Maymester 2005 -- Intro Logic Philosophy 102 'Liberate Marijuana'

Maymester 2005 -- Intro Logic Philosophy 102 'Liberate Marijuana'

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Mostertz 1 Liberate Marijuana The debates on drug use, particularly the use of marijuana, have been an ongoing dispute in society for an extensive amount of time. Although, it has been challenged in the government for many years, and is seemingly and enduring topic, it still has yet to be resolved. Basically, the decision on whether to legalize marijuana or not, when it comes down to it, is pointless. There is a high value that this society places on the principles of liberty, individuality, and our basic freedom of thought. From a philosophical perspective, individuals deserve the right to make choices for themselves. The government only has the right to limit these choices if the individual’s actions endanger someone else. As of right now, the government is not allowing this freedom permitted to the people. Yes, it is understood that marijuana, like alcohol and tobacco, can be abused, but there have been studies that prove marijuana does not have a significant effect on the cognitive abilities in our bodies (July 2003 Journal of the International
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Maymester 2005 -- Intro Logic Philosophy 102 'Liberate Marijuana'

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