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Marijuana Should be Legalized for Medical and Recreational Use

- JJ is a 7 year old boy. He has post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and impulse control disorder. He has been thrown out of numerous preschools and admitted to several hospitals for psychiatric issues. His mother has pursued all forms of medical and behavioral help for her son’s hyperactivity and aggressiveness. She came across medical marijuana while trying to research JJ’s problems and after discussing it with his doctors decided to give it a try. She took him off all his medications and put the marijuana in a muffin in amounts prescribed and monitored by the doctor....   [tags: Pro Legalized Marijuana Essays]

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Women Have the Right to Abortion

- The issue of abortion has always been a controversial one for citizens of the United States. Abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy after the embryo has been planted in the uterus (Abortion). An individual’s stance on this controversial issue categorizes them into one of two very different groups. An individual who feels that a woman should not have an abortion- due to moral or religious views- is said to be “pro-life”. Coincidently, those who feel that a woman should have the right to choose abortion are said to be “pro-choice”....   [tags: Legalized Abortion]

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Controversy: Does a Fetus Endure Pain During an Abortion?

- Since 1973, after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide there have been approximately 56,000,000 abortions. That’s about 1.2 million abortions a year (NRLC). This has become a sad trend for pro-life groups. Unfortunately, if abortions were not legalized women would be going through great lengths to get illegal abortions and this could jeopardize their health. This includes by having infections due to unsanitary equipment, like the famous wire hanger, never being fertile again or even death....   [tags: legalized abortion, the silent scream]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized in Pakistan?

- ... So,it is important that they should ask their customers to use condoms . Condoms (rubbers, prophylactics) help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These diseases include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and syphilis. You can get them through having sex -- vaginal, anal, or oral. owners of the massage parlors ask their girls not to use the condoms because in case of the police raid it will become a proof of paid sex.....   [tags: regulated practices]

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Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalized

- Title Only people who have witnessed or experienced a terminal illness know how much it impacts a person’s life and their families. According to the Cancer Facts and Figures, in 2015, there was an estimate of 1,658,370 people who were diagnosed with cancer and 589,430 of those diagnosed with cancer had died (American Cancer Society). Medication evolves every day, yet there is little to do for cancer patients. They can go through various treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, however some patients these treatments are unbearable....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Right to die, Assisted suicide]

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Why Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

- Why Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized Over the years there have been numerous debates as to whether marijuana should be legalized nationwide. Some believe marijuana can help the country’s economy. Making money is what motivates most people’s desire for the legalization of marijuana. These people care more about themselves than the well-being of others. The proponents for the legalization of marijuana state that marijuana can help soothe the pain of cancer and ease symptoms of other diseases. It is true marijuana makes people the worst version of themselves and things would be worse if marijuana was legal....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, United States, Pain]

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Animal Testing: Should It Be Legalized?

- Millions animals are being tested for medical researches and cosmetics. As animals are being locked away behind bars in cold laboratories in order to test make-up products and medicines. Most cosmetics and medical companies are using animals to test and make sure that their products do not cause allergies. Furthermore, some counties are not only allowing animal testing but they are also demanding it. For example, China would never allow a product to be used on humans unless it has been tested on animals beforehand....   [tags: product, humans, suffer, beauty, methods]

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Prostitution Should Not Be Legalized

- In addition, prostitution should not be legalized because it violated the human rights, and the true equality of women. It violated the human rights because the prostitution use woman body as a goods that can trade or sell. In the world of prostitution, it mainly uses woman body to satisfy the desired about sex. In addition, prostitution again the women’s right. One of the perfectly reasons that supply for argument again prostitution is protecting vulnerable women. We cannot live in the society where highly recommend and respect woman, while legalized prostitution....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex industry]

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Euthanasia: Should Not be Legalized in Canada?

- According to Longman dictionary euthanasia means “the deliberate killing of a person who is very ill ‘(terminal illness)’ and going to die, in order to stop them suffering.” There are two different types of euthanasia; active and passive. Euthanasia is legalized in some parts of the world like Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Oregon, Montana and Washington. Euthanasia should not be legalized in Canada because it is not lawful, ethical, and violates Canada’s respect for every religion. First, it is not lawful....   [tags: active, passive, lawful, ethical, religion]

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Laws of Abortion: Legalized Abortion

- Laws of abortion have changed over the years. Many people argue about abortion, putting its legal status in a bind. Back in the early days, the 1800’s, the thought of abortion was absurd and it was illegal. People that support abortion are known as “pro-choice”, and believe that women have the right to decide if they want to terminate their pregnancy or not. Americans will have a brighter future if they encourage the legalization of abortion. Legalized abortion appears to be the reason for crime rates dropping 50 percent within the states....   [tags: crime rates, legal abortion]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized and Regulated

