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Legalizing  MarijuanaIts likely than not for someone under the age of 50 has tried pot, 30 million americans consume cannabis on a regular basis. Legalizing Marijuana has been a growing discussion in these following months. This growing debate will not end anytime soon. Some states has legalized weed but Kansas hasn’t. Kansas has showed some strides to legalize marijuana by decreasing the maximum amount  fine/ and or jail for the possession of marijuana  from 2500$/and or jail time to 1000$/and or jail time. Kansas does not have any medical marijuana laws, which is not shocking. In this report, i am going to tell you why Kansas and other states SHOULD legalize marijuana.Marijuana is a type of medicine. The term medical marijuana refers to the whole, unprocessed plant or basic extract. Marijuana is used as a medicine, and it is used to help people that have a illness or a type of  disability. The chemicals in medical marijuana help a long range of illnesses and conditions, that’s why we see a lot of states legalizing the use of medical marijuana. a  study showed that letting medical patients use marijuana decreased the amount needed of medications. There are also a lot of  health benefits. There have been many studies and evidence to indicate there is a lot of health benefits from medical marijuana. Glaucoma is a serious disease that increases pressure on your eyes that damages the optic nerve damage and loss of vision. Glaucoma is a example of a disease that can be treated by marijuana. A 2003 study from Robert J. DeLorenzo, of Virginia Commonwealth University gave marijuana extract and synthetic marijuana to epileptic rats. The drug rid the rats of seizures for 10 hours. tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), controls seizures by binding the brain cells for controlling excitement and regular relaxation. This evidence show that marijuana has many major health benefits and could help a lot symptoms and conditions.Legalized marijuana is safer than alcohol and tobacco. Cigarette smoking caused one out of 5 deaths in the United States. That is 480,000 annual deaths including second hand smoking. Drinking excessive alcohol led to 80,000 deaths in 2017 and 2.5 million potential lives lost. These numbers are very overwhelming, but the most shocking statistic is that alcohol and cigarettes are legal! According to a ruling from the US.drug enforcement a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 the amount of THC in a joint in order to risk dying. This statistics show that marijuana is less lethal than than products that are legal in the United States. Legalized marijuana would be good for the economy. If we would make marijuana legal it would help the economy tremendously. A new report from new frontier data projects that in 2020 that the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. That is a really helpful number to an economy that really needs help. This number is more than the number of manufacturing jobs. This number will help out with the number of jobs we are projected to lose from manufacturing and government manufacturing jobs. When you think about the number of jobs that are going to be lost and the number of jobs that could become, its very scary. So if we legalize marijuana we would not only help treat symptoms and illnesses, but we would also help the economy and help the state as a whole. Those are reasons on why we should legalize marijuana.