1 December 2014
Do ‘ Juana legalize it?
When a person eats salad he or she allows matters of plants, something that is healthy for a human being, to enter the body
. Now, add shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp enter one’s body they have just ingested marijuana . Marijuana has successfully hit
mainstream America in the past four decades and the prohibition of marijuana has been a continuous debate through America
. The history of marijuana began in the 1700’s and the use of it back in history was all beneficially used . Until recently, extraneous research has been committed to the side effects and health benefits of marijuana that conclude two sides . One side
determines the numerous of health benefits that come with the legalization and consumption of marijuana and how alcohol and tobacco is far more damaging . Also, legalization of marijuana
would boost the poor economy of the U
. On the other hand one side reveals the use and legalization of marijuana would increase marijuana use within adolescents that would lead to further brain developmental issues
. Although cannabis has side effects, the benefits heavily weigh out the negatives through various pieces of scholarly essays, articles, and research papers, authors discuss marijuana in an economic and health stance point to reveal thoughts on how marijuana should be legalized through the use of statistical and researched information and to conclude how marijuana is better than most legal things in America today.
The most important factor of marijuana consumption would include the health benefits regarding the consumption of it
. The first benefit is that it can resolve chronic pain, which is something 117 million people let alone in the United States suffer from and costs the nation over $600 billion every year in medical treatment and lost productivity (Webb) . Chronic pain is to be
stated as a destructive disease that can easily rise up to depression and even suicide, something yet again marijuana can aid
. As stated by two public health doctors, to further view dangers of prescription medicine state, “The medicine prescribed to treat patients who have been diagnosed with chronic pain is commonly opioids and they have been the reason to attribute to 16,000 deaths per year in the U
S by overdosing or addiction” (Webb)
. In fact, 2
4 million people are
addicted to prescription drugs, meaning if they stop taking it, they will acquire massive withdrawals, while if one stops smoking marijuana, there is no documented signs of withdrawal .
Marijuana is the least addictive out of 1) Nicotine 2 . Alcohol 3
. Heroin 4
. Cocaine (Nasal) 5
Caffeine and lastly 6) Marijuana (Dell)
. A person’s daily morning cup of coffee infiltrated with bulks of caffeine is far more addictive than marijuana . Additionally, cannabis has also been
proven to be a treatment to numerous health issues, such as glaucoma, epileptic seizures, Dravet’s syndrome, aid in spreading of cancer, anxiety, slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, help veterans suffering from PTSD and stimulate appetite and ease pain from chemotherapy for cancer patients . But there are still side
effects one needs to consider in the utilization of marijuana .
The side effects shown in less than
15 participants in the study of 100 people conducted by University of Berlin, concluded that ...
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