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Legalizing Marijuana Is our Solution

- Imagine you are lying in your home, suffering from the side-effects of chemotherapy and all you can do is think about how sick you are and what could possibly keep you from being secluded from life and happiness. Marijuana will prevent side-effects linked to terminal illnesses, does not cause any real harm to a humans well-being, and would increase US revenue due to taxation and also tourism. Well, according to Ed Rosenthal and Steve Kubby of the book Why Marijuana Should Be Legal, from which this viewpoint is excerpted....   [tags: Drugs ]

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The Debate Over The Legalization of Marijuana

-      In economics, a mixed market economy is one in which the actions of private businesses are affected by public actions and decisions. In the United States, there are governmental actions that decided just how much intervention will be used on a business. This is a redundant topic, as the two political parties, Republican and Democrat, debate the issue frequently. The idea of “laissez-faire” is a free market economy where businesses have the right to do whatever they want. Republicans tend to lean towards this ideal, while Democrats call for more governmental intervention on businesses....   [tags: legalizing marijuana]

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Coexisting Contrariety: The Truth on Cannabis

- It is no argument that human beings have the utter most simplistic nature of portraying specific ideals or principles in a negative light; or rather, in a much more intensely viewed standpoint. The legalization of cannabis has been one of the greatest, and currently ongoing controversial topics in today’s world. Since the early 20th century, the distribution and usage of marijuana was deemed illegal by all accounts. However, irony still manages to kick in, considering that cannabis is still America’s most valuable and number one cash crop....   [tags: legalization of marijuana]

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Medicine, Revenue and a Good Time

- ... “In one National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded study, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh tracked the drug use patterns of 224 boys, starting at age 10 to 12 and ending at age 22. Right from the beginning these kids confounded expectations. Some followed the traditional gateway paradigm, starting with tobacco or alcohol and moving on to marijuana, but some reversed the pattern, starting with marijuana first. And some never progressed from one substance to another at all.” One of the biggest proponents for the legalization of marijuana is so that it can be used as medicine....   [tags: legalization of marijuana]

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The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use

- The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use Picture in your mind a young girl that is almost done with her freshman year of high school. These next few years are supposed to be some of the best years of this girl’s life. But instead of this young girl worrying about what clothes she is going to wear, or how she is going to style her hair, she has to worry about side effects of chemotherapy. Melinda has been diagnosed with Hodskins Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes, at age fifteen. When all the other fifteen-year-old girls are busy chasing boys and dealing will all the drama that comes with high school Melinda is in the hospital getting blood transfusions because the chemo has deplete...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Argument for the Legalization of Marijuana

- Argument for the Legalization of Marijuana Is cannabis a danger to the public. – I think not. Should cannabis be legalised. I think so. If you agree with me then read this article. If you don’t, then read it anyway. It might teach you a thing, or two, about reality. Cannabis, weed, grass, hemp, shit, ganga, bhang, marijuana; they are all the same: completely harmless, and completely misunderstood. 260 million people worldwide use it for its potential advantages. Those who don’t use it are missing out....   [tags: Legalising Cannabis ]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Legalizing Marijuana has been a common subject for debate in the United States. As the debate continues on in the political system, marijuana has become the most popular illegal drug in the United States. There are many arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana ranging from the effects on the mind and body to the economic possibilities after legalization. Both sides embrace strong facts and stronger support, but much of these facts consist of similar research with contradicting results....   [tags: Drugs]

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Reasons for the Legalization of Marijuana

- The "War on Drugs" has been fighting a tough opponent over the past few decades. Aimed at cutting down on drug use and sales, this "war" has brought many negative side effects along with it. Aside from limiting the freedoms of millions of Americans, The War on Drugs has caused many more problems while also managing to fail at drug deterrence and distribution. Since many citizens already back the legalization of marijuana, as demonstrated by Oakland's passing of Measure Z, which makes marijuana related offenses the "lowest priority" to Oakland law enforcement officials (Hill 2004), marijuana should be legalized....   [tags: Current Events]

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Marijuana Laws: Prohibition Revisited

- Ever since the federal criminalization of marijuana in the United States in 1937, there has been a large underground drug market (Paul). Much like how the prohibition of alcohol simply forced imbibers underground, those who chose to partake in marijuana are forced to stay away from the prying eye of the law because of present marijuana laws. This means the drug world is concealed from the average citizen, hiding the dangers of drug deals gone wrong, police shootings, and other dangerous occurrences....   [tags: Drugs]

