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Marijuana - Marijuana Lately it seems that drug policy and the war on drugs has been in the headlines quite a lot. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the policies that the United States government takes against illegal drugs are coming into question. The mainstream media is catching on to the message of organizations and individuals who have long been considered liberal "Counter Culture" supporters. The marijuana question seems to be the most prevalent and pressed of the drugs and issues that are currently being addressed....   [tags: Marijuana Pot Dope] 2430 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - One of the biggest issues argued about all over congress, the media, and in public resides in our countries War on Drugs. One of the primary focuses of the War on Drugs targets the controversial drug Marijuana. Marijuana remains the most widely used illegal drug and stirs up constant debate everywhere. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime from the World Drug Report 2004 an estimation of about 4 percent of the world’s adult population (162 million) consume marijuana annually (156)....   [tags: Marijuana]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The Legalization of Marijuana Although a Schedule I drug, Marijuana is the most used illegal drug in the United States. The effects of the drug are short term and it has been proven that it is less harmful than alcohol. So if it's less harmful than alcohol, why is it illegal. Marijuana is illegal for several different reasons but the main reasons are because it has no accepted medical value in 37 of the 50 states, and because it is perceived as addictive (Head). We are for the legalization of Marijuana because we believe that not only does it have a lot of medical value, but it would bring great relief to economy....   [tags: Marijuana] 1233 words
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Legalizing Marijuana in America - ... With the increased risk of car accidents being associated with the use of marijuana, Americans should be greatly concerned because this could affect all Americans on the road, as well as our police force and officers that are out there trying to protect us. Driving impaired can affect anyone at any time. Next, Americans should take a look at the age these teens are starting to use marijuana. How do we let such young kids get involved with such drugs as marijuana. Americans need to stop and realize how many teens are using marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana]
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Support of Legalizing Marijuana - ... This is not even physically possible as someone would fall asleep before they could smoke that much marijuana. There is a wide variety of uses for medicinal marijuana from pain management to assisting in the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Most commonly, medical marijuana is prescribed to chemo patients to alleviate nausea and the loss of appetite. Marijuana can also be beneficial for persons suffering from Glaucoma. “Glaucoma increases pressure in the eyeball, which can lead to vision loss....   [tags: Marijuana]
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Legalization of Marijuana - ... The U.S Centers for Disease Control reports that every year in the United States, approximately 79,000 deaths are attributable to excessive alcohol use, making it the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation (Centers for Disease Control). For marijuana, the number of “marijuana-induced deaths” is zero. This clearly shows that alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana. If no restrictions are placed on the consumption of alcohol, why should the sale and consumption of marijuana be prohibited....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana is a misunderstood drug. Many assume that the usage of marijuana, or cannabis, is dangerous, but it can be the exact opposite. So why is the legalization of marijuana in the United States such a problem for many people today. Considered to be a gateway drug and the reason for the downfall of our youth nowadays, marijuana has developed a negative reputation. Lester Grinspoon, a professor at Harvard University, states, “Few drugs in the United States have produced as much affective heat as marijuana, particularly during the last decade....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana] 1759 words
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Benefits of Marijuana - For thousands of years human beings have attempted to find ways to get passed the struggles of their lives. With the pain of the world stopping people from enjoying simple pleasures, sometimes there is a need for help. Marijuana brings millions of people relief from the pain they feel on a day-to-day basis. This completely natural plant which helped so many people has puzzled the leaders of our nation for a long time. The THC in marijuana causes its users to experience a mild-huluciginic or high....   [tags: Legalizing Marijuana]
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Legalization of Marijuana - ... In an effort to stop the spread of traditional marijuana, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved a drug called Marinol. A synthetic tetra hydro cannabinol with sesame oil inside of a gel capsule, to treat the same diseases that medical marijuana could treat. Patients of a study done by Columbia University preferred smoked marijuana to Marinol. The patients comment that Marinol has a delayed effect, whereas smoked marijuana is instant, and is more effective (Belville). In addition to these medical benefits, the legalization of marijuana could also bridge the increasing budget gaps during this time of recession....   [tags: Health, Marijuana]
