"Disadvantages Of Marijuana" Essays and Research Papers

  • Disadvantages Of Marijuana

    People should pay attention to the controversy about marijuana. Marijuana may not kill in a situation such as an automobile accident. In this paper it talks about the risks and benefits of using marijuana. Suicide, mental disorders, and worse depression can be bigger risks of using marijuana. All together marijuana can be less dangerous than other things such as alcohol and other drugs The medical benefits of marijuana are very helpful. Marijuana can relieve the pain of AIDs, multiple sclerosis, and...

    Al Capone, Alcoholic beverage, Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution 1760  Words | 5  Pages

  • marijuana

    talking about is marijuana, and surprisingly it is all around us.  Marijuana is even referred to in today’s media Mainstream media sources that people enjoy, like music, movies, and TV shows, do not even bother to leave the drug out of their system.  Now being a young adult and having my own personal experience with the drug and knowing its effects on others, I wonder why it’s not legal.  Why is it that this drug has become illegal all over the world?  The debate to legalize marijuana in the United...

    Cannabis, Criminology, Decriminalization 1436  Words | 6  Pages

  • marijuana

    by Skyler Sarmento Professor Brand ENC 1101 28 September 2013 Marijuana has been around since man was created. Our founding fathers grew and smoked cannabis frequently. It wasn't until the 1900s marijuana became a problem, and was looked at negatively. Legalizing marijuana would prove to aid millions in the medical field and produce billions of dollars to stimulate our economy. Marijuana was very much legal back in the day, it wasn't just legal it was one of the biggest agricultural...

    Cannabis, Cannabis laws, Global Marijuana March 1434  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana

    support that marijuana should be legalized. Specific Purpose: At the end of my presentation, my audience will be encouraged to support that marijuana should be legalized. Central Idea: Marijuana in its natural form should become legalized. Its illegalization began with false claims from the government, made taxpayers foolishly waste billions on the war on drugs, and prevented a drug that would have been otherwise praised for its medical value become despised. Introduction I. Marijuana, the devil’s...

    Cannabis, Drug, Drug addiction 1438  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Marijuana The pros and cons of using marijuana as medicine The pros and cons of using marijuana as medicine can be established from a quote from page 63 of the book Marijuana, Noah Berlatsky, book editor, which has an excerpt from Bill McCarberg’s book “Marijuana and Pain Management” saying “Numerous studies have now established that cannabinoids help lessen pain and affect a wide range of symptoms and bodily functions.” Bill McCarberg, founder of the Chronic Pain Management Program for Kaiser...

    Cannabinoid, Cannabis, Medical cannabis 1872  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Debate Over The Legalization of Marijuana The constant debate over the legalization of marijuana has been going on now for decades upon decades, even still up to the present day. It started back in 1937 when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, causing marijuana to become illegal on a Federal level and highly fineable throughout the United States. While it is against the law to use, sell, or even possess it, some feel the need to go against the law and utilize marijuana anyways. The quote, “Beauty...

    Drug, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade 1536  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Introduction Marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, is taken from the leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It also comes in a more concentrated, resinous form, called hashish, and as a sticky black liquid called hash oil. Marijuana in the Philippines is also called Aunt Mary, Bud, Dope, Grass, Hash, Herb, Kush, Mary Jane, Pot, Smoke, Weed, and many more. Last February 17, the Philippines’ Health Secretary, Enrique Ona, told reporters that the Department...

    Antiemetic, Cancer, Cannabis 1152  Words | 4  Pages

  • marijuana

    The trade of marijuana represents a loss of income of billions of dollars in taxes for both the states and the federal government. Thus, some people are advocating for the legalization of the use of marijuana especially in this period of crisis. This legalization would go against established morals and cultural beliefs that are ingrained in the American society. Besides, this subject also brings back a recurrent debate on whether it is the federal government or the state that has the right under...

