Date:30.08.2016, 03:23 Also, many individuals feel that like alcohol and cigarettes, marijuana may be detrimental to an individuals personal health. But, marijuana usage would not affect society as a whole. Unlike, cocaine, crack, and heroin, which are drugs that not only. But, the debate over marijuana usage has gained momentum in recent years, and there are about ten states that have now legalized the use of marijuana. About eighteen states, have lowered the punishment for using marijuana and have decriminalized. But, many marijuana users fail to realize that cigarettes and alcohol have bad side effects like any other addictive drug. But, the difference is that many people are making a lot of money from the usage of cigarettes and. On another note, marijuana has been medically proven to help individuals deal with the side effects of having certain diseases like glaucoma or cancer. Marijuana has some major medical uses that can beneficial to society.