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Decriminalization of Marijuana - Would you deem Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Ted Turner, Al Gore, Stephen King, Robert Mitchum, Bill Maher, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Ross Rebagliati as criminals. Each of these people has admitted to smoking marijuana in the past. Would you throw any of these people along with millions of others in jail for such a crime. In recent Canadian news the topic of much controversial discussion has been the decriminalization of the possession of marijuana. The latest marijuana bill introduced proposes to decriminalize possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana....   [tags: Decriminalization Marijuana]
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Legalizing Marijuana - 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 United States such a problem for many people today....   [tags: Marijuana Drugs Health Medicine Essays]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The Legalization of Marijuana The legalization of the drug marijuana is a hot topic nowadays. Many people want this substance to be legalized and regularly available like cigarettes. But what some people do not know are the serious health risks involved when using marijuana. There is a lot more to marijuana than just smoking it. Marijuana can have very damaging affects on a person?s brain. It can impair a person?s short-term memory, decision-making and signal detection (Cannabinoids)....   [tags: Legalization Marijuana Drugs Essays Argumentative]
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Legalizing Marijuana - 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]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana The debate over the legalization of marijuana is alive in the United States. The problem is, most people aren’t fully educated on the good things that marijuana can bring forth. For thousands of years marijuana was not only legal, it was a common crop. It is only in the past eighty years or so that marijuana has been found to be not only unusable, buy also harmful and extremely illegal in the United States. With all the information I have received and statistics I have studies, I am a strong advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in the United States....   [tags: Legal Illegal Marijuana Pot Law]
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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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The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes - The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has long been at the centre of much controversy. Some studies have shown results that the benefits of using marijuana for medicinal reasons far outweigh the negative health matters that may be associated with its use, and therefore should be an accepted method of treatment for some patients who are suffering with illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, and eating disorders (Okie, 2005). Still, other studies have proven that there is not enough scientific evidence on the drug, there for it should not be legalized for the use of medication (Hutchings, 2002)....   [tags: marijuana, medicinal marijuana, drugs, ]
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Marijuana 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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Marijuana Effects Teens and Their Mind - The purpose of my paper is to prove that marijuana effects teens and their mind. Marijuana is a tobacco-like substance produced by drying the leaves, stems, flower tops of the Cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp) plant (Fact Sheet, 1). It is smoked or eaten to get hallucinated and receive pleasure. It grows just about anywhere. It is illegal in some countries but in others it is used for medical purposes (Encarta, 1). Some names that it is called a joint, nail, pot, Mary Jane, hive, etc. (Fact Sheet and Facts for teens, 1)....   [tags: Marijuana, legalizing Marijuana, ] 734 words
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Should Marijuana be Legalized? - Should marijuana be legalized. Many Americans have this question roaming through their heads. Marijuana is an illegal drug in the U.S. and many other countries; it comes from dried flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It has been available since the 1960s, but is 20 times more potent than before. Many youngsters believe that marijuana should be illegalized. However, they fail to know its many long term side effects. In the long run marijuana usage has a very high effect on the person’s body. Also, it’s known for a fact that marijuana has a high rate for addiction....   [tags: marijuana, drugs,] 645 words
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized? - People who use marijuana for recreational use would love to have the drug legally recognized. However, those who sell the drug would rather it not be legalized so they can continue to profit from it. It makes no sense to maintain people in prison for using marijuana when alcohol and tobacco have more ill side affects than marijuana. Our prisons require space for more serious crimes than selling or using marijuana. Several countries have decriminalized marijuana and allowed pharmacies to sell medicinal marijuana without a prescription because it has many medical benefits....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana, ] 412 words
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Marijuana Use Should be Legal - Marijuana Use Should be Legal The issue of the legalization of Marijuana is a never-ending battle that the country will never fully win. Marijuana should be legalized because it is a large part of the drug war, which will never come to an end. Society is in the midst of a time of anguish and skepticism of what will become of the nation. With all of the problems happening around us, the government and officials should begin to realize that the time and effort spent on battling the drug, marijuana, could be better used in other areas....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]
