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Weed Or Not Weed?

- To weed or not to weed. That is the question. The legalization of marijuana has been the topic of discussion for the past decade. There are those who feel marijuana would put a hold on America in the process of moving forward as a nation; That marijuana has no medicinal value and that it will ruin the minds of its consumers. Opinions state that marijuana is perceived as addictive, linked with narcotics such as heroin, and is bad for the human body; This being why it is illegal. However, marijuana was legal and highly sought after for therapeutic use until the year of 1937....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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The Potted Weed

- Okamitsune strolled through the front door with a wide grin. "Yo, mom. Dad. I'm back. Didja miss me?" "Welcome home, Sunny," Fenris' deep voice greeted her, "how was school?" "Meh." She shrugged her backpack off and let it slam on the floor while kicking her sandals off her oversized paws. "I'm telling you, dad, this world is totally lame. I've only been here one day and I'm already missing the old one." "Well, give it a little time." Okamitsune wandered into the living room, staring at the night-black wolf sitting on the couch....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Weed Is Winning The Election

- Weed is Winning the Election From the 1970’s to present day a lot has changed, specifically the views on recreational marijuana. In the 1970’s’s it was depicted as evil and a sign of a bad life. Skipping over to present day we see. that with all of the new developing studies that show the true benefits and positive side of the drug people in our country are all for legalizing it. As Americans everywhere prepare to vote for the next president nine states can not wait to cast their ballot to legalize Marijuana either for medical or recreational use....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare

- Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare As I sat listening silently outside the hospital room, there lay an elderly man, clad in his hospital gown, crying in pain as he battles his severe kidney cancer. His daughter nervously paces around the room, as she is faced with a decision of whether to go with the doctor’s choice of giving her father the prescription of medical marijuana for treatment. The doctor enters the room, asking for the decision, so he can start treatment. The daughter struggling with the decision between using a substance abusing drug to help lessen her father’s pain, or request some other potent drugs with harmful side effects....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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The Devil´s Weed: Marijuana

- Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Despite it being illegal, the market size is estimated at huge numbers. Across the globe, countries have begun legalizing marijuana. Most notably, in the United States two states have recently legalized recreational marijuana usage. An analysis on the research of the marijuana market proves that the legalization of marijuana would create many positive externalities for society as a whole. Legalizing marijuana would allow our government to regulate and make use of the industry to gain financial profits that could be used for other places....   [tags: illegal drug, reform of marijuana laws]

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Marijuana, Weed, And Marijuana

- Cannabis, weed and marijuana, this herb is known by many names, the main chemical sought out by recreational users that enables them to achieve the psychoactive “high” feeling is known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol also known as THC. THC allows the release of dopamine into your brain which is the chemical that results in happiness. Another major chemical found in marijuana is Cannabidiol (CBD) that aides many medical uses. Marijuana is made from the dried shredded leaves of the cannabis sativa and comes in a variety of different forms such as being pressed down into oil and vaporized, cooked into food as edibles, or just in the ground in its herbal form and smoked....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Drug addiction]

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The Bag of Weed

- The Bag of Weed "Come on, it's just one hit, no one will ever find out." We all gathered around the pipe, anxiously awaiting our turn. It was 1:00 in the morning and everyone was asleep, including the dean, or so we thought. Earlier that morning, a friend came up to me excitedly announcing her purchase. She had gotten a bag of weed. I showed a look of approval, not quite caring or knowing what was ahead. I soon would be part of that deal, but at a much higher price. After the evening activities, we all piled back into the dorm and started heading to each other's rooms....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Sythetic Weed

- Synthetic weed This is the best stuff ever you have to try it. This is what some kids would say to one another. They are talking about this drug named K2. It is becoming a trend in most teenagers. Teenagers are being admitted to the hospital more often now. They have found something that is legal and can buy around there home town or over the internet. Parents have never heard of this stuff before. It is scary to think that you cannot even tell if a child is taking K2 because there is no drug test to tell you....   [tags: Drugs, Teenagers]

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Facebook Is The New Weed ( Not The News Feed )

- Facebook is the New Weed (not the News Feed) Why is Mark Zuckerberg the 21st century 's greatest drug dealer. Because it may seem too obvious, you have probably never thought about the difference between Facebook and Marijuana. You have also presumably never asked yourself if there is an actual difference. What is the difference between Facebook and Marijuana. Is there one. Obviously, yes. There is one difference. Facebook is legal in North America; Marijuana is not—with a few exceptions in the U.S....   [tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social network]

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Slavery Is A Weed That Grows On Every Soil

