Because the work being published here is internet-based, it is likely to have caught the eye of many readers who have an acute interest in the drug. Perhaps, in fact, it is more than likely the case, that many readers have already been using the drug illicitly (in other words, illegally) mainly for recreational purposes. They may argue that their recreational use poses no problems to their work, social and family life. But like the use of alcohol, are they really sure about this.
Those readers who have used the drug recreationally once in a blue moon, as they say, could be excused from examining their consciences and answering this important question for the benefit of many other readers who are endeavoring to bring closure on this matter, for one reason or another. This article takes one approach towards helping readers make introspective examinations and providing themselves with answers as to whether or not their lives, and those of others, are harmed through the use of marijuana, mainly for recreational purposes.
The Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy, to use but one of a number of examples across the world, mainly responds to and addresses the concerns of members of society that they represent. The underlying processes that have gone into making up this legislative body does not only take care of the needs and rights of those who desire to use the drug but specifically those who do not. In actual fact, when it comes to seeking consensus on whether marijuana use should be legalized or decriminalized, or where it is agreed that criminal penalties should be drastically reduced, this sentiment has been collated from a majority of civilians who choose not to use the drug or have no personal interest in it.
What does concern them, however, is how their tax dollars (or any other currency) are spent and how the use of marijuana among others impacts their lives directly. For instance, it is a well-known fact that low income communities have been plagued by crime for far too many years. One of the biggest scourges in these areas remains the trafficking and use of illegal drugs. Marijuana is included in this grouping. Like most other drugs, legal or not, the use of marijuana has been abused, not just to the detriment of those using the drug but to the detriment of those who choose to remain free of the drug’s negative influence on their lives and communities.
The abovementioned committee’s underlying processes have also resulted in a number of checks and balances being implemented. Depending on which socio-economic grouping we are pointing out, checks and balances are not uniformly rigid but flexible and fair. It responds democratically to the needs and wishes of every single member of a community including those that are using the drug. And for those that have been negatively impacted through its use, humane channels of help and guidance is being offered.