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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana’s composition is complex, and has a number of physiological effects. Also, a reason for marijuana legalization is the potential wealth of health benefits that have largely been ignored (www.howardcc.edu). In addition, there are many industrial uses for the cannabis plant (www.sandi.net). Marijuana consists of a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant, or hemp plant (Britannica 7/47). Marijuana is also known as grass, pot, tea, or weed....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]
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History and Effects of Marijuana - Marijuana is the common name for the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Hemp grows in tropical and in warm temperate climates. Dried up grounded leaves and stems have been known for a long period of time to be used as a drug. Through out many different regions in the world and for centuries has been used. Other uses as in medical to relieve symptoms of illness . Throughout its long history, parts of the plant have been smoked, chewed, eaten, and even brewed for it effects on the human biochemistry. Marijuana, having over 400 chemicals and the main chemical, Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC was noted to be found in the mid-1960s....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal] 533 words
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Modern-Day Prohibition- The Criminalization of Marijuana - In January of 1919, the 18th amendment, the prohibition of alcohol, was ratified due to progressive movements. It was soon repealed in 1933, when crime increased and issues spread throughout the country. The concept of “gangsters” was established and unsafe alcohol became apart of America’s diet. This problem is now evident in this country today. Marijuana, an all natural plant that is known to get someone “high,” or to alter the state of mind, has been illegal since 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act was put into action....   [tags: marijuana, weed, cannabis, prohibition] 547 words
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Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana is a very debatable subject, some people think it is bad and should be illegal, and some people think it is good in some ways if used properly. It should be legal because it has few negative effects, it serves other purposes than getting people stoned, and it is better than other drugs. Many advocates say “ Marijuana is a common drug used by many people.”(Sandra) A lot of people think marijuana has numerous amounts of negative effects on the body. Marijuana helps the body in many different ways....   [tags: Marijuana legalization] 561 words
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Against Legalization Of Marijuana - There currently exists a great debate concerning Legalization of marijuana. Many people are against the idea, but there are a number of people who fight for the idea to legalize Marijuana. The people that try to Legalize Marijuana use two major arguments in their effort to have marijuana legalized. First, which is by far the biggest argument is that marijuana has a significant medical use. The second is that marijuana does not cause harm to those that smoke it. Both of these arguments can be easily discounted by the numerous studies that have been done on the effects of marijuana both medicinal and recreational....   [tags: marijuana should not be legal] 564 words
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana has many uses and a long history of use. There have been many myths and rumors spread about the dangers of marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Bureau of Mortality Statistics provided the following statistics for 1987: Tobacco------------------------------------------about 400, 000 Alcohol-------------------------------------------more than 150, 000 Aspirin-------------------------------------------180 - 1, 000 Caffeine------------------------------------------1, 000 – 10, 000 Legal drugs and patent medicines------------14, 000 – 27, 000 Drug overdose from controlled substance---3, 800 – 5, 200 Marijuana----------------------------------------none (“Danger” 1) If...   [tags: Marijuana Legalization] 565 words
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana, reefer, bud, weed, pot-- however you refer to it-- is that illegal, highly popular drug that affects a large percentage of America's teenage population today. Every year, the government has tax payers spend billions of dollars for prohibition of this drug. Doesn't that seen a little pointless to you. If 98% of the teenage population does or had tried smoking pot, then I guess that shows that these billions of dollars are definately being used wisely. Couldn't our government be using this money of more important issues....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization] 567 words
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Dicriminalization of Marijuana - Marijuana has yet to proven addictive, deadly, and it's role in being a "gate-way drug" is extremely controversial. Ten states have already taken steps in the right direction to do the right thing about the Marijuana issue. The states of California, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of Marijuana. Therefore, making the possession a mitigate fine with no jail time. Still in other states offenders are meticulous of the punishments delt to the offenders....   [tags: Marijuana Should Be Legal] 575 words
