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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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Legalization of Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana This essay has problems with formatting Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Nearly 65 million Americans have either used it occasionally or regularly. The use of marijuana hit mainstream America about thirty years ago and it has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since (Rosenthal 16). The debate on whether this substance should be legalized or not remains a very hot topic today. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is clear that the use of marijuana is still very popular....   [tags: Marijuana Pot Legalize Weed Drugs Essays]
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medical Purposes? - Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes. Marijuana has been used extensively as a medical remedy for more than five thousand years. In the early 1900s, medical usage of marijuana began to decline with the advent of alternative drugs. Injectable opiates and synthetic drugs such as aspirin and barbiturates began to replace marijuana as the physician's drug of choice in the twentieth-century, as their results proved to be more consistent than the sometimes erratic effects of the hard-to-dose potencies of marijuana (Grinspoon)....   [tags: Weed Drugs Marijuana Essays]
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Legalization of Marijuana: More Research is Needed - America spent around $18.1 billion last year fighting the war on drugs. The very controversial issue of should marijuana be legalized has been asked for the longest time. Owning marijuana was made a crime in 1937 when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act. Despite this law, the drug was still somewhat commonly used. Here we are years later, still without a satisfactory answer to the question. Legalizing the use of marijuana could have psychological effects on people, provide medical benefits to people needing it, along with economical benefits it would provide there could also be a decrease in the incidence of crime....   [tags: Legalize Marijuana Use]
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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 For Medical Purposes - Marijuana is a cannabis drug that may be used for medical purposes. It was used to soothe malaria and constipation in many Asian countries including India and China (Ashton). It has the capability to relieve the pain of a serious sickness like malaria as well as a common every day stomach sickness like constipation. Marijuana has also been used therapeutically for the common disease asthma (Ashton). It “exert[s] a bronchodilator action on the small airways” therefore allowing a person to breathe better (Ashton)....   [tags: medical marijuana should be legal ] 2143 words
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Slowly Moving Towards Legalizing Marijuana - For the past ninety years, marijuana has been an enemy to drug agencies, government officials, and presidential administrations. Smoke Signals, a book about the oppressive and beneficial history of marijuana, is written as an effective argument while highlighting the plant in many different social settings. Cannabis use can be traced back to the Neolithic Period (10,200-4500 BC). Since then, nearly every culture continued to use marijuana for personal reasons, causing information to surge throughout the world....   [tags: Legal Marijuana, 2015]
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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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Should We Allow Prisoners to Smoke Marijuana? - BRUNSWICK DIVISION BRUCE TOWNSEND, a/k/a Ras Lazarus Azarel Nazari, Plaintiff, vs. UNITED STATES BUREAU OF PRISONS; JESUP F.S.L.; ROBERT McFADDEN, Warden; D. L. HOBBS, Warden; KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER; RONNIE HOLT, Regional Director; PAUL KENNEDY, Regional Chaplain; B.O.P. RELIGIOUS COMMITTEE; Ms. VICE, United Manager; Mrs. CHALFANT, Case Manager; Lt. B. RULEY; Lt. DUNLAP; Assist. Warden RUIZ; E. WILLIAMS, Case Manager, Chaplin O'NEIL, and JESUP STAFF KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, (Claim pursu~nt to 28U.S....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana] 3341 words
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Personal Narrative about Smoking Marijuana - Sniffed Out "All right chief, puff, puff, pass!" This reminder of smoker’s etiquette attempts to rise from the back seat, but the bumping speakers drown it out. I am in the driver’s seat of my car, floating on a thick cloud of music and smoke. My eyes close, my lungs fill, my head nods and becomes lost inside a hip-hop haze of bass, high hats, and trumpets. Just before Big Boi introduces his “Spottieottiedopaliscious Angel” a hand cuts through the smoke and whacks me in the back of the head. Leaving the music, I turn around, take a huge toke, give the middle finger (all in good fun), and pass the joint to the backseat....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Marijuana] 1645 words
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A Website Analysis on the Reformation of Marijuana Laws - A Website Analysis on the Reformation of Marijuana Laws NORML, or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, founded in 1970, is a non profit, public interest advocacy group which fights for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and want an end to arresting responsible marijuana smokers. In its website, the organization states that its mission is to “move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty” (NORML website)....   [tags: Internet Website Legalization Marijuana Essays] 1306 words
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Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use Only - The history of U.S. policy toward mind-altering substances has followed cycles of tolerance and intolerance ever since the mid-19th century. The medical use of the cannabis plant goes back at least 5,000 years to ancient China. It has been used by most of the world’s cultures for its healing properties (Medical Marijuana Cases 1). Today such conditions as Migraine headaches, Glaucoma, Cancer, Epilepsy, Asthma AIDS/HIV, Spinal injury, Muscle spasms, Insomnia etc., could be treated for symptomatic relief with cannabis or cannabis extract....   [tags: pro medical marijuana, argumentative essay]