- Edmund Burke once said “Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil” (Burke). Slavery has been present for hundreds of years: it has been a practice that has occurred in civilizations all around the world. In today’s terms, a slave can be defined as a person who is legal property of another and is forced to obey them (Defintion of a slave) and while slavery itself has been abolished in America since 1865, the effects of such a barbaric system can be seen today through social inequalities. When one thinks about slavery in reference to America, they usually refer to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade that occurred from the 15th century to the 19th century, a time where millions of Africans were bro...   [tags: Slavery, Africa, Atlantic slave trade]

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Why We Should Legalize Weed

- Legalizing Weed How many times have you heard or read about legalizing marijuana in the last year. I have heard about it numerous times whether on TV, on the radio, on the Internet, or when reading a newspaper. Many people wants marijuana to be legalized and each has his or her own reason. Some of them want marijuana legalized to reduce drug related violence in southern states that border Mexico and in big cities such as Chicago. Others want marijuana legalized to offset the impact of the current rescission by generating additional revenues to states from collecting taxes on marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana]

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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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Legalize The Weed

- Marijuana is the flower of the cannabis plant, and if smoked, gives the smoker an euphoric high, but really has much more to offer than just the high. Using marijuana and the growing of hemp are presently illegal in the United States, with the exception of medicinal uses in some states. The legalization of marijuana has many advantages including for simple personal enjoyment, the usage of hemp and its by-products, and medicinal purposes. Why should marijuana be illegal when people just use it to help themselves enjoy their lives more....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pass The Weed

- Pass The Weed The cries of conservatives across America has grown to a riotous roar. The problem is that the long-standing and unjust prohibition of the psychoactive drug marijuana has been lifted by voters in Arizona and California. Under the new law, doctors can prescribe marijuana to those patients who can possibly benefit from the drug's medicinal purposes. Used for alleviating pain and suffering, the drug can provide needed relief for many people. However, to the concerned, it appears that with the new propositions government has granted permission to posses and consume a drug that has been banned for decades....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Is Weed As Bad As They Say?

- Is Weed As Bad As They Say. Illegal drug use is a major problem in the world today. Millions of dollars are spent every year to prevent the distribution of drugs. 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 (Pierson. 12-8-01) Large shipments is usually smuggled in tractor-trailer trucks in false compartments and in bulk shipments, such as agricultural products....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- There is a large drug problem facing the United States today, and this problem extends to all citizens. It’s not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem. The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana, and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most, costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money. I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear, and that if legalized the economy would be strengthened and the efforts of law enforcement could be focused on more serious drugs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Rate of Photosynthesis in Pond-Weed

- Rate of Photosynthesis in Pond-Weed Plan The aim of this activity is to investigate one of the factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis in pond-weed. I am trying to find out if the distance of the pond-weed from a lamp will change the rate of photosynthesis. I will measure the rate of photosynthesis by counting the number of bubbles that are released by the stem of the pond-weed when the lamp is shone on it from different distances. What I think will happen is as the pond weed is moved further away from the lamp, less bubbles will be produced....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating Photosyntesis in Pond Weed

- Investigating Photosyntesis in Pond Weed Aim: The aim of this experiment is to find out what effects the amount of photosynthesis happening in a pond weed. Introduction: A piece of pondweed will be cut and placed into a test tube containing water and sodium hydrogen carbonate, which is placed inside a beaker containing water. A lamp will be shined on to the pondweed and the amount of bubbles released from the plant will be counted. The lamp will be adjusted to different distances from the plant to try and obtain different results....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Marijuana Be Mandatory Medicinal Utilization Of Weed?

- Everybody is acquainted with the well-known overall unlawful medication Marijuana. There are many people who stay aware of the pattern in needing to look cool and attempting to fit in. Much to their dismay, Marijuana utilization has some mental and mental impacts. This can bring about damage in numerous different ways that you can never envision. Authorizing Marijuana can prompt an immense defeat in the public eye. To begin with, Marijuana is known as weed, pot, Ganja, Cannabis, Reefer, Jane, and so forth....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Vaporizer]

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Mary Jane: The Devil Weed

- Mary Jane: The Devil Weed ABSTRACT: This paper, entitled "Mary Jane: The Devil Weed?" attempts to examine what we know about marijuana and what problems are associated with its use. The paper examines briefly the history of marijuana legislation, marijuana's known effects, and conclusions about its danger. Early in this century, the government waged a war of terrorism on marijuana, or cannabis sativa. "By 1937, forty-six states had laws against the use of marijuana, and its use had already been made a criminal offense under federal law" (Jaffe, 659)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Francis Weed and Zoe Hendricks: Dealing with Emptiness