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America Needs Medicinal Marijuana - Recently the dispute over the use of marijuana for medical purposes has grown a great deal. Marijuana is a very beneficial drug and could improve the lives of many very ill people. Marijuana should be legalized for medical use in the United States. This paper is based on the studies conducted by the IOM (Institute of Medicine) and will help to display the actual benefits of marijuana (Mack and Joy 5, 8). One of marijuana greatest benefits is its ability to increase the overall well being of AIDS patients....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization] 594 words
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Marijuana Should Be Illegal - Legalization of Marijuana has quickly become a controversial issue in America. In the United States, legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes is spreading to the state level. For example, in November 1996, the people of California and Arizona voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal reasons. As a result of Proposition 215 in California, patients now smoke marijuana provided their physician recommends its usage. A prescription is not required, and marijuana continues to be illegal to prescribe....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal] 606 words
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Should Marijuana be Legalized? - Should marijuana be legalized. Many Americans have this question roaming through their heads. Marijuana is an illegal drug in the U.S. and many other countries; it comes from dried flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It has been available since the 1960s, but is 20 times more potent than before. Many youngsters believe that marijuana should be illegalized. However, they fail to know its many long term side effects. In the long run marijuana usage has a very high effect on the person’s body. Also, it’s known for a fact that marijuana has a high rate for addiction....   [tags: marijuana, drugs,] 645 words
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Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal - Recently, both California and Arizona took the long needed initiative and approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The California bill says that patients may use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. It does not, however, allow doctors to prescribe the drug. Arizona voters passed a bill that swings out even further to the left than California's. Voters in Arizona think that people should be able to use any illicit drug for bona fide medical purposes. A recommendation by two doctors is enough to warrant a prescription....   [tags: Medical Marijuana] 682 words
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Medicinal Marijuana in Canada - In Canada marijuana can be used in the treatment of a wide variety of medical issues. In late July 2001, Health Canada implemented the MMAR. (Marijuana Medical Access Regulations). These regulations define the circumstances and the manner in which you may access medicinal marijuana. The regulations have three main parts. Part one is the authorization to possess dried marijuana. Part two is the licinse to produce marijuana. Last of all is part three, which is the access to supply marijuana seeds, and dried marijuana....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana, Canada, Marijuana, drugs, ]
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Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal - In a country where freedom is the basis of all social life one has to feel that all the laws are made up to protect them, but that is not necessarily true. When one looks at the laws prohibiting the use of marijuana it is hard to see why it is needed. There are a few basic reasons why marijuana should be legal, and although there are nay sayers , no one can deny facts. People who try to protest the use of marijuana usually have not done their research on the subject. In this essay, I will present you the facts so you the reader can make your own decisions....   [tags: Medical Marijuana] 689 words
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Assembly Bill 9016 - Legalization of Medical Marijuana - For my research paper I have chosen a topic, represented by Assembly Bill 9016, that has long been a hot button issue both in the State of New York as well as throughout the nation. The legalization of medical marijuana originated on the West Coast in California but has since seen the inside of legislative chambers in more than half of the states in the Union. Currently 14 states have legalized the use, possession, sale and growth of medical cannabis including some of our Northeastern neighbors in New Jersey, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized - ... Our current president Obama even stated, “pot is less dangerous than alcohol” which raised much controversy. However we find that this is accurate. We have many substances out there that only result in damaging outcomes, so why ban something that has effective results. Due to political propaganda, greed, and rumors marijuana has been classified in the highest category of "illicit" drugs in the U.S. However there are many benefits that could result in the legalization of marijuana. These benefits include reducing the crime rate....   [tags: medical marijuana, therapeutic drug] 733 words
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Marijuana Effects Teens and Their Mind - The purpose of my paper is to prove that marijuana effects teens and their mind. Marijuana is a tobacco-like substance produced by drying the leaves, stems, flower tops of the Cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp) plant (Fact Sheet, 1). It is smoked or eaten to get hallucinated and receive pleasure. It grows just about anywhere. It is illegal in some countries but in others it is used for medical purposes (Encarta, 1). Some names that it is called a joint, nail, pot, Mary Jane, hive, etc. (Fact Sheet and Facts for teens, 1)....   [tags: Marijuana, legalizing Marijuana, ] 734 words
