Marijuana in the early 1800’s to 1936 was being used as a cash crop was being grown more than corn and even tobacco because of its resource. throughout the United States and other countries marijuana strain fiber Hemp from the plant that were being used to make a lot of items. Hemp which was made popular in the 1800’s is the stong thread from the marijuana was being used to make, paper, clothes, furniture, etc. at one point it was going to replace cotton and wood, even the declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. In the article; “Dispensing with the Constitution; Obama's executive caprice" Explains “On April 14, 1937 the marijuana tax law or the bill that outlawed Marijuana was approved by the house of ways and means committee making growing or possessing marijuana a crime. Marijuana was removed from the US of pharmacopeia in 1942 does losing its remaining mantle of therapeutic legitimacy plant” (Talley Brett).
Marijuana has many names it goes by ganja, herb, dank, green, bud, cannabis, dodi, weed, and mota the list keeps going on. There are also countless amounts of st...
... middle of paper ...
...y, et al. "Gone to pot." Maclean's 15 July 2013: 6+. Gale Power Search. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
"Marijuana ingredient slows artery hardening." Science News 7 May 2005: 301. Gale Power Search. Web. 24 Apr. 2014
Sullum, Jacob. "The war over weed: if you know why marijuana was banned, you know why it should be legalized." Reason Jan. 2013: 60+. Gale Power Search. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
Talley, Brett. "Dispensing with the Constitution; Obama's executive caprice." The Weekly Standard 14 Jan. 2013. Gale Power Search. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.
"The science of marijuana: how THC affects the brain." New York Times Upfront 30 Jan. 2012: 20+. Gale Power Search. Web. 24 Apr. 2014”
"Top Celebrities That Support Marijuana Reform." Cannabis Now Magazine. Cannabis Now Magazine, 11 Feb. 2013. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.
"Wheels of misfortune." America 14 Sept. 2009: 4. Gale Power Search. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- In this paper I will examine the use of marijuana during teenage pregnancy and how it directly effects the fetus brain. The use of marijuana is not a new case anymore in today’s society, since it has been in existence for many years. However, in my hometown Compton, CA there is a wide majority of teenage girls taking on an adult decision. The first decision is giving life to another person at such a young age, on the other hand, it’s not the decision I’m so interested in and passionate about it’s the decision to use marijuana during the pregnancy, knowing that any drug can affect the fetus especially the most vital part of the fetus, it’s brain.... [tags: Marijuana Use Can Affect Embryo's Brain]
1565 words (4.5 pages)
- Some people say that Marijuana is not additive, some say it is. If it’s known to be both then how can people really know how it affects the body. On an interview with Elvis Duran and the morning show Lady Gaga admitted that she was addicted to marijuana. She was doing 15 joints of marijuana without tobacco in them every day. In Lady Gaga’s life she has been addicted to some type of drug from a young age. She used the analogy of Lilly pad drugs. She would get to the point where she couldn’t go any further with one substance so she would have to go to the next substance.... [tags: Addiction, Drug, Marijuana, Weed]
1187 words (3.4 pages)
- Illicit drugs, narcotics and other psychotropic substances have always been a part of our society. And as a community of well intentioned and well meaning responsible members of the society, we have collectively been at the fore front of the fight against the illegal marketing and improper use of these drugs. We accept that the extreme practices as regards illicit drugs have had significant impact on our society and it is our desire and responsibility to eliminate or at worse minify the adverse effect of these practices on our world.... [tags: decriminalization, addiction, marijuana]
1653 words (4.7 pages)
- ... If an older sibling is abusing drugs they are also setting a bad example for their younger siblings. If a teenager is using drugs this can hurt the whole family with constant fighting and can destroy relationships. (Butler Center for Research) While on certain drugs the abusers may even pose a threat to the community, by reckless driving or starting fights not only could they hurt or kill themselves but also the innocent people around them. If a lot of kids start using drugs, the other kids who stay clean may feel pressured to fit in, people who use drugs may suggest for their friends to try it and create more drug abusers.... [tags: marijuana, addiction, adhd]
633 words (1.8 pages)
- Marijuana is one of the most talked about and controversial subjects in America today. Some say that it has medical advantages and should be legalized. While some say that it has a “high potential for abuse and addiction” and should not be allowed. Among the arguments, supporters of medical marijuana have given a strong argument for legalization through their use of research and evidence. Opponents of medicinal marijuana have given a few reasons for why it should not be made legal. One of the most argued points is that “Marijuana smoke contains known carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) and produces dependency in users”.... [tags: addiction, patients, DEA]
733 words (2.1 pages)
- The Role of Gender In Substance Addiction Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Counseling Submitted by: D Cooper December 19, 2013 Introduction This research paper will examine the issue of gender and its role in influiencing substance use. Specifically, this paper will address the issue as to what gender is more likely to engage in substance use and why, as well as the possible and promising substance abuse treatment options that may be available. Most of he articles that I will be referring in this paper will focus on marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol use in relation to African American, Caucasian, and Latino ethnic groups.... [tags: ethnicity, tobacco, marijuana, alcohol]
1512 words (4.3 pages)
- 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 (2.1 pages)
- 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 (1.8 pages)
- Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic for many years. To both sides of the argument there are many pluses and minuses. I personally feel that legalization of marijuana would be a great benefit to this country. In the complex society we live in however it is very hard to distinguish the truth from the lies. Personal morals and stereotypes are also a major factor when trying to argue a subject of this nature. On one side there are some positive effects, which have been proven as the result of marijuana.... [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]
914 words (2.6 pages)
- Recently, the issue of marijuana use was brought to the attention of two former political leaders: Former President, Bill Clinton and Al Gore. When asked about his past drug use, Clinton refrained from answering. According to Bill Turque, a biographer of Al Gore, Gore spent much of his young adulthood “smoking dope and skipping through fields of clover” (Lowry 1). The irony exists in the fact that both Bill Clinton and Al Gore had previous encounters experimenting with marijuana, but somehow managed to become significant political leaders in society.... [tags: marijuana should be legal]
1071 words (3.1 pages)