- Should U.S Federal Government legalize marijuana and let the States choose their own path. A progressive thinker and realist would say yes. Cannabis possession and use, both recreational and medical, need to be legalized by Federal Government. It has to allow the States to decide whether they want it or not. Much of the modern marijuana problem happened after it was prohibited in 1937. Before that date, a few people used marijuana for recreation. Federal Government considers marijuana a Schedule 1 drug, which means that it has no medical uses and high risks of abuse....   [tags: United States, Federal Government, Drugs, Weed]

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Why Marijuana Should Not be Legalized

- Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana is opposed by a vast majority of American’s and people around the world. Leaders in Marijuana prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement adamantly oppose the substance, as do many political leaders. However, pro-drug advocacy groups, who support the use of illegal drugs, are making headlines. They are influencing decision making thru legislation and having a significant impact on the national policy debate here in the United States and in other countries....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Assisted Suicide Should Not be Legalized

- Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalized Throughout the course of history, death and suffering have been a prominent topic of discussion among people everywhere. Scientists are constantly looking for ways to alleviate and/or cure the pain that comes with the process of dying. Treatments typically focus on pain management and quality of life, and include medication and various types of therapy. When traditional treatments are not able to eliminate pain and suffering or the promise of healing, patients will often consider euthanasia or assisted suicide....   [tags: History, Death, Pain, Dying, Terminal Illness]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized in Canada?

- What is Marijuana. According to, “What is Marijuana?” (2005), it explains marijuana is the commonest drug in the world, which is often called weed and pot. Also, people will get excitement when they smoke marijuana, but it is a dangerous drug because there has a chemical in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that can change people’s feeling and see something in different ways. Many think that marijuana should be legalized; however, should marijuana become legitimate in Canada. This topic has been argued for a long time because marijuana is an illegal drug, and smoking marijuana will bother other people who are not smoking it....   [tags: commonest drug in the world, cannabis]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized in Canada

- Today, many people around the world smoke marijuana for therapy or recreation, which is grown from nature, but in some countries, nature is illegal, except a substance which is legal: alcohol. In fact, Marijuana or Marihuana from Spanish language also can be known as cannabis, hemp, weed, and pot. Marijuana is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of leaves, flowers, stem, and seeds from the hemp plant, whose scientific name is Cannabis sativa (National Institute Drug Abuse, 2012). Marijuana has a long history of use as a medicinal herb, and the use has been expended around the world from China to India and the North Africa and leaded to Europe for thousands of years....   [tags: benefits of Hemp and Cannabis]

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Should all handguns be legalized?

- Should handguns be legalized. As we all know, guns as a whole have been a controversial issue for people from all walks of life. One side feels that guns should be legalized and the other side that feels guns should be completely illegal. When someone is in a dangerous situation, he or she should have the right to defend his or herself. However, if one is against guns, how is that person going to be able to defend him or herself. Because of this, I am a huge proponent of guns when it comes down to being in a dangerous situation....   [tags: Legal Issues, Weapon, Pros, Cons]

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Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized

- The Right to Life Everyone born into this world inherits the fundamental right of life. However in the life that all humans have the right to, the freedom to choose death is arguably just as significant. In the last century, advancements in medical technology have made physician assisted suicide a prominent, easy, and highly controversial way to end a person’s life. Since a doctor can administer an euthanization to end a person’s life so easily, it’s ethics have been called into question....   [tags: Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Human, Death]

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Should The Legal Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Bigger Than Oreos There’s a new product out there that has risen remarkably from $4.6 billion in sales in 2014 to $5.4 billion in 2015. Those 2015 numbers meant sales of this product were higher than those of Girl Scout Cookies, Pringles, and Oreos combined. The size of the market is projected to grow to $7.1 billion in 2016, according to a report by New Frontier and ArcView Market Research. And a number of celebrity endorsers have invested in this industry, including Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg), Nick Lachey, and Willie Nelson....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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Prostitution Should Not be Legalized

- Prostitution should not be ‘Legalized’ Sexual objectification of women is viewing them solely as de-personalized objects of desire instead of as individuals of complex personalities, which is done by speaking or thinking of women solely by their physical attributes. Sexuality has been a controversial topic for a long time, and there have been many thinkers pondering on its effects on societies and cultures all over the world. The physical expression of sexuality is fundamental and universal. What differs is how cultures, religions and societies construe and influence both the setting in which sexual intercourse between men and women occurs and the type of relationships in which pregnancy is...   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

- Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Willie Nelson once said, “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” Marijuana has been a plant for longer than any human has been alive. Civilizations have used marijuana for hundreds of years for hundreds of purposes. But ever since the 1970’s when growing or having possession became illegal marijuana has been looked down upon by a majority of people living in the United States....   [tags: Drugs]

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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

- There are upon many reasons why marijuana should be legalized in the United States. This controversy over marijuana has been going on for a very long time, marijuana didn’t become illegal until the mid 1900s, and many people didn’t really understand it then. Marijuana is known for helping with cancer, PTSD, many other diseases and along with that, it is also known that it releases dopamine that make you happy and hungry. Now many doctors and scientist believe this substance can be an answer for medicine, and many people believe that it should be recall in congress to end the Prohibition on it....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, United States]

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Medical Marijuana Should be Legalized

- Marijuana has been in the news lately since two states, Colorado and Washington, have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Currently they are the only two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Iowa, at this time, has decided not to legalize medical marijuana in spite of many Iowa citizens advocating for the legalization of the drug. Iowa is taking a cautious approach to medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has been proven to help with seizures, pain management, nausea and improve the quality of life of people with certain medical issues....   [tags: Argumentative, Weed Legalization]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Over the years, gay marriage has become a worldwide known issue, and in Texas it is still a debate whether it should still be legalized. At the moment, it is not legal or illegal in the state. It is in the state of “anti-relationship recognition constitutional amendment; a federal judge has ruled that the amendment is unconstitutional, and the decision is now on appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, with the ruling stayed” (Freedom to Marry, Inc, 2013-2014). “As of May 21, 2014, gay marriage has been legalized in 19 US states (CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, and WA) and the District of Columbia” (Gay Marriage, 2014)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Should Abortion Be Legalized in Morocco?

- People from different countries are either for or against legalization of abortion. Some say that abortion should be a part of women’s rights as it limits unwanted pregnancies. Others say that it is against their values and religion; so they can’t tolerate this action. Unfortunately, almost all Muslim countries forbid abortion except for “special circumstances”. However, in Morocco, saving the life of the woman, and preserving her physical and mental health are the unique cases in which abortion could be tolerated....   [tags: ethical, moral and religious views]

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The Violence And Legalized Brothel Prostitution

- rowdy client that is becoming abusive and they are able to report other serious crimes without fear of retribution or predigests. The brothels that were the subject of the Violence and Legalized Brothel Prostitution in Nevada research, have an outstanding standing relationship with their local sheriff’s office according to the article (p 282). The authors spoke with one brothel manager that said “The whole name of the game is control. But that control also makes us get along pretty well with the sheriff’s office....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry]

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Why Marijuana Should be Legalized

- Debate on why Marijuana should be legalized Marijuana is a public name for an illegal substance (drug) produced from the Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) plant. It is also called weed, ganja, grass, kaya and pot. The drug has many chemical compounds and in particular, it has THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for changing mind functions leading to alternations of cognition, mood, behavior, perception and consciousness. “It is the most widely used illicit substance in the world” (World, 2010, p....   [tags: Drugs, Social Issues, Legal Issues]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized

- The issue of whether gay marriage should be legalized has been a hot-button topic for many years. As activist factions continue to win equal rights battles for their respective minorities, many other groups of self defined minorities see these victories as an opportunity to seize upon their own desires. The rights being fought for, given, and in some cases taken are often rights with which many American citizens would not and do not agree. To date, seventeen states have legalized gay marriage with only three of these coming by way of popular vote....   [tags: civil righs, homosexuals, equal rights]

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Should Voluntary Euthanasia Be Legalized?

- Should voluntary euthanasia be legalized. Euthanasia is the intentional killing of a person in order to relieve pain and suffering. The debate over the legalization of euthanasia is one of the most contentious and controversial issues in the world today. While some countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the American states of Oregon and Washington have legalized euthanasia, the majority of countries still oppose euthanasia due to the various issues, both ethical and practical, it creates....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Should Gay Marriage Have Been Legalized. It’s not over till you quit is a motto expressed by many Americans. As free citizens, we are allowed to voice our opinions according to the first amendment. Especially when something has gone against our own wishes, we seem to be pushed into fighting even more for our choice. Gay Marriage was legalized on June, 26 2015. It occurred more than a year ago, a controversial event that changed The United States of America forever. It may have been more than a year ago, but some Americans don’t seem to give up on trying to reverse the irreversible....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Should Active Euthanasia Be Legalized?