- The word emptiness can be defined as: lacking purpose or substance; meaningless. When faced with this void, one may react in many different ways to fulfill it. Fantasy, denial, and substance abuse are just some of the responses to this feeling. However, these reactions still fail to deal with the problem at hand. Francis Weed and Zoe Hendricks are both dealing with fears related this feeling. These two characters epitomize the word emptiness, and both manage these emotions in different ways. They seem to not be living life to fullest, handicapped by their own internal problems....   [tags: The Country Husband by John Cheever]

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Weed Should Not Be Legal

- Marijuana is a mood altering and psychoactive drug that has many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, and herb. In South America the drug is referred to as dogga, in Turkey it is kabak, in Morocco it is called kif, and in Brazil it is popularly known as djoma (Americana 287). It is an ancient drug that dates back for hundreds of years to China. In fact, it comes from Chinese herbal dating back from 2700 B.C.(Americana 286). Many cultures have used it during meditation, religious worship, and for intoxication....   [tags: no for use of pot]

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Weed Kill Experiment Report

- Weed Kill Report ABSTRACT - The objective of this experiment is to determine which of three weed kill methods will be most successful in killing the Cobblers peg weed over a five day period. Two of the weed kill methods are natural - boiling water and vinegar solution. One of the weed kill methods is a weed spray Yates ZERO. The most effective weed kill was found by examining how fast and effectively each weed kill treatment killed its group of seventeen weeds which were separated into one of three foam boxes over a period of five days....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The History of Hemp or Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot

- ... It was not know for use as a recreational drug until the early 1900s. The first law in America regarding cannabis was at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. This law required all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. Shortage of hemp led to the requirement to grow hemp during the years of 1763-1767 to the extent where you could be sent to jail for not growing cannabis. The government pushed people to grow cannabis later on because it was such an essential crop during the war. At the time, hemp was accepted as legal tender in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland and could even be used to pay taxes....   [tags: physician, crop, legal]

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Sales Manager For Weed Man Lawn Care

- For this paper I will relate to a previous position I had as Sales Manager for Weed Man Lawn Care in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. It is a seasonal job that runs from January through May and I plan to go back next season and will hopefully apply some of the principles I learned during this course. In this position I train and mentor all new salesmen as well as oversee and participate in the sales floor. In chapter 1 we talked a lot about the differences between what the old conceptions of what managers are compared to the new view of how they should be....   [tags: Employment, Sales, Management, The Work]

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Legalizing Weed

- Legalizing Weed “People can't live without the herb man, / If not they'd be drinkin’ and drivin’ and swervin’ / But thanks to Dr. Greenthumb, weed grow / In the backyard or inside with hydro,” chants B-Real of Cypress Hill in their hit song, “Dr. Greenthumb,” which glorifies the cultivation of marijuana. Cypress Hill, a Los Angeles based rap group, has long championed the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, which has recently become a pressing issue in this day of alternative medicine, civil liberties, and humane treatment for the terminally ill....   [tags: Papers]

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Horny Goat Weed

- Horny Goat Weed One major issue in the world today is sexuality. Do I look good enough. I wonder if he or she likes me. While most of the world today is becoming increasingly sexually active, there are others are out there who are lacking in this field. Their bodies are no longer inclined to have or sex, or their sexual drive loses the battle between time and fatigue. Horny Goat Weed is said to be the cure of this "problem." Horny Goat Weed, also known as Epimedium, Yin Yang Huo, Inyokaku, and Herba Epimedii, was discovered around 200 B.C....   [tags: Sexuality Disorders Treatments Essays]

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Weed Control Management in Crop Production

- Weed Control Management in Crop Production Eons ago, our ancestors were a nomadic peoples that relied on their physical abilities as well as luck to survive. Our ancestors were a people that obtained their food through hunting and gathering. With the intelligence inherent of the human race, our ancestors soon realized that the hunting and gathering life style was not very reliable, nor did it allow much in the way of free time. The search began for an easier way to get food. Soon people realized that if they grew their vegetables close by and put up fences to keep the animals in, they would have a fairly reliable and easily attainable food source....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Papers]

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Alternative Methods of Weed Control to Reduce Negative Impacts of Glyphosate

- Genetically modified crops are used more than landrace crops in agriculture, specifically glyphosate resistant crops. Glyphosate’s usage has increased, due to the main feature of “no run-off”. This seemingly perfect solution to farmer’s weed control problem has negative impacts not only towards the environment, but also to living organism’s health. Glyphosate is increasing plant’s susceptibility to diseases, which in turn will reduce crop yields. Glyphosate also decreases the amount of nutrients in crops, causing a stunt in growth and also a decrease in yields....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Herbicide]