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Marijuana as Medicine: More Harm Than Help - Marijuana as Medicine: More Harm Than Help Joan Daly smokes marijuana. She is also a former member of the San Francisco Police Department. When Joan was diagnosed with cancer she began a rigorous chemotherapy program, which has left her in an almost constant state of nausea, to battle her disease. She, and many like her, claim that the only drug they have tried that works to ease their pain is marijuana (Lacayo np). Claims such as this have led to a national movement pushing the legalization of medical marijuana....   [tags: pro use of medical marijuana]
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Physical, Emotional and Social Impairment Caused by Marijuana -       Marijuana is a unique and controversial drug. It is a popular psychoactive drug that is easily accessible and relatively inexpensive. Marijuana is often considered a recreational drug despite its illegal status. It is illegal because there are many uncertainties surrounding this substance. In fact, some favor the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes while others oppose. Opponents of marijuana insist that legal approval will result in serious personal and social problems. There are three species of Marijuana....   [tags: Use of Marijuana Essays]
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The Economic, Medical and Industrial Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana - The Economic, Medical and Industrial Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is the dried flower clusters and leaves of the hemp plant when taken to induce euphoria. Marijuana has been in existence for centuries even Magellan spoke of it during his trip to India. In his log he spoke of a plant that you smoked that made a man drunk without drinking. Marijuana would be beneficial if legalized because it would bring in extra money, it has medical uses, hemp is one of the best materials in the world and on average it is healthier for you then beer or liquor....   [tags: Legalize Marijuana Hemp] 1726 words
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Legalizing Marijuana - Marijuana is a misunderstood drug that is thought of as dangerous, when in fact it is in anything but. Because of people’s ignorance and gullibility marijuana has become illegal for all the wrong reasons and should highly be reconsidered for legalization. For centuries, marijuana has been used by different nationalities of people for religious, recreational, and medical use. Marijuana has been legalized in such European countries as Holland and Belgium. Civil Liberties on the Internet has quoted Great Britain’s Guardian saying, “Italy, Spain and Portugal are reported to be considering similar moves for cannabis" (Europe Goes To Pot) So why is the legalization of marijuana in the Unite...   [tags: The United States Should Legalize Marijuana]
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United States Government's False Portrayal of Marijuana - United States Government's False Portrayal of Marijuana Abstract I believe that the government’s handling of marijuana has been unethical because they used propaganda and lies to misinform the American population about marijuana. In my casebook, I address how the government made propaganda films and other media to misinform the American population. Some powerful evidence that I used is from the book, On the Trail of Marijuana, in this book the authors illustrate their eight stages of marijuana intoxication: Stage One: Characteristic euphoria, or feelings of unnatural well-being and lightheadedness....   [tags: Government Marijuana weed Drugs Essays]
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Legalizing Marijuana: Does Society Really Need Another Way to Get High? - At some point in the not-too-distant future, America will confront the question of whether or not to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana. A recent poll shows that support for legalization has reached its highest level since the question was first asked thirty years ago, with 34 percent supporting a liberalization of policy. Among political elites there is a growing consensus that the harsh penalties imposed on those who grow, use, and sell marijuana are disproportionate to its harmful effects....   [tags: Against Legalizing Marijuana] 1547 words
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Legalizing Marijuana - Abraham Lincoln once stated that, “Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” In today’s society, this statement still applies in reference to the illegal use of marijuana. Marijuana prohibition causes far more harm than marijuana itself. Keeping marijuana illegal is expensive and causes crime....   [tags: Marijuana Illegal Drugs Weed Essays, hemp]
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Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana Legalization As defined by The New American Webster Dictionary, marijuana is a hemp-like plant whose leaves are smoked in a cigarette as a narcotic. HOWEVER: Other than just an illict drug used for getting "high", Marijuana can also be viewed as: * A pain reliever * A stress reliever * A medicinal alternative to over-used processed drugs * An untapped source of income for the United States Government * A prohibited substance with many misconceptions Smoking marijuana has long been viewed as something that only produces negative outcomes....   [tags: Legal Illegal Marijuana Pot Law Weed ]
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Medical Marijuana: Should Marijuana Be Legalized? - Marijuana has been used as medicine since the beginning of time, but because of the bad reputation surrounding marijuana you wouldn’t believe that marijuana first use was for medical purposes. Marijuana dates all the way back to 2900 BC, in China, where the Chinese emperor Fu Hsi noted that cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang. The Egyptians also used cannabis for glaucoma, inflammation, and enemas. In India, they use Bhang, a drink of cannabis and milk, as an anesthetic and anti-phlegmatic....   [tags: history, law, tax, ethical]
