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Everyone agrees that drugs are bad. I don’t have any experience with drugs but I know that people bash marijuana the most. Some people don’t see marijuana as a drug, but they see it as a gateway drug. Meaning it’s the drug that leads you to other harmful drugs, like cocaine, coke, heroin, etc. I’ve known of a lot of people who have died from drugs like cocaine and heroin, but I have never heard of someone dying from marijuana. From my knowledge marijuana is a plant, and you can consume any amount of it and won’t have severe side effects. The side effects that I’ve heard comes from marijuana is sleepiness, and eating more than usual. Marijuana is only legal in a few states, like Colorado, and Washington. There are 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana, and 7 states that are on the verge of legalizing it. The issue is marijuana is illegal in most states and a lot of people are getting in federal trouble because they have been caught with it by the police. Not only that most people think of marijuana as a drug that causes harm to our society. I believe that marijuana should be legal to some extent. Marijuana has been used for decades, and no one hasn’t suffered any death from it. I wouldn’t consider it a drug because of the fact that you can’t overdose using it. People use other medical drugs such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, and other pain relievers, which is legal to use. People that use these drugs can overdose and kill themselves. What I don’t understand is how something that isn’t harmful as other drugs be illegal, but drugs that have or can cause possible harm is legal. I understand that people think that the side effects of marijuana is worse than other drugs but every drug medical or not has some type of side effect. I also believe that sending people to jail for years for possession of…...

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