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Prohibition is Destroying America

- The war on drugs began with good intentions, but it is becoming clear that this battle is a failure. Not only do drug laws violate American’s freedoms, but they further complicate the lives of drug users. These laws have inadvertently been responsible for the deaths of thousands through bad drug deals and dirty drugs, which leads one to ask the question, “Is this a war on drugs or a war on drug users?” Body bags and HIV are becoming the most widely known side effects of drug prohibition. Contrary to what many may think, drug use will never be eliminated....   [tags: Drugs]

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A Personal Opinion Essay About Marijuana

- There has always been controversy about marijuana and the affects it has on health and the issue of legalization. Some people believe it is very destructive to one’s health, and yet others feel the complete opposite about it. Is Marijuana truly harmful to one’s health. “Marijuana, the Deceptive Drug”, written by George Bierson, was published in the Massachusetts News. In this article, Bierson determines that marijuana is harmful in many ways. He seems to think that it damages the brain, the reproductive system, and also contributes to the halt of production in the immune system....   [tags: Drug, Legalization]

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The Legalizing Marijuana Debate

- Recently, the California elections proposed a controversial new law for the state to apply a new tax on cannabis, Proposition 19. Many reasons arise to contest this new proposition. Firstly, we currently do not have a sufficient system in place to prevent the dispersion of cannabis to minors. Secondly, drivers already have enough to be concerned about, such as drunk drivers and people using cell-phones, therefore we should not add marijuana as an additional influence for people to have open access to....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Logical Reasoning For the Legalization Marijuana

- Logical Reasoning For the Legalization Marijuana Last year there were more than 695,201 marijuana arrests in the United States. Of those arrests 87.2% were for possession - not for sale or manufacture of marijuana. There have been over 11 million marijuana arrests in the United States since 1965. 12.7% of today’s overcrowded federal prison population is made up of people incarcerated for marijuana offenses, with an average sentence of 3.25 years.(1) Even with heroin use on the rise, the police seem to be preoccupied with arresting marijuana smokers....   [tags: Papers]

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The Benefits Of Legalization Of Marijuana Are Endless

- The myths about marijuana are endless and almost all are, false. Over the years people have come to believe many things about how marijuana affects your body and mind. Many other people believe that marijuana is more harmful then tobacco. People believe that “pot” kills the brain cells in the parietal lobe and the cerebellum. The brain is almost completely unharmed in the smoking of cannabis. Another rumor is about how your body reacts to the cannabis in your system and the harm that it causes. The affects are actually very interesting in that cannabis has been found on multiple occasions to actually strengthen your immune system and help fight off and viruses in your body....   [tags: for use of pot, argumentive weed essay]

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Legalization

- The legalization of marijuana The Legalization of Marijuana For the last fifty or so years it has been a crime to possess, consume, or distribute marijuana. Any rapid change in legislation toward legalization would be impossible in today’s culture. Due mostly to the overwhelming popularity of this drug it could never possibly be legalized. Any process of legalization would create unrealistic demands upon society that would affect every facet of life both domestic and abroad....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Debate of Euthanasia Legalization in Britain

- The Debate of Euthanasia Legalization in Britain The term ‘Euthanasia’ comes from the Greek word for ‘easy death’. Is that not how we would like our end to be. Unfortunately, Euthanasia is one of the most controversial issues being debated about in society today. Formally called ‘mercy killing’, euthanasia is the act of purposely making or helping someone to die, instead of allowing nature to take it’s course. Basically, euthanasia means killing in the name of compassion. We would all agree that every human being has the right to life; it is the most basic and fundamental of all our rights, and with every right comes a choice....   [tags: Papers]

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Release the Green and Save the Economy

- Weed, pot, dope, Mary Jane, joint, grass, chronic. These terms possess one simple factor in common; they refer to one of the most infamous drugs in the United States, marijuana. The dispute over accepting marijuana as a legal substance against the opposition is a particularly intense subject in the United States. It is deliberated on the news, political debates, and involved in daily conversations of several. The public needs a fundamental comprehension regarding both aspects of this issue before adopting a stance....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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The Legalizing Marijuana Debate

- Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, was a controversial new initiative on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot, that would have applied a new tax on cannabis. Many reasons arose to contest this new proposition. Firstly, at a state and federal level one does not find a sufficient system currently in place to prevent the dispersion of cannabis to minors. Secondly, drivers already have enough contemporary distractions that will impair their driving such as: alcohol and the use of a cell-phone....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Research on the Legalization of Marijuana

- Research on the Legalization of Marijuana Americans have been trying to legalize marijuana for years. It seems that all of their opinions divide into three basic groups. Many think that it is not worth legalizing marijuana, many seem to think it should be legalized, and a group of people say it should only be legalized for medicinal purposes. In the following paragraphs I will try to show you reason for all three opinions. My hopes of doing this research project were to specifically determine what effects marijuana in combination with different substances had on the body....   [tags: Papers]

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Decriminalization and Legalizing Marijuana in America

- Marijuana prohibition in the American criminal laws is quite exceptional. There are no other laws that are both enforced so widely and severely across the country, but yet considered unnecessary by such an overwhelming portion of the country’s populace. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.” The advocacy group National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws claims that marijuana is the third-most popular recreational drug in America, behind only alcohol and tobacco....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Legalization of Marijuana is Necessary

-           Marijuana has been unfairly villainized and prohibited in America. Legalization offers a practical, effective, and humane approach to dealing with marijuana use. In the following pages I will point out the inconsistency and hypocrisy of America’s marijuana laws, some of the problems with our current methods for controlling illegal drug use, and some of the possible advantages of legalization. It is unclear exactly why the recreational use of marijuana became of such concern to some people in the first place, but much of the information published and testimony made to Congress on the subject in the 1930’s was simply ludicrous....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Anti-Legalization Prop 19 Ad Campaign

- Powerful music bursts from your speakers as “The # 1 ADDICTION for 60% of TEENS in Drug rehab” (Anti-Legalization Prop 19 Campaign) hits the smoke filled screen, which is just the beginning of SaveCalifornia’s Stop proposition 19 insightful campaign ads. This commercial went out months before the vote for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in California. It was made to sway the viewers, voters of California, away from making marijuana legal in this state. This SaveCalifornia commercial persuades the viewers to vote no for Proposition 19 by using rhetoric....   [tags: Effective Ad Campaign]

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Pros and Cons of Marijuana

- The legalization of marijuana has been a highly debated topic for many of years. Since the first president to the most recent, our nation’s leaders have consumed the plant known as weed. With such influential figures openly using this drug why is it so frowned upon. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug, a menace to society, and mentally harmful to its consumers. For some people weed brings a sense of anxiety, dizziness, or unsettling feeling. Like alcohol, tobacco or any other drug, those chemicals may not respond well with their body....   [tags: legalization of cannabis]

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Marijuana Legalization Of Marijuana Across The United States

- With the spreading legalization of marijuana across the United States, Americans should inform themselves about the medical and social dynamics at play behind the legislature. As of now marijuana is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule 1 drug which is hindering further research about its side effects and benefits (DEA). There is a novel concept sweeping the nation that maybe…. just maybe marijuana can be good. One might even daresay beneficial to society. This would have been unheard of ten years ago even five years ago, but a hundred years ago marijuana was acknowledged as an effective pain reliever by the medical community....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Medical cannabis]

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Legalizing Drugs or Joining the Drug Addict Circle?

- Over the years, drug abuse has been a rising problem in almost every country in the world. Day by day more people are involved in this endless cycle of drug craving, money shortage, and drug related crimes. Congressmen and politicians of United States, seeing this unstoppable crime wave which is about to spread throughout the country, begin to address various kinds of possible solutions to end this crisis in the most efficient and effective way. As discussed in Alan M. Dershowitz's "The Case for Medicalizing Heroin" and Charles B....   [tags: Current Events]

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Marijuana: Drug or Cure?