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Why We Should Legalize Weed - Legalizing Weed How many times have you heard or read about legalizing marijuana in the last year. I have heard about it numerous times whether on TV, on the radio, on the Internet, or when reading a newspaper. Many people wants marijuana to be legalized and each has his or her own reason. Some of them want marijuana legalized to reduce drug related violence in southern states that border Mexico and in big cities such as Chicago. Others want marijuana legalized to offset the impact of the current rescission by generating additional revenues to states from collecting taxes on marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana] 1077 words
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Where Should the Buck Stop? - Where Should the Buck Stop. Marijuana became illegal with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act in 1934. The Marijuana Tax Act required individuals who wished to sell or distribute marijuana to first register with the government and then pay a special tax. These requirements along with extremely strict government controls effectively criminalizing the medical or recreational use of marijuana (Schlosser). In 1938 The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was passed, which established a class of drugs available by prescription....   [tags: Marijuana]
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No to Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana should not be legalized because it will increase health issues, its use will rise rather than decline, and taxation will result in economic failure. In recent years, however, society has become very moderate, and this is why society’s views can be swayed by the benefits of legalization. Nowadays, legalizing marijuana is not that big of a deal as it was in the 60’s and 70’s when hippies and peace organizations were advocating for marijuana use. However, if marijuana is legalized it has been said that it might be the gateway drug to legalizing all illegal drugs....   [tags: persuasive]
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Marijuana Legislation: Marijuana Should Be Legalized - To truly understand why marijuana should be legalized by the federal government, one must have some background knowledge of the medicinal herb. Cannabis, most commonly known as marijuana, originated in China for purely medicinal purposes. The plant later spread to India, Europe, and, finally, made its way to North America. Cannabis was first used as hemp rope and fabric, and by the 18th century marijuana began to be recognized and used in the pharmaceutical industry. However, marijuana became illegal just a short century later....   [tags: federal government, medicinal herb]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana includes a hemp plant and a psychoactive drug and medicine. The principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis includes tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. It includes the prime proponent to the effect of euphoria or the “high”. It includes known as an illegal substance in the United States excluding certain states for recreational or medical use. THC and marijuana promotes to relieve pain, control nausea and vomiting, and stimulate appetite in people with cancer and AIDS. Marijuana antiquated in America over the past 70+ years....   [tags: drug, medicine, cannabis, law]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - There has been a debate over the legalization of marijuana since it was made illegal in the 1920s. There are opponents on both sides of the issue. There are many benefits to the legalization of marijuana, but there are also detrimental effects to society that are caused by marijuana use. These issues need to be debated to determine if the legalization of marijuana would benefit the United States. According to a 2003 Zogby poll, “the government should treat marijuana more or less the same way it treats alcohol: It should regulate it, control it, tax it, and only make it illegal for children.” (Nadelmann, Ethan) Cannabis has been around since ancient times....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - When a someone hears the term “Marijuana” the first thing that comes into the mind is that it is a drug which is illegal. Some people believe that the only use of marijuana plant is that it can get you high, which is far from the truth. The Marijuana, cannabis, or hemp plant is one of the oldest psychoactive plants known to man. Many people fail to acknowledge that marijuana has a history of more than 8000 years and it has only been illegal for a short period of time. Its history dates back as far as 6000 B.C , when cannabis seeds were used as food in early Chinese traditions....   [tags: cannabis, illegal drug, american people]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - A common misconception about the word “drug” is people think it means an illegal substance that can cause someone to act in an irrational manner. In reality a drug is simply something that someone puts into their body that has some kind of physiological effect; therefore, everything from Advil to cocaine is a drug. Most drugs that are legal in the United States are for medicinal purposes, like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. A nationwide exception to this would be tobacco, which is legally used by people over the age eighteen....   [tags: drug, medicinal, health, federal law, Colorado]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - According to Holland, “Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.” (141) There are millions of people that use marijuana annually, and many that use daily. This paper will go over the medical benefits and effects, the political effects, and the laws associated with the drug. Marijuana legalization is creating a huge debate in the United States, and both sides provide extensive research and information on the topic. According to Holland, “there have been no substantiated deaths related solely to marijuana use....   [tags: medicine, laws, opinions]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The topic of the debate is the legalization of marijuana. Many states have began to pass legislature on the use and sales of marijuana, whether is medicinal or for recreational usage. In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have "no accepted medical use." At the present time there are 20 states plus the District of Columbia that has legalized the sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington State (proco...   [tags: drugs, tobacco, alcohol]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - Drugs, such as narcotics or medicine are substances that change the body’s chemistry. A high number of Americans use drugs every day due to addiction or use it to ease the pain. Americans are using both legal and illegal drugs on a daily bases. For example, medicine prescribed by the doctor is legal while marijuana is illegal. However, marijuana has become a controversial subject in the United States. Marijuana should be legalized in all states for medical purposes and recreational use. It should not be considered a harmful substance or be in the same category as methamphetamine, heroin, or cocaine....   [tags: Conventional Medicine, Metabolic Rate]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - In the United States marijuana has become of the most widely used drugs (drugpages). A number of movements to legalize marijuana have been gaining attention lately. Currently there are 14 states where marijuana is legal for medical use (medicalmarijuana). 41% of U.S. citizens believe marijuana should be legalized (drugpolicy) but others are still concerned about health damage. American society has lost the war against marijuana, and that's okay. We should stop wasting time and money trying to reverse history and instead legalize both medical and recreational use of this mild narcotic widely seen as no more harmful than alcohol....   [tags: making pot legal]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - This debate has been very prevalent in society and in politics. Experts, politicians, and people alike have been debating among themselves whether or not marijuana should be legalized in America. Marijuana is a drug that can be smoked or eaten. It is grown from the ground and gives the user a sense of a hallucinogenic high. It goes by many names such as Mary Jane, kush, grass, weed, pot, green, cannabis, hemp, or chronic. Some say that marijuana is not as bad as alcohol. Some say that marijuana is safe....   [tags: medical use, gateway drug, cannabis, treatment]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The legalization of Marijuana in Colorado has been great news for every user over the age of twenty one, but has anyone bothered to ask the question, “What negative impact will this decision have on the children of Colorado”. The legalization of marijuana will increase the risk of use by adolescents and teenagers in our schools. We are sending a message to our younger generation that, we as a society are accepting and unbiased when it comes to smoking marijuana. As a young teenager myself, I was exposed to marijuana by the time I reached junior high....   [tags: smoke, joint, colorado]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - "I'm for legalizing marijuana. Why pick on those drugs. Valium is legal. You just go to a doctor and get it and overdose on it - what's the difference. Prozac, all that stuff, so why not marijuana. Who cares. It's something that grows out of the ground - why not. Go smoke a head of cabbage. I don't care what you smoke" (Stern). This particular quote is the reality of how many Americans actually feel about the supposed war on drugs. Mary jane, airplane, weed, reefer and dank are all commonly used terms used to describe marijuana....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Illegalization of Marijuana - Ask anyone what the most popular drug of the 21st century is, and he will tell you it is marijuana. And why is this. Well for one, marijuana is a highly accessible drug. Whether at a high school, a town, a college campus, or a gas station, marijuana can be found there. And while it is quite easy to find, it is also not financially straining to purchase either. One can get a various range of amounts inexpensively depending on who is dealing it. And, unlike many other drugs, marijuana is not addictive....   [tags: Medical Uses, Mexican Immigrants]
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The Controversial Marijuana - Medical Marijuana: America's Plant The use of marijuana, for both medical and recreational purposes, has long been a topic of much controversy. Using marijuana is seen as morally wrong by many, however to others it is seen as a plant with major health benefits. Upon first introduction to the subject it seems unclear as to why so much controversy is caused by this plant. The answer is rooted deep in America's history and to this day effects several parts of everyday American life. Marijuana policy affects Americans economically and health-wise....   [tags: Cannabis, Medical, Drug, ]
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Effect of Marijuana - Abstract: In America Marijuana has been a topic of debate for many years. Many people of society and even the national government have expressed strong against the uses of marijuana. They view Marijuana as a drug that causes people to act against rules that has been set by society. However they fail to look at the positive benefits that can come from the uses of marijuana which actually have been proven by researchers to have positive benefits when it comes to the well being of people. Even Doctor has found ways that marijuana could be of good use in the medical field....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Did you know that marijuana is the third most popular drug and has been used by over 100 million Americans. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa. Many people know someone who has experienced marijuana or currently uses it for recreational purposes. Over the last several years, marijuana has been one of the most popular issues in civil liberties today. Should it be used for only medical reasons or ban it all together....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Social Issues]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Our society has encountered a problem that has long been disputed. Is it universal health reform or the debt ceiling. The answer would be neither of those but instead the use of the seemingly harmless drug; marijuana. With the use of marijuana becoming so popular in recent times, people are questioning whether or not as to if there are any medicinal benefits from smoking the plant. Should we legalize marijuana. What effect will that have on our society. Should we legalize marijuana for the medicinal benefits but abstain from recreational use....   [tags: gateway drug, Figi family, health, medicinal ]