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Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare - Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare As I sat listening silently outside the hospital room, there lay an elderly man, clad in his hospital gown, crying in pain as he battles his severe kidney cancer. His daughter nervously paces around the room, as she is faced with a decision of whether to go with the doctor’s choice of giving her father the prescription of medical marijuana for treatment. The doctor enters the room, asking for the decision, so he can start treatment. The daughter struggling with the decision between using a substance abusing drug to help lessen her father’s pain, or request some other potent drugs with harmful side effects....   [tags: Medical Marijuana] 2413 words
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized? - People who use marijuana for recreational use would love to have the drug legalized. However, those who sell the drug would rather it not be legalized so they can continue to profit from it. It makes no sense to keep putting people in jail for using marijuana when alcohol and tobacco have worse side affects than marijuana. Our prisons need room for more serious crimes than selling or using marijuana. Several countries have decriminalized marijuana and allowed pharmacies to sell medicinal marijuana without a prescription because it has many medical benefits....   [tags: Marijuana, drugs, ] 409 words
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The Benefits of Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana has been a part of American culture for over one hundred years. It has been vilified, heralded as a miracle drug by supporters, branded a gateway drug by opponents and proposed as paper, rope and a myriad of other possibilities. Yet for all the support both for and against it marijuana still remains illegal, widely used, fiercely prosecuted and barely studied. Legalized marijuana in the United States can be controlled and profitable industry by using low taxes, regulation and mirroring alcohol legislation....   [tags: drugs, marijuana]
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Arguement to Make Marijuana Legal - Arguement to Make Marijuana Legal Marijuana has been an issue of debate for many years. As each year passes more ordinary people, elected officials, newspaper columnists, economists, doctors, judges and even the Surgeon General of the United States are concluding that the effects of our drug control policy are at least as harmful as the effects of drugs themselves (Bennett). By removing the illegal drug label from marijuana some of these harmful effects would go with it. Marijuana is a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the ubiquitous hemp plant Cannabis sativa (or Cannabis indica)....   [tags: Legalizing Marijuana]
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Medicinal Marijuana in Canada - In Canada marijuana can be used in the treatment of a wide variety of medical issues. In late July 2001, Health Canada implemented the MMAR. (Marijuana Medical Access Regulations). These regulations define the circumstances and the manner in which you may access medicinal marijuana. The regulations have three main parts. Part one is the authorization to possess dried marijuana. Part two is the licinse to produce marijuana. Last of all is part three, which is the access to supply marijuana seeds, and dried marijuana....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana, Canada, Marijuana, drugs, ]
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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized - ... Accordingly, The Chronicle reasons, Dr. Russo is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Montana and has been unsuccessfully submitting proposals to study marijuana's effects on migraine headaches since 1997. Although, he has had a unanimous approval from the review board of the Missoula hospital, in which he hoped to conduct his study, and approval from the Food and Drug Administration last year. Since the drug-abuse institute rejected his proposal to use federal supplies of marijuana, Dr....   [tags: Health, Marijuana]
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Haven’t you always been fascinated that something our government restricts and makes illegal could in fact save and help many people who suffer and are in need of help for medical reasons such as cancer patients, aids patients, and those who suffer from depression. How can something be illegal if it helps 7.6 million people who approximately die just from cancer on a yearly basis’s. 23.5 million Americans that are affected from an auto immune disease. Auto immune disease’s is when the body starts to destroy itself; it’s also the leading cause of death as well as disability....   [tags: Medical Marijuana ]
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The Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes - The Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes has become an increasingly controversial topic, with many different issues on which people have many different opinions. There is opposition to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes because it has the potential to be used incorrectly, however it is also considered that there is the potential for marijuana to be used in relieving the suffering of many seriously ill patients. Marijuana has been used by people for thousands of years to provide relief from many different serious medical problems....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Drugs Papers]