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No To Legalization Of Marijuana - ;What is marijuana. According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, it is a "miracle drug", one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same plant, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for over thirty years, Harry J. Anslinger said that this "evil weed" led to killings, sex crimes and insanity. How can two such highly respected experts have such night and day outlooks on the same thing....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal] 740 words
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Marijuana For Migranes - This particular journal entry is actually a historic review on the benefits of utilizing cannabis for the medicinal use of relieving migraines. In an attempt to find a journal that might actually have a case study or something on the affects of marijuana on a human, I forgot that there probably would not be many studies done due to the hazardous impact that comes with inhaling marijuana smoke. Although I am a proponent of the legalization of marijuana, I believe that precautions must be addressed in order to smoothly acclimate the drug into the society....   [tags: Pro Medicinal Marijuana] 740 words
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We Must Reform Marijuana Laws - According to government figures, nearly 70 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives. 18 million have smoked marijuana within the last year, and ten million are regular smokers. Almost all of the people arrested for marijuana are arrested for possession. And because of harsh federal and state penalties, these people may be sentenced to lengthy jail terms. This is an abuse of drug laws in a great nation. The marijuana laws need to be reformed, and the war against marijuana rethought....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana] 762 words
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Effects of Legalizing Marijuana - It has come to my attention a very specific topic I would like to discuss. Many states have appealed to the use of medicinal marijuana, but I think it is time to broaden the spectrum nationally. With states like California with medicinal marijuana legal, many of the patients who need it and benefiting greatly. We can even further it to legalizing recreational and industrial use nationally. The amount of taxes being collected will far surpass your expectations. Some background information, I am from the Northwestern part of Ohio....   [tags: medical marijuana, weed, pot, drug use] 763 words
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Medical Marijuana: The Destructive Deceiver - 15% of eighth graders and 30% of tenth graders were hooked on marijuana in 2008. Logical people would not permit anyone to consume cannabis, in viewing of the fact innumerable teenagers are addicted at an incredibly young age. One of the biggest arguments in the country at this moment is about legalizing marijuana, and whether or not it should be sanctioned in the medical field. The minorities of the ill hospital patients have a lack of appetite and nausea problems, so doctors have proposed using medical marijuana as a treatment....   [tags: legalizing marijuana, cannabis, health] 769 words
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Should Marijuana be Legal in the US? - One of the most hotly debated topics in America today is the legalization of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana. With states like Colorado and Washington fully legalizing recreational and medical usage of marijuana, it rightfully deserves to be greatly debated among Americans. Proponents of weed argue that marijuana has been around for ages and that it is no worse than alcohol, while opponents state that although it was used by ancient cultures, marijuana presents a completely unfamiliar set of medical and social issues....   [tags: cannabis, marijuana, weed] 773 words
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Alcohol and Marijuana Initiation - The Dynamics of Alcohol and Marijuana Initiation Alcohol and Marijuana are the most popular substances among adolescents in the United States. To prevent our youth from ever using marijuana or using alcohol too early, we must find out the exact age they are most likely to be initiated to it. Alcohol and Marijuana are often considered as gateway substances to other deadlier drugs. By delaying the onset of use by youths, we can prevent them from ever using other drugs. Many factors play into whether one adolescent is more at risk than another to be a future drug or substance abuser....   [tags: Alcohol and Marijuana Use] 781 words
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana is a relatively harmless drug that governments around the world have made illegal. If legalized, marijuana can be beneficial to society in a number of ways: whether it be for medical, economic, or public safety reasons. Marijuana has been proven to treat several life debilitating, and even life threatening diseases. Although it is not a cure, marijuana can ease the pain and suffering of a dying person. Another benefit of legalization is the financial gains that governments will accomplish through the taxation of marijuana....   [tags: Pro Marijuana Legalization] 786 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. A dry, shredded greenish brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, usually is smoked as a cigarette or in a pipe. It also is smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, often in combination with another drug. As a more concentrated form it is called hashish and as a sticky black liquid, hash oil....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana Wether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. "Marijuana" refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various potencies....   [tags: Hemp Mary Jane Pot Weed]