- A current hot button topic with some people and some state legislatures happens to be over the legalization of Marijuana. As of 1970 with the passing of The Controlled Substances Act the Federal Government officially classified marijuana as a schedule 1 drug with no real accepted medicinal use at the time (History of Marijuana). As the capabilities of science have progressed over time more and more scientific challenges have bombarded this decision so that more tangible research can be garnered from this plant....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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The War on Drugs

- The War on Drugs To fully understand the significance and the seriousness of a War one must first fully understand the reasons that caused it in the first place. In this specific case the solution begins with several important yet seemingly simple questions…What is marijuana. How is it used. And why is it so coveted and widely distributed in Jamaica as well as the rest of the world?… All these questions help clarify the reasoning behind the war on drugs and further investigation shows how Jamaica ends up being an important country in this puzzle as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Assembly Bill 9016 - Legalization of Medical Marijuana

- For my research paper I have chosen a topic, represented by Assembly Bill 9016, that has long been a hot button issue both in the State of New York as well as throughout the nation. The legalization of medical marijuana originated on the West Coast in California but has since seen the inside of legislative chambers in more than half of the states in the Union. Currently 14 states have legalized the use, possession, sale and growth of medical cannabis including some of our Northeastern neighbors in New Jersey, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana

- 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: medical cannabis should be legal]

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Pro Legalization of Prostitution

- Pro Legalization of Prostitution The world’s largest trade, prostitution, has always found ways to overcome the legal attempts to suppress it. Prostitution has become one of the most common trades throughout the world. Many poor countries have turned to prostitution as an outlet from their economic difficulties. It is the easiest from of labor for those who do not have a proper education or the economic background to join the legal labor force. Many men and women have found this line of work to be extremely rewarding in monetary aspects....   [tags: Papers]

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Pro Legalization of Marijuana

- Cannabis has been illegal since the Marijuana Tax act of 1934. Yet out of a population of 284 million American citizens, 70 million Americans claim to have smoked cannabis at some point in their lives. Prohibition of cannabis is therefore apparently ineffective at changing the habits of a population, just as prohibition of alcohol was ineffective in 1919-1933. Making otherwise law-abiding citizens fugitives does nothing more than fill the prisons and alienate the populace from their government....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Decriminalization of Drugs: The Way to Stop its Abuse

- Forbidden fruit is sweet indeed. Even if the delicacy carries slow and painful death for anyone attracted by its flavor, there‘ll always be plenty of those who’d want a little more. Advices, explanations, warnings, restrictions, prohibitions, punishments — nothing can stop this insane thirst for breaking the rules. According to the study of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2003, “The total number of drug abusers is estimated at some 200 million people, equivalent to 4,7% of the global population age 15 or above… compared to 4,3% last year (2002)”;....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana

- During the Carter, Reagan, and Bush administrations, eight people in the United States were allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes under the Compassionate Investigative New Drug program. However, since the Clinton administration no new applications have been accepted. Therefore, other patients who need marijuana to alleviate the nausea and loss of appetite associated with the AIDS viruses and cancer chemotherapy, as well as to treat glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, and other ailments must continue to suffer without the use of marijuana....   [tags: pot should be legal]

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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Doping in Sports]

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The War on Drugs: Should Marijuana Be Legalized

- The word "marijuana" has risen a concerned eyebrow in almost every American home today. Those that oppose legalizing the use of the plant automatically believe its use is to smoke it, but those that do not choose to use marijuana are thought to be in favor of keeping it illegal. Opposing views on the subject of decriminalizing the plant has caused much controversy over the past twenty years and still remains an important issue. The legalization of marijuana in the Unites States would drastically reduce crime in our cities and form a more productive society through its positive uses....   [tags: delta-9 - tetrahydrocannibinol, plant]

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The United States Failing War on Drugs

- ... When looking at facts; however it could change someone’s opinion. Jeffrey A. Miron from MIT estimated that the state Massachusetts would reduce its criminal justice spending by $120.5 million per year. Most of which are court fees ($68.5 million), followed by police ($40.3 million) and corrections ($13.6 million). The United States jail more of its citizens than any other country (cato). Most of which are non violent criminals. This could be from the failed war on drugs and mandatory minimum jail sentences....   [tags: marijuana, economy, medical]

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The Fobidden Herb

- The Forbidden Herb It is the real public enemy number one, according to a 1936 movie propaganda called “Reefer Madness” ( ). This exaggerated and implausible movie presented many fallacies such as the notion that smoking marijuana causes users to becoming ragingly violent and ultimately insane. The publicized effects were and still are absurd. Scientifically known as cannabis sativa, marijuana has many other names to match its long history, however public enemy number one should have never been one....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Marijuana: Safe, Therapeutic, and Illegal

- Marijuana is illegal. Illegal to possess, purchase, distribute or grow. To start off the basic non-creative, non-read between the lines question; Why. Why was marijuana made illegal that fateful day 68 years ago. Is there a justifiable reason to the original criminalization and continuation of that law to present day. So, again I ask; Why. Yet, besides the reason why marijuana is illegal many are against the prohibition laws. However, possibly just as many are for keeping marijuana in the same position it has stood for 68 years....   [tags: Pro Marijuana Legalization]