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Marijuana Should be Legalized - Weed, bud, ganja, chronic, dro, herbs, grass, trees, pot, reefer; these are all names of the one drug that causes so much dispute, marijuana. Loved by so many, and hated by the law. It’s a two sided argument which everyone has their own opinion on. Is there any specific reason why weed should be illegal, or is the government just making money from catching people with it. Is there any real medical purpose for marijuana, or is it just a gateway drug for kids. These are the questions everyone should know the answers to....   [tags: drugs, marijuana, argumentative, persuasive]
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Whether Marijuana Should be Legalized or Not - Whether Marijuana Should be Legalized or Not Marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana’s composition is complex, and has a number of physiological effects. Also, a reason for marijuana legalization is the potential wealth of health benefits that have largely been ignored (www.howardcc.edu). In addition, there are many industrial uses for the cannabis plant (www.sandi.net). Marijuana consists of a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant, or hemp plant (Britannica 7/47)....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization Drugs Essays]
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Marijuana for Medical Purposes - Pot, grass, wacky ‘baccy, devil’s grass, peace tobacco, or hippie’s lettuce are some of the many names for marijuana, but with all jokes aside, should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes. This question has been on the controversial table for many years but now it is in the spotlight more than ever. This argument is becoming more of an up roar because the U.S. Congress is debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. Medical marijuana has a great amount of benefits and may be better than other alternative medicines, but does have some risk factors....   [tags: pot, legalizing marijuana]
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Marijuana Should be Legalized - Marijuana Should be Legalized I believe that marijuana should be legalized. I believe that if the goverment did so the National debt would be greatly decreased by the money it would make from the taxation of marijuana and also from the decrease in law enforcement and jail cost that is caused by the "criminal" aspects of marijuana. I believe that the use of marijuana would be more likely to go down than up with the legalization of it. I believe this because half the reason some people use it is the appeal of doing something illegal....   [tags: Legalization Marijuana Drugs] 882 words
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Marijuana and College Students - Marijuana and College Students Marijuana may control the way people act, think, and even hurt their college academics. Marijuana is one of the most popular used drugs in America ranking about third after tobacco and alcohol. Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture; many college students have either used it occasionally or regularly. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to find out about students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and their use of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Students Pot] 1890 words
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Marijuana Damages the Mind and Body - In the United States, the most significantly used illicit drug is marijuana. People use this social drug to ease or enhance interaction (Kornblum 115). The scientific term for this commonly used drug, marijuana, is Cannabis sativa (Hasday 24). Cannabis sativa is a dioecious hemp plant and can be produced in various forms. Usually, the dried leaves, flowers, and buds of the plant is used as marijuana. In addition, the flowers of the female plant and the buds are the most vigorous part. Furthermore, the plant produces the main psychoactive substance, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (Wishnia 44)....   [tags: Marijuana, USA, drugs, cannabis, ]
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Marijuana Use - A Persuasive Argument - Marijuana Use - A Persuasive Argument Richard Lowry has been the editor of National Review since 1997. He joined the magazine’s staff in 1992 after graduating from the University of Virginia, where he edited a conservative monthly magazine called the Virginia Advocate. In 1994, he moved to Washington, D.C. to cover Congress. At 33, Rich Lowry is not what most people expect of the editor of the National Review. Lowry is constantly taking readers by surprise, presenting them with his humor, his depth of knowledge and his enthusiasm....   [tags: Argument Analysis Legal Marijuana] 853 words
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The Potential of Medical Marijuana - The Potential of Medical Marijuana      Marijuana is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world (7). Since it became illegal in 1967 (5), there have been many questions of whether or not it is good for purposes, such as medicine. Debates between people that are for and against the use of marijuana in medicine have been heated and in recent years, referendums have been brought up in at least three states to make it available for medical treatment. Personally, I think that marijuana has the power to be a significant help with certain aliments, however, I think that more research is needed to prove its medical potential....   [tags: Marijuana Medicine Treatment Essays]