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Drug Problems May Decreased If Marijuana Is Legalized - From the executive that sits behind his desk collecting his money, to the drug dealer on the street trying to make his money in order to survive, the drug dealing business gives money to criminals, while innocent users are being put away in jail. The issue of legalization and/or decriminalization of marijuana use have been a highly controversial issue over the years. At present, it is a crime to possess and use the drug commonly known as weed or pot. While the government has spent almost 10 billion dollars a year fighting the war on drugs, members of the medical field have spent their dollars in much wiser ways(): Medicinal Marijuana....   [tags: legalization of marijuana] 839 words
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized - What is hemp. People often say and hear this word, but chances are they might not even know the true meaning of it. Hemp is a plant that produces cannabis and happens to be the most durable natural soft fiber on the face of the planet (The Union). Now, you might ask yourself how, such a useful plant can be illegal. My answer to you is marijuana. Marijuana or cannabis is produced from the hemp plants, and contains a chemical known as THC. This chemical plant gets you “high” when you smoke or ingest it properly, but there is so much more to marijuana than what meets the eye....   [tags: Pro Legalizing Marijuana]
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Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized - For the past fifty years, heated debates over the topic of the decriminalization of marijuana have been a great controversy among politicians. Some politicians believe that marijuana for the use of medicine should be outlawed. As Congressman Bob Barr in his debate with radio talk show host Neil Boortz on May 14, 2002, stated, "There is no legitimate medical use whatsoever for marijuana. This [marijuana] is not medicine. This is bogus witchcraft. It has no place in medicine, no place in pain relief, and it has no place around our children." However, this illicit drug can help the terminally ill patient recover, or at least provide comfort from the persistent, overbearing suffering....   [tags: pro medical marijuana] 845 words
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Marijuana Use - A Persuasive Argument - Richard Lowry has been the editor of National Review since 1997. He joined the magazine’s staff in 1992 after graduating from the University of Virginia, where he edited a conservative monthly magazine called the Virginia Advocate. In 1994, he moved to Washington, D.C. to cover Congress. At 33, Rich Lowry is not what most people expect of the editor of the National Review. Lowry is constantly taking readers by surprise, presenting them with his humor, his depth of knowledge and his enthusiasm....   [tags: Argument Analysis Legal Marijuana] 853 words
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Medical Use of Marijuana - Since the legalization of marijuana for medical use, eight out of ten states caused a decreased in teenage cannabis use. Currently in the nation there are several states that allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Government officials have different belief on medical marijuana. According to Judge Young, “Marijuana has been accepted as capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people” (“Top Ten”). The governmental figure sees potential with the use of medical cannabis....   [tags: Benefits, Drawbacks, Smoked Marijuana]
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Marijuana: A Boon or A Gateway Drug - ‘Cannabis’- a plant of wonder, commonly known for its by-products like marijuana, hashish, hemp oil, etc. is the most popular drug plant. These products often used for their psychoactive effects. This can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite. Popularity of the marijuana has increased widely these days between all age groups. Smoker’s says, “There is no harm in smoking marijuana, as it is non-addictive, it relaxes your body and connects you to your soul whereas, non-smokers say, “There is no reason one should smoke it because it’s a gateway drug.” Those who have never experienced the euphoria caused by pot before can make mistake in understanding thes...   [tags: Cannabis, Wonder Plant, Marijuana, Hemp]
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The Social Construction of the Criminalization of Marijuana - The Social Construction of the Criminalization of Marijuana On August 2nd, 1937, United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. The law was passed only 83 days after being introduced in the House of Representatives as House Resolution 6906. This law sought to place prohibitive regulations requiring medical professionals to obtain a one dollar tax stamp in order to continue prescribing cannabis sativa as medicine. However, physicians who wished purchase the tax stamp were also required to divulge an abnormal amount of detail regarding the patient, the condition being treated, the amount prescribed and the date of the prescription....   [tags: socialization, legalization, marijuana]
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Medical Marijuana’s Pros and Cons - After having my interview with Dr. Lucido about his knowledge on medical marijuana I’ve noticed some pros and cons. After the interview I could really tell he has extensive knowledge about this topic. He really knew a lot of the details on marijuana, as I’m sure he does about everything he prescribes. He was aware that sometimes people take advantage of the health care system and get their hands on medical marijuana, but he stills stands up for its use in the medical field. I decided to look more into the subject and ran across “An Extension Approach to Drug Legalization”, by Martin Levinson....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana ] 873 words
