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The War on Marijuana Costs - Marijuana is a drug that can be consumed by either smoking or eating; this drug is typically used for medicinal or recreational use, however, in the United States it is the most popular illegal drug used on a daily basis by many users. Under federal law marijuana is classified as a schedule one controlled substance, also in this category includes heroin, LSD, and PCP. Marijuana has many street names such as Pot, herb, weed, Mary Jane, grass, and reefer just to name a few. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug and may lead to potential use of other hardcore illicit drugs....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Financial Benefits of legalizing marijuana - Just as alcohol prohibition during the 20’s and 30’s was not successful, marijuana prohibition has not been successful either, as evidenced by its current and increasing popularity in the United States. According the deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Mr. Paul Armentano, marijuana was made illegal in the United States with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 (2014). Later, Congress classified marijuana as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 (Armentano, 2014)....   [tags: controlled substance act, crime, health]
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Argument in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana - When comparing alcohol and marijuana which drug is more dangerous. According to statistics over 75,000 deaths in America are linked to alcohol. More than half these deaths are caused by alcohol poisoning. On the other hand marijuana cannot cause death from overdose due to being nontoxic. So why should marijuana remain illegal. Many think marijuana should remain illegal, but legalization would have much more advantages if it were legalized already. Legalization has plenty of benefits, but most ideas are shunned by the media, which only shows the cons of decriminalization....   [tags: drugs, taxes]
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Legalizing Marijuana Is our Solution - Imagine you are lying in your home, suffering from the side-effects of chemotherapy and all you can do is think about how sick you are and what could possibly keep you from being secluded from life and happiness. Marijuana will prevent side-effects linked to terminal illnesses, does not cause any real harm to a humans well-being, and would increase US revenue due to taxation and also tourism. Well, according to Ed Rosenthal and Steve Kubby of the book Why Marijuana Should Be Legal, from which this viewpoint is excerpted....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Case for Medical Marijuana - Medical marijuana is an often-misunderstood subject—some people simply cannot understand why an elderly woman should puff away on marijuana to “cure” her emphysema. Overall public opinion leans toward keeping this mysterious drug away from pharmacy shelves. However, rare medical cannabis research studies show that marijuana alleviates pain from a plethora of debilitating diseases. All in all, the use of medical marijuana does have drawbacks, but marijuana is still a reliable course of treatment for those who suffer from chronic diseases....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Positive Effects on Legalizing Marijuana - As you know, Marijuana is the most frequently used illegal drug in the U.S causing a huge controversy in today’s society. I think that in some ways not legalizing marijuana could hurt us and our country. I know that you, as a member of the CALM, feel very strongly on your opinion of legalizing marijuana. The CALM does make very convincing arguments about crime, youth, and health with the use of marijuana. While some of these arguments can be persuasive to many, I think that my following propositions on crime, health, and medicinal marijuana also provide a swaying argument....   [tags: illegal drug, cannabis, smoking]
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - The right to use marijuana for optional medical treatment has been a long drawn out battle between the U.S. Federal Government and the people petitioning for its therapeutic uses. The history on the use of marijuana (also known as cannabis) has been a big deterrent on legalizing this type of drug today. The controversy stems from the medical and legal implications that the U.S. Federal Government has towards the use of marijuana. Others controversies are associated to petitions filed to re-classifying marijuana (a controlled substance) for optional medical treatment....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Legalizing Marijuana: Help or Hindrance? - There is no denying that there are problems with the marijuana laws currently in place in the United States. Left and right, there are people using marijuana with blatant disregard to the fact that it is, in fact, prohibited. The black market for marijuana is surging out of control. As a result of this, drug-related street crimes have become more prevalent, which, in turn, has increased the number of offenders in prison for those crimes. This is very costly to the United States government. Also, there are personal dangers involved with buying drugs on the black market....   [tags: Drugs]
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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal? - ... It will help create jobs and economic opportunities in the formal sector other than the illicit market. The money circulated in and out of this industry will help the nation in a plethora of ways, and could reduce marijuana related violence because, the business will be legal and the issue of gangs selling marijuana will be forgotten for good. Additionally, all the money that is being used to chase around illegal drug traffickers can be used to set up hospitals and other programs that will be helpful to the community....   [tags: medical conditions, pain relief]
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The Fight to Legalize Marijuana - The Fight to Legalize Marijuana Marijuana is probably the most recreational and illegal drug in the world. The most significant ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinal, it is commonly referred to it abbreviated form THC. This drug should not be legalized because it would lead to hard core drugs, there would be an increase in obesity, and it affects the heart, lungs and the brain. There are legal, social, and medical reasons that marijuana should not be decriminalized. Some legal reasons that marijuana shouldn’t be decriminalized are it would lead to experimenting with more hard core drugs such as heroin and cocaine....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Why Marijuana Should be Legalized - Debate on why Marijuana should be legalized Marijuana is a public name for an illegal substance (drug) produced from the Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) plant. It is also called weed, ganja, grass, kaya and pot. The drug has many chemical compounds and in particular, it has THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for changing mind functions leading to alternations of cognition, mood, behavior, perception and consciousness. “It is the most widely used illicit substance in the world” (World, 2010, p....   [tags: Drugs, Social Issues, Legal Issues] 1683 words