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The Use of Marijuana vs. Ecstasy - Living in this crazy world of temptations, growing up has been scarred with the rebellion and curiosity of what’s out there. I must say, I’m very thankful to God that he found his way to me. With all the junk and dirt I put in my body, I thought I’d be lucky to live until 21. I’ve experimented with different substances -- extremely deadly and dangerous due to boredom, peer pressure and the harshness of reality. I’ve always been in love with marijuana. Never did anything else, just weed. However, I was exposed to ecstasy later on because of the “raving” culture on the rise....   [tags: Marijuana, Ecstasy, drugs, history,] 1413 words
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The Use of Marijuana for Illness - The Use of Marijuana for Illness Marijuana (also spelled marihuana) is a psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. It is one of the most strictly classified illegal drugs in the United States. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, which defines it as having 'a high potential for abuse'; and 'no currently accepted medical use.'; Marijuana is therefore classified more severely than cocaine and morphine, which as Schedule II drugs are also banned for general use, but can be prescribed by doctors....   [tags: Marijuana Drugs Health Medicine Essays] 4490 words
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It's Time to Decriminalize Marijuana - It's Time to Decriminalize Marijuana Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us - users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted a policy towards the total decriminalization of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Drugs Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Marijuana Should be a Medical Option! - Medical Marijuana Why keep those pricey bottles and boxes of drugs in our medicine cabinets which are worthless. New research suggests that marijuana is a medicine. This is a concern which should be addressed for the citizens of United States who have to fight for their medicine to feel better and ease their illness. This is why marijuana should be a medical option. Marijuana is a natural herbal plant which is often called pot, weed, MMJ, cannabis, bubble gum, green goddess and there are several other names that follows....   [tags: drugs, legalize marijuana, medical, argument] 1299 words
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Marijuana - The right to legalize marijuana has been around for a long time. As the years passed people have brought back the issue of legalizing marijuana. And for this reason is why people are taking action to oppose the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana should not be legalized. Marijuana should not be legalized because of its physical effects, financial problems, and government issues. First of all, marijuana should not be legalized because of the physical effects. The use of marijuana affects the person by causing “impairment of short-term memory, logical thinking, hallucinations, energy loss, toxic effect on brain nerve cells, risk of chronic bronchitis, impaired immune system, and etc” (about.com)....   [tags: essays research papers] 331 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana 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: essays research papers fc]
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The Debate Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana - The Debate Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana The debate over the legalization of marijuana is long standing and will continue indefinitely for years to come. Both sides of this issue are passionate in their positions and provide strong arguments to support their stands. After reviewing all the information, I understand each argument but I feel strongly that it would do our country more good than harm to decriminalize marijuana. Aside from what the government would like you to think, there are actually positive effects that come from the use of marijuana....   [tags: Legalization Marijuana Drugs essays papers]
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Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana The legalization of marijuana is a very debatable subject, some people think it is bad and should be illegal, and some people think it is good in some ways if used properly. It should be legal because it has few negative effects, it serves other purposes than getting people stoned, and it is better than other drugs. Many advocates say “ Marijuana is a common drug used by many people.”(Sandra) A lot of people think marijuana has numerous amounts of negative effects on the body....   [tags: essays research papers] 561 words
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marijuana - 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. What do you think. 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: essays research papers fc]
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Marijuana - In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom, Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drug.Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has been highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while other oppose because it will increase the numbers of drug users and drug related crimes.Marijuana is a drug that is legal in the United States.This drug is bad and cause some side effect to your brain and body.Scientists have found smoking marijuana can cause you to loses your memory....   [tags: essays research papers] 1650 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana or cannabis is one of the most commonly abused drugs. Marijuana consists of the dried and crushed leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of the cannabis sativa plant. Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also know as THC, is the primary psychoactive, mind-altering ingredient in marijuana that produces the feeling of being “high.” In this paper I will discuss some of the uses of marijuana, the effects of marijuana, its history, and some of the treatment methods for marijuana. Cannabis is one of the oldest known agricultural plants....   [tags: essays research papers] 1059 words
