Written by: Kripa Bhandari - 21129, Grade XI
Posted on: 14 January, 2020
I remember every 5th period of social classes; classes where I could barely see what my teacher was writing on board because I was too bored and sleepy. But I was always excited for unit 3 because it dealt with the issues - alcohol and teens. But since I was a lazy child I never researched marijuana or drugs or alcohol. I just heard my social studies teacher said they are toxic and if you make them your future will collapse. So one day I came across an article on my Instagram stating marijuana is the best medication; even better than aspirin. I was surprised. So I researched and found that marijuana was illegal because I thought if alcohol and cigarettes are legal then why marijuana isn’t despite its wonderful medications?
Today I write this here to examine this problem today by rotary four-way test. Marijuana contains cannabidiol; by itself, it does not cause a “high.” More than 60 percent of CBD users have taken it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by the Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm. Chronic pain, insomnia, and depression follow behind. Kim Kardashian West, for example, turned to the product when “freaking out” over the birth of her fourth baby and yet she is so hot. Okay, and if we look towards the history of marijuana, surprisingly, we find that it was US who pressurized us to ban marijuana. And now USA has legalized marijuana in many states after knowing its medications and poor Nepal is still stuck on the same height. So now if your social studies teacher says that marijuana should be banned then please remind him that alcohol kills 8000 people a year and 4000 people are killed due to cigarettes and 0 people are killed due to marijuana.
Is it the truth? Oh well if marijuana really killed you and collapsed your career then I don’t think “The Next Episode” would be on every thug life posts or “Buffalo Soldier” would be on your playlist and "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" would be your favorite tv show. And neither would Jennifer Aniston still be a model and Snoop Dogg still would be alive. So I believe living in this century where the sun penetrates their rays to your sparkling life with fewer children and active women participation would really blame marijuana for your failure like people blamed marijuana in the 1930s for their failure
Next, is it fair to all concerned? Obviously not. It concerns people when someone follows you, pushes you or destroys his or her path. It concerns when you see your society members are being separated emotionally. It concerns when you see your friends or your family getting cancer or serious disease due to marijuana but that’s never gonna happen; because in order to essentially have, hypothetically, a lethal dose for marijuana you need to smoke 40,000 joints in 15 minutes and I don’t think you snoop can do that.
Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will is the aspect that comes automatically to you when you have a determination of doing something good, strong and bold enough. So in order to build goodwill it depends on you and about better friendships or relationships. When I see my friends telling me that he smoked weed I stopped liking him because little was I on this marijuana world. And when my Mumma found out about my friends she suggested me to stay away from him. And then people have trends as in like alcohol which kills people are forced to taste when they were babies in Newar community while marijuana which has less harm is not welcomed in society and neither is it respected. So if weed was legalized then today people wouldn’t have considered marijuana this bad and would have not to scold their child for being a jerk which might have to lead them to depression.
Will it be beneficial to us? We know that marijuana is the best medication that can be grown in our own nation. So now, since Nepal has a fine climate and fertile land, if we grow marijuana and utilize it well then we shouldn’t beg and plead India neither China. Trust me, Nepal will have the best economic background.
So, therefore, if you are ready to legalize alcohol, legalize tobacco but not marijuana then congratulations for being uneducated and you are ready to take the throne of Nepal and you can earn a lot through taxes of whiskey.