    Federal government, Federal government of the United States, Federalism 834  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Rachel Neverdal Professor Otoo English 091 26 January 2015 Marijuana: The Gateway to A Better Life There has been much debate on whether or not marijuana should be legalized in the United States. Marijuana has been used for centuries in numerous cultures for various reasons. The Romans and Greeks used it for its medicinal properties and the Scythians and Indians used in their spiritual ceremonies. Even the Persian founder of Sufism, who struggled with depression until discovering the plant...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 1252  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Medical Cannabis: The Legalization The use of marijuana in human civilization dates back to 6000 B.C. In this era, China found that cannabis seeds are edible and later discovered a greater use as textiles. From that time period, humanity has made significant advancement, and has discovered further uses for the marijuana plant. Today, marijuana can be used as medical cannabis to treat ailments that other medication cannot possibly treat. Although medical cannabis has some great benefits, in the...

    Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Psychoactive drug 1770  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    | Marijuana | A Risk or Benefit | | Juan Pablo Quintero | 5/3/2013 | | Marijuana: A Risk or a Benefit? Who knew that a mere plant brought to the New World by the Spanish in 1545 would have caused such controversy about 450 years later? The plant’s primary purpose was a commercial crop that was grown as a source of fiber. The plant’s secondary purpose was to induce a “high” feeling when the smoke of the plant was inhaled. Due to the fact that marijuana was used as a drug, there...

    Addiction, Cannabis sativa, Drug addiction 1623  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    ABSTRACT Governments across the world are facing the same issue when we talk about marijuana. These various issues can be summarized into two main points which are firstly, decriminalization of marijuana and secondly, taxing of this drug, which in turn could solve the financial crisis faced by the governments. In this paper I have given my view and also have tried to establish how taxing of marijuana could help us. INTRODUCTION Justice has a price. Federal...

    Cannabis, Hemp, Legal and medical status of cannabis 1768  Words | 6  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Josh Pradia 1067 Words Informative Essay October 19, 2012 The Truth about Marijuana When people hear marijuana they hear all the negative trends set by the media. They hear drugs, prison and negative influences and the term gate-way drug. Marijuana is illegal in most states and frowned upon by many. Even though there is medical marijuana, which is more intense than street weed, medical marijuana is legal in seventeen states. These states include Alaska, California, Arizona, Colorado...

    Bong, Cannabis, Hashish 1078  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Although most states had local laws prohibiting marijuana use and possession, it wasn’t until 1937 that the federal government passed the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act. Interestingly, the congressional hearings on marijuana prohibition lasted all of two hours (in direct contract to most congressional hearings on new laws which last for days and days). There were exactly three bodies of testimonies testifying at these hearings. The first was Commissioner Harry Anslinger, the newly named commissioner of the...

    Cannabis, Cocaine, Drug addiction 1363  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Marijuana      Marijuana is a dangerous drug known throughout the world; it is not to be trifled with. Marijuana is also called "grass," "pot," "reefer," "joint," "hashish," "cannabis," "weed," and "Mary Jane" across the globe. It’s been sold for medical reasons as well as other purposes. It’s a typical herbal form of cannabis consists of the flowers and subtending leaves and stalks of mature pistillate of female plants. The resinous form of the drug is known as hashish, or merely as hash, a drug...

    Cannabis, Drug, Hashish 978  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Pros and Cons of Marijuana Niki De Leon November 13, 2012 Fall 2012 English 110 section 14 Mr. Johnson In the early 1900s possession or intoxication of marijuana was considered illegal in the Untied States of America. Marijuana started to become the thing to do in the 1960s. In the mid 1970’s the use of marijuana declined; although, since the mid 1990s its use has been rising. Many states have passed laws allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes. In the Untied States...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Hemp 2355  Words | 6  Pages

  • marijuana

    April, 15, 2012 Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times; it was described in a Chinese medical reference traditionally considered to date from 2737 B.C. Its use spread from China to India and then to North Africa and reached Europe as early as 500 A.D. In 1545 the Spanish brought marijuana to the New World. The English introduced it in Jamestown in 1611 where it became a major commercial crop alongside tobacco and was grown as a source of fiber. Between...