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Marijuana - The Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana is a relatively harmless drug that governments around the world have made illegal. If legalized, marijuana can be beneficial to society in a number of ways: whether it be for medical, economic, or public safety reasons. Marijuana has been proven to treat several life debilitating, and even life threatening diseases. Although it is not a cure, marijuana can ease the pain and suffering of a dying person. Another benefit of legalization is the financial gains that governments will accomplish through the taxation of marijuana....   [tags: essays research papers] 786 words
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Marijuana - Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana: For In the U.S., cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, is illegal for medicinal purposes only because the federal law places it in Schedule I, a category for drugs that have been deemed unsafe, highly subject to abuse, and possessing no medicinal value. After much scientific research, and investigations of evidence, this has been proven to be quite inaccurate. First of all, Judge Francis L. Young, concluded not only that marijuana’s medical utility had been adequately demonstrated, but also that marijuana had been shown to be “one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man” (“Medical Marijuana Briefing..)....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana Research has been published in favor of legalizing marijuana. The legalization of marijuana is a political issue that has continued to surface for decades. There is countrywide support lobbying for reinstating the right to use this natural product. A large majority of this country's population refuses to accept the United States government’s decision to prohibit citizens from enjoying the benefits that this organically grown herb provides. In my paper I will research and have knowledge on the legalization and political issues about marijuana....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana One of the biggest issues argued about all over congress, the media, and in public resides in our country’s War on Drugs. One of the primary focuses of the War on Drugs targets the controversial drug marijuana. Marijuana remains the most widely used illegal drug and stirs up constant debate everywhere. The . Starting in the early 1900’s, marijuana was labeled the drug that transformed people into criminals while causing women to lose all control of themselves in a state of ecstasy....   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana The third largest agricultural good in the nation and a ten billion-dollar industry has nothing to do with the agriculture we are use to. This good is Marijuana, an illegal drug. It is "the most widely used illicit drug in America" n(Gold v). In Florida alone, marijuana sales are greater than all businesses except tourism (Gold v). What is marijuana. Marijuana, a plant, known as Cannabis Sativa, labeled that by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753 (Grinspoon 1), is "one of nature's hardiest specimens" (Abel ix)....   [tags: Agriculture Illegal Drugs Essays]
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Marijuana - Marijuana as Medicine: More Harm Than Help Wade Cleland AP English Language and Composition Mrs. Czupryk 18 April 1998 Cleland 1 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)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects that can effect the user forever, and sometimes-even cause death....   [tags: essays research papers] 1208 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana is a mood altering and psychoactive drug that has many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, and herb. In South America the drug is referred to as dogga, in Turkey it is kabak, in Morocco it is called kif, and in Brazil it is popularly known as djoma (Americana 287). It is an ancient drug that dates back for hundreds of years to China. In fact, it comes from Chinese herbal dating back from 2700 B.C.(Americana 286). Many cultures have used it during meditation, religious worship, and for intoxication....   [tags: essays research papers] 1182 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. A dry, shredded greenish brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, usually is smoked as a cigarette or in a pipe. It also is smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, often in combination with another drug. As a more concentrated form it is called hashish and as a sticky black liquid, hash oil....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana (also called mary-jane, pot, grass, weed, doobey and reefer) is the most commonly used illegal street drug in North America. Marijuana is a depressant. It is one of the cheapest illegal drugs in the world. It is also one of the easiest drugs to get. Because of this it is one of the most dangerous drugs. Almost anyone can get this drug even though it is illegal. Marijuana is grown from the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant was cultivated for it’s tough stem fibers prior to the advent of synthetic fibers....   [tags: essays research papers] 395 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana is a drug that comes from the plant cannabis. When marijuana is in the smoking form it usually looks like small bits of plants and flowers that has been crushed. When it is in the smokeable form it is usually put into a pipe then smoked or rolled up in paper then smoked. When made in a form of a cigarette it can be called a joint or a reefer. This drug (marijuana) is also known by a variety of other names, including pot, tea, grass and weed. This drug can also be sniffed, chewed or added to your food and drinks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marijuana - Marijuana A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly fifteen hundred pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response... In strict medical terms, marijuana is far safer than many of the foods we commonly consume. For example, eating ten raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death." DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young. Between 9 and 17 million Americans are occasional users of marijuana and about 3 million are daily users....   [tags: Papers] 1543 words