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Legalization of Marijuana in North Carolina - Marijuana is an illegal drug in the state of North Carolina. In some states, such as California and Delaware, medical marijuana is legal. Washington State and Colorado have legalized medical marijuana and the recreational use for adults. As a North Carolinian, I believe that we should legalize it in the state of North Carolina, whether it is for medical or recreational use. We, as North Carolina citizens, should take in consideration that legalizing marijuana has legal issues and cost for the justice system, cost for our local, state, and federal government, and positive use of medical marijuana....   [tags: illegal drug, medicinal marijuana]
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The Medicinal Marijuana Debate - The Medicinal Marijuana Debate For years research groups, certain state governments, pharmaceutical companies and even some physicians have battled with the federal government over the legalization of the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes. Large amounts of research have been devoted to both sides of the argument; however, many of the studies contradict each other when naming the benefits and risks of marijuana. How can we decide whether the therapeutic values of marijuana outweigh the hazards of the drug when there have been no definitive findings....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana Essays]
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The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain - To many, marijuana is seen as a horrible narcotic that causes many physical and social problems. To others, it's a harmless drug that gives the body a relaxing sensation. Marijuana can be found on many college campuses and high schools. It is estimated that at least 70 million Americans have tried it, and of those people, 10-14% become dependent of the drug (1). Marijuana is often referred to as the "gateway" drug, leading the user to more serious narcotics. Marijuana users experience different sensations, from excessive mellowness, fuzzy memory, to the munchies....   [tags: Marijuana Essays]
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Against Legalization of Marijuana in Canada - Should marijuana be sold at corner stores to anyone. Recently, some of Canada¡'s politicians have claimed to introduce the legislation of legalizing marijuana. According to the policy, the possession of marijuana will not be considered as a criminal sanction. Indeed, marijuana will become a legal substance. People who are over 16 can buy it over the counter just as alcohol or tobacco. Although legalizing marijuana may be beneficial to those people with medical purposes, it will create more problems and dangers to the society....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal]
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America Needs Medical Marijuana - What would the life be like if you could purchase marijuana anywhere and everywhere. The humannhealth website seems to think “If marijuana were legal short-term cognitive impairment would be active in more people.” (humannhealth.com)This would be an extreme risk to the youth of America by acquiring more access to the drug, it would cause them to have the effects including but not limited to; not being able to accomplish a goal they might have had. There are positive things that can come from this like helping people with seizures, arthritis, cancer, and AIDS....   [tags: Legalize Marijuana]
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Marijuana Should Not Be Legal - Should marijuana be legal. This issue has been argued by people throughout the past few years. Marijuana has been illegal since the early 1900’s, but scientists have recently figured out that there are some uses of marijuana that could benefit people in need, people who are suffering, and people who have diseases such as arthritis. Many people in our society try to persuade the government to legalize the use of marijuana. In the article “Should Marijuana be Legal?” ‘Soon We Will Know…’ by Dr. James L....   [tags: James Goddard, should marijuana be legal]
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic for many years. To both sides of the argument there are many pluses and minuses. I personally feel that legalization of marijuana would be a great benefit to this country. In the complex society we live in however it is very hard to distinguish the truth from the lies. Personal morals and stereotypes are also a major factor when trying to argue a subject of this nature. On one side there are some positive effects, which have been proven as the result of marijuana....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]
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It's Time For Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana’s legalization could earn billions of dollars for the government that could be used to lower the national debt, improve schools, or other major projects that need funding. The handling of drugs is not safe, whether it is the back alley deals, or the people killed in drug heists. Since 2006 more than seventy thousand people have been estimated to have died in the drug war. This all comes from the lack of supervision in handling of drugs with their distribution, and use. Problems most people illegal drug users face are the quality of the drugs they purchase....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]