    Addiction, Cannabinoid, Cannabinoid receptor 1045  Words | 3  Pages

  • marijuana

    Marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. No one has ever died from an overdose, and it has a wide variety of therapeutic applications, including: • Relief from nausea and appetite loss; • Reduction of intraocular (within the eye) pressure; • Reduction of muscle spasms; and • Relief from chronic pain. Marijuana is frequently beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions: AIDS. Marijuana can reduce the nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite...

    Cancer, Chemotherapy, Hepatitis 470  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    has different views of marijuana and whether it should be legalized or not. Some use the substance for medicinal purposes but the majority of usage is for the pleasure of the user. The reasons for using include: medicine, curiosity, relaxation, peer pressure, family or role model influence, the low perception of its harm to an individual, and to relieve the stress, anxiety, fear, pain or anger related to personal, psychological or family issues. The consumers of marijuana purchase and smoke it with...

    Blood diamond, Blood diamonds, De Beers 1209  Words | 4  Pages

  • marijuana

    Should medical marijuana be made legal? There are many people who overlook the beneficial effects of marijuana. Society today would say that it is just a gateway drug that is only abused, but in reality marijuana is just misunderstood. There are many good uses that we can gain from this natural plant. Marijuana could be beneficial to the body, if used properly. There are countless legal proscription drugs and non-proscription drugs that are by far more dangerous than marijuana. Lastly, America...

    Cancer, Cannabis, Chemotherapy 822  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while other oppose because it will increase the numbers of drug users and drug related crimes.Marijuana is a drug that is legal in the United States.This drug is bad and cause some side effect to your brain and body.Scientists have found smoking marijuana can cause you to loses your memory. Marijuana has many psychological and...

    Cannabis, Drug, Drug addiction 1679  Words | 6  Pages

  • marijuana

     Marijuana vs. Alcohol Is marijuana safer than alcohol, many people will say that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug that has destroyed many lives of teens and adults. It can lead to lung disease, heart disease and more importantly can influence the use of harder drugs such as cocaine, heroin and PCP. Alcohol on the other hand may not cause lung cancer, it’s simply a social indulgent. In my opinion, I believe that both marijuana and alcohol are equals. Use of both carry health...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 1100  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Should Marijuana be legalized? With accordance to the Federal Government Controlled Substance Act, marijuana is considered to have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use and a lack of accepted safety. In this hectic and fast pace life that most of us have to wake up to, we venture off to the beach, vacations, or a well shaded corner in the park, to a find a moment of clarity, and comfort to for a second be able to not think about the everyday stress of life we face for some...

    Cannabis, Federal government of the United States, Legality of cannabis by country 1780  Words | 5  Pages

  • marijuana

    Marijuana The use of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes dates back as early as 2700 B.C. when the Chinese used it as a treatment for malaria, arthritis, and as an analgesic and general anesthesia. There is also recorded use of the plant medicinally in the Indian Atharvaveda from 2000 B.C. More recently, and more specific to the United States, the Jamestown settlers cultivated marijuana crops for hemp fibers. Physicians began prescribing marijuana as a pain reliever and anticonvulsant...

    Addiction, Cannabis, Drug 2098  Words | 10  Pages

  • Marijuana

    The history of Marijuana dates back many years, and has served every culture since the beginning of time. Weed, ganga, pot, hash, bud, and mary jane, have become apart of many peoples lives today across the world. This growing “green” movement has become a huge topic of discussion in the recent years. Marijuana has been adapted to fit our lifestyles, and social environments. The love for pot in the United States of America is blatant and common. With such attention from celebrities, and rappers...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 1231  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana

    The benefits of marijuana There is no plant on Earth more condemned than marijuana. We’re talking about a living organism which governments have taken upon themselves to designate as an illegal substance. Despite no existing evidence of anyone ever dying of a marijuana overdose, possession of this plant is still illegal in many parts. Marijuana has been found to suppress cancer, reduce blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain and even inhibit HIV. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory...