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Deliberation and Legalization of Marijuana - Deliberation on the legalization and regulation of marijuana is divisive where one side argues for its economic contribution through taxes while the other argues against it because of the health concerns associated with prolonged marijuana use. On one hand, there are social and health issues that arise at the expense of marijuana legalization, which is bound to encourage prolonged use among youth who are then vulnerable to addiction and mental health problems. On the other hand, the economic and tax benefits that comes from legalizing marijuana are undoubtedly important because the money from the taxes can help regulate the consumption and prevent youth be affected by this drug as it’s has b...   [tags: British Columbia, drugs, health, economy]
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The Debate Over Marijuana Legalization - The world is changing. The push for marijuana legalization is in full effect in the United States. With the legalization of medicinal marijuana in California on November 5, 1996, the United States has progressed in its movements for full legalization (mbc.ca.gov). Now with 21 states, plus Washington D.C, having state level medicinal marijuana legalization laws in full effect, along with both Colorado and Washington having recreational use of marijuana legalized, the United States is on a path for full legalization (whitehouse.gov)....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Opposing The Legalization of Marijuana - “If marijuana was legal, back-yard marijuana gardens would be in every neighborhood, thus kids would be able to get it as easy as taking fruit off a neighbor’s tree” (Johnathan Greens). According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 62.2 percent of the 14.2 billion people who used marijuana for the first time in one day were under the age of 18 years back in 2003. This increases by nearly 1.3 percent every year. This has become a problem due to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being the active ingredient in marijuana that can become dangerous if one should take advantage of its' use by either smoking it or abusing it in its capsule/tablet form (Barr)....   [tags: Illegal Drugs]
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Legalization of Marijuana: Annotated Bibliography - "Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities, and Alcohol Consumption." The University of Chicago Press, 2 May 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2013. This article shows the correlation between alcohol and traffic accidents while disproving that there is one between medical marijuana and accidents. The article covers the pros of medicinal marijuana as well as dispelling the rumors of major impairment behind the wheel, in small doses. In fact, there was a decrease in auto fatalities after the legalization of medicinal marijuana of 8-10%....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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The Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana - Marijuana, also commonly referred to as pot, weed, cannabis, or a variety of other names, has been cultivated as early as 4000B.C. in China, from the hemp plant cannabis sativa (Miller, 2012). There have been reports of it being used for medicinal purposes dating as far back as 1500B.C. (ProCon.org, 2012a). Although cannabis contains a variety of different chemicals, the main, and most understood, ingredient is THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The amount of THC in marijuana determines the drug’s strength and can be affected by the growing conditions....   [tags: Drugs]
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History and Discussion of Marijuana - A native of Central Asia, cannabis may have been cultivated as much as 10,000 years ago. It was definitely cultivated in China by 2900 B.C. and has long been used as a medicine in India, China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America (Grinspoon). Another thing is that cannabis is the actual term but many know it today as marijuana and there are many other names that it could be called. Marijuana has been used by doctors for many years to treat some conditions, just recently has it became legal in some states to be used medically and recreationally– There are both pros and cons to these uses of marijuana....   [tags: cannabis, yin, yang]
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America's Right to Legal Marijuana - The Right to Legal Marijuana With alcohol and tobacco butchering substantial portions out of the general public each year, does it really make sense for something that helps people, has so many positive aspects in the medical field, and is natural without the need for additional things to be done to it like marijuana to be illegal. It can be easily understood by most why heavy man-made drugs, such as methamphetamines and LSD, which are almost guaranteed to cause addiction and contain harsh chemicals would be illegal; though marijuana grows naturally and it has been around so long, the exact date it came about cannot be determined for certain....   [tags: Current Issues]
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The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana - The war on drugs is a movement of prohibition and military aid being undertaken by the United States government intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade (Bullington). In the year 2010 the U.S. government spent $15 billion on the war on drugs, at a rate of $500 per second. State and local governments spent another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before (Hardy)....   [tags: argumentative essays]
