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THC is a substance that has been around in civilizations around the world for many, many years. The discovery of THC occurred after discovering that morphine attached to receptors in the brain which caused an individual to feel high, chemists in the 40’s and 50’s found that there were specific receptors for THC in the brain and how there is a natural chemical in our body that is similar to THC. It wasn’t until 1963 that two scientists named Mechoulam and Yehiel Gaoni isolated, and first synthesized...

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Marijuana-A description of the drug and its aeffects.

active ingredient of marijuana, known as Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The plant has both male and female forms. The sticky flowers of the female plant are the most potent. Hashish is a similar drug prepared from the same plant. It differs from marijuana in that it is made of only the resin from the plant, but where marijuana is made up of flowering tops and leaves. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The membranes of certain nerve cells in the brain...

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legalization of marijuana

rheumatic fever pains, constipation, malaria and a few more. We now know that cancer and aids patients benefit from THC found in the plan. Scientist has identified sixty six biologically active ingredients the one potent is the delta nine tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC according to the American Cancer Society. They are using a form of synthetic THC for use in relieving symptoms and side effects in cancer patients. Medical marijuana is allowed in fourteen states and the District of Columbia (Fiket)...

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drug. Robert J. DeLorenzo of Virginia Commonwealth University, gave marijuana extract and synthetic marijuana to epileptic rats. The drugs rid the rats of the seizures for about 10 hours. Cannabinoids like the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), control seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation. One chemical found in marijuana, called cannabidiol, prevents cancer from spreading, researchers at California...

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Marijuana Addiction

cause of marijuana addiction will be looked at in the next section. Marijuana Addiction Cause and Effects Marijuana, or scientifically known as Cannabis Sativa, is made from the hemp plant and contains the, “Psychoactive ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)” (Greydanus, Hawver, Greydanus, 2014, p. 294). This (THC) is also what makes marijuana so addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) THC effects the brain in this way, “THC is able to attach to molecules called...

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Marijuana V. Alcohol

hepatitis. One of the positive effects of marijuana is its medical capabilities. The sensation referred to as the “munchies” is a common side effect of marijuana that is used to promote eating for people suffering from anorexia. The chemical tetrahydrocannabinol. THC, can help control nausea, depression, and spasticity. Many opponents to medical cannabis say that if medical marijuana should be legal it should be approved by the Federal Drug Administration, FDA, but the FDA already approved a drug,...

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smoking marijuana may impair the function of the immune system Facts about marijuana: • Marijuana is a drug that comes from Indian hemp plants such as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indicia. The main active chemical in cannabis is THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). • Cannabis is a depressant drug. Depressant drugs do not necessarily make you feel depressed. Rather, they slow down the activity of the central nervous system and the messages going between the brain and the body. When large doses of cannabis...

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Marijuana Informative

laws were placed on the possession and trafficking of the drug. It is a mixture of dried, shredded flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant. Weed consists of over 400 different chemicals, but the main active ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC (Properties of Cannabis). It is classified as a disrupter, which means it changes your thought process and emotions. The way it gets a person “high” is also a good thing to understand. When a person smokes it, it enters the body and...

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Marijuana During the 70s

argument for Marijuana is not whether it is healthy for everyone, but how it can be used in a medicinal for to already legal substances. The creation of Marijuana is done when the female leaves and flowers of the hemp plant are dried, and THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is what gives the Marijuana its drug intoxication. In most cases of decriminilization, with most cases of possession of the drug, it would be treated as a civil offense and a couple of hundred dollars could be the fine. Decriminilization also...

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Medical Marijuana Legalization Draft

value-enhanced behavior with positive outcomes(Montagne 2).” With so many positive outcomes marijuana shouldn't be illegal especially for medical purposes. Works Cited Cotter, Jayme. "Efficacy Of Crude Marijuana And Synthetic Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol As Treatment For Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea And Vomiting: A Systematic Literature Review." Oncology Nursing Forum 36.3 (2009): 345-352. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. "Reefer Madness: Legal & Moral Issues Surrounding The Medical...

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