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Legalize It Already

- Life has its daily complications and we often need an escape. Some of us find relief in a nice glass of red wine and a piece of double chocolate cake. Others may find their arrival in paradise on the rim of an ice cold beer. An abundant amount of us turn to more common fixes like cigarettes or food. Then there are the ones that can’t find pleasure in common fixes, they’d rather turn to drugs for peace. Drugs like Marijuana (Cannabis) are often frowned upon because of its effect on the brain and has been constituted as illegal....   [tags: Drugs ]

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harmful legalization

- Harmful Legalization The United States government has seen fit to pass laws prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and possession of dangerous and destructive substances such as marijuana. In opportunistic and negligent haste, fringe aspects of society are seeking to undo laws regarding the restriction of marijuana. These factions have ignored the risks associated with marijuana, falsified information regarding its medical use, and ignore the greater issue with regards to the legalization of harmful substances....   [tags: essays research papers]

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marijauna legalization

- Marijuana Legalization Marijuana is one of the most controversial drugs today. Everyone is talking about it, and the question everyone is asking is why is it not legal. Many studies have been done on this drug for medical uses. Also to find what harm it can do mentally and physically. Marijuana has many different parts that can be used for everything from a medication to a bedsheet. Many countries use marijuana everyday, they use it for medicine, textiles, religious aid, and recreational use....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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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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Cannabis Legalization

- Cannabis Legalization Discuss: “Cannabis is no more harmful than tobacco or alcohol and should, therefore, be legalised.” There has recently been much debate in the media about the decriminalisation of cannabis, both for recreational and medicinal use. This topic has proved controversial especially in political circles. Drawing on evidence from recent press reports, research on the web and recent publications, this essay will assess the evidence of how harmful cannabis really is. In 1971 Cannabis was reclassified by parliament and became a schedule 1 drug....   [tags: social issues]

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Pro Legalization of Marijuana in the United States

- With all of the complex issues facing the nation today, it seems as if the legalization of marijuana is being set on the back burner of legislation. There are so many opinions, sides, and overall arguments for and against it that many vote seeking politicians and policy makers have put up a strong resistance to this issue. In this paper I will illustrate the reasons why I think marijuana should indeed be legalized and also the arguments from people who disagree and feel that it should stay an illegal drug....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Legalization is the Solution to Drug-Related Crime

- How many times have you heard the local news lead a story with the phrase "drug-related". Probably too many times to count. Indeed, it is an expression so thoroughly imbedded in the media lexicon that it qualifies as a kind of unintentional propaganda. Like all successful propaganda, "drug-related" has become so hackneyed that no one bothers to examine its fundamental truthfulness. And, also like successful propaganda, the phrase is rarely a complete falsehood but at the same time is rarely completely truthful....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana: More Research is Needed

- 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. 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: Legalize Marijuana Use]

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Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Uses and Hemp

- Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Uses and Hemp Marijuana, dope, weed, pot, these are all names for a drug that has many medical uses, but it not currently legal in the United States. Marijuana is still used extensively for medical purposes, even though it is illegal. Marijuana, when smoked, produces a chemical substance known as THC, or tetra-hydro-cannabinol. It is often used as a recreational drug, which is used to heighten perception, and relax the mind and body. In medical use, it is a painkiller, used my patients of many chronic diseases....   [tags: Papers]

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Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use Only

- The history of U.S. policy toward mind-altering substances has followed cycles of tolerance and intolerance ever since the mid-19th century. The medical use of the cannabis plant goes back at least 5,000 years to ancient China. It has been used by most of the world’s cultures for its healing properties (Medical Marijuana Cases 1). Today such conditions as Migraine headaches, Glaucoma, Cancer, Epilepsy, Asthma AIDS/HIV, Spinal injury, Muscle spasms, Insomnia etc., could be treated for symptomatic relief with cannabis or cannabis extract....   [tags: pro medical marijuana, argumentative essay]

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Legalization Of The Plantation, Build A Spot For The Pot, Legalize The Need For Weed