    Cannabinoid receptor, Cannabis, Cannabis sativa 1630  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana

    Make it LEGAL and make $$$ Throughout history, Cannabis Sativa Sativa and Cannabis Sativa Indica, better known as marijuana or “weed” have been put to good use. For example, the British navy during its empire used cannabis stems to make riggings for its ships. Many civilizations have used it to alleviate pain; some claim that it can cure cancer. The oil from its seeds has one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants, which purify blood, and it has been used as moisturizer. In recent history...

    Cannabis, Cannabis sativa, Global Marijuana March 1524  Words | 5  Pages

  • Legalize Marijuana

    Weed. Pot. Dope. Cannibis. Grass. Marijuana. For years there has been a negative stigma attached to this plant, but that's exactly what it is, a plant, something that grows in the ground, and it is not inherantly evil like some people believe. It is the use or misuse of it that is good or bad, not the plant itself. I think that it is time we look past all that we have been told about the dangers of marijuana and see that it actually has legitimate medical uses. And I believe that if it was something...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Hashish 926  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    Should Marijuana be Legalized? Citizens of the United States have long asked themselves whether or not marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana has benefits and disadvantages which lend it to being a controversial topic for the government. Those in favor and those in opposition of legalization alike, put quite a bit of pressure on the government for resolution on the issue. Today in the United States and most parts of the western world (like Britain, Canada, and France) marijuana is illegal...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Gateway drug theory 1625  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legalizing Marijuana

     Legalizing Marijuana Currently in the state of North Carolina it is illegal to be in possession of marijuana. However there is a state bill currently working its way through the North Carolina legislative process. If this bill passes it would legalize medical marijuana. It is also important to remember that even if medical marijuana is made legal according to North Carolina fall, possession of marijuana for any purpose was still be illegal under federal law...

    Cannabis, Cannabis sativa, Global Marijuana March 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    History of Marijuana Cannabis is indigneous to Central and South Asia Evidence of the inhalation of cannabis smoke can be found in the 3rd millennium BCE, as indicated by charred cannabis seeds found in a ritual brazier at an ancient burial site in present day Romania. In 2003, a leather basket filled with cannabis leaf fragments and seeds was found next to a 2,500- to 2,800-year-old mummified shaman in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. Cannabis is also known to have been...

    Cannabis, Hashish, Hemp 887  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana Debate

    The state of California should legalize marijuana. I. Introduction Thesis: Though I agree that marijuana should be put into a controlled environment, I believe it should not be legalized due to its poor health attributes, and its negative influence towards the youth and drug users. Preview: I will be explaining today why the affirmatives plan does will not work as a sufficient plan in California. I will start by refuting his claims that marijuana is not a gateway drug. I will also explain...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Legal and medical status of cannabis 925  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    Strayer University | The legalization of marijuana | English 215 | Bateney Avril Cassandra Dettman7/25/2011 | Fifty years from now, the United States (U.S.) population started to know some new drugs like marijuana, amphetamines, and psychedelics. So the drug started to explode and the U.S. Government needs to find an effective way to solve the problems. In 1973, the U.S. created the Drug Enforcement...

    Cannabis, Drug, Drug addiction 1231  Words | 4  Pages

  • medical marijuana

    Medical Marijuana 1 Medical Marijuana COM/156 UNIVERSITY COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION II October 26, 2013 Christy Spindler Medical Marijuana 2 Many people have a very slanted and negative view of marijuana, and it's medical uses. There is so many advantages as well as disadvantages to using medical marijuana, over traditional medications. The use of medical marijuana goes back farther in to United States history than many believe...