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Legalization of Marijuana - What could the United States do with an extra 7.7 billion dollars. What could the state of Michigan do with 5.3 billion dollars. How could the nation get this much money in one year. The legalization of marijuana would bring such revenue. Replacing “marijuana prohibition with a system of legal regulation would save approximately $7.7 billion in government expenditures on prohibition enforcement -- $2.4 billion at the federal level and $5.3 billion at the state and local levels” (Miron, “Budgetary Implications of Marijuana Prohibitions in the United States)....   [tags: Law, The Harrison Act, Mexican Immigrants] 1832 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - How can States Ignoring the Legalization of Marijuana be controlled. Final Research Paper Should Americans be allowed to legally grow, sell, buy or ingest marijuana. Marijuana has become one on the most widely used drug in the United States. Marijuana has numerous uses including medical and recreational, but as of 2013 marijuana is illegal in the U.S. mainly due to ethical and public health reasons and due to non-stop concerns over criminal activities that surround this popular drug, production and distribution of the drug is extremely illegal, and prosecution can include hard jail time....   [tags: United States,ethics, public health, drugs]
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Issue on Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana in the United States is an ongoing topic that has been going on for several years. There are vast majority of Americans who are for this move and against this move. While each side has several good arguments to defend their case, neither one has a distinct advantage over the other. I will be going over several arguments or point of views as well will have several facts about the effects of Marijuana whether it is good or bad. Marijuana is a very prominent and controversial issue in society today....   [tags: Legalization, Advantages, Disadvantages]
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Legalization of Marijuana - ... According to the website, “It's just the stupidest law possible... You're just making criminals out of people who aren't engaged in criminal activity. And we're spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can't win. We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It's stupid.” (Morgan freeman) A questions that has long been asked is, does marijuana affect brain cells. Well, drugs are chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information....   [tags: possession, medical, impairment]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Government prohibition of marijuana is the subject of ongoing debate. Many have pursued the legalization of marijuana for a variety of reasons – some seek legal marijuana for personal use, while others hope to legalize in order to reduce our Nation’s debt. People argue over the moral implications of permitting the widespread recreational and medicinal use of a ‘schedule 1’ drug. Lately, there has been a great deal of focus on the monetary value in the form of taxation revenue with respect to the legal production and distribution of marijuana....   [tags: Drugs]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Puff up the lighter to the legalization of marijuana on a federal level, while we take a look at some major important reasons why pot needs to become legal. Marijuana is clearly unlike cigarettes and alcohol, which are extremely toxic and fatal to the human body and those that surround it. Marijuana is not a drug that has side effects that last as long as cigarettes or alcohol. Unlike alcohol and cigarettes one argument is that it’s probably the safest drug in the world unlike how the federal government controls it....   [tags: Benefits, Alcohol, Cigarettes]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Today, marijuana is arguably the most common used illicit drug in the world. Marijuana, also scientifically known as cannabis, is a very illustrious and controversial issue in today’s society. Even with all the malicious claims that have been made about cannabis in recent history, the truth is finally starting to resurface. In regard, there is still a skewed perception of a sluggish and unmotivated America which is the result of almost a hundred years of propaganda and misinformation spread by private interests for their own personal gains....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Legalization of Marijuana - AIDS (HIV), Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Asthma, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea, Pain, Psychological Conditions, Tourette’s Syndrome, Terminally Ill all have something in common, they all are conditions that can be treated with marijuana. Advances in medical studies have proven that the use of marijuana is beneficial to numerous diseases and illnesses. The outdated belief that cannabis is deemed useless for any medical purpose has been disproven by numerous scientific studies....   [tags: Diseases, Drugs] 1012 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - In our society, there are things that are frowned upon, and there are things that are commonly accepted. Some ideas, traditions, and customs are shunned away from acceptance. Advances in medical studies show an acceptance for products, and even herbal medicines that can do even more to help cure patients than what they have now. The legalization of marijuana is one of the highest talked about topics currently and is being heavily considered while the product is still illegal. Legalizing marijuana would bring great advances in medical opportunities, our government, and our country as a whole....   [tags: Controversial Issues, Black Market]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Weed, hemp, hash, dope, and kush, these are just a few of the terms that refer to marijuana. Marijuana is essentially a mixture of different parts of the cannabis sativa plant and for centuries marijuana has been used for a variety of uses, from recreational to medical. Many people today across the planet still partake in the different uses whether with or without legal permission, although there is also a very large portion of those who stand up against the herbal drug. Presently, there is a movement taking place here in America, a movement to not only legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes but also for recreational use....   [tags: illegal substance legislation, politics]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Weed, pot, mary-jane, dope, and bud these are just some of the street names for something most commonly known as marijuana or cannabis. In recent studies it has been considered to be used as a possible medical use. In today’s world there are so many medical prescription drugs that for any one person to try to count the numerous drugs that anyone can get prescribed to themselves would be impossible. In fact sometimes the doctors prescribe drugs that are too powerful for some patients, or they put a patient on so many drugs that they could overdose at any point by accident....   [tags: Medical Issues, Pain Reliever]
