Now, we don`t need to list all the health benefits of cannabis. There are already tons of articles about cannabis being an all-in-one drug, with only a tiny percentage of an overdose. Although 23 states have legalized cannabis for medical purposes, doctors still don`t have national guidelines on how to prescribe it. High Times, a magazine publication that advocates for the legalization of cannabis, recently quoted Dr. Jean Antonucci, who told CNN that he still feels “completely in the dark” about medical marijuana treatment, the dose and whether a patient should smoke it. eat or spray it. Most doctors have never been trained to prescribe marijuana, and it is still not treated in medical schools. Only some states are beginning to require doctors to take additional medical courses on medical marijuana. The more states legalize cannabis, the lower the cost of enforcement; If marijuana were legalized nationally, these costs would likely decrease significantly. If marijuana were removed from the list of controlled substances, far fewer lawsuits would be filed with the substance in court, resulting in fewer incarcerations and, therefore, more money. Marijuana benefits not only the body, but also the economy. Just like drugs and other commodities, the legalization of marijuana can generate significant profits that we desperately need in these economic times.

In the first six months of 2014, Colorado alone generated more than $25 million in tax revenue, and the state expects that figure to triple by mid-2015. Just think how much money the country will make if the entire United States legalizes cannabis use? A study by the RCG Economics and Marijuana Policy Group on Nevada indicates that legalizing recreational marijuana in the state could support more than 41,000 jobs and generate more than $1.7 billion in labor income by 2024. The ICF study estimates that at least 81,000 additional direct, indirect and induced jobs are being created in California as a result of the legalization of marijuana sales. It also forecasts an increase in total labour income of at least $3.5 billion. Although marijuana is only used for medical purposes, the problem with legalization is the implementation of the law. Unfortunately, the Philippines excels at making a law, but not at implementing it. It may be vulnerable to regulatory oversight. The way medical marijuana is to be approved, prescribed, dosed, stored and made available to the public is very different from other prescription drugs.

This requires a number of surveys and validations. Although there is a huge amount of research on marijuana from other countries such as the United States, these studies cannot be considered similar to marijuana grown on Philippine soil. Marijuana plants that are not grown in the same soil and environment would have a different plant chemistry and do not produce similar compounds, although they are morphologically similar. Because of this variation, the results may have different safety profiles and may not have the same therapeutic effects. There is still a long way to go before we see the final results. According to NerdWallet`s latest analysis, if all 50 states legalized marijuana today, the country could generate more than $3 billion in tax revenue. This very important potential gain can be extremely useful throughout our country. It can be used to improve education, improve health care, develop the justice system, help the poor repay the country`s debt, and strengthen unfunded government programs. And keep in mind that in addition to sales tax, several other revenues can be generated if marijuana is legalized. Once this is legal, states and cities may impose other fees on consumers and retailers, such as licenses and annual fees.

A young senator hopes the Philippines can follow Thailand and become the second Asian country to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Enaje said that if the Philippines were to follow the Thai model, it should “base its policy on the interests and needs of farmers and producers, which benefits the economy.” As of May 2022, 18 states had legalized the personal use of marijuana. In addition, 37 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. The law is there to serve the people, not the other way around. And as society evolves, so should our laws. Because with all the modern problems we face, the answer is not to add more laws and law enforcement agencies, but to update them regularly so that we can prioritize using our enforcement resources for the things that really matter. In other words, choose your battles. All I ask of you, who are reading now, is to be open-minded. Try to think outside of indoctrination and do your own research. You do not need to use cannabis to support legalization. Because one of the many benefits that legalizing cannabis use can bring to all of us is to boost tourism and taxation.

Just ask Thailand. They roll in it. Pun intended. Overall, more and more states are preparing to legalize marijuana (whether for medical or recreational purposes, or both). The legislative changes have created a thriving industry of legal cannabis companies, including those focused on the research and development of medical cannabis products, those engaged in the distribution and cultivation of marijuana, and many others. Nevertheless, let`s be open to the potential wonders of this controversial plant. If it is legalised, I hope it will be patient- and research-oriented, with appropriate regulation and taxation. Drugs for various diseases, stimulating economic growth, and reducing deaths from opioid abuse are some of the benefits we can have in decriminalizing cannabis. There is a lot of evidence presented to prove that marijuana is not at all as harmful as people think.

Maybe some people think there are people who will be exposed to too much THC, but by restricting the government, that won`t happen. We should not consider it dangerous, but we should think about helping the economy grow and saving many people suffering from chronic diseases and opioid overdoses. Therefore, marijuana should be legalized all over the world, let`s take advantage of the possible benefits that nature offers us. Cannabis should no longer be equated with cocaine and heroin, but with other recreational drugs such as caffeine and cigarettes. The government should authorize and make available on the market for medical purposes. In 2021, states that legalized marijuana for personal use generated $3.7 billion. These revenues do not include municipal revenues or revenues distributed to small municipalities. Well, first of all, legalization doesn`t mean we allow kids to use it. It should be treated like alcohol, with age restrictions and proper licenses to sell it.

Second, it`s only illegal because Richard Nixon said so. Before 1972, before the passage of Republic Act No. 6425 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 (which was a direct response to Nixon`s war on drugs), marijuana was simply a harmless plant that had grown peacefully for millennia. While training doctors and pharmacists for medical cannabis is part of the bill, it is also important that marijuana use is widely taught in medical and pharmacy schools, especially in terms of treatment, dose, and route of administration. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, are dried leaves of the hemp plant that release THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and are smoked in cigarettes for their intoxicating effects. Since 2700 B.C. It is used by the Greeks and Egyptians for medicinal purposes. Efforts to legalize marijuana as a medicine in the United States have increased significantly in recent years, but in the Philippines, the drug is considered illegal but should be legalized for medical purposes.