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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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Bitter End Drug Warriors Do More Damage Than Weed

- The article “Bitter-end drug warriors do more damage than weed. “Written by congressman Dana Rohrabacher was in response to the illegalization of marijuana recreationally and medicinally. President Nixon’s 1971 declaration of the “war on drugs” placed marijuana on the list of schedule I substances. Dana Rohrabacher wrote the column addressing marijuana and the harsh consequences associated with it. All fifty states are now trying to lessen the aftermath of not only medical marijuana, but recreational use as well....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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A Plead for Weed

- “All Mexicans are crazy and this stuff [marijuana] is what makes them crazy,” (Anonymous, 1927). While marijuana has been seen as a malignant substance that causes insanity, the specific reason marijuana became illegal still remains unknown. Most Americans assumed marijuana was illegal due to the process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings that it was to protect citizens from the dangerous drug (Guither, 2011). However, the United States should completely legalize marijuana because it has its own benefits to improve the society....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Marijuana]

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How Light Intensity Affects the Photosynthesis of a Canadian Water Weed

- How Light Intensity Affects the Photosynthesis of a Canadian Water Weed Photosynthesis happens in all types of plants, whether on land or in the water. Photosynthesis is a process that plants use every minute in order to survive. They create the food that they need from Carbon Dioxide and Water. Here is the full, balanced chemical equation; [IMAGE]Carbon Dioxide + Water Oxygen + Glucose CHLOROPHYLL Or the chemical equation: [IMAGE]6CO2 + 6H2O 6O2 + C6H12O6 With these equations, we are going to see that at what rates photosynthesis happens in this Elodea....   [tags: Biology Essays]

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Should Marijuana be Legal in the US?

- One of the most hotly debated topics in America today is the legalization of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana. With states like Colorado and Washington fully legalizing recreational and medical usage of marijuana, it rightfully deserves to be greatly debated among Americans. Proponents of weed argue that marijuana has been around for ages and that it is no worse than alcohol, while opponents state that although it was used by ancient cultures, marijuana presents a completely unfamiliar set of medical and social issues....   [tags: cannabis, marijuana, weed]

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Anxiety, Tension, And Overwhelming Frustration

- Boiling blood, rising tension, and overwhelming frustration are all indicators of engagement. Initially, the attack is controlling as it laughs at its victim. No matter how intense the level, it is mocking. Pulsating blood vessels begin to assert themselves while uneven breathing patterns protrude. An answer to the problem never seems to arrive, until at last, the suffering silences. During the brutal encounter, realization hits, indicating that the only way to escape such a feeling is to overcome it....   [tags: Anxiety, Emotion, Herbicide, Weed]

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Marijuana being Legalized for Recreational Use

- There have been many discussions on the shocking subject of marijuana being legalized for recreational use here the United States. The president of the United States of America shared his opinion of marijuana, saying marijuana should be legalized for recreational use in the United States. President Obama admitted “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol in terms of its individual consumer”(C). Not to mention, in The White House, people at official gatherings are being served French wines....   [tags: weed, drugs, cannabis]

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Controversy over Medical Marijuana should be Legalized

- Marijuana is one of the hundreds of drugs that holds Americans in the bondage of addiction and causes harm to their health and well-being. Marijuana comes from the hemp plant called cannabis sativa and is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S. (Goldberg). Although marijuana has mostly been used as a drug to get high, physicians have recently discovered that marijuana can treat the symptoms of cancer and multiple sclerosis, relieve pain, and treat many minor ailments. Because of the rare healing effects of this drug, many states are working to legalize medical marijuana in their state, but there is much controversy over whether or not medical marijuana should be legalized....   [tags: marijuana, cannabis, weed, drugs]

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How Dr. Sanjay Gupta's "Why I Changed my Mind on Weed" and Doug Benson's "Super High Me” Successfully Reached Their Audience

- The legalization of marijuana has become a hot-button issue in the last several years with fifty-eight percent of Americans wanting the drug to be legalized, surging ten percentage points since 2012. (Swift, 2013) Due to the recent burst that the cannabis industry has experienced, there have been many genres written on the topic but two of the best genres that reach an audience and give them useful information is an internet article written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta titled "Why I Changed my Mind on Weed" and a video documentary made by comedian Doug Benson titled "Super High Me.” Dr....   [tags: documentary, entertainment, respected]

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The Yellow Starthistle Plant