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Marijuana: Drug or Cure? - A current hot button topic with some people and some state legislatures happens to be over the legalization of Marijuana. As of 1970 with the passing of The Controlled Substances Act the Federal Government officially classified marijuana as a schedule 1 drug with no real accepted medicinal use at the time (History of Marijuana). As the capabilities of science have progressed over time more and more scientific challenges have bombarded this decision so that more tangible research can be garnered from this plant....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized? - ... They also believe that if marijuana was available like alcohol, 63% still believe that alcohol would be more harmful. Even though the support for legalizing marijuana is increasing, 63% of American’s would feel uncomfortable if people smoked it in public. Out of the fifty states Colorado and Washington have fully legalized marijuana with fifteen other states decriminalizing it (Pew, 2014). Marijuana is considered a scheduled I drug that provides no medical use and has potential to become abused....   [tags: legalization, cannabis, legislation]
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The Medical Marijuana Paradox - Should Marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes. Yes, when you consider that in the treatment of cancer and HIV patients, medical Marijuana is used successfully to increase appetite and decrease pain without the serious side effects of other more modern drugs. However, there is a stigma that surrounds Marijuana and this stigma dates back to the Nixon Administration’s war on drugs. Even today the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration defines Marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance. To them, it is a drug that has no accepted medical utility and has an elevated probability of addiction....   [tags: legalization, cancer, hiv patients]
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized - Marijuana has been one of the most controversy drugs in America since day one. People are skeptical about whether it should be legalized or not. As a kid your parents told you that drugs are bad for you and you should not do it. As a kid you do not understand the reasoning behind it, but you had to listen to what your parents say and do what they also say too. I realized that people did drugs even though it is illegal. I asked most of my friends if they had ever try marijuana and few of them said yes; I asked them why, they said they wanted the experience of the drug....   [tags: social issues, drugs]
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Some Disadvantages of Marijuana - As a college student, drugs and alcohol are constantly creating temptations for individuals. In the United States, the problem with marijuana use is increasing. It is “the most used illegal drug in the world, with almost 160 million people, aged fifteen to sixty four, reporting having used marijuana in the last year” (Smith 429). Friends of users and users are constantly surrounded by the drug, but have no idea of the effects. As the years pass, marijuana is being viewed as a “normal” drug and although some disagree, they find no reason to discourage users....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Benefits of Medical Marijuana - In an the article titled medical use of marijuana the topic is that of people who uses marijuana for medical reasons verses those who uses it just because. There are indications that marijuana is sometimes used to alleviate pain from cancer, to reduce nausea from chemotherapy, and to mitigate the wasting syndrome of AIDS. Studies have suggested that the medical use of marijuana is common among people with HIV/AIDS (CAMJ). There was a survey that involved telephone interviews with Ontario male adults eighteen years and older and completed with 2508 people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana - Medical marijuana has multiple positives if it was legalized in all of America. Marijuana can be used to help with many diseases and illnesses. Medical marijuana can be used to make more jobs for Americans. America as a whole should legalize medical marijuana as other states already have. Many people are not informed about the good effects of medical marijuana even though medical marijuana can help with a number of diseases and health disorders. Medical marijuana has been legalized in a number of states in America....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized? - Legalizing Marijuana has been a common subject for debate in the United States. As the debate continues on in the political system, marijuana has become the most popular illegal drug in the United States. There are many arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana ranging from the effects on the mind and body to the economic possibilities after legalization. Both sides embrace strong facts and stronger support, but much of these facts consist of similar research with contradicting results....   [tags: Drugs]
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Why Marijuana Remain Ilegal - “I felt so great after using this, I want to try this again” said Sam after using a drug name marijuana. He is an 18 years old football athlete who is about to graduate from high school. He was a smart boy who everyone sees the bright future for him. After a year Sam became a regular marijuana user and then marijuana took control over his life and he became mentally and physically sick. He couldn’t play for the football team anymore because he was physically unable to do it and then after a while he stopped going to college....   [tags: Drugs, Legalization] 1490 words
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Should Marijuana be Legalized? - Should marijuana be legalized for recreational or medical use. This is a debate that has been happening for quite some time and this is not just a debate that is happening among people. There are many that have taken sides including medical personal and government officials. Currently in the United States there are two states in which recreational use of marijuana is legal; Colorado and Washington. There are three states currently that have pending legislation to legalize recreational use; California, Maine, and Oregon....   [tags: medical use, health issues]
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized? - ... (Yurchey) Conspiracy is that marijuana became illegal to ensure that Dupont, the maker of plastic, would be profitable with wood-pulp paper and nylon. “Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont’s business” (Yurchey). Many believe that the Dupont’s primary investor, Andrew Mellon was also President Hoover’s Secretary of Treasure appointed his nephew over the Narcotics Unit and began secret meetings to have marijuana illegalized. Others believe that this conspiracy lacks evidence and therefore believe it a drug and not a profitable plant to use....   [tags: medical use, effects of pot]