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It's Time To Make Marijuana Legal for Recreational Use - The issue of legalizing marijuana has been prominent in news headlines recently with Washington and Colorado’s new laws on using marijuana for recreational use. The problems stem from the vast difference of opinion between those who support the new laws and those who oppose them. The supporters of legalizing marijuana argue that the police resources that are being used for trying to prosecute users of marijuana could be better used for violent crimes such as murder and rape. Supporters also argue that marijuana has far more positive properties than negative ones....   [tags: legalize marijuana]
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The Marijuana Legalization Debate - According to the CDC, Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are zero deaths related to the overdosing of marijuana each year; however, there are approximately 450,000 deaths caused by alcohol and drug overdoses on pharmaceuticals, narcotics, and caffeine (cdc.gov). These statistics are staggering, and should be taken into account when the legalization of marijuana argument arises. Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes and recreational use with proper regulation. In the 1930s, marijuana was linked publicly in several research studies, and was seen in the film “Reefer Madness”....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, marijuana]
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Marijuana Use Should be Legal - Marijuana Use Should be Legal The issue of the legalization of Marijuana is a never-ending battle that the country will never fully win. Marijuana should be legalized because it is a large part of the drug war, which will never come to an end. Society is in the midst of a time of anguish and skepticism of what will become of the nation. With all of the problems happening around us, the government and officials should begin to realize that the time and effort spent on battling the drug, marijuana, could be better used in other areas....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - Is it possible for an illegal drug to be deemed legal for medical purposes. Well for an illegal drug like marijuana, that is the question. There are currently many people who use marijuana legally to suppress their illness. Marijuana should be allowed for medicinal purposes. But one of the arguments is that there are alternatives to using marijuana such as medications that come in pills, solutions, shots, or drops. There is no prescribed drug today that is smoked. Another concern is that marijuana is illegal is the United States....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]
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Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History by Michael Martinez - Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History” CNN. CNN. 1 January, 2014. Web. 23 March, 2014. Michael Martinez has discussed the topic of medical marijuana in Colorado in his article “Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History,” published on cnn.com. Martinez tells us that the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado went very well. He says that there was little ruckus created when the stores opened their doors to the general public. Martinez tells us that Sean Azzariti was the first person to buy recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center....   [tags: same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization] 928 words
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Legalization of Marijuana in Uruguay - Legalization of Marijuana in Uruguay "Someone has to be the first" said José Mujica, president of Uruguay (“Uruguay”). On December 12, 2013. After a long debate, Uruguay became the first country to legalize selling and harvesting marijuana (Reyes). All sights are set on this small country in the east of South America that has authorized the drug (“Uruguay”). The rest of the Latin American countries are seeing whether legalizing the drug will solve all the problems occurring because of it. The Senate approved 16-13 votes for the bill to be legalized....   [tags: legalization, selling, harvesting, marijuana]
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Marijuana - Marijuana The third largest agricultural good in the nation and a ten billion-dollar industry has nothing to do with the agriculture we are use to. This good is Marijuana, an illegal drug. It is "the most widely used illicit drug in America" n(Gold v). In Florida alone, marijuana sales are greater than all businesses except tourism (Gold v). What is marijuana. Marijuana, a plant, known as Cannabis Sativa, labeled that by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753 (Grinspoon 1), is "one of nature's hardiest specimens" (Abel ix)....   [tags: Agriculture Illegal Drugs Essays]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The Legalization of Marijuana The legalization of the drug marijuana is a hot topic nowadays. Many people want this substance to be legalized and regularly available like cigarettes. But what some people do not know are the serious health risks involved when using marijuana. There is a lot more to marijuana than just smoking it. Marijuana can have very damaging affects on a person?s brain. It can impair a person?s short-term memory, decision-making and signal detection (Cannabinoids)....   [tags: Legalization Marijuana Drugs Essays Argumentative]
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana - ... In addition, the US Court has on many occasions illegalized the use and possession of marijuana, This has raised the arguments on legalizing medical marijuana in the U.S. on the one hand politicians and security officers fighting to illegalization of marijuana to prevent people from its negative impacts. On the other hand, the health staffs believe that, legalization of marijuana is the best for treatment and relieve pain of different diseases such as glaucoma, AIDS and cancer. According to Lauter, California has the largest market for medical marijuana in the U.S, which is illegal under the federal laws under the Controlled Substances Act....   [tags: marijuana possession, law] 947 words