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Marijuana - Title of speech: The Pro’s And Con’s Of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes. Purpose of the speech: After hearing my speech the audience will be able to tell us What Is Marijuana. , Medical Uses of Marijuana, and also the pro’s and con’s of Marijuana. They will also be able to tell us the four main medical uses of marijuana for medicinal purposes. 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)....   [tags: essays research papers] 784 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana: A Horticultural Revolution, A Medical and Legal Battle For years there has been a wonder drug, which has befriended countless sick patients in a number of countries. A relatively inexpensive drug that is not covered by health care plans, which has aided the ill both mentally and physically--marijuana. Significant scientific and medical studies have demonstrated that marijuana is safe for use under medical supervision and that the cannabis plant, in its natural form, has important therapeutic benefits that are often of critical medical importance to persons afflicted with a variety of Life-threatening illnesses....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Marijuana - The question about whether to legalize marijuana or not is an easy one to answer. The treatment of cancer is one of the biggest reasons to legalize the drug. The fact that it is durable and strong when used in rope and fabrics is another reason. Legalization will also bring down a very high crime rate. Marijuana also is a cheap source for fuel. Cannabis sativa or marijuana has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. In the wild, or harvested, marijuana can grow to be 3 - 20 feet high. The plant spreads quickly and will eventually run out any other plants nearby....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana, mixture of leaves , stems, and buds of the indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa, Smoked or eatin for its hallucinagenic and pleaure giving effects. The main ingrediant of marijuana is THC is concentrated in the flowwering tops of the plant, Hasish a drug prepared from the plant resin, has about eight times more THC than marijuana. Marijuana grows throughout temperate regions with the most potent varieties produced in dry hot upland climates. Except for limited medical purposes, cultivatting marijuana is illegal in all but a few countries ....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Marijuana - MARIJUANA: The Controversial Drug DESCRIPTION: Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is often called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, boom, Mary Jane, gangster, reefer, or chronic. There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana. HISTORY: Cannabis was acknowledged as early as 2,700 BC in Chinese manuscripts. Marijuana has been used as a medicine throughout the world since the beginning of written history....   [tags: essays research papers] 2556 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana My best friend used to smoke marijuana on a regular basis. Over time, he developed many obvious bad habits and changed his life style tremendously. He started getting lazy with schoolwork, and did not show much interest in anything at all. His parents noticed all these side effects that had been occurring but were unaware that their son smoked marijuana. After the grades fell so much, they decided to take him to get checked out because they were afraid he had developed some sort of ADD....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Marijuana - Marijuana is a preparation of dried, shredded leaves from the Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which means “useful hemp”. Preparations made from Cannabis include marijuana, the dried plant material; hashish, the dried resin from the flowers and associated leaves; and hash oil, an oily solution of resins and other plant juices extracted in alcohol, filtered, and reduced by evaporation. Marijuana is the form most commonly used since it requires little or no processing. Since marijuana resembles lawn clippings it is commonly called grass....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marijuana - Marijuana Drugs are a major debate it the world we live in today. Drugs are gaining more and more attention. More and more people are using drugs then ever before and there is no decrease in the amount of drug users. One of the most commonly used drugs is marijuana. In todays world marijuana is growing and is looking to be legalized in California for medical uses only but that will lead to many other problems in the near future. Marijuana is the most used drug in the U.S. besides tobacco....   [tags: essays research papers] 888 words
