Should Cannabis Be Legalised ?

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Should Cannabis be legalised?

Introduction……………………………………………………………Page 2

Effects………………………………………………………………….Page 2

Cannabis Origin…………………………………………………….. Page 3

TCH…………………………………………………………….....……Page 4

What the Law Says About Cannabis……………………………..Page 4

Is Cannabis Harmless?…………………………….……………....Page 5

Forms Of Cannabis…………………………………………………..Page 5

Arguments for and against legalisation of the drug…………..Page 6

Quotes For and Against........................................................Page 6

Conclusion.......................................................................... Page 7

Bibliography........................................................................ Page 8

Introduction

Cannabis in Britain is illegal at this present time. It has been debated the popular drug on the streets today should be legalised because it is known to help with certain medical conditions. Throughout this case study I intend to get both sides to the arguments of if cannabis should be legalised, look at different opinions on the issue and come up with a final conclusion to the question: Should Cannabis be legalised?

Cannabis is a natural substance which comes from a plant. The drug has been given many ludicrous names such as bush, dope, draw, ganja, grass, hash, hemp, herb, marijuana, pot, puff, spliff and weed. The drug comes in different forms like as leaves, stalks, and seeds. It has also been known to come in sticky dark oil.

Effects

The table bellow shows the four basic effects of taking.

|Stimulation |Sedation |Anesthesia |Hallucinogenic | |Increased pulse rate |Droopy Eyelids |Pain Relief |Hallucinations | |Increased body temp. |Non-Convergence |Memory Loss |Paranoia | |Increased blood pressure |Dry Mouth |Time Distortion |Delusions | |Decreased attention Span |Bad Muscle Coordination |Increased Hearing Loss |Tantrems | |Poor Concentration |Slow Speech |Over relaxed |  |

https://sharepoint.cisat.jmu.edu/isat/klevicca/Web/Isat351/NeuroWeb/marijuana/Marijuana.htm

These effects of taking cannabis are not pleasant. This information shows us that there is no positive outcome of taking cannabis, all side effects are negative.

Taking cannabis makes most of its users feel relaxed, talkative and giggly (which is possibly why there in such high demand on the streets). It heightens the users’ senses when it comes to music and taste. The drug brings on food cravings (known as the munchies). Cannabis can affect the user’s short term memory and ability to focus. It can also leave the user(s) feeling paranoid, tired and lacking energy. Cannabis impairs many easy day-to-day tasks and skills such as driving, therefore increasing the risk of accidents.

About 9% of adults who use marijuana develop an addiction to it. Among people who begin smoking before the age of 18, this number is as high as 17%. Although addiction to marijuana does not cause dramatic physical dependence, it can lead to substantial problems in education, work and relationships. In fact, addiction to marijuana is defined by the inability to stop using despite recognition of harmful consequences. Without harmful consequences, there is no diagnosis of addiction.

Information from The California Society of Addiction Medicine

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The picture shows the bodily effects of cannabis and the areas of which cannabis affects it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana_and_the_brain

Cannabis Origin

These days, a majority of cannabis is grown at home or smuggled into the country from places like the...
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