- The morality of active euthanasia and whether or not it should be legalized is quite a controversial topic within the medical field that has long been debated by many philosophers. Active euthanasia is one of two forms of euthanasia, which is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering a terminal illness that is considered incurable. Active euthanasia is when one actively brings about the death of a terminally ill patient through a specific act. This is in contrast to passive euthanasia, the other form of euthanasia, in which one merely ‘lets’ a terminally ill patient die by not doing the things necessary to keep the patient alive....   [tags: Death, Morality, Euthanasia, Disability rights]

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Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized

- Life branches into many subjects that can be discussed and criticized thoroughly. One of the most complicated and broad branches is ethics and human rights. As life proceeds, people are getting more aware of their rights and whether they are practicing them in an ethical way or not. We might think that it’s our right to live and end our life any time we want. But is it ethical to do so. Here comes the idea of euthanasia – mercy killing- that permits the ending of a person’s life that is suffering to death....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Medicine Ethics]

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Euthanasia Must Not Be Legalized

- Presently, many cases of euthanasia had occurred around the world. Many a time we will stop and ask whether the person has anymore hope to live as a normal person. At the end it is left to the court to decide whether the people live or die. But why does the patient or the guardian choose euthanasia when they can live a longer time with their loved ones. Some might ask whether it is worth to see your loved ones suffering, wouldn’t it be better to end the suffering. To answer this question we must know what euthanasia means....   [tags: Arguments Against Euthanasia]

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Medical marijuana has been a big debate all over the united states for a long time, is marijuana a threat to our society and our children. What is medical marijuana. Or is it a plant that is capable of relieving the sick from their pain and their weariness.There is no true definition for it but, it has been studied to improve symptoms and treat disease. Medical marijuana has been legalized in 24 states such as Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Delaware, Maryland, Montana, Vermont, New Mexico, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, New Jersey, New Hampshire, California, Illinois , Maine,Connecticut, Minnesota, Nevada, and DC....   [tags: Cannabis, Chemotherapy]

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Growing up, my older brother had frequent migraines. The worst part about Christopher 's migraines were the medications his neurologist prescribed to treat them. The medications caused him to not feel like himself; he would even have a difficult time trying to stop taking some of the pills. My family was constantly looking for a way to help Christopher be comfortable and happy. If marijuana were approved for medical uses, it would have had a positive impact on my brother’s life. Medical marijuana should be legalized in Florida because it is a natural painkiller, it has low addiction risk, and it has minor side effects....   [tags: Cannabis, Drug addiction, Tetrahydrocannabinol]

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Drugs Should Not Be Legalized

- Nida Uddin ECON Drugs Should NOT be Legalized It is important to be informed of what we are defending, and in this case it is to not legalize drugs. One may ask, what are drugs. Drugs are chemicals, that may affect your body in many different ways, whether it be good or bad. However, most of the time, it 's not always a positive outcome. Some drugs even leave lifetime damage to your brain and body. Although, there are many different ways to take drugs, some of the most common ways are; inhalation, ingestion, and injection....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Recently, there has been a rather large push to legalize same-sex marriage. However, this brings about some ethical/moral questions. Almost all Americans who are married today are married to their opposite sex. on Election Day 2004, gay marriage was one of the most significant moral issues lurking below, 22 percent of the Americans claimed to be motivated by moral values when they turned out to vote “Recent analyses show that the issue had a significant influence on individual voters and state vote totals in several regions of the United States” (Olson) those who are apart from the religions like Christianity or Judaism are more likely to support same-sex marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legalized

- There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long. Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]

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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

- ... Although legalization might seem counterintuitive, legalizing marijuana will be much more effective in lowering its usage rate. Moreover, marijuana should be legalized because drug arrests have dramatic and detrimental effects on people's lives. There are some cases where police use brutal force to arrest people who possess marijuana. One example is when police raided Scott Bryant's house in a drug raid. Bryant, despite being unarmed, was shot dead by the police in front of his son. After searching his house, the police found three grams of marijuana (Marshall)....   [tags: weed, pot, immigrants, economy, history]

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Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized

- Euthanasia is a Greek word which means gentle and easy death. However, it is the other way around. It is not a gentle or easy death because there is not a type of death which called gentle in the world. According to writer Prof. Ian Dowbiggin, in Ancient Greece people used euthanasia without the patient's permission. It means that in Ancient Greece they did not care about the voluntariness. Also, there are just few doctors who obey the rules of the Hippocratic Oath. (250) After Christianity, the church found out how evil suicide was and they told people killing another person or themselves was a brutal behavior....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]

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Euthanasi Should Not Be Legalized?