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Should Marijuana be Legalized? - ... Patients with serious illness like cancer or glaucoma (Ann Harding 15). Although there are certain drawbacks to marijuana, the overall benefit of it is worth it being legal to use. Marijuana is becoming more and more popular with every generation and all the studies and research done on the topic, it has been proven that marijuana should be legal to use. The overall pros of marijuana outweigh the cons of the drug. Even though the drug can be bad over a period of time, the effects of alcohol and tobacco have proven to be worse than the drug....   [tags: substance abuse legislation ]
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Marijuana Laws: Prohibition Revisited - Ever since the federal criminalization of marijuana in the United States in 1937, there has been a large underground drug market (Paul). Much like how the prohibition of alcohol simply forced imbibers underground, those who chose to partake in marijuana are forced to stay away from the prying eye of the law because of present marijuana laws. This means the drug world is concealed from the average citizen, hiding the dangers of drug deals gone wrong, police shootings, and other dangerous occurrences....   [tags: Drugs]
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Should Marijuana be Legalized? - Should marijuana be legalized. Believe it or not, this is not a topic that just popped up last week at the local newspaper stand. This topic has been around for the last few decades even almost a century, and its full of those who think that marijuana is the worst thing that as ever came from the ground, then there’s those who think its no different than smoking a cigarette or having a glass of wine at dinner. By examining the history of marijuana and also prohibition and possible medical benefits, it will be easy to see that marijuana is not the devil drug that it has been portrayed to be....   [tags: hemp, medical benefits, law enforcement, tax]
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Legalizing Marijuana in Canada - Marijuana has long been the subject of many heated debates and political platforms. With lack of un-biased materials on marijuana, it quickly became victim to publications and political propaganda in the early 1900s. Richard Isralowits writes, “Publications from the period had such titles as Marijuana-Sex Crazy Drug Menace, Marijuana-The Weed of Madness, and Marijuana: Assassin of Youth”(Use of Marijuana,105). Surely in this modern age and heightened public awareness our marijuana laws, drafted in a time of extreme bias, have got to be obsolete....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Why Americans Enjoy Marijuana - “I love being high. It just lifts your spirits about everything!” You probably heard those quotes from many of your fellow peers or friends. When they speak on this quote, they’re probably relating to the drug called marijuana. Smoking marijuana has become somewhat normal in America, and I’m just confused about that. One day, I and my close friends were hanging out by my high school when one of my friends pulled out some marijuana. I was in shock once seeing it, but I kept my cool. He then asked us all if we wanted to smoke it, everyone agreed, but I didn’t say anything....   [tags: Weed Legalization, Drugs]
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The Global Marijuana March - The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is a celebration of peoples’ choice to engage in marijuana smoking and an opportunity to advocate the legalization of marijuana. The GMM is a march that takes place in many cities across the globe on the first Saturday of May every year. It includes peaceful rallying around powerful institutions in order to convey a powerful message in support of the legalization of marijuana. Since the GMM is celebrated around the world, the impact that it has on different communities is specific to its location....   [tags: Drug Legalization]
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Gateway Effect of Marijuana - Marijuana has been used by people over many centuries for medical uses. It is a natural pain killer used today as a recreational drug by people all over the world. According to Noel Merino in, “Introduction to Gateway Drugs: Opposing Viewpoints”, “a drug is something other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body”. Marijuana is a very controversial drug and has been outlawed in many countries for its affect on the function of the body. “Effects may involve hallucinations, impaired judgment, and mood swings.” Describes the effects of marijuana in “Marijuana” Current Issues Macmillian social science library....   [tags: Drugs]
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Regulate Marijuana Like Wine - The debate over the prohibition of marijuana has been ongoing for years, but with 16 states and D.C. now declaring medicinal marijuana legal, the tides are turning. Recently, California has put into action a new act titled The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012 to be voted on in the next election season. Marijuana reform has become such a wide debate for many reasons, including personal freedoms, medicinal benefits, and states’ rights. The federal government has had possession of cannabis outlawed since 1937 after every state had made the same decision, so across the land marijuana was illegal....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Proposal of Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana has a greater beneficial impact on society then many people realize. Marijuana should be legalized for medical as well as recreational purposes. This is a highly controversial issue that is being debated throughout the country. In essence marijuana is evaluated by the effectiveness of the drug. It is defined as the dried flowered clusters and leaves of a hemp plant smoked for the intoxicating effect. Whether it should be legalized or not is the real question. Many could argue that marijuana is destructive physically as well as mentally....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana is the fifth most addicting drug in the United States (Henningfield). An even more shocking fact is that two states, Washington and Colorado, have made it legal for recreational use. Just like alcohol. Marijuana used to be legal, up until 1937 when it became illegal with the Marijuana Tax Act. It was only in March 2011 that medical marijuana was legalized in Washington, Colorado, and Alaska because of sick people who had a variety of sick diseases ("Legal History of Cannabis in the United States")....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Legalization of Marijuana Discussion - Marijuana is a mixture of the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant. The mixture can be green, brown, or grey. This one plant has become an extremely controversial topic among many, about whether it is harmful to your body and also whether it should even be considered a drug. A drug can be defined through Merriam Webster, as a substance that is used in medicine, or an illegal and often harmful substance that people take for pleasure. With a topic this controversial, there are numerous pros and cons to legalizing this plant....   [tags: psychosis, weed, cannabis, drug abuse]