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Marijuana for Medical Purposes - Pot, grass, wacky ‘baccy, devil’s grass, peace tobacco, or hippie’s lettuce are some of the many names for marijuana, but with all jokes aside, should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes. This question has been on the controversial table for many years but now it is in the spotlight more than ever. This argument is becoming more of an up roar because the U.S. Congress is debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. Medical marijuana has a great amount of benefits and may be better than other alternative medicines, but does have some risk factors....   [tags: pot, legalizing marijuana]
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Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal - There are many names for it, marijuana, weed, pot, hash, maryjane, but the politically correct term is cannabis and it is illegal in the United States. The federal government’s goal is to eliminate the drug for recreational use and remove it from American communities, their way of doing this is by completely banning all uses of the drug. However, there are currently twenty states that have overruled the federal government to legalize medical, or medicinal, marijuana (“ProCon”). Yet in the rest of the country, cannabis is completely illegal and if you are found in possession of the drug, you will be arrested....   [tags: Pro Medical Marijuana]
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The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes - The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has long been at the centre of much controversy. Some studies have shown results that the benefits of using marijuana for medicinal reasons far outweigh the negative health matters that may be associated with its use, and therefore should be an accepted method of treatment for some patients who are suffering with illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, and eating disorders (Okie, 2005). Still, other studies have proven that there is not enough scientific evidence on the drug, there for it should not be legalized for the use of medication (Hutchings, 2002)....   [tags: marijuana, medicinal marijuana, drugs, ]
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Marijuana Should be Legalized for Medical Use - We have all heard it over and over again, listening to everyone go on about how its wrong and its not healthy, but honestly people would not act they way they do if they cared what everyone else thought. This pertains especially to those of you who smoke marijuana. If marijuana users actually cared what everyone else thought, they would not be using it, even though it is illegal marijuana is one of the most attainable illegal substances out there. If marijuana is so attainable, and so many people like to indulge in using it then why has it been so hard to get it legalized....   [tags: legal issues, medicinal marijuana]
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Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a very controversial and obtrusive issue in our society today. Although many have made malicious remarks about it in the past, and even still in the present, the truth and beneficial facts of marijuana are finally resurfacing. Unfortunately, our society has become a very critical crowd towards the legalization of marijuana due to the stereotypical view of the kind of people who are considered “pot smokers”. This contorted perception of a lazy and unmotivated America is the logic behind keeping marijuana unattainable to our citizens....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]
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Pro Medical Marijuana - Medical marijuana is a natural medicine of great value which is in danger of being banned from medical use in the United States. For years its medical use has been argued against to some effect, but there are facts which would be irresponsible to dismiss before any judgments’ are passed on the subject. Many people might wonder when marijuana became a popular idea for medicinal purposes. To be blunt so to speak: it is one of the world’s oldest and widespread natural medicines. The Chinese were among the first to use its positive healing effects as long ago as “2727 BCE” as per the “Brainz” organization website....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]
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Marijuana as a Gift from Mother Earth - Marijuana as a Gift from Mother Earth When and where will the senseless persecutions of America’s Marijuana users end. These Marijuana smokers are typically middle class males, between the ages of 17 and 39, and one in three have no prior felony charges on their records. (HRW World Report) However, each year, hundreds of thousands of them are arrested and thrown into jail, alongside murderers, rapists, and child molesters. The “Marihuana Tax Act” was passed in August 1937, and took effect on October 1, an incident which would forever change the country....   [tags: Legalize Legalization Marijuana]
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Medical Marijuana - Throughout the history of agriculture, the marijuana plant, also known as cannabis or hemp has been extensively used as a source of medicine, fiber, and intoxicant. In the ancient folklore and writings of China and India, the earliest known descriptions of cannabis are evident. According to historians, marijuana was mostly used a ritual intoxicant and later on, it found significance in folk medicine. The practice of smoking of marijuana has only appeared recently. There has been a lot of literature on the medicinal properties of marijuana which physicians in ancient China and India discovered in their practice....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays] 1012 words