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Legalization of Marijuana - On January 1st the states of Colorado and Washington officially began the regulation of legal marijuana sales. Thousands of people from all over the country including tourists from Wisconsin, Ohio, Chicago, and even Georgia lined up out front of dispensaries to make a purchase. Recreational marijuana is being regulated and monitored like alcohol; you must be at least 21 years old to make a purchase. The drug, which is controversial in many states’ legislations, is currently legal for medical use in 20 states, but Colorado and Washington were the first to approve of recreational use (Healy)....   [tags: migration, medical, government] 981 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana, or Cannabis, is a plant that has been in use since ancient times. Cannabis has had significant affects on history and societies throughout the years. It is a plant that can grow in any environment, with the exception of the Arctic Circle. Up until recent years the Cannabis plant has never been looked upon negatively. The debate on Cannabis has started again; with some people thinking that it should be legal and others thinking that it should stay illegal. It is time for people to see Cannabis as what it really is and not as what manipulative advertisements have shown it to be....   [tags: Drugs]
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Controversy on Medical Marijuana Use and Medical Marijuana Law - Controversy on Medical Marijuana use and Medical Marijuana Law Like The medical dangers of Marijuana “It seems that the potential dangers presented by the medical use of Marijuana may actually contribute to the dangers of the diseases which it would be used to combat” (p 2). The main overall findings were an increased risk of mortality associated with Marijuana use. Marijuana use has been advocated as a therapeutic adjunct in order to make more tolerable the nausea and loss of appetite and other symptoms....   [tags: legislation, illegal substance regulation]
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The Legalization of Marijuana in Canada - 1. Introduction In the prime news on the television, there is plentiful atrocious news of deaths by excessive use of drugs. Often, many entertainment stars in Hollywood have been accidentally killed by excessive ingesting of narcotics, for example, Michel Jackson. Furthermore, in some cases in Canada, when the majority of the companies hire employees, they are usually questions or drug tests the candidates. Unfortunately, the number using marijuana has rapidly escalated in contemporary Canadian society, especially the teenage section of Canadians....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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An Argument in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana - “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” This quote, said by Harry J. Anslinger (Then director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics) was used with many like it to persuade congress to pass a bill against marijuana in 1937. Marijuana was made illegal in the US in 1937 due to pure ignorance, incompetence in our government, and personal advancement....   [tags: Social Issues, Medicinal Properties]
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It's a Crime to Keep Marijuana Illegal - In a national survey conducted in 2005, there were an estimated 97,500,000 Americans, age twelve or older, who had tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime. That number equates to roughly 40% of the United States population. The United Nations stated in 1999 that an estimated 141,000,000 people worldwide had used marijuana. That number makes up roughly 2.5% of the world population ("Marijuana Statistics"). With so many people using marijuana throughout the world, it leads many people to question why it has not been legalized....   [tags: Illicit Drugs] 2451 words
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The Future of Marijuana in the United States - American politicians are constantly finding themselves in a heated debate concerning the legalization of marijuana. Currently the no’s have it but the real question is how long will they be able to keep it that way. Since, "To the agriculturist, cannabis is a fiber crop; to the physician, it is an enigma; to the user, a euphoriant; to the police, a menace; to the trafficker, a source of profitable danger; to the convict or parolee and his family, a source of sorrow" (Mikuriya, 1969). Introduction The future of marijuana in the United States is uncertain....   [tags: Drugs]
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The Potential of Medical Marijuana in the US - The Potential of Medical Marijuana in the US People are afraid of the unknown, that is a fact. That is why people are so afraid of what Marijuana can do and what it is in general. Although the results of marijuana as a medicine have been seen, and they are remarkable results, people still fear of what this plant can and can’t do. Throughout this paper, there will be a highly debatable advocacy for the use of Cannabis in the medical field. Both sides of the coin will be shown, but the pro’s will outweigh the Con’s by a significant amount....   [tags: Weed, Healthcare]
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The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana - The Topic of Legalizing Marijuana has been a very conversational argumentative issue in the American society; moreover in the American politics today. There are many good arguments on why Marijuana should be Legalize and my argument is based on facts and supporting details to prove why Marijuana should be legalize. The Legalization of Marijuana would be profitable to our government and economy, according to Evan Wood who is the founder of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy; The U.S taxpayers have spent an estimated $2.5 trillion on the war on drugs....   [tags: argumentative essays] 1020 words
