Marijuana, or Marijuana cannabis, has a lot of nicknames like weed, herb, pot, grass bud, etc. It is a popular gift of nature that has been cherished for ages. It is often called a magic herb owing to its enormous medicinal and recreational values. Different groups of people around the world hold different sets of opinions regarding legalization of marijuana. In addition to marijuana’s many benefits both as a drug and as a flavor enhancer, its legalization in California will surely bring forth more benefits too.
The U.S. is a country that preaches human rights as fundamental for life and governance. Permitting adults to live and enjoy life on their own terms is the central idea behind legalizing the use of marijuana as a means of recreation.
It is also interesting to learn that this simple step to give legal backup to the sale and purchase of pot will upset the black market and illegal usage of it. Ultimately, it contributes a good amount of money to the state through taxes and puts a check on illicit transactions of weed among individuals. On one hand, we have people who find it a better narcotic than alcohol or tobacco, while on the other, we have people who voice concern about the potential of this magic weed to cause havoc on human life.
With the process of legalization, using marijuana for recreational means is permitted with suitable terms and conditions to be followed. Medicinal usage still calls for adequate formalities.
Marijuana, apart from serving as an excellent component of medicine, provides awesome flavor to a number of dishes like cookies, brownies and candies. California is famous for growing dates, olives, walnuts and pistachios, which along with marijuana form awesome inputs for delicious dishes.
People around the globe are really fond of smoking marijuana leaves as small hand-rolled cigarettes, especially where tobacco is prohibited. Marijuana contains sedative properties, and because of this its intake releases stress and subdues tension. People often use it as an intoxicant that shows long-lasting results. Because marijuana contains a naturally occurring chemical that directly acts upon the central nervous system, this magic plant can equally prove harmful and hazardous too.
For ages, marijuana has been a great friend for those who feel lonely and broken down by the pains of life. In addition, it has also been a silent killer and the root cause of many heinous crimes around the world. The legalization of marijuana in California is no doubt a great step toward cherishing the American ideals of liberty and equality, but simultaneously it spreads the wrong message among youth that pot is harmless.
If we as adult individuals pledge to enjoy the freedom with utmost responsibility toward fellow humans, then legalization of this magic weed will prove fruitful and joyous. The way we use marijuana rests solely upon us. After all, as August Bourneville puts it, “Joy is strength; intoxication, a weakness.”