- “Yellow Starthistle is considered one of the most serious rangeland, grassland, and wildland weeds in the northwestern United States” (DiTomaso). Yellow Starthistle spreads very quickly and grows in any climate which is why it is very hard to manage. This weed is very common in California. Yellow Starthistle has many negative effects on animals, other plant lives, and water consumption. Yellow Starthistle affects animal life. Although many other animals can graze this plant, Yellow Starthistle is very poisonous to horses....   [tags: Weed, Centaurea Solstitalis, Disease]

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The Yellow Starthistle Plant

- In California, the yellow starthistle invades 10 to 15 million acres of land (DiTomaso). This plant species is harmful to native plants and animals. Also, it has no beneficial purpose to the earth. Yellow starthistle is a problem in our world and it can be solved by extracting their roots from the ground and preventing the spread of their seeds (DiTomaso). The yellow starthistle, also known as Centaurea solstitialis, is a plant that grows annually, has deep taproots, and can grow to be 1-3 feet tall (“Threat to Birds”)....   [tags: Invasive, Harmful, Weed]

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Weed: Let's Debunk and De-criminalize

- Marijuana is currently illegal in many states; despite this fact many people still use this mental stimulant. Many users claim that this drug has medical benefits. These benefits have been proven by countless scientific research projects. Each and every-person is in command of his or her actions and what they do in the privacy of their own home is their business if it is to combat sickness or have a good time. Many nonsmokers call marijuana the number one gateway drug. A gateway drug is any drug that makes the user more readily open to experiment with stronger substances....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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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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Roundup Ready Crops

- As a farmer, there are many issues that arise due to ignorance or hazards. Roundup Ready cropping is one of those issues. The issue of Roundup Ready crops is a hot topic right now due to a little bit of ignorance and the potential hazards involved. Roundup is a herbicide with the active ingredient called glyphosate (“Farmers Relying on Herbicide”). When Roundup is applied to any type of vegetation, the chemical kills the plant in a week’s time. Roundup was created in 1996 by a chemist at Monsanto, an agricultural company (“Resistance Warning”)....   [tags: weed-killing chemicals]

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Benefits and Hazards of Medical Marijuana

- I think people that don’t know how to control or don’t have control over marijuana the weed program the development of the biological control of marijuana program/system, an advisory group was established at the request of biological control researchers who were seeking. It legalizing the use of marijuana as a social catalyst and as a tool with which prior physicians can know about the marijuana controversy, what are the benefits and hazards of medical marijuana. Marijuana is the worst thing you can ever get involve in, it messes up your brain cells and etc....   [tags: Marijuana, Weed Program, Pot, Medicine]

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Analysis Of The United States Department Of Agriculture Natural Resource 's Conservation Service Plants Database

- Results from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource’s Conservation Service PLANTS Database show that currently only13 states out of the United States, have categorized Kudzu as a noxious weed. Diagram A below illustrates all of the states infested with kudzu in the United States. As displayed above, 32 out of the 50 states in America is contaminated by some form of kudzu infestation. There is not a sole strain of kudzu that exists in the United States. In fact, there are multiple strains of kudzu, the predominate form here in the United States is Pueraria Montana....   [tags: Cost-benefit analysis, Cost, Weed, Kudzu]

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We Need To Reform Laws Regarding Marijuana

- Imagine that your only father is lying in a hospital bed with one of the many life-threatening ailments. The disease has left him with nothing but agonizing pain and he only has a short time to live. Wouldn’t you like to see him live the last weeks of his life not having to deal with the pain. Sure you would, however, this would only be possible by the use of a drug called marijuana. Cancer patients smoke marijuana to dispel the nausea and vomiting they get from chemotherapy and to alleviate pre-treatment anxiety....   [tags: pro legalization of weed]

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Legalization of Marijuana: A Review of the Literature

- California was the first state to pass a marijuana law in 1913 followed by the rest of the states in the nation until the year of 1937, when marijuana became completely illegal at the federal level. (Guither) Before then, marijuana and specifically hemp had many uses for colonists and farmers and was such a critical crop for a number of purposes, that the government even encouraged its growth. It was not until Henry J. Anslinger saw the Bureau of Narcotics as a fascinating career opportunity that he latched on trying to make marijuana illegal so he could make a name for himself....   [tags: controversial topic, hemp, crops, medicine, weed]

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Why is Marijuana Illegal?