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Legalize Medical Marijuana Now - An amazing drug has slowly started being recognized by many for its amazing healing qualities. This drug is cheap to make, has almost no side effects, and can help treat hundreds of medical disorders including multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), AIDS, chronic migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, cerebral palsy, seizures, hepatitis, and almost all forms of cancer, just to name a few. This amazing drug has only one thing stopping it from helping millions of people suffering from all different types of illnesses—its use is illegal....   [tags: Drug, Healing Qualities, Legalization]
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized - Growing up, everyone is told that, “Drugs are bad for you,” time and time again. As a kid you don’t really understand the way of thinking in the wake of it, but you listen to your influence figure regardless. I remember being told this my entire life and even to this very day. Growing older, we realize that people would still use drugs even though it’s illegal. Why would someone go against the law and jeopardize their life just to use drugs. The drug being talked about is marijuana, and surprisingly it is all around us....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Drug Legalisation]
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Marijuana is not a Drug - Marijuana is not a Drug How do we define a drug. Who makes a drug illegal and why do they make it illegal. Marijuana is considered a drug; but why is it considered a drug. In this essay I hope to persuade you that marijuana doesn't deserve the label it has been given. I will use several different examples that will prove to you that marijuana isn't as harmful as people portray it to be. This is a discussion that we have had in the past, when or culture was trying to prove that alcohol wasn't as bad as our government was trying to portray it....   [tags: Papers] 779 words
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In Favor of Repealing Arizona House Bill 200 - In Favor of Repealing Arizona House Bill 200          Over two hundred years ago, new settlers were finding their way around a vast and new country. Their whole philosophy about their new finding was to create new lives away from the British and develop a way of living to fit their standards. As they set up a new government many new and innovative ideas were added. Our fore-fathers wanted a country that would continue to grow and prosper within the needs of its citizens. Since the beginning of such a new government new laws have come and gone, separate governments have been set up and given their own responsibilities....   [tags: Marijuana]
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Legalizing Marijuana - “According to government surveys, some 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use” (Norml.org). Rising arguments have been placed upon the usage of marijuana. Some of these arguments over the years further elaborate on the benefits of marijuana, while opposing members argue about the flaws of marijuana. Clearly society is either “for” or “against” the usage of marijuana. Research over the years; have come up with arguments backing up both the opposing sides....   [tags: Young Adults, Gateway Drug]
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Marijuana Legalization - When one approaches the issue of marijuana legalization, it is natural to wonder why the plant was made illegal in the first place. A short consultation of the internet can take one to the legislation that originally made its possession illegal, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. This act is historically regarded as the fruition of suspect business motives of William Randolph Hearst, Andrew Mellon, and the Du Pont family (Marihuana, 2010). Such legislation of the 1930’s, a time when the dangers of cigarette smoking were not known, hardly seems a fit role model for our health and drug policies today....   [tags: Drugs]
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Legalizing Marijuana - Marijuana 2 While it seems that numbers are steadily increasing, to legalize marijuana, there are still many states who have yet to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Many of the public feel that, due to the recent legalization of medical marijuana, the U.S. is a step closer to legalization marijuana for use by the general public. Choosing to legalize marijuana for the general public will cause an increase in users and put users health at risk, both mentally and physically. In 1937, a legislation was passed, the marijuana tax act, giving the government control over the drug which made it illegal....   [tags: Drugs]
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Medical Marijuana - Medical Marijuana From chronic pain to anorexia there may be a type of wonder medicine that can be of assistance. This medicine, however, is looked upon in many different ways in the United States. The drug, only have been studied a few times, lacks an extensive amount of research. Marijuana, a debatable prescriptive but most importantly illicit drug, may have the potential to become a widespread legal and acceptable medicine in the near future. History and THC Marijuana has been around for a long time....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana Legalization - The legalization of marijuana in the United States is a long and historically debated subject. Pro-legalization advocates provide many reasons for the decriminalization of marijuana; some of the reasons include, zero recorded deaths from direct use, wasting tax-payer money prosecuting non-violent offenders, and prohibition promotes organized crime. Anti-legalization organizers condemn legalization due to marijuana being considered a gateway drug, moral and religious opposition, legalization could lead to harder drugs being legalized, and the fear that legalization would enable the drug to be more accessible to children....   [tags: Drugs] 1979 words
