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Should Marijuana Be Legalized

- As our world continues to shift every day with new technological advances and findings so must our decisions and thoughts. It is sometimes a challenge to accept into our lives something that can potentially have a positive outcome even though it has been considered a dire perception in our society for a long time. As time changes, we should make an effort to adapt to the constant changes and be open-minded about rising questions about issues today. Before making any negative comments about the use of marijuana, we should consider the positive key points such as the medical use, economical impact, and recreational use....   [tags: cannavis, lethal drug, medical marijuana ]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Today it is not uncommon to be watching television and come across an advertisement promoting the use of alcohol and cigarettes. Both substances are detrimental to your health, and have no medical value yet both are legal to anyone of age. To a Cancer or AIDS patients seeking relief from marijuana, these commercials must be difficult to bear. Peter McWilliams stated, "Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. (Arresting people for) medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals....   [tags: The Decriminalization of Marijuana]

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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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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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Marijuana Should be Legalized

- Have you ever had a problem where there was a solution but it was out of reach. Many people suffer from illnesses that can be cured by marijuana. For a “drug” cannabis has many benefits from life-changing to small day-to-day benefits. Strokes, cancer, stress, arthritis, depression, and anxiety are just a few examples. Marijuana can also help control the abuse on pills and other prescription medicine which are addictive and potentially fatal. Marijuana has been suffering from propaganda and bias opinions for many years....   [tags: medical marijuana]

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Marijuana Damages the Mind and Body

- In the United States, the most significantly used illicit drug is marijuana. People use this social drug to ease or enhance interaction (Kornblum 115). The scientific term for this commonly used drug, marijuana, is Cannabis sativa (Hasday 24). Cannabis sativa is a dioecious hemp plant and can be produced in various forms. Usually, the dried leaves, flowers, and buds of the plant is used as marijuana. In addition, the flowers of the female plant and the buds are the most vigorous part. Furthermore, the plant produces the main psychoactive substance, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (Wishnia 44)....   [tags: Marijuana, USA, drugs, cannabis, ]

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Marijuana Should Not Be Legal

- The legalization of marijuana has been a debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects that can effect the user forever, and sometimes-even cause death....   [tags: No Legalization of Marijuana]

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Marijuana: A Lucid View on the Legalization

- Although Marijuana is currently illegal and can also bring some harm to the body, it isn't any more harmful than alcohol or tobacco. It actually can be beneficial to the human body. In addition, it has the potential to have huge tax revenue benefits. That could be helpful seeing that the US National Dept is $17 Trillion dollars, and is growing. Legalizing marijuana may not get the US out of dept, but with marijuana popularity growing, there is no reason the federal government shouldn't legalize, tax an regulate the sell of Marijuana for recreational use....   [tags: medicinal marijuana, pot, laws]

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Support of Legalizing Marijuana

- "The forecasts of truly robust economic growth that were commonplace at the start of the year aren’t off the table yet... In the months ahead, data will need to improve to match those sunny forecasts, or 2015 will start to look like a big disappointment."(Irwin) The American economy is weak and getting weaker. Legalizing marijuana would not only generate higher tax revenues, it would also eliminate the tremendous costs of enforcing innumerable federal and state laws which prohibit the purchase, sale and use of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Should Be Legal]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Government prohibition on marijuana has been a back and forth debate. U.S citizens have been protesting the legalization of marijuana since the 1960’s, but it has become a bigger issue in the last five years. Ending prohibition on marijuana would be very beneficial decision to the U.S citizens and the government. Marijuana should be legalized for economic, illness treatment, and healthy recreational choices in the U.S. These are the main reasons why marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana should be legalized because it brings in a lot of extra tax and revenue income to the state....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Cancer, Global Marijuana March]

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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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Medical Marijuana Should be Legalized