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The Legalization and Physical Affects of Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana has been an ongoing battle for many years. Marijuana is an addictive drug that is made of the leaves for the plant Cannabis. Common ways to induce the drug are by smoking the plant from either a water pipe or a joint which is much like a cigarette. It can also be brewed as tea or mixed into food. Supporter of making marijuana legal often argue that it isn’t nearly as harmful as alcohol or nicotine. However, when taking a closer look at marijuana and thinking about the future, marijuana legalization is not the best idea....   [tags: Drugs, Medical] 772 words
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A Case for the Legalization of Marijuana - ... The small percent that does get addicted tend to have a longer time getting over their addiction (Hawkins). Even though some believe, it is bad for your mental health and can be very addictive; marijuana should be legal because it is taxable and safer than alcohol. Many individuals believe marijuana is worse or just as bad for you as alcohol, however there an over whelming amount of deaths from alcohol. In the article Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health. author Joseph Brownstein shows us, alcohol is more potent for our bodies than marijuana....   [tags: legislation, taxation, medicinal ]
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A Case Against the Legalization of Marijuana - The issue of legalizing marijuana has been widely discussed and debated throughout the country. Many people debate whether or not marijuana should be legalized. There are those who feel it should be decriminalized, and there are some people who feel it should remain a controlled substance. Each writer sorts through many valid points. I believe the time has come for us to accept the fact that the use of marijuana is not beneficial; it is harmful to our lives, and negatively impacts society and youth....   [tags: drugs, health, decriminalization]
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The Financial Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana - For over a century, marijuana has been illegal in the United States and in a lot of cases it remains prohibited because it has been prohibited for so long. Laws in California and Colorado are currently popular in the media because they are legalizing and taxing marijuana production and distribution. After adding sales and excise taxes to the sales price in these states, consumers are purchasing marijuana legally for a lower price than its black market price. Revenue gained from taxes in these states is being put towards such things as education and regulation of the substance....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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The Concerns of Keeping Marijuana Illegal - Even though the government spends $8.7 billion on enforcement of marijuana every year, it is prevalent in the lives of a surprising number of Americans. According to United States government data, tens of millions of Americans use marijuana on a regular basis and arrests of Americans for simple possession charges top 750,000 each year. It is hard to believe that law prohibits this non-toxic drug with the usage rate so high. Annual use of this illegal non-toxic drug by 36.3 million Americans indicates that prohibition is not slowing anyone down....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Decriminalization and Legalizing Marijuana in America - Marijuana prohibition in the American criminal laws is quite exceptional. There are no other laws that are both enforced so widely and severely across the country, but yet considered unnecessary by such an overwhelming portion of the country’s populace. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.” The advocacy group National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws claims that marijuana is the third-most popular recreational drug in America, behind only alcohol and tobacco....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Marijuana: The Science and The Law - Marijuana was first discovered in China in 4000 BC, and was used to make ropes. It was grown for hemp, and the hemp fiber was twisted to make the rope. In 3000 BC, marijuana was first smoke. Then it began to be used as a medicine in China for the treatment of malaria, beriberi, constipation, rheumatic pain, and absent-mindedness. Furthermore, in ancient India, they used it to relieve headaches, whooping-cough, prolong life, improve judgment, lower fevers, induce sleep, cure dysentery, and control dandruff (Think quest, n.d)....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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The Legalization of Marijuana and its Consequences - Historically there have been negative and positive discussions regarding the consequences the legalization of marijuana would have on our government and society. Debates are ongoing in congress and the political arena, between scientists, doctors, and society as a whole. Many of the debates regarding legalization are in regard to how it will affect social aspects, insurance risks involved, and governmental concerns regarding the regulation of marijuana. There has been extensive research conducted regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the legalization of marijuana....   [tags: government, society, laws]
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana use for medical purposes has been a major controversy in the United States and other countries for several years. A few doctors favor medical marijuana use because it specifically helps certain types of medial issues such as cancer, Aids, etc. It is obviously hazardous to give a patient too much medication and in some cases, the medications that is prescribed does not help and can make the patient more sick. Across the United States doctors should be allowed to use it to help patients whose conditions may be alleviated by marijuana use....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Medical Marijuana Should be Legalized - Marijuana has been in the news lately since two states, Colorado and Washington, have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Currently they are the only two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Iowa, at this time, has decided not to legalize medical marijuana in spite of many Iowa citizens advocating for the legalization of the drug. Iowa is taking a cautious approach to medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has been proven to help with seizures, pain management, nausea and improve the quality of life of people with certain medical issues....   [tags: Argumentative, Weed Legalization]
