Introduction to University Writing (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
The Legalization of Marijuana in Canada
Marijuana is currently a hot topic of debate throughout Canada and has been for the past few years. People are arguing on whether to legalize it in the whole country or not. Despite almost a century of prohibition, with 43% of Canadians claiming to have used at some point in their life, marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance in Canada. According to the data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health (CCHS-MH), while more than 14% of Canadian (aged 15 and older) living in Nova Scotia and British Columbia reported that they have inhaled at least once in the past year, this figure was almost 10% in the Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. Canadian youth has the highest rate of marijuana use among developed countries, with almost a quarter of the population aged 15 to 24 years reporting past-year use. Males are also more likely to have reported past-year use than their female’s counterparts in all age groups.
(Hajizadeh, Mohammad). Marijuana has been regarded as a harmful plant that can endanger lives and is thought to be nothing more than an extra problem to be dealt with in today’s society. However, based on its medical benefits and its economic value, cannabis has proven to outweigh its positives with numerous other negatives.
Trudeau, Canada’s Prime minister just approved the marijuana law to be legalized in the country and has certain policies and rules about cannabis, but also people can now buy it openly in a surprising number of ways and places. The system that t