- When it comes to Euthanasia whether it’s looked at as the dignity to die or suicide, people don’t know whether it should stay illegal or be legalized. Some people believe it’s murder when it isn’t if you’re taking someone off of life support. Religions say it’s suicide when others will say that it’s stopping the pain because God doesn’t want us to suffer. There is also the doctor’s oath that they must follow which explains the rules of relationships between doctor and patient. Robert Latimer is one of the many relatives that have gone through dealing with someone with a disability illness, but he took action when there was nothing else they could do for his daughter and ended her life....   [tags: Murder, Life imprisonment, Homicide]

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Should The Pornography Be Legalized?

- Prostitution is often been said to be one of the oldest profession. With many great and respected civilizations carrying out this practice, it seems normal that prostitution would not be harshly punished. As consenting adults, people have the freedom to choose what they do with their body. That is why the pornographic industry exists. Porn is just filming people who are being paid to have sex. But it is not. Prostitution is more like slavery while porn is more like the movies. That is, actors who are acting....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Rape]

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Abortion Should Not Be Legalized

- Abortion is the “ending of a pregnancy before the fetus (unborn child) can live independently outside the mother” (Brown, 2013). Abortion is raised as an issue in many countries across the world if it should be legalized or not. In Canada, abortion is legal with no restrictions (Arthur, 1999). According to the Center of Reproductive Rights, 60% of the world’s population lives in countries where abortion is allowed or accepted by some reason and 26% of the world’s population lives where abortion is not accepted (Reproductive rights, 1992)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Fertility]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Marriage is defined as the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life. In the definition it says couple, with out indication of gender. In our society gay marriage is a hot topic. Previously legalizing gay marriage was out of the question, but as times has changed and more liberal politicians have gained office to reflect the views of today’s society. One of the reasons that LGBT people fight for the right to marry because married couples receive more protections and advantages in the law and insurance polices....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Should Gay Marriages Be Legalized

- Should Gay Marriages be Legalized. Homosexuality is a hot topic in the world today. We see it on the news, hear it on the radio and even read about it in the newspaper. I believe there will always be homosexuals as long as people live. For years society has looked down upon and condemned gays and lesbians. Even the Constitution of the United States forbids certain rights to homosexuals. For years homosexuals were not allowed to serve in the military unless they hid their sexuality. As I got older and came in contact with homosexuals and have friends and family members that are open about their sexuality, I sometimes question my beliefs, because most of the homosexuals I know personally have...   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriages, Society, Legal]

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Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized

- Euthanasia comes from the Greek language and precisely means “good death.” Throughout history and in present times, euthanasia is the practice of ending another person’s life prematurely in order to stop the individuals pain or suffering. Euthanasia can be active or passive and can be classified as voluntary, non-voluntary and involuntary. Active euthanasia is when death occurs by the use of lethal drugs autonomously, or, with the aid of a Doctor. Passive Euthanasia is when treatment needed to maintain life is avoided or stopped, leading to person’s death....   [tags: Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Death]

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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized

- Gay adoption by legal couples has become a rising controversy in the past decade, affecting the lives of many children and families. Most states allow gays and lesbians to individually adopt but do not allow them adoption as a legally recognized couple. In 1976, the American Psychological Association declared that “the sex, gender identity, or sexual… orientation of natural, or prospective adoptive or foster parents should not be the sole or primary variable considered in custody or placement cases.” Historically, the benefits of gay adoption have been recognized, but have not yet been legalized....   [tags: Homosexual Couple Adoption, Gay Parenting]

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Recreational Drugs Should Be Legalized

- Recreational drugs are drugs with psychoactive (mind-altering) effects that are taken mainly for the “high” rather than for a legitimate medical purpose. Recreational drugs are commonly split up into four categories: 1. Hallucinogenic drugs (drugs that distorts a persons perceived reality) 2. Depressants (inhibits function of central nervous system) 3. Stimulants (speeds up functions of the central nervous system). The use of recreational drugs has been a point of contention in politics in recent years....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin, Morphine]

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Medical Marijuana has been a controversial topic for almost 10 years, it all started with the legalization of marijuana in a few states the first being California in 1196 and the disagreements that other states had with legalizing of marijuana for medical purposes. One of the biggest risks of legalizing medical marijuana, is the abuse of the drug, many people believe that if the drug is legalized then it will be a gateway to the acceptance of more harmful drugs. Another big question is if the drug is even necessary, with the modern western medicine we have now is medical marijuana as useful as western medicine....   [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Cannabis, Drug addiction]

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Assisted Death Should Be Legalized

- In regards to assisted dying, Canadians should seek a policy that balances interests of non-maleficence that seem to conflict: the avoidance of unnecessary suffering, and the preservation of current and future well-being. Policies that lean too heavily in the interest of the second type of non-maleficence risk sacrificing the individual right to autonomy in medical practices and raises questions about an individual’s right to assisted suicide if they are in fact harming themselves, and how this relates to a refusal of treatment....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Euthanasia]

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Marijuana: Should it Be Legalized?

