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Informative Speech: The Pro’s And Con’s Of Medical Marijuana


The purpose of the speech is to inform the audience about the pro’s and con’s of marijuana as well as the medical uses of marijuana .

Types of Visuals: Three posters showing what Marijuana is. The pro’s of marijuana and the cons of Marijuana.


Introduction:
      Marijuana is one of the oldest cultivated plants (Nahas 8). Since it became illegal in 1967, there have been questions of whether or not it is good for purposes, such as medicine, other than being a leisure drug. Debates between pro and con groups for the use of marijuana in the medical profession, have been heated and in recent months, referendums have been pasted in a least three states to make it accessible for medical treatment. Personally, I feel that marijuana has the potential to be a significant help with certain aliments, however, more research needs to be done to maximize its potential.


I.     What is marijuana?


A)     Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. You may hear marijuana called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, grass, Pakalolo, Mary Jane, gangster, or chronic. There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana.


B)     Sinsemilla (sin-seh-me-yah; it’s a Spanish word), hashish (“hash” for short), and hash oil are stronger forms of...


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