    Cancer, Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country 2041  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana Legalization

    Your Name Professor Name Class Title Date The Case for Marijuana Legalization The legalization of marijuana has been a very controversial case for decades, with strong arguments on either side. For most of the 20th century and beyond, it has been illegal in the United States and other countries, turning its sale and usage into a vast underground market that has gone untapped by any professional outlet. Some say that it is a harmful...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 2144  Words | 6  Pages

  • legalization of marijuana

    teacher) "YES to MARIJUANA IN PHILIPPINES" I. Introduction Marijuana is a topic of significant public discourse in the United States, and while many are familiar with the discussions, it is not always easy to find the latest, research-based information on marijuana to answer to the common questions about its health effects, or the differences between Federal and state laws concerning the drug. Confusing messages being presented by popular culture, media, proponents of “medical” marijuana, and political...

    Cannabis, Drug, Drug addiction 1437  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    Essay assignment 2 Hybrid essay, Draft 1. Should marijuana be legalized? The matter of the legality of marijuana seems to have been polemic for a long time. Since the early 20th century, laws have been promulgated and implemented to prohibit the cultivation, possession and trade of marijuana in most countries. Meanwhile, efforts also have been made to change the illegal status of cannabis, seen as a part of drug liberalization, i.e. the process of decriminalizing and reducing drug prohibition...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Global Marijuana March 2272  Words | 6  Pages

  • Decriminalisation of Marijuana

    relation to marijuana, such as the personal use, cultivation or distribution of, there has long been debate about whether decriminalising the drug will reduce crime rates in society (Siegel, 2008). Decriminalisation of marijuana means that it would be given the status of a legal substance whereby there would be no penalties for using the drug; although it may be regulated in ways similar to other legal substances, such as tobacco and alcohol (DEST, 2003). The idea of decriminalising marijuana poses its...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Drug 1081  Words | 4  Pages

  • An Essay On Legalization Of Marijuana

    Legalization of Marijuana Alec Heffner Cannabis, a drug that is most commonly known throughout our society as marijuana, has been a hot topic of conversation over the last few years. The legalization of marijuana has proven to be one of the most controversial issues of our time. When considering whether we believe marijuana should be legal, it’s important to remember a few of the arguments presented by marijuana supporters. They argue that the American people deserve liberty and the freedom to...

    Cannabis, Drug, Global Marijuana March 1176  Words | 5  Pages

  • Should Marijuana Be Legalized

    Cummings Keith Tatum BCOM/275 10/08/2012 Should We Legalize Marijuana Should Marijuana be legalize is one of the top debated issues in the United States. This issue has many people concerned why it should and why it should not be legalize. Marijuana is an herb mostly grown in South American countries and illegally smuggled in to United States. Pot is the most commonly used drug in America. The attempt to federally legalize marijuana has been going on for years. Today, the debate to legalize cannabis...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 2200  Words | 7  Pages

  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of legalising marijuana

    Marijuana is the most extensively used illicit drug in the world, which is a controlled substance, and it is illegal to produce, use, and distribute in most countries. Despite this, marijuana has been legalised in some areas of Australia (Joffe & Yancy, 2004). Consequently, the debate about legalising marijuana has been discussed over decades. Legalising marijuana not only has benefits but also drawbacks. Some believe that the drawbacks of marijuana outweigh the benefits, while others oppose this...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Global Marijuana March 979  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana VS JWH-018

    Marijuana VS JWH-018 Marijuana VS JWH-018 For the past decade the world has been engulfed with the legalization of multiple forms of marijuana. Certain states have grasped the use of marijuana for medical reasons but more have grasped the use of the synthetic form of the drug. When we compare the two, we see that JWH-018 is a new found drug that has multiple side effects with long term ones that can not yet be disclosed. The question that stands is “should K-2 spice, JWH-018 be banned in...

    Cannabis, Chemical substance, Global Marijuana March 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • Narrative on Medical Marijuana Research

    Should Medical Marijuana Be a Medical Option? Janette Fritz Brandman University Professor Gess January 27, 2013 Abstract: In the debate over medical marijuana, the primary justification advanced by its supporters is that marijuana use, especially by terminally ill patients, diminishes their "suffering from unnecessary chronic and unbearable pain that persists until death." Currently, Washington D.C. and eighteen states have approved and finalized medical marijuana rules: Alaska, Arizona...