- The use of marijuana for medical purposes has stimulated debate for many years. Some people find the use of marijuana therapeutic and the only way to relieve their chronic pain. Also, there are a growing number of people who feel it is harmless and think it should be legalized in small quantities for recreational use. Despite the illegality of this substance it has continued to be used and grown by many people. And though it seems harmless to some, there are others worried about the message legalization and the recreational use of the substance would give teenagers....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Organ Sales Should Be Legalized

- This resulted in them feeling ashamed because manual labor was the only job available to their demographic (Delmonico, 695). Boyer’s journal mentions that sellers sometimes may lie about their health state in order to receive the payments. This puts both the donor and recipient at risk. Also, according to Boyer, the donor often would have many mental health problems such as anger, anxiety, and depression (Boyer 328-329). Another argument that arises when suggesting that organ sales should be legalized is the suggestion that the upper and lower class would become further separated....   [tags: Organ donation, Organ transplant, Legal death]

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Abortion Should Not Be Legalized

- Abortion has been an extremely argumentative debate whether to legalize it or not. There have been various abortion laws that are written in order to give those rights to woman wanting an abortion. In the state of New York, there is one particular abortion law that has come to their attention. In my opinion, abortion should not be legalized, within reasons and circumstances. Even though I do believe in a woman’s right to choose, I also believe that every life is valuable and even though a baby that is not able to make decisions for their selves, they should be given a chance....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Eliot Spitzer]

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Should Sex Work Be Legalized?

- The stop-and-frisks from the New York Police Department are searching for some form of evidence to condemn the individual. Ultimately, this evidence usually presents itself as a condom, as it is one of the only common physical object described having a sexual intent. Due to this, many sex workers do not carry condoms or are afraid to because of the risk of arrest. In an interview with the Human Rights Watch, sex worker Anastasia stated that “If I took a lot of condoms, they would arrest me. If I took a few or only one, I would run out and not be able to protect myself....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease]

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Legalized Killing Should Be Abolished

- Capital punishment, also called death penalty, is the punishment by death for a crime, and the only form of legalized killing. It may be carried out by electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and firing squad. The death penalty has been banished in over one hundred and thirty countries, and it has been abolished in every industrialized nation except for the United States of America. In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue that divides the country and leads to disharmony....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and a woman. Homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance in this country; however these same-sex couples cannot marry legally, have or adopt children, and are believed to threaten society. Some states are performing commitment ceremonies called “civil unions” which is marriage without using the word “marriage”. Many heterosexual citizens as well as politicians are against gay marriage, but, believe it should be left up to the states to decide....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Cannabis: Should it be Legalized?

- Marijuana, also known as cannabis and many other names, is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa (Abuse). This plant is a highly addictive drug among adolescents. Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance worldwide (Marijuana Facts). Growing up in a county where drugs, such as marijuana, is commonly used and abused among adolescents who have no clue of the history and effects of the drug encouraged me to research a bit more about this topic....   [tags: recreational, drug abuse, medical]

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Should The Drugs Be Legalized?

- In discussions about using steroids in sports and if it is cheating or not, one controversial issue has been that it is in fact cheating. On one hand, most people argue to believe that it is cheating only because not everyone in the certain sport wants to take it. On the other hand, some believe that people who want to take it should take it and no one should tell them otherwise. The side effects to the drug are on their hands. Others even maintain a steady mindset that the drug is in fact cheating, and will not change their minds about it....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Lebanon]

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Should Euthanasia Be Legalized? Canada?

- In this paper, I will argue that active euthanasia should be legalized in Canada. There are several reasons for maintaining this position. First of all, passive euthanasia is morally equivalent to active euthanasia. Secondly, an individual has the right to choose what should be done with his/her life. And finally, euthanasia provides the greatest amount of happiness for those involved i.e. it brings peace to a suffering patient and his/her family. To help strengthen this position, I have chosen to use a critique method of all of the premises in each paragraph....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics, Coma]

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Should The Pornography Be Legalized?