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Legalizing Marijuana - Are there advantages to legalizing marijuana in America. The issue of legalizing marijuana has long been a topic of discussion among state and federal government officials. Individuals on both sides of the argument vocalize great points for and against legalization. However, looking at the facts it would be very difficult to make a sound argument against the legalization of marijuana. Medical marijuana in California alone is estimated to be a 14 billion dollar a year industry generating millions of dollars in taxes for local and state government (Lacter 2011)....   [tags: Drugs, Tax Revenue, Prison Populations]
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Marijuana As A Medicine - If your every waking moment was consumed by pain and nausea, wouldn't you ask for medication. What if the only medication legally available would leave you unconscious or do nothing at all. If you were the one suffering, would you resort to the only treatment that allowed you to live normally even though it was illegal. Thousands of people across the country are forced to break the law to ease their pain. They have chosen marijuana over anything legally available because it has various medicinal properties that cannot be found anywhere else....   [tags: pro use of medical weed]
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Marijuana Legalization - For over 4,000 years the cannabis plant marijuana has been used medicinally by a variety of cultures around the world. It was used as medicine in the United States until 1937 when a new tax fee led to its discontinued use. In 1972 marijuana was placed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Marijuana is the common name for the hemp plant Cannabis sativa ("Medical Marijuana"). Hemp grows in tropical as well as temperate climates. The dried ground leaves, flowers, and stems of the plant have a long history for their use as drugs....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Marijuana as a Subculture - A subculture is a group of people who share a distinctive set of cultural beliefs and behaviors that differ in some significant way from that of larger society. Marijuana smokers can be considered a subculture for many reasons. Marijuana is used by millions of people around the world, either for recreational, spiritual, or therapeutic reasons. Some call themselves the cannabis connoisseurs; people who respect cannabis and use it responsibly. Few drugs have been so politicized recently as marijuana has....   [tags: expository essay] 1351 words
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Marijuana's Disadvantages - As a college student, drugs and alcohol are constantly creating temptations for individuals. In the United States, the problem with marijuana use is increasing. It is “the most used illegal drug in the world, with almost 160 million people, aged fifteen to sixty four, reporting having used marijuana in the last year” (Smith 429). The drug constantly surrounds users and their friends, but they have no idea of the effects. As the years pass, marijuana is being viewed as a “normal” drug, and although some disagree, they find no reason to discourage users....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Legalizing Marijuana - What exactly is marijuana. Marijuana, also known as pot or hemp, is a naturally grown substance that contains THC. THC changes how the brain works and gives the user a high that relieves many different pains and even helps erase bad memories. The hemp plant can be found in just about any place, but has to be kept in heat. Marijuana is from a naturally grown plant so why not be able to use it legally. Well, there are many reasons against the legalization of marijuana and there are also many very good reasons to legalize it for medical and recreational use....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs] 2448 words
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Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana is the familiar name for a raw drug made from the plant cannabis sativa. One of the active chemical in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinal (THC); a stimulant it give users the pleasure effect of relaxation, known as a “high” or hallucinating when consumed too much either through oral or smoking. It is the mainstream drug and a blistering topic to our nation in this day and age. Legalizing marijuana is an ever-growing political and social battle making its way to the top of American controversial issues list....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Legalizing Marijuana - Legalizing marijuana is a double-edged sword that is more likely to produce more negative outcomes than positive outcomes in society. Despite the fact that marijuana has found some applications in the medical field recently, it is questionable if legalizing marijuana would encourage people to use it as a herbal alternative to analgesic medication. In fact, it would encourage the growth and development of substance abuse disorders, create risk factors for abusing more dangerous substances, and implicate both community health and community stability....   [tags: Drugs] 1249 words
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The Legalization of Marijuana - Arugementive Research Papermarijuana Thesis: Should marijuana be legalized and can it be used in positive ways. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act prohibited the use, sale, and cultivation of hemp/marijuana in the United States. Marijuana is a drug that is highly used through out the world. It comes from the cannabis plant. THC which stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the major psychoactive ingredient. Over sixty five million Americans today use marijuana. Today it is a lot stronger than how it used to be in the 1970’s because of careful cultivation....   [tags: essays papers]
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Marijuana Legalization - This debate is becoming more and more relevant since the economy collapsed. The argument over whether marijuana should be legalized has been going on since the 70’s when the war on drugs began, and probably will be going on for many years to come. It is an argument where both sides have done multiple studies, and research over whether it should, or should not be legalized. In this paper I will be discussing both views on if it should, or shouldn’t be legalized, also if marijuana does posses medical value, and if our nation would benefit for legalization....   [tags: Drugs] 1696 words