- Marijuana has been around for an exceptionally long time. Marijuana is the third most common recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and is used by nearly 100 million Americans. According to surveys, 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana within the past year and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our laws should reflect this, not deny it (, 2013). Despite it’s many uses, Medical, recreational, and Industrial, the federal government still insists that the growth, cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana is a criminal offences, even though a plethora of evidence exists that the legalization of marijuana would have...   [tags: loco weed, a fight agains drugs used by Mexicans]

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Legalizing Marijuana

- Some people say that Marijuana is not additive, some say it is. If it’s known to be both then how can people really know how it affects the body. On an interview with Elvis Duran and the morning show Lady Gaga admitted that she was addicted to marijuana. She was doing 15 joints of marijuana without tobacco in them every day. In Lady Gaga’s life she has been addicted to some type of drug from a young age. She used the analogy of Lilly pad drugs. She would get to the point where she couldn’t go any further with one substance so she would have to go to the next substance....   [tags: Addiction, Drug, Marijuana, Weed]

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United States Government's False Portrayal of Marijuana

- United States Government's False Portrayal of Marijuana Abstract I believe that the government’s handling of marijuana has been unethical because they used propaganda and lies to misinform the American population about marijuana. In my casebook, I address how the government made propaganda films and other media to misinform the American population. Some powerful evidence that I used is from the book, On the Trail of Marijuana, in this book the authors illustrate their eight stages of marijuana intoxication: Stage One: Characteristic euphoria, or feelings of unnatural well-being and lightheadedness....   [tags: Government Marijuana weed Drugs Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- A. Plan of Investigation Roughly 750,000 people are arrested for marijuana each year, the vast majority of them just for simple possession. Would the legalization of marijuana be helpful to the people of America. By asking around, marijuana is a very debatable topic, which most people have many different opinions on. There is plenty of research to do online about it, by just typing it in on Google. You could either watch a documentary on YouTube about how marijuana has affected a person’s live, or by simply reading about it online....   [tags: Weed, Pot, Drugs, Arrests, Illegal, Possession]

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The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

-      Marijuana use is on the rise, especially among teenagers and young adults. With the recent laws passed in eight states, legalizing medical marijuana many stand divided when it comes to this never ending debate, but I firmly believe that this miracle working drug should be legalized throughout the United States. Marijuana is by far the most commonly used illegal drug. Statistics show that over 70 million Americans have tried Marijuana and more that 20 million smoked it last year. So it is safe to assume that although marijuana use may decrease in the years to come, as did Heroin and LSD, it is here to stay....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Drugs Essays Weed]

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

- Should Marijuana be Legalized. Every 54 seconds, someone in the country is arrested for smoking marijuana. While some see this as a sign of the epidemic proportions of marijuana use in this country and as support for a continued crackdown; others argue that pot arrests are a waste of time and money, and a sign that it’s -- forgive the pun -- high time to legalize marijuana. What do you think: should lighting up a joint, join, beer drinking and puffing tobacco as an inalienable American rights. Supporters of legalized marijuana argue that it should be legalized to protect the greater social good, to prevent government hypocrisy towards recreational drug use, and to protect individual rights o...   [tags: Papers Weed Drugs Legalization Essays]

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The Potential of Medical Marijuana in the US

- The Potential of Medical Marijuana in the US People are afraid of the unknown, that is a fact. That is why people are so afraid of what Marijuana can do and what it is in general. Although the results of marijuana as a medicine have been seen, and they are remarkable results, people still fear of what this plant can and can’t do. Throughout this paper, there will be a highly debatable advocacy for the use of Cannabis in the medical field. Both sides of the coin will be shown, but the pro’s will outweigh the Con’s by a significant amount....   [tags: Weed, Healthcare]

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- Recently, I interviewed someone from the Island of Orkney, off the northern shore of Scotland. He described the seas as being nutrient rich and crystal clear. Traditionally, sea weed, (called sea vegetables in Scotland) has been used for herbal remedies, food products, animal food, cosmetics, and fertilizers. Two of the major species I was informed of were Laminaria, and Carrageen Chondrus crispus (Irish moss). Laminaria, (commonly called "kelp") has it has the ability to re-growth extremely fast, making it an almost infinitely sustainable crop....   [tags: Sea weed]

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Legalizing Marijuana

- Legalizing Marijuana Why marijuana. Why legalize marijuana for recreational use. I think the question we should ask ourselves is ?why not?. Are there any benefits. Again, the focus is misplaced. The question should be how do the benefits of decriminalizing marijuana far outweigh the negative aspects. Why was marijuana made illegal in the first place. Marijuana is certainly not illegal due to health concerns, because if that were the case alcohol and tabacco would be illegal as well. The fact is Americans demand the freedom to choose....   [tags: Papers Weed Drugs Legalization Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana: Know the Facts before Choosing a Side

- Since the 1950’s, the United States has had mandatory sentencing for possession of marijuana. Throughout this country’s history, marijuana has been used as a productive attribute to society. In the 17th century, the production of hemp, the plant which marijuana is diverted from, was in fact encouraged by the government. While leaving the 60’s and 70’s decades, marijuana became looked down upon for social media became more conservative and more hard on crime. Marijuana, like any other drug, may come with adverse side effects but the scale of societal benefits would greatly overcome the negative attitude towards marijuana use....   [tags: marijuana, weed, cannabis]