- The discussion of pornography and whether is should be legalized or banned in the United States has been a hotly debated for many years. There are those citizens who believe they are entitled to certain freedoms as citizens of the United States. These rights would include the right to choose to participate in the pornography industry. They believe those who produce, distribute, and the purchase pornography should be protected under the rights secured by the Constitution of the United States. In contrast, there are members of the American society who take a very different view in regard to the pornography industry....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Should Gay Marriage be legalized. Marriage equality, Gay marriage, Same-sex marriage has been a huge topic in the media in this generation. In the last couple of years, many people have become more open minded to the idea of same-sex marriage, maybe because there are more gay people and same-sex couple who did they’re best and fight for their voices and freedom to be heard. There are also some TV shows that helped mold the eyes and the minds of many Americans when it comes to gay marriage and gay relationships; one example is the Modern Family show....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Should Gay Marriage be Legalized. Marriage equality, Gay marriage and Same-sex marriage is been a huge topic in the media in this generation. In the last couple of years, many people have become more open minded to the idea of same-sex marriage, although there are still many individuals who cannot imagine marriage for same sex couple. This is why this topic becomes huge the last couple years. For the last couple of years more and more people had become more accepting when it comes to gay relationships and gay marriages maybe because there are more gay people and same-sex couples who did their best to fight for their voices and freedom to be heard, also there are more individual who are now g...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- In today’s society people have to fight for their love. People are going to love who they love and we as a society can either support it or ignore it. While gay marriage may offend the Christians’, love has no limits, you love who you love. However, divorce rates will decrease, the child adoption rates will increase, and financial economic benefits if gay marriage would become legalized. With the divorce rate increasing nowadays, legalizing gay marriage can decrease the divorce rate. People that are gay and want to pursue their dreams to getting married are likely to last longer than female and male marriage as they are more mature and older than most couples who get married then get divorce...   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized

- In stating my position on medical marijuana, I believe that medical marijuana should be legalized because it helps the critically ill every day. People who are able to use medical marijuana are living more ordinary lives than ever before. Marijuana use has positive traits, for example, its therapeutic esteem and use as a recreational medication with moderately mellow reactions. Numerous individuals use marijuana since they have settled on an educated choice that it is beneficial for them, particularly Americans experiencing an assortment of genuine sicknesses....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol]

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Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized

- Euthanasia, also called mercy killing, is the practice of doctors intentionally ending a terminally ill patient’s life in what is said to be a gentle and dignified manner. The term is derived from ancient Greek and means “easy death”. Euthanasia can be performed by administering lethal drugs or by withholding treatment that would prolong or save the patient’s life. Physician assisted suicide is also a form of euthanasia but the difference between the two methods is that in euthanasia, doctors end the patient’s life with lethal injections, whereas, in physician assisted suicide, patients kill themselves with a lethal amount of drugs prescribed by the doctors....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Illness, Medical ethics]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- 1) It is imperative that LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) citizens have all the rights that are enjoyed by other citizens. Even though gay marriage is legalized in the U.S., there is still a long way to go with LGBT rights and State and Federal Laws. 2) A major issue is that federal laws ban gay men for life from donating blood. This is a draconian law based on homophobia and stereotyping. To impose a blanket ban on all gay men regardless of their negative HIV status is discriminatory, beyond doubt....   [tags: Human rights, Law, Homosexuality, Social movement]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- It has been argued whether prostitution should be legalized or not. There are negative and positive sides to the debate, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. Some countries have already legalized prostitution, and it has benefited them in many ways. The benefits of legalization include health care for the women, which in turn lowers the incidence of HIV and STDs. Criminalizing prostitution, it could be argued, goes against the Declaration of Independence.(clarify this) The government could protect and regulate taxes and retirement if prostitution was legalized....   [tags: health care, taxes, retirement]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Legalizing marijuana The debate over whether marijuana should be legalized has long troubled many American citizens. There are many political aspects that have to be taken into account when making a big federal decision such as this. However, long before America was even an idea, many cultures had harnessed the plant, and used it for many primitive medical procedures. Within certain states it is legal to use marijuana for medical treatments, but this is a relatively new idea in the United States....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Heroin, Drug]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Many people say that marijuana should not be legalized in the United States, however, another percentage of the society says that marijuana should be legalized. Those who agree and disagree need to inform themselves about the pros and cons of marijuana. It is very important to see different point of views from each side because there are several consequences and benefits that the use of marijuana can cause. Legalizing marijuana can be dangerous because many people are not informed of the diseases they can get from using drugs....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Cannabis, Smuggling]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- In recent years, drug use has become very popular, especially among teenagers. In the past new drugs have been invented, but the most common use is cannabis. Cannabis is commonly known as marijuana, is a preparation of the Cannabis plant Intended for use as a physhoactive drug and as medicine. These drugs has been fully legalized in some states as California, Nevada, Colorado and other states, some has only legalized medical marijuana. Even though that marijuana can be very harmful, many people think that it should be legalized in all the states....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Cancer]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana has existed for many years and has remained illegal in many states, but has become legalized for recreational use in four states, which are Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska. Medical Marijuana has become legalized in thirteen states, some of which are California, New Jersey, Michigan, etc. That signifies that medical marijuana is legalized in twenty five percent of the states, and that recreational marijuana is legalized in less than one percent of the states. Some people deem that recreational marijuana should be legalized for numerous reasons, including the positive overall health effects they suspect that it provides....   [tags: Drug addiction, Crime, Cannabis]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- The use of medical marijuana has been approved in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The states have legalized is use in medical treatment. There is an ongoing debate on whether it should be legalized in all 50 states. On top of this there has also been an ongoing debate whether it should have also been legalized or not in the states that have now legalized. We will try to come to some type of decision in this matter. Should the uses of Medical Marijuana be legal. The use of medical marijuana has been made legal in 23 states and District of Columbia (Hanson, 2014)....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is a plant that people have been using recreationally for years. In fact, people have consumed marijuana since ancient times. Until 1906, the year the United States Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act. The debate on whether or not marijuana should be legalized in the United States has really blown up within the last decade. And finally, in 2012, Colorado became the first state to officially legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational uses....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Hashish]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- There has been major discussion going through the United States on whether marijuana should be legalized as a “recreational” drug. While some states have decided to legalize it, the majority of the states have not. Laura A. Schmidt writes “A small but growing literature seeks to understand if and how changing state marijuana policies are affecting young people 's attitudes about drugs. So far, the evidence is mixed and inconclusive.” There have been many studies done at the high school level that are mix results and tend to come back with about half saying yes and half say no to legalize marijuana....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Illegal drug trade]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- It is heavily debated as to whether or not marijuana should be legalized. There are numerous reasons for and against legalizing marijuana, some say that the government can tax it, some say that it helps with certain medical conditions. People also say that it is not a gateway drug and does not lead to drug abuse. Then there is the question of should we legalize it now even though there is no way to test the levels in your blood at a routine police stop. There are some really good points as to why marijuana should be legalized and some good reasons as to why it should not be legalized, the truth is that people are going to smoke marijuana whether it is legal or not....   [tags: drug abuse, illegal drugs]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- To legalize, or not to legalize, that is the question. I am aware that this is not the question formed by Prince Hamlet in the Shakespeare play. However, Americans seem to mimic Hamlet indecisiveness when it comes to the legalization of marijuana. I am from California and although the state flower is not cannabis, it probably should be. Many Californians see nothing wrong with marijuana. As a matter of fact, it was not until I moved to Texas that I realized many people believe marijuana should remain as an illegal drug....   [tags: United States, Law, Decriminalization]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Did you know the president of the United States, Barrack Obama has smoked marijuana before. Marijuana has been an issue in the country for about sixty years. This is a controversial subject however there are many positive examples to support the example and why it should be legalized. Society looks over this subject and makes it a humongous deal. We criticize people who do it or based on our opinions or our experiences. Marijuana has been around for centuries. It is not as addictive as social media would lead you to believe....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Cannabis, Hashish]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Carl Sagan, a world-renowned astronomer had once said that “The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” Carl Sagan as he is a man that recognizes the full potential of marijuana. Carl realizes that instead of discriminating the drug, it should be embraced as its usages exceed the dangers one might believe marijuana can cause to one’s body or society....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Cannabis, Crime]

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Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

- Euthanasia is the act of ending a person’s life through lethal injection or through the removement of treatment. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word meaning “good death.” When a death ends peacefully, it is recognized as a good death. In modern society, euthanasia has come to mean a death free of any pain and anxiety brought on through the use of medication; this can also be called mercy killing, deliberately ending someone’s life in order to end an individual’s suffering. Anything that would ease human suffering is good....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment is the actual definition of prostitution. The word prostitution comes in a variety of different labels, for example, whoring, sex trade, or dated whoredom; nevertheless, prostitution is very well known as well as extremely controversial. The question is, should prostitution be legalized. By examining the topic of prostitution, we will be analyzing examples that are associated such as health, crime, human trafficking, the economy, as well as whether prostitution is demeaning or not; hence, helping clear whether or not prostitution should be considered a legitimate business....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- How would the legalization of marijuana change the world. The debate whether marijuana should be legalized has been around for ages. Within the article “Legalize Marijuana. Not So Fast” the authors known as the “Christian Science Monitor” tries to convince its readers about the danger marijuana may bring if legalized. Currently a majority of the Nation is for the legalization of marijuana, I am not of that majority. It’s been stated within the article, although marijuana can’t kill its user directly, it may play in a key factor in one’s sudden illness or death....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Recreational drug use]

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