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marijuana - History and Effects of Marijuana Marijuana is the common name for the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Hemp grows in tropical and in warm temperate climates. Dried up grounded leaves and stems have been known for a long period of time to be used as a drug. Through out many different regions in the world and for centuries has been used. Other uses as in medical to relieve symptoms of illness . Throughout its long history, parts of the plant have been smoked, chewed, eaten, and even brewed for it effects on the human biochemistry....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana Some call it the demon weed some call it just plane fun well here is the official statistics on the plant known as Marijuana. For starters we’ll go with the health part of the plant. Many “Educational” and or other health videos in school have you believe that Marijuana is going to ruin your life and leave you brain dead, but there has been no known proof that it has had any long term brain damage to the human brain. The only damage suggested by American Medical Association (AMA) is that it effects the short term memory and they only believe your memory will be affected as long as you smoke it in large amounts afterwards when you quit they say memory should return to normal....   [tags: social issues] 1507 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana has yet to proven addictive, deadly, and it's role in being a "gate-way drug" is extremely controversial. Ten states have already taken steps in the right direction to do the right thing about the Marijuana issue. The states of California, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of Marijuana. Therefore, making the possession a mitigate fine with no jail time. Still in other states offenders are meticulous of the punishments delt to the offenders....   [tags: essays research papers] 575 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana Wether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. "Marijuana" refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various potencies....   [tags: Hemp Mary Jane Pot Weed]
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Marijuana - Marijuana is the cause of much commotion and debating, as the question of legalization becomes more of an issue. Drugs are a major influential force in countries all over the world today. Legalization is an option that has not had a chance, but really should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of drug use, legalization would benefit for the following reasons: 1)reduction of money spent on law enforcement 2)increase in the countries revenue 3)lessen crime 4)useful in treating certain medical conditions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marijuana - Marijuana is one of the oldest, most versatile, most historically significant plants in the history of man. Commonly referred to as hemp, it was the fiber used to create the sails of the conquistadors until steam power ruled the ocean blue. Hemp was universally known and clothed a lot the known world, even before cotton and wool. Its versatility was a virtue and was envied as one of the most valuable plants for any farmer, on any continent. Legislators in many different states across America passed laws promoting its production....   [tags: Illegal Drugs] 1591 words
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Practical Uses of Marijuana and Hemp - Marijuana is a hot button topic in America today. The plant is looked down upon, usually as a harmful and useless drug. But this propaganda has been spread by the government and anti-legalization organizations for the past 20-25 years. In reality, marijuana legalization would have a positive impact on today’s society. The American people must look past the prevailing advertisements and publications degrading marijuana use and uncover its practical uses. George Washington once said to one of his servants at Mount Vernon, “Make the most of the hemp seed....   [tags: Marijuana, illegal, drugs, hemp, practical uses,] 1221 words
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Marijuana - TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE; A CANNABIS ODYSSEY Every age has its peculiar folly and if Charles Mackay, the author of the 19th century classic, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds were alive today he would surely see "cannabinophobia" as a popular delusion along with the "tulipmania" and "witch hunts" of earlier ages. I believe that we are now at the cusp of this particular popular delusion which to date has been responsible for the arrest of over twelve million US citizens....   [tags: essays research papers] 5791 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana The statistic I chose to analyze was something I pulled from the Washington Post about a month ago. The article stated that "68% of high school seniors admitted to trying marijuana at least once during their high school career." The article was about the resurfacing drug problem among the teenage age group. It was aimed at an audience of parents and others who could be affected by such an alarming rate. A number of thoughts crossed my mind when I read this statistic. My first thought was to question where the Washington Post had surveyed....   [tags: essays research papers] 635 words
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Marijuana - The effect of drugs can be harmful to the body. They can damage nerves that are used for thinking. According to the "Nation Institutes of Health"(NIH), cannabis is one of the most popular used drugs in America ranking third after tobacco and alcohol. Marijuana (the most common form used in America), is made of the dried leaves and flowers of the female cannabis sativa plant, and looks like oregano. It is usually smoked in a pipe or in hand-rolled cigarettes. Hashish (hash) is a dried-caked resin from the flowers and leaves of the plant....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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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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