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Modern-Day Prohibition- The Criminalization of Marijuana

- In January of 1919, the 18th amendment, the prohibition of alcohol, was ratified due to progressive movements. It was soon repealed in 1933, when crime increased and issues spread throughout the country. The concept of “gangsters” was established and unsafe alcohol became apart of America’s diet. This problem is now evident in this country today. Marijuana, an all natural plant that is known to get someone “high,” or to alter the state of mind, has been illegal since 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act was put into action....   [tags: marijuana, weed, cannabis, prohibition]

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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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Why Americans Enjoy Marijuana

- “I love being high. It just lifts your spirits about everything!” You probably heard those quotes from many of your fellow peers or friends. When they speak on this quote, they’re probably relating to the drug called marijuana. Smoking marijuana has become somewhat normal in America, and I’m just confused about that. One day, I and my close friends were hanging out by my high school when one of my friends pulled out some marijuana. I was in shock once seeing it, but I kept my cool. He then asked us all if we wanted to smoke it, everyone agreed, but I didn’t say anything....   [tags: Weed Legalization, Drugs]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- One of the primary focuses of America's War on Drugs is the controversial drug Marijuana. Marijuana remains the most widely used illegal drug and stirs up constant debate everywhere. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime from the World Drug Report 2004 an estimation of about 4 percent of the world’s adult population (162 million) consume marijuana annually (156). For thousands of years human beings have attempted to find ways to get passed the struggles of everyday life. With the pain of the world stopping people from enjoying simple pleasures, sometimes there is a need for help....   [tags: Legalize Marijuana, Legal Weed]

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Alternative Drugs: Marijuana

- ... Some of these ailments and injuries include arthritis, bursitis, migraines, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis c, fibromyalgia, nausea, low appetite, hiv/aids, cancer, chemotherapy, crohns, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, asthma, emphysema, intraocular disorders (such as glaucoma), skin diseases (such as pruritis and psoriasis), back pain, muscle spasms paraplegia, guadreplegia, and insomnia and other sleeping disorders. These are a couple of many ailment and injuries that medical cannabis can relieve....   [tags: you can't overdose on weed]

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Continuous Debates about the Legalization of Marijuana

- Introduction Legalization of marijuana is a notorious topic in the world today, and like any other contentious subject, it has number of support, and opposition. The valid points for both sides are plentiful, and each side feels very strong about their position on the topic. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug used for medicinal purposes, and as an illicit drug (Earleywine 34). Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the world today. Marijuana has a psychoactive effect, and this has made it recognized as an illegal drug....   [tags: weed, medicinal marijuana, illicit drug]

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A Study On A Connecticut Invasive Species

- Ampelopsis brevipedunculata A Connecticut Invasive Species Throughout Connecticut, invasive plant species are taking over the unkempt spaces. One particular plant, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata, is one of these species. A. brevipedunculata goes by many names across the world; most common amongst them porcelainberry or peppervine. Like most invasive species, it was brought here as an “exotic” ornamental, prized for its colorful autumn berries. In 1870 A. brevipedunculata, was introduced into the United States from its native region of the temperate areas of Asia, most often in Japan and China....   [tags: Invasive species, Introduced species, Weed]

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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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Legalization of Marijuana Discussion

- Marijuana is a mixture of the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant. The mixture can be green, brown, or grey. This one plant has become an extremely controversial topic among many, about whether it is harmful to your body and also whether it should even be considered a drug. A drug can be defined through Merriam Webster, as a substance that is used in medicine, or an illegal and often harmful substance that people take for pleasure. With a topic this controversial, there are numerous pros and cons to legalizing this plant....   [tags: psychosis, weed, cannabis, drug abuse]

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Legalization is Not a Realistic Alternative to the War on Drugs

- Legalization is Not a Realistic Alternative to the War on Drugs For years, the issue of legalization has been an increasingly controversial subject. Millions of dollars are spent annually in the War on Drugs causing many to wonder if this fight is cost-effective or if an alternative such as legalization would be more realistic than current efforts in drug prevention. Opponents state that with legalization would come an increase not only in availability, but also with everything associated with that availability....   [tags: Papers Weed Marijuana Essays ]

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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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Legalizing Marijuana Will Drecrease Use

- Legalization of Marijuana Should marijuana be legalized. This has been an enormous controversial issue for the last couple of decades. It’s a drug that can be good for you, yet cause many great dangers. There are many views supporting and opposing the legalization of cannabis. A patient suffering from AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and other serious conditions often find marijuana the most effective treatment. In some cases it may be the only remedy. (2nd or not) As of November 2000, there are only 8 patients receiving marijuana legally as a form of medication....   [tags: weed argumentative essay]

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Marijuana, Should It Be Legalized?

