Legalizing Marijuana

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For many years, humans and animals have equally relied on a gift from nature that is not only a miracle medicine, but also a sturdy building material and has many other uses. In the days that we currently live in, this gift has been banned and given a bad name for selfish reasons that until recently were not spoken of. Legalizing marijuana would make it too easily accessible for young people like children and college students. People would began purchasing the drug just because it is available and no longer illegal. It could become habit forming and cause people to lose sight on what is really important in life such as family and all things involved such as buying groceries and paying bills .Marijuana has been said to have many side effects, some negative and some positive. Displayed here are facts about marijuana. Hemp as it is so often called has abrasive outer fibers and a shorter finer fiber on the inside which is often called the hurd. The seeds from the hemp plant also can be pressed to get oil. These three main components of the hemp plant can be manufactured into a variation of products that look and behave like wood, plastic, and even concrete like material. These hemp made products include but are not limited to plastic, fiberboard, wallboard, roofing tiles, insulation, paneling and bricks can even be made from the compressed inner short hemp fiber. The outer hemp fibers then can also be used like a bale of hay construction combined with mud for an old-style cob building. Homes built out of hemp are better for our environment, but can be more expensive in states where the selling of marijuana is illegal. Marijuana is used medically in order to treat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, ease the pain of migraines, arthritis, men... ... middle of paper ... ...y Alliance Network: Alternatives to Marijuana Prohibition and the Drug War. Web. 29 Oct. 2009. Sack, David. “Is Marijuana Good Medicine?. “Los Angeles Times. 26 Jul 2012: A.23. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web.19 Oct 2012. Wood, Daniel B. “ Polls Show Strong Support for Legal Marijuana: Is It Inevitable?. “ Christian Science Monitor. 23 May 2012. Young, Cathy. "Common Sense Is Needed in Marijuana Policy." Marijuana. Ed. Mary E. Williams. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Medical Pot Hysteria." 2005. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 19 Oct. 2012. McCarberg, Bill. "Marijuana Can Help in the Treatment of Pain." Marijuana. Ed. Noah Berlatsky. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Marijuana and Pain Management." National Pain Foundation, 2012. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.

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