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Proposed Solutions to Solving America's Economic Crisis- Legalize Marijuana and Re-evaluate Welfare Policies - A crisis is a time when a difficult of important decision must be made according to the secondary definition of the term crisis in the dictionary. Personally I feel that this is the best definition in regards to the existing economic crisis the United States is currently undergoing. While there were many factors that have contributed to the foreclosure situation we are presently experiencing, I believe there are just as many solutions we could use to turn our economy around. In response to the recession we must as a country change the way we do some things to enhance the money flow....   [tags: economy, marijuana] 1031 words
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - Should the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes be legalized. Wouldn’t it be simple to provide a simple black or white answer to this question. Across the nation there is much debate on this very topic, one that I don’t believe can be solved so easily with a yes or no. There are so many activists that have strong opinions on this subject and go to the fullest extent to ensure they are heard. As simple straight forward as this question is it was hard for me to determine which side of the line I stood on....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]
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The Legalization of Marijuana in the USA - Legalization of marijuana is one of the most controversial topics in American society today. Surveys done by the US Government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive showed that 95 million Americans have used marijuana. There are two opposing sides that have strong stances on whether it should become legal or should remain illegal. We have one side that is anti-marijuana and the other is pro-marijuana. Each side provides valid and strong arguments supporting their views. The purpose of this paper is to carefully examine each opposing side and try to find some way to come to a compromise....   [tags: Argumentative essays, pro-marijuana] 1058 words
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Smoke 15,000 joints in less than 20 minutes to die from marijuana overdose.(The Union) Medical marijuana is less harmful than most other legal tobacco products. Medicinal marijuana has potential to help bring thousands of jobs and help ailing people with pain. Medical cannabis has a negative stigma attached by the government and the public with it being addictive and harmful to the body. Many believe that marijuana is a gateway drug but false facts and naive people create false hope for those who truly know what cannabis can do to the mind.Medical cannabis for centuries has been used for its soothing and hallucinogenic qualities....   [tags: legal issues, medical marijuana, overdose]
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The Advantages of Legalizing Marijuana - What comes to mind when you think of drugs. Perhaps you think of the nightly news talking about killings on the streets or maybe you think of those unforgettable meth ads on television and billboards. But what seems to be very popular when the word drug comes up is the controversial ongoing debate on whether or not marijuana should be legalized. Many advocates believe prohibiting marijuana reduces crime, trafficking and increases health. However, marijuana is one of the most misunderstood drugs on the market....   [tags: legal marijuana]
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Haven’t you always been fascinated that something our government restricts and makes illegal could in fact save and help many people who suffer and are in need of help for medical reasons such as cancer patients, aids patients, and those who suffer from depression. How can something be illegal if it helps 7.6 million people who approximately die just from cancer on a yearly basis’s. 23.5 million Americans that are affected from an auto immune disease. Auto immune disease’s is when the body starts to destroy itself; it’s also the leading cause of death as well as disability....   [tags: Medical Marijuana ]
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Medical Marijuana is the Future - How long does it have to take for Indiana to recognize that marijuana is the furture of medicine. For years marijuana has been referred to as a bad drug but just recently people are now understanding that marijuana has so many uses towards medicine. That is why 20 states (including Washington D.C) have legalized medical marijuana in their states. So why hasn’t Indiana legalize medical marijuana. Well there are three reason that could change Indiana’s mind. Medical marijuana should be legalized in the state of Indiana: it has proven to kill a portion of cancer, Indiana could charge tax on it, and marijuana is safer than alcohol and tobacco combined together....   [tags: drugs, tobacco, medical marijuana]
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Regulating and Prescribing Medical Marijuana - If you were terminally ill and the only relief you had found was in illegal plant, would you use it. If you child suffered daily from hundreds of seizures and marijuana happened to alleviate her pain, would you allow her to use it. If your mother had stage 4 cancer and marijuana was the only thing that relieved her nausea, would you look at her differently for using it. Families across the country are facing this decision on a daily basis. Marijuana users are no longer the stereotypical hippie stoner or burnout....   [tags: Comparison: Marijuana & Prescription Drugs]
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