- Legalization of the plantation, build a spot for the pot, legalize the NEED for WEED. Marijuana consists of the flowers and leafy parts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Worldwide approximately 190 million people use cannabis, primarily for the narcotic effect of the chemical THC. Seriously, just legalize it already, according to former police chief of Seattle, Washington, and a board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition “With 100 million Americans having used pot at least once-including the president, his two immediate predecessors, the mayor of New York and countless other luminaries from all walks of life-and with an estimated 25 million regular users, marijuana consumption is d...   [tags: Cannabis, Drug addiction, Hemp, Psychoactive drug]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- According to an article by Charles Oliver, The Harrison school district in Colorado has barred a student from attending classes if he takes medicine to control his seizures, states that “The boy was prescribed a lozenge containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The school said he couldn’t bring the pills to school because it would violate its zero tolerance policy on drugs” (Oliver). Without the pills containing THC, the young boy could have a seizure. If medicinal marijuana was legal, this wouldn’t have been an issue, and that is why marijuana should be legalized in the United States....   [tags: medical marijuana, pain, treatment]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- This debate has been very prevalent in society and in politics. Experts, politicians, and people alike have been debating among themselves whether or not marijuana should be legalized in America. Marijuana is a drug that can be smoked or eaten. It is grown from the ground and gives the user a sense of a hallucinogenic high. It goes by many names such as Mary Jane, kush, grass, weed, pot, green, cannabis, hemp, or chronic. Some say that marijuana is not as bad as alcohol. Some say that marijuana is safe....   [tags: medical use, gateway drug, cannabis, treatment]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- ... After taking a very small amount of the marijuana in a half-muffin, JJ took a dramatic turn in his academics, his social life, and his attitude completely turned around for the better. It was a miracle. It was a very strong and emotional article that should change the minds of a few non-believers in medical marijuana, not recreational marijuana. If a child is in this sort of predicament and suffers from such an extreme combination of disorders and medical marijuana is the only thing that will have any positive effect on them, then who are we to keep that from that poor child....   [tags: drug use, cannabis]

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The Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money. This line of work has been argued over for many years in order to decide whether or not it should become legalized. These arguments about prostitution have led it to become a widely spread controversial topic. Prostitution is considered to be religiously unethical, against moral integrity, and it encourages human trafficking. However, it should be legalized because it is a human’s right to control their own body, it gives the government more control over the sex industry, and it provides a service that has the ability to bring in a large tax rev...   [tags: Unethical, Immoral, Stereotypes]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- ... The best thing about this part of the plant is that it is completely legal, yet THC is still illegal. “CBD enhances THC’s positive effects while negating many of the negatives. Is’s clear both cannabinoids coexist in the plant for a reason, often acting synergistically” (Giddingson). Why would the government restrict something that has been known to cure diseases that kill millions every year. They keep the things that kill the most on store shelves though, why not over something to counteract the affects....   [tags: great medicine, safe for recreational use]

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The Usage of Cocaine is Immoral

- The Usage of Cocaine is Immoral In the chapter Against the Legalization of Drugs by James Q. Wilson, he states that “tobacco shortens one’s life, cocaine debases it” (LaFollette, 2010: 333) as a result cocaine, as opposed to tobacco is morally wrong. Throughout this paper I will be discussing the many different effects and experiences of using illicit drugs. I will go into details of the harm it imposes towards others such as their partners, family and friends and how the society and community are affected as well....   [tags: illicit drugs, addiction]

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Against the War On Drugs in America

- The Case Against America’s War on Drugs The legal prohibition on most psychoactive drugs has been in place in this country for the better part of a century. This policy of prohibition, however, has never been based on reason or careful consideration, but on the paranoia of a small segment of society and the indifferent willingness of the majority to accept this vocal minority’s claims without question. Outlawing any use of a particular drug is a violation of the basic freedom of individuals to act as they please in their private lives....   [tags: Legalize Narcotics Drug]

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Marijuana and the War on Drugs