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Medical Marijuana - For decades America has associated marijuana with many things, and none of them ever any good. From the ‘60s with the hippie revolution, to today with criminals of all kinds, there have been numerous associations that are arguably unwarranted in this day and age. Why is it that we have such negative feelings about marijuana. In America today, the government considers it a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has a “high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use.” The problem with this classification clearly lies in the second half of its classification....   [tags: Drugs] 954 words
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Medical Marijuana - Marijuana in society today is known as a gateway drug. Most teenagers start smoking marijuana and move on to more addictive drugs. This at first may seem like your regular legalize weed essay from a pot head student in class, but it is far from it. About 12 years ago, my mother started getting the welt like hives all over her body that would itch uncontrollably and hurt. She would get them in her eyes and ears anywhere; you can imagine. We could not figure out what was wrong with her. We assumed she had an allergic reaction to something around her....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs,]
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Legalizing Marijuana - For many years, humans and animals have equally relied on a gift from nature that is not only a miracle medicine, but also a sturdy building material and has many other uses. In the days that we currently live in, this gift has been banned and given a bad name for selfish reasons that until recently were not spoken of. Legalizing marijuana would make it too easily accessible for young people like children and college students. People would began purchasing the drug just because it is available and no longer illegal....   [tags: Crime Rate Percentage, Drug Policy]
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Legalizing Marijuana - In today’s society, countless people look for a feeling of being carefree. Some people go on vacation, others get drowned by alcohol, or even financial debt as there source of being lighthearted. However, the most common gateway for people is substance abuse. In the United States we are facing an ever growing drug problem; that is becoming an extremely notorious issue. In the United States it is said that there are 12.7 million illegal drug users and out of that 12.7 million that 10 million are casual users and the other 2.7 million are addicts....   [tags: Medicinal Drugs]
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Marijuana Reform - The decriminalization of marijuana is an incredibly controversial topic in the United States. Conservative views deem the drug dangerous and debilitating, while reformers suggest that legalizing the plant would have an enormous positive impact on the economy. While others, the terminally ill, wish for the plant to be legal so it can be offered as a less toxic and sometimes more effective alternative to harsh prescription drugs. an overwhelming wealth of facts that state the benefits marijuana can have medically. It’s not hard to believe that marijuana is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in America and Government polls say some 25 million Americans have smoked the plant in the past year...   [tags: Drugs] 1594 words
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Legalize Marijuana - Cannabis is a plant that has been used for many purposes during many centuries of its cultivation. Cannabis grows wild in many parts of the world, such as in India and even in parts of the United States, where it is referred to as “ditch weed”. Cannabis seed oils can be used as a nutritional supplement or as a component of soaps and detergents. Hemp fibers can be used in the construction of textile ropes. Cannabis’ most famous and infamous use is for the psychoactive substance, THC, which can produce an altered state of consciousness, mild hallucinations, and other neurological and behavioral effects....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Marijuana Legalization - An incredibly controversial topic over the past decade has been the legalization of marijuana. Everyone has their personal opinion on the issue, and with some states reducing the restrictions against the drug most people have come to the realization that it will become legal in many countries over the next ten to twenty years. There are valid arguments for both sides, but when it comes to it weed should be legalized. Law enforcement could be putting their efforts toward much more important crimes, the plant could be taxed, hemp could be developed into a valuable cash crop, there have been proven medical benefits of marijuana, and prohibition simply does not work....   [tags: prohibition, restriction, brain loss, death]
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Medical Marijuana - Medical marijuana refers to the processed flowers of the cannabis plant, concentrates, and food infused with cannabis. Medical marijuana has: been deemed relatively safe by trusted medical professionals, proven not likely to create crime, and has great potential for a revenue source. As of today, 20 states in the US and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize marijuana for medical use. Among many known health benefits, medical marijuana can be prescribed to relieve several types of pain, nausea, and other symptoms caused by illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS....   [tags: drugs, cannabis, medicine, legalization]
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The Problem with Marijuana - The Problem with Marijuana The use of marijuana should be regulated and taxed by the government, whether federal, state or local. That’s what governments are for. It is a great mistake to allow the entire industry of marihuana, from beginning to end, to be conducted as a black market, without any control or regulation. It is the role and function of government to regulate the traffic in any material that is deemed to be hazardous in any way, and it is also the role of government to lead the way in the research of hazardous or controversial materials....   [tags: Papers] 758 words
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How Marijuana Works - When the term marijuana is commonly used, the instant impression is to think of an illegal street drug. However, this “drug” is increasingly being looked into as a profitable and resourceful plant. The perspective surrounding marijuana has evolved so dramatically over the last twenty years. Currently, Washington and Colorado, are the first two states to be recreationally legalize marijuana. Research is being funded by major universities as well as the government. How will this impact society, and change marijuana from an illicit drug to something used legally to treat serious illnesses as well as be used recreationally....   [tags: cannabis, drug, medicinal, legalization]