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Why Marijuana Should Not be Legalized - Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana is opposed by a vast majority of American’s and people around the world. Leaders in Marijuana prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement adamantly oppose the substance, as do many political leaders. However, pro-drug advocacy groups, who support the use of illegal drugs, are making headlines. They are influencing decision making thru legislation and having a significant impact on the national policy debate here in the United States and in other countries....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana: For Better or For Worse? - ... Not to mention, legalizing marijuana will also take away money used for stopping illegal transportation and distribution of marijuana therefore that money and manpower saved could be used for the termination of other more important crimes. Taking it off the streets for illegal sell also helps the consumer because distributers will have guidelines given by the FDA as to what can be cut into the drug. Street marijuana is hard to decipher what other dangerous substances may have been cut into the drug....   [tags: legalization, harmful drugs]
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Marijuana: Unregulated, Undocumented, and Uncontrollable - Marijuana has been around for a long time and its use has become wide spread in America. So much so, that an underground culture and economy have formed around it like a protective shroud. For most people, a supply of marijuana is only a phone call away (ICSDP.) Yet it has been illegal to possess, use, grow, or distribute since the thirties. Despite the possibility of becoming addicted to marijuana, many use it recreationally, while others rely on the medicinal effects of marijuana to alleviate a variety of diseases....   [tags: Illegal Drugs]
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Physical and Psychological Effects of Marijuana - Marijuana while illegal on a federal level has been legalized in 18 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and also for personal use for anyone over 21 in Washington and Colorado. 48% of Americans admit to using marijuana according to a 2013 survey conducted by Scientific America. With the change in public opinion concerning marijuana the need to understand the effect and consequences associated with its use are vitally important. What are the effects on the brain and the rest of the body....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Economic Effects of Legalization of Marijuana - A majority of those who support the legalization of marijuana hold that it should be removed from the criminal justice system. They argue that it should be regulated in a way similar to that of tobacco and alcohol. They hold that legalizing and controlling the drug will bring it under the rule of law and thus help in creating job opportunities in the formal economy (Caulkins, 2013). This, as they contend, will be better than the current state where it creates occupations in the illegal market. In addition, by legalizing marijuana, law enforcement resources would be freed for use in protecting the safety of the public....   [tags: tax revenues,legalization,drugs,illegal market]
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Marijuana Legalization: Removing the Smokescreen - For decades, the United States government and anti-marijuana lobbyists have used misleading information and propaganda to demonize and keep marijuana illegal. The current laws regarding marijuana are fueled by prejudicial moral attitudes based on biased information, half-truths, and exaggerated myths of the danger it poses, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Once these misconceptions are removed, it is obvious that the legalization of marijuana poses less of a risk compared to already socially acceptable legal drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, and will not cause the downfall of society as many fear....   [tags: United States Government, Drugs]
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Marijuana Use in Females with Anxiety - Marijuana Use in Females with Anxiety Mana Rasoulzadeh Argosy University – DC   Marijuana Use in Females with Anxiety Studies have shown that there is a high number of co-occurrence with anxiety disorders and marijuana use, and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder have been associated with greater levels of marijuana use (de Dios et al., 2010). Females have a prevalence rate that is twice as higher than men when it comes to generalized anxiety disorder. This paper focuses on the correlation between marijuana use and symptoms of anxiety in females....   [tags: Correlation, Coping Technique]
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A Case Against Legalizing Marijuana - Aside from taking into consideration the possible tax revenues after legalization and adverse health effects associated with marijuana use, the issue of government enforcement of the laws still stands as a point of contention. Even five decades after the Equal Rights Act of 1964, there is disproportionate enforcement of the law on minorities, especially marijuana related laws. The anonymous author of “Government Must Legalize Marijuana” correctly claims that roughly 33% of marijuana related arrests were of African Americans, when Africans American comprise of only 14% of marijuana users....   [tags: decriminalization, substance abuse]
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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized - Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Willie Nelson once said, “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” Marijuana has been a plant for longer than any human has been alive. Civilizations have used marijuana for hundreds of years for hundreds of purposes. But ever since the 1970’s when growing or having possession became illegal marijuana has been looked down upon by a majority of people living in the United States....   [tags: Drugs] 877 words
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