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Several other studies have shown the harm that marijuana does to the body. For example, the Cannabis Sativa plant from which marijuana comes from, contains the psychoactive, mind-altering chemical, delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta-9-tetrehydrocannabinol is also known as THC. THC changes behavior by binding to receptors on nerve cells, which then respond with a change in activity. It also stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine which cause the euphoria, or “high” that users experience along with good feelings.
Legalizing marijuana would give more people opportunities to have a job, help with our countries huge debt problem, and help cure those who are sick. Marijuana isn’t as dangerous as most people think. In fact, marijuana has been proven to be less likely to create crime, it can be used as medicine, and it isn’t as harmful as tobacco and alcohol. Marijuana has been used throughout history for many different reasons. The plant was first brought to North America in 1545, and during that time it was grown on plantations to make rope and clothing.9 (Www.