- Marijuana and the War on Drugs I have often wondered why the "War on Drugs" has not been very effective, in fact, it really has done nothing. Take for example marijuana. It is banned in any form of growth and use everywhere in the United States. Yet, this drug gets just as much use as alcohol. I probably know just about as many "potheads" as I do alcoholics, yet the persistence of the government to waste countless billions of dollars to try and wipe out the use of this drug is pathetic. Take for example a part of our history....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- My Position of Legalizing Marijuana In American marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug with alcohol being first and tobacco being second. "In a government survey, 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the last year with more than 14 million that use it on a regular basis". (Normal, 2014) As one can see by the numbers of regular users, there is no need to solicit support for legalizing marijuana among Americans as the majority of the population all ready supports this legalization with me being one of them....   [tags: drugs, medical, government]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Our society has encountered a problem that has long been disputed. Is it universal health reform or the debt ceiling. The answer would be neither of those but instead the use of the seemingly harmless drug; marijuana. With the use of marijuana becoming so popular in recent times, people are questioning whether or not as to if there are any medicinal benefits from smoking the plant. Should we legalize marijuana. What effect will that have on our society. Should we legalize marijuana for the medicinal benefits but abstain from recreational use....   [tags: gateway drug, Figi family, health, medicinal ]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana, a substance that was used frequently during the colonial times, has taken a social downfall in recent times. Although it is still illegal to possess or use for any means by federal law, states like California and Arizona have taken steps in the other direction. The first known marijuana user dates all the way back to 2737 B.C. when Chinese Emperor Shen Nung wrote of the incredible euphoria he feels, and what he experiences after smoking marijuana (Guither). It caught on during the 1920’s....   [tags: Health, Marijuana]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- ... The smaller the tumor, the better off you will be. There are many things medical marijuana can help with that are being treated with addictive drugs like codeine, and opiates, and morphine. Marijuana is a drug that has a mental dependency, and not a physical addiction. Weed lowers blood pressure, dilates the arteries and reduces body temperature an average of one-half degree, thereby relieving stress. Stress causes sickness. Therefore, marijuana can be a helpful medical tool. Legalizing marijuana for medical use can help the economy in many ways....   [tags: United States drug policy]

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Pros and Cons of Legalizing 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. Marijuana helps the body in many different ways....   [tags: Marijuana legalization]

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Legalize Marijuana

- Cannabis is a plant that has been used for many purposes during many centuries of its cultivation. Cannabis grows wild in many parts of the world, such as in India and even in parts of the United States, where it is referred to as “ditch weed”. Cannabis seed oils can be used as a nutritional supplement or as a component of soaps and detergents. Hemp fibers can be used in the construction of textile ropes. Cannabis’ most famous and infamous use is for the psychoactive substance, THC, which can produce an altered state of consciousness, mild hallucinations, and other neurological and behavioral effects....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Legalize Marijuana

- Cannabis sativa or Marijuana as is commonly known worldwide is a hard drug with adverse side effects to the users. With this reason it is an illegal drug in a majority of parts in the world. However according to research statistics, with this illegality there is still a high rise of both users as well as those initiated into the practice annually with the United Nations placing it first among the illicit substances widely used in the world (UNODC 198). Having worked previously in a number of facilities for juvenile delinquency and correction in California I observed and participated in the numerous ways, methods and tactics employed by the government to reduce the use of cannabis sativa wit...   [tags: Drugs ]

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Drug Control

- Do you think we should legalize drugs. Do you agree that we are spending too much money in drug control. Would our children be safe if there were no drug control anymore. Drug control has been a social pathology problem that overwhelms the safety of all Americans. Debates about drug legalization, which started with the issue of medical use of substances, have been taken place, creating a strong controversy. According to a poll conducted by ABC news in May 1997, 69% of Americans support of drug legalization (Review Of The National Drug Control Strategy, 1996)....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Medical Marijuana

- Medical Marijuana From chronic pain to anorexia there may be a type of wonder medicine that can be of assistance. This medicine, however, is looked upon in many different ways in the United States. The drug, only have been studied a few times, lacks an extensive amount of research. Marijuana, a debatable prescriptive but most importantly illicit drug, may have the potential to become a widespread legal and acceptable medicine in the near future. History and THC Marijuana has been around for a long time....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Legalizing Marijuana

- Marijuana 2 While it seems that numbers are steadily increasing, to legalize marijuana, there are still many states who have yet to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Many of the public feel that, due to the recent legalization of medical marijuana, the U.S. is a step closer to legalization marijuana for use by the general public. Choosing to legalize marijuana for the general public will cause an increase in users and put users health at risk, both mentally and physically. In 1937, a legislation was passed, the marijuana tax act, giving the government control over the drug which made it illegal....   [tags: Drugs]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Should the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes be legalized. Wouldn’t it be simple to provide a simple black or white answer to this question. Across the nation there is much debate on this very topic, one that I don’t believe can be solved so easily with a yes or no. There are so many activists that have strong opinions on this subject and go to the fullest extent to ensure they are heard. As simple straight forward as this question is it was hard for me to determine which side of the line I stood on....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Marijuana Should Not Be Legal