    Cannabis, Hashish, Immune system 1263  Words | 4  Pages

  • Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    Table of Contents I. Introduction to Cannabis II. The History of Marijuana III. The Prohibition IV. Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana V. The Medical Benefits of Marijuana VI. Marijuana vs. Alcohol and Tobacco VII. Marijuana Stimulates Creativity and Brain Cell Growth VIII. Conclusion Should marijuana be legalized for recreational and medical purposes? Thesis: Since marijuana is not harshly dangerous to one’s health nor is it a hard narcotic, it should be...

    Cannabis, Cocaine, Drug addiction 1607  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Social Benefits of Legalization of Marijuana

    lot of effects on the societies. I want to give the definition of Marijuana that is important for my research. “Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems and flowering tops of the hemp plant.”(Marijuana, 317). Today in most countries soft narcotics and especially narcotics like marijuana are illegal. Marijuana is a misunderstood drug that is thought of as dangerous but it isn’t. Because of people’s ignorance and gullibility marijuana has become illegal for all the wrong reasons and should be re-examined...

    Cannabis, Drug, Global Marijuana March 1453  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legalizing Marijuana, An Ethical Perspective

    Legalizing Marijuana: An Ethical Perspective In today’s society, many ethical concerns arise on a daily basis, especially when it comes to the topic of legalizing marijuana. Many individuals have relied on the fact that marijuana was illegal, when determining whether smoking it should be considered unethical. However, many studies have shown that the effects of marijuana are not as detrimental as they were once made out to be. Legalizing marijuana can be an extremely controversial topic because...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 2411  Words | 7  Pages

  • Political Issue Marijuana

    select one ideology to represent the pro pot argument and another for the anti-pot argument. Your final assessment that marijuana still needs to be controlled could then be your support of that ideology in the final analysis at least as it pertains to this political issue. My essay please I need someone look it Should "soft drugs" like Marijuana be legalized? Introduction Marijuana is produced from the dried shredded leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of a plant called Cannabis. The leafy green plant...

    Addiction, Drug, Drug addiction 1384  Words | 4  Pages

  • Current War Against Marijuana

    Josh Williams | Current Was Against Marijuana | Final Scholarly Review | Sanjay Marwah Fall 2012 | Josh Williams Sanjay Marwah Fall 2012 Scholarly Review Current war against Marijuana Introduction: Law enforcement has developed a low tolerance for marijuana and other drug use. The newest policy concerning marijuana control was put into motion in 1994. Since then, there has been research and data exploring the advantages and disadvantages concerning the changes and innovations...

    Academic publishing, Innovation, Police 2467  Words | 7  Pages

  • literature review- should marijuana be legalised?

    Literature review The legalisation of marijuana has long been a debated subject, and not only in Australia But all around the world. People’s views in this area vary greatly, with many reasonable arguments for and against the issue. In this report, past studies and literature will be reviewed providing an understanding into the possible consequences of legalising marijuana as well as the views and debates regarded to the issue. The organisation, Gallup has been examining America’s attitude...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 1448  Words | 7  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    Regarding Whether Marijuana Should Be Illegal: How Should The Federal Government React? by Joseph Tutro originally appeared in the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy in Fall 2013. In this article the author works to convince the audience that marijuana should be legalized in all states. This article targets governmental officials. The debate to legalize marijuana in the United States of America has been fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its effects.  Marijuana has been tested...

    Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, U.S. state 1396  Words | 5  Pages

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    you aware that marijuana has been proven to help people with the pain of chronic illnesses, with less side effects then legal prescription drugs? Yet most states still have not legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Many people are arrested in the United States for possession or smoking marijuana, yet on a regular basis, we have to let more severe hardened criminals out of jail because of overcrowding. The solution is simple; the numbers will show, we need to legalize marijuana in the United...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 2072  Words | 6  Pages

  • Medical Marijuana

    Cigarettes claim 400,000 American's lives every year. The use of all illegal drugs combined - cocaine, heroin, marijuana, angel dust, LSD, etc. account for only about 3,000 deaths annually. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, however, there have been no deaths that can be unequivocally attributed to marijuana use. Yet, the federal government has banned the use of marijuana, while allowing alcohol and cigarettes, even allowing them to be advertised on television and in magazines. Cigarettes...

