Cannabis and File News Services

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Research Proposal

1. Marijuana is a very controversial topic. For a long time the issue of legalization has been debated. The media displays marijuana as a gate way drug relating it to other drugs and there harmful effects. There has been a lot of research on its health effects, which the media doesn’t portray. With all the negativity being said about marijuana from both the media and my family, I wanted to take my time and to research the benefits of marijuana. Just like alcohol I believe marijuana should have the same law and be recreational or used when the medical aspects are needed. But just like all favorable things they shouldn’t be abused.

2. What effects does marijuana have on pain?
Is marijuana taking up jail space?
Have there been any reported accidents while under the influence of marijuana? Would legalizing medical marijuana have any impact on the overall war on drugs? Is marijuana harmful?

"Medical Marijuana." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 26 Jan. 2013. The article stated that the US food and Drug Administration noted that THC was safe to consume and treated nausea, vomiting and wasting diseases like anorexia. Similar to cancer symptoms caused by chemotherapy, marijuana treats the majority of those. He THC in the plant stimulates our appetite being helpful when treating anorexia. “Update: Medical Marijuana." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 15 July 2009. Web. 26 Jan. 2013. The Marijuana Policy Projected recorded that 99% of arrest where from possession at state levels. Where the 1% involved the large scale traffickers that are dealt with by federal authorities. With that said, it leaves an open question are federal authorities concerned about saving people from a harmful substance that is masquerading as a drug, or are they criminalizing cannabis in an attempt to...
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