- The legalization of marijuana has been a debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made 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: No Legalization of Marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

- Recently doctors have prescribed marijuana, and “the Clinton administration threatened to prosecute doctors who prescribe marijuana,” (Gonnerman 40). Doctors are prescribing marijuana for its medical benefits. The Clinton administration on the other hand is outlawing marijuana because it has not been approved by the FDA. Since doctors feel marijuana has medical benefits it should be clinically tested so they can prescribe it for their patients. Marijuana can be used for many medical reasons. For cancer patients receiving chemotherapy marijuana decreases vomiting and nausea; it also helps them deal with the anxiety of the treatment....   [tags: legalization of Marijuana]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Marijuana has many uses and a long history of use. There have been many myths and rumors spread about the dangers of marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Bureau of Mortality Statistics provided the following statistics for 1987: Tobacco------------------------------------------about 400, 000 Alcohol-------------------------------------------more than 150, 000 Aspirin-------------------------------------------180 - 1, 000 Caffeine------------------------------------------1, 000 – 10, 000 Legal drugs and patent medicines------------14, 000 – 27, 000 Drug overdose from controlled substance---3, 800 – 5, 200 Marijuana----------------------------------------none (“Danger” 1) If...   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized

- 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. People now see these reports were obviously wrong, but marijuana is still viewed as the drug that turns people into idiots....   [tags: legalization of pot]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- Arugementive Research Papermarijuana Thesis: Should marijuana be legalized and can it be used in positive ways. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act prohibited the use, sale, and cultivation of hemp/marijuana in the United States. Marijuana is a drug that is highly used through out the world. It comes from the cannabis plant. THC which stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the major psychoactive ingredient. Over sixty five million Americans today use marijuana. Today it is a lot stronger than how it used to be in the 1970’s because of careful cultivation....   [tags: essays papers]

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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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Against Legalization Of Marijuana

- Marijuana can cause many harmful effects. There has never been a major test though. The ones they’ve used have shown very different things. I have been very surprised by what I have been reading. I cannot believe the difference in what different scientists think. One says, “It's hard to know for sure whether regular marijuana use causes cancer. But it is known that marijuana contains some of the same and sometimes even more, of the cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day.” While in certain places it is legally perscrib...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- 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]

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Legalization Of Weed

- In this country, we are locked in a war we simply cannot win. We strive to protect over 10,000 miles of border, against enemies who are driven by the lure of a huge profit. We fought a version of this war before with prohibition, and we lost that one. All that has really resulted from this war is the overcrowding of prisons, the expansion of law enforcement’s ability to infringe on the personal lives of ordinary citizens, paranoia and distrust. If its not obvious already, I am referring to the war on drugs, marijuana in specific....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Legalization Of Weed

- Illegal drug use is a major problem in the world today. Million of dollars are spent ever year to prevent the trafficking and distribution of these drugs. Virtually all Drugs is smuggled into the United States concealed in false compartments, fuel tanks, seats, tires of private and commercial vehicles, pickup trucks, vans, mobile homes, and horse trailers. Large shipments usually are smuggled in tractor-trailer trucks in false compartments and among legitimate bulk shipments, such as agricultural products....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Legalization

- Marijuana and other “pleasure” drug are outlawed completely under Federal Statues, banned by virtually every state as well… It is not likely that excessive use of marijuana does fog the brain and causes other harm, as its enemies claim… But this isn’t crucial point being interpreted. The key point is that if you accept the Libertarian promise that your life is your own and not the state’s, the government doesn’t have any business telling you what you can and can not do. With the exception of prohibiting you from using force or fraud against others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marijuana: Legalization

- From around 1,000 B.C. until after the American Civil War, the marijuana plant was the world's largest cash crop. Fabric, rope, lighting oil, paper, medicine, food oil, and a source of protein, were just a few of its uses (Overbeck, "Billion"). It's hard to imagine a plant this great had been outlawed. There have been many misnomers and lies that have been spread about the usage of marijuana. In Bruce Goldstein's book, Psychology, three major studies were conducted on the effects of long-time marijuana usage....   [tags: Sociology]

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