Sign?d:

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