Marijuana is not a Drug

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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. Hopefully after reading this essay you will understand why people push for the legalization of marijuana. First example is our brains are flooded with the natural forms of the drug. The form of the drug I am talking about is Cannabis, which is another form of marijuana. Cannabis or Marijuana has many advantages for health reasons: blocks pain, erases memories and triggers hunger. Some new studies show that they also regulate the immune system, help reproduction and protect the brain from stroke and trauma damage. Another scientific study showed that marijuana had certain ingredients in it that could counter act nausea, another plus for patients with cancer or aids. Marijuana has been part of our society for as long as humans can remember. Five thousand years ago Chinese physicians used the marijuana plant to treat malaria absent mindedness, and female disorders. How can marijuana be illegal when the (IOM) Institute of Medicine declared that marijuana wasn't addictive and did not appear to be a gateway drug? Being a gateway drug has been the biggest knock on marijuana use. People say that if you use marijuana, then you are more than likely to use cocaine or heroin. Now this... ... middle of paper ... ...s loss of short-term memory. There never has been a studied that has proved that marijuana causes short-term memory loss. You can also say acholol causes short-term memory loss, when enough is consumed. I can also use the argument that I have known people who have used marijuana since the sixties and they are holding down a six-figure job. There are many people who think marijuana is a horrible addictive drug. I hope after reading this essay you have a better understanding about marijuana. Marijuana is a natural herb that makes you feel different when smoked. I feel if we where too legalize marijuana then we would be doing are society a favor. Anytime you can help aids or cancer patients and also help out are economy, it must be a positive substance. Society views drugs as bad and illegal because our government has given marijuana the label of a bad drug.
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