Why Marijuana Should Not be Legal

    Marijuana should not be
legalized in Illinois, and for good reason. Weed has many bad effects on
people. There are physical, mental, and emotional effects.  While some people may say that weed is not
harmful I feel like I can effectively contradict this statement.

    One major thing that people
say is that marijuana isn’t killing people. While the drug may not kill the
smoker, it can cause them to kill others. There was an incident in Aurora,
Colorado, a guy by the name of James Eagan Holmes Shot up a Cinema 16 movie
theater. In his statement, he said he believed that ‘he was the Joker’ so
shooting the room playing The Dark Knight Rises made sense to him. Not only did
she shoot up the theater he also let off a tear-gas bomb in that room. Holmes
was drug tested soon after, and as a result, he had a high level of THC. A
common chemical compound found in marijuana. The drug THC is commonly linked to
hallucinations and delusions because it plays with the psychoactive part of
your brain. Holmes was clearly delusional in the fact of him thinking that he
was the Joker. He clearly was not. In that incident, 12 people were killed and
70 were wounded 58 in which were of gun wounds, 4 of tear gas wounds, and 8
just trying to escape alone. While this is just one case, it still is a
significant one.

    What about medical
marijuana? Well, what about it? Medical marijuana is different strand compared
to regular marijuana. The medical marijuana strand has a slim to none amount of
the chemical compound of THC and a high amount of the medical compound of CBD.
The compound of CBD does not affect any part of the psychoactive parts of the
brain. I used to use medical marijuana for my bouts of epilepsy and anxiety.
The CBD in the marijuana I used merely helped balance out the chemical
imbalances in my brain, along with the nerve spasms in my brain. So, medical
marijuana has no part in this battle with legalizing weed, and for the people
who say that they need marijuana to help with anxiety, depression, and other
mental disabilities. Try to get medical marijuana, it actually helps.

    I still believe that
marijuana should not be legal in Illinois. It has too many effects on the
brain. If you actually need it try to get medical. Do not use disability as

 an excuse.