- Marijuana, Should It Be Legalized. "Did you know that Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States" (Marijuana, par. 10). "Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals, including most of the harmful substances found in tobacco smoke. Smoking one marijuana cigarette deposits about four times more tar into the lungs than a filtered tobacco cigarette" (Marijuana, par. 11). These types of statistics might make one wonder, is marijuana really as harmful of a drug as most would think....   [tags: Weed Drugs Legalization Debate]

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Stop The Drug War on Marijuana

- America is in a war. A drug war with marijuana.Marijuana is a hallucinogen grown naturally as the cannabis plant. Smoking pot clearly has far fewer dangerous and hazardous effects on society than legal drugs such as alcohol, yet it is federally illegal. It is established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans; marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible, and marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. But, the marijuana prohibition continues to be thriving. Marijuana prohibition causes more problems than it solves....   [tags: Hallicnogen Grown, Cannabis Plant, Pot, Weed]

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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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Cannabis Can Be Valuable

- Every age has its peculiar folly and if Charles Mackay, the author of the 19th century classic, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds were alive today he would surely see "cannabinophobia" as a popular delusion along with the "tulipmania" and "witch hunts" of earlier ages. I believe that we are now at the cusp of this particular popular delusion which to date has been responsible for the arrest of over twelve million US citizens. I also believe that future historians will look at this epoch and recognize it as another instance of the " madness of crowds." Many readers of this web site have already arrived at this understanding, but...   [tags: pro use of weed]

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Marijuana As A Medicine

- If your every waking moment was consumed by pain and nausea, wouldn't you ask for medication. What if the only medication legally available would leave you unconscious or do nothing at all. If you were the one suffering, would you resort to the only treatment that allowed you to live normally even though it was illegal. Thousands of people across the country are forced to break the law to ease their pain. They have chosen marijuana over anything legally available because it has various medicinal properties that cannot be found anywhere else....   [tags: pro use of medical weed]

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My Life Is Green

- My Life is Green It’s not what people want to hear. The subject is illegal, and expressing interest in it makes you look crazy in some people’s eyes. In high school you can’t write a paper about smoking pot or doing drugs without the possibility that the teacher will turn you in or send you to a counselor. Talk about it to the wrong people and you can set yourself up for some trouble. There’s plenty of people that do smoke or have smoked in the past, probably more than most people realize. Society has the wrong opinion on most drug users; the fact is that people can go to jail longer for marijuana possession than child predators do....   [tags: pot weed marijuana legalization]

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Effects of Legalizing Marijuana

- It has come to my attention a very specific topic I would like to discuss. Many states have appealed to the use of medicinal marijuana, but I think it is time to broaden the spectrum nationally. With states like California with medicinal marijuana legal, many of the patients who need it and benefiting greatly. We can even further it to legalizing recreational and industrial use nationally. The amount of taxes being collected will far surpass your expectations. Some background information, I am from the Northwestern part of Ohio....   [tags: medical marijuana, weed, pot, drug use]

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- Marijuana Wether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. "Marijuana" refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various potencies....   [tags: Hemp Mary Jane Pot Weed]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana’s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided many people with the coping of terminal diseases. The use of marijuana as a medicinal herb has allowed many with no hope, to enjoy life more fully and lead rather decent life-styles....   [tags: Weed Drugs Argumentative Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Legalizing marijuana could lead to new medicinal purposes. This seems to be the strongest argument in legalizing this substance. Marijuana is a controlled substance, also known as a narcotic. More commonly named in the past, hemp plant or cannabis, is one of the oldest known psychoactive plants in humanity. The main ingredient in marijuana that causes the “high” people get form smoking it is known as THC (“tetrahydrocannabinols”). A native of central Asia, cannabis may have been cultivated as much as ten thousand years ago....   [tags: informative weed essay]

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Research on Marijuana

- Research on Marijuana Everyone believes Marijuana is a gateway drug. However, some people think it is not because they believe they will not use anything else. If we do not fide some form of way to get rid of this drug or if we make it legal our future generations will suffer. As of now our brains get affected. A solution would be to find away to get rid of this drug and not to make it legal. Marijuana has been around for centuries now and it still grows in use. People say it is good for the body because it helps the body fight of disease and many other things like pain....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Weed Essays]

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