    Cannabis, Chemotherapy, Drug 984  Words | 3  Pages

  • marijuana debate

    Marijuana Kara Vedros College of Dupage Final Assignment 6 For decades there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes and or for recreational use. This debate is now out in the open, and for the first time Americans are seriously considering legalizing marijuana throughout the United States. The controversy regarding marijuana is The first and most important reason marijuana should be legalized...

    Cannabis, Drug, Drug addiction 1264  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    The Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana is a plant, known as cannabis sativa and cannabis indica, which contains a psychoactive chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The effects of THC include disruption of psychomotor behavior, short-term memory impairment, intoxication, stimulation of appetite, antinociceptive, and antiemetic activities. Marijuana, the Mexican name given to cannabis is a mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the plant. Cannabis is a term that refers...

    Cannabis, Cannabis sativa, Drug addiction 1757  Words | 5  Pages

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    Legalizing Marijuana The argument of whether to legalize marijuana or not is parallel to the age-old battle of Creationism vs. Evolution, everyone has his or her own opinion. Legalizing marijuana is social debate whose outcome could not possibly make everyone happy. This debate is filled with both pros and cons, and some would argue that both sides have equally convincing arguments. There are several substantial reasons why marijuana should be legalized. A few reasons why it should be legal are...

    Drug, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade 931  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a hallucinogen; its active property is THC. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S., and is often the first illegal drug used by teenagers. Some states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes only. From a rational point of view, individuals deserve the right to make choices for themselves. The government only has a right to limit those choices if the individual's actions endanger someone else. This does not apply to marijuana, since the...

    Drug, Drug addiction, Gang 856  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana Exploratory

    Exploratory Essay Legalization: Good or Bad? As part of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, Marijuana for all purposes was outlawed nationwide. Prior to this Act, over 30 states had prohibition laws towards Marijuana because farmers who employed mainly Hispanic workers complained that this drug would cause people to become “slow” or “lazy” and would also cause the users to become addicted. Besides the popularity among this crowd, marijuana was used as an intoxicant during the 1850’s through the 1930’s...

    Cannabis, Hashish, Hemp 928  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana as a Subculture

    and behaviors that differ in some significant way from that of larger society. Marijuana smokers can be considered a subculture for many reasons. Marijuana is used by millions of people around the world, either for recreational, spiritual, or therapeutic reasons. Some call themselves the cannabis connoisseurs; people who respect cannabis and use it responsibly. Few drugs have been so politicized recently as marijuana has. It is frequently praised by one side and condemned by the other, on the...

    Bong, Cannabis, Hashish 1369  Words | 4  Pages

  • Medical Marijuana

    Medical Marijuana Marijuana has been around since ancient Egypt with many uses as a antiseptic, paper, plastic, and even medical but since the probation of marijuana, marijuana has been mainly sold on the streets, leading up to the war on drugs. In recent years studies have shown some evidence that marijuana may have medical uses but being labeled a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government no study can get the proper funding to keep researching. There are medical benefits to marijuana, who knows...

    Alternative medicine, Cannabis, Lung 734  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalizing marijuana

     Legalizing MarijuanaMarijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately one hundred million Americans have tried marijuana at least one and twenty five million have smoked it in the last year” (31 Random). Legalizing marijuana in all states would be beneficial to the United States. Marijuana is not a harmful drug, it is much safer than alcohol, and legalizing it could be really helpful for most people. Making marijuana legal would help improve our economy, could...

    Alcoholism, Chemotherapy, Decriminalization 926  Words | 4  Pages

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