- Medical marijuana is a controversy in today’s society. Currently the community is divided on the issue. Questions are constantly being thrown around such as “How does it affect the body?” and “What good does it do for a person?” Researchers have tried to answer these questions with studies and they have shown how positive medical marijuana can be. If something can benefit an individual why not use it for the sick in an attempt to find a better drug for those who really need it. Medical use of marijuana should be legal all across the United States because of all the good it can do for a person’s overall health and the fact that everyone deserves all possible methods of treatment when they ar...   [tags: Benefits of Medical Marijuana]

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Practical Uses of Marijuana and Hemp

- Marijuana is a hot button topic in America today. The plant is looked down upon, usually as a harmful and useless drug. But this propaganda has been spread by the government and anti-legalization organizations for the past 20-25 years. In reality, marijuana legalization would have a positive impact on today’s society. The American people must look past the prevailing advertisements and publications degrading marijuana use and uncover its practical uses. George Washington once said to one of his servants at Mount Vernon, “Make the most of the hemp seed....   [tags: Marijuana, illegal, drugs, hemp, practical uses,]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

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

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Medical Marijuana: A not so new form of medical treatment

- Marijuana usage for the purpose of medical treatment has been a debated issue in many states and Countries around the world. The United Kingdom and Canada have both adopted laws that are directed at protecting patients and doctors from prosecution due to possession and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Australia has passed laws, but has not put them into effect, and the United States has not made any allowances, leaving marijuana in the same category with other illegal drugs and allowing for prosecution if a person is found to be growing, possessing or using marijuana, regardless of the reasons....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Marijuana: Can It Really Benefit Us?

- Marijuana: Can It Really Benefit Us. The world today is a lot different from the way it used to be. The way we live in 2015 is more up to date with technology and are able to find out how each medicine can affect a person. One of the possible ways many states are taking into consideration is the idea of using medical marijuana to help people cope with the pain due to the illnesses they have. Marijuana mainly helps ease the pain and even helps with nausea. It has left countless positive impacts on people that have used this for medical purposes....   [tags: medical reasons, legalizing marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- For thousands of years human beings have attempted to find ways to get passed the struggles of their lives. With the pain of the world stopping people from enjoying simple pleasures, sometimes there is a need for help. Marijuana brings millions of people relief from the pain they feel on a day-to-day basis. This completely natural plant which helped so many people has puzzled the leaders of our nation for a long time. The THC in marijuana causes its users to experience a mild-huluciginic or high....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Position paper 2 While there is a ton of pros to legalizing marijuana there are also cons. Although I may be for the legalization I am still not one hundred percent convinced that it is perfect. One major concern is the lack of any real recorded long term marijuana effects on the population. Since marijuana was just recently legalized fully we haven’t been able to really see how this will affect the health of the population. Before it was legalized it was second in substance dependencies. Also there are still a lot of doctors sceptical on marijuana and it’s....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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Marijuana Should be a Medical Option!

- Medical Marijuana Why keep those pricey bottles and boxes of drugs in our medicine cabinets which are worthless. New research suggests that marijuana is a medicine. This is a concern which should be addressed for the citizens of United States who have to fight for their medicine to feel better and ease their illness. This is why marijuana should be a medical option. Marijuana is a natural herbal plant which is often called pot, weed, MMJ, cannabis, bubble gum, green goddess and there are several other names that follows....   [tags: drugs, legalize marijuana, medical, argument]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- For years debt ridden States struggled with maintaining healthy budgets that provide money for schools, libraries, public recreation areas, and elderly care. Even with funding coming through the Federal government, having money to support communities has become a challenge even with high taxes. So what’s the solution. Legalize Cannabis Sativa also known as Marijuana. With Colorado and Washington coffers filled with taxes from Marijuana sales, more States are now pushing to legalize Marijuana for it’s economic benefits....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Hemp, Global Marijuana March]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- There are many viewpoints across the country toward supporting as well as going against the legalization of marijuana. Using marijuana can be beneficial in some ways