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Legalize Marijuana - Cannabis sativa or Marijuana as is commonly known worldwide is a hard drug with adverse side effects to the users. With this reason it is an illegal drug in a majority of parts in the world. However according to research statistics, with this illegality there is still a high rise of both users as well as those initiated into the practice annually with the United Nations placing it first among the illicit substances widely used in the world (UNODC 198). Having worked previously in a number of facilities for juvenile delinquency and correction in California I observed and participated in the numerous ways, methods and tactics employed by the government to reduce the use of cannabis sativa wit...   [tags: Drugs ]
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana - Medical marijuana has more advantages than it does disadvantages. The reason I have chose to support medical marijuana is for one reason. My reason is because people have fear of abuse if it is legalized but in reality people are abusing it as I write this paper. A lot of states haven't legalized marijuana because it is classified as no medical use. If no medical use is found why would some states legalize it. Marijuana affects the lungs and can cause long term lung damage. Although marijuana can affect your lungs it can benefit someone way more than it can hurt them....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs] 2019 words
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The Dangers of Marijuana - Marijuana, Cannabis Sativa, has been used for centuries for its medicinal and euphorant properties, and its fibers, to make hemp cloth and paper. Medicinally, between 1850 and 1942, it was prescribed in the United States Pharmacopeia as a remedy for a variety of ailments including gout, tetanus, depression, and cramps (Farthing 1992). Today, it is used for reducing intraocular pressure due to glaucoma, as an antiemetic to relieve nausea associated with chemotherapy, and as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients....   [tags: 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Plasma Level]
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Medical Marijuana Comission - Medical Marijuana Commission For many severely ill people, medical marijuana is the only medicine that relieves their pain and suffering, or treats symptoms of their medical condition, without devastating side effects. Marijuana has shown to ease symptoms of many serious medical conditions including cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma, and is often an effective alternative to artificial painkillers. On April 14, 2014, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed two marijuana bills, House Bill 881 and Senate Bill 923 into law, making Maryland the 21st state with an effective medical marijuana program....   [tags: Drug, Pain, Controversy]
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LEGALIZING MARIJUANA - Legalizing Marijuana The legalization of marijuana is seen by most people as an obvious decision but some people find it hard to choose a side as to whether or not this drug should be legalized. This has actually been a very controversial topic for some time now and has some people very passionately involved in the debate. The reason most people have a hard time with this major decision is because of the recent studies done on its medical properties as well as the “healing” power it supposedly has....   [tags: ]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Missing Works Cited Marijuana Should be Legalized           For decades the marijuana prohibition has been violating individual’s rights, but scientific research has proven that marijuana has therapeutic uses and is harmless compared to other drugs. Therefore, marijuana should not be considered a dangerous drug and should be legalized. The prohibition of marijuana did not end with crime; nonetheless, it is responsible for the imprisonment of thousands of its users. The government’s campaign against marijuana has also created cultural factors that make the use of marijuana socially unacceptable....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Drug History Essays] 1938 words
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Marijuana Is Beneficial - To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated and scientifically proven to be incorrect still remain beliefs of our government....   [tags: pot should be legal]
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Opinions of Marijuana - Opinions of Marijuana Marijuana, a drug that has been studied for many decades, provides for a very controversial argument. Many people in society are aware of the harmful and long-term effects of marijuana, and therefore are strongly opposed to such a drug. However, there exists another array of opinions of which are focused heavily on the benefits of marijuana in the medical industry, as well as the pleasurable benefits that marijuana may bring to many individuals. Though there exists some evidence that marijuana could serve as a useful drug in the industry of medicine, it should not be considered for legalization because the benefits are greatly outweighed by the vast evidence that sta...   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana      Marijuana is a big topic these days. Many people want to make sure that marijuana stays illegal. Yet they do not know all the facts about marijuana. They just think that marijuana is bad. I believe that marijuana should be made legal.      First of all, marijuana refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contain the narcotic chemical THC at various potencies. It is smoked or eaten to produce the feeling of being "high". Marijuana has been used for thousands of years for medical, social, relaxation, and religious reasons....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics essays research papers] 586 words
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Research on Marijuana - Research on Marijuana Everyone believes Marijuana is a gateway drug. However, some people think it is not because they believe they will not use anything else. If we do not fide some form of way to get rid of this drug or if we make it legal our future generations will suffer. As of now our brains get affected. A solution would be to find away to get rid of this drug and not to make it legal. Marijuana has been around for centuries now and it still grows in use. People say it is good for the body because it helps the body fight of disease and many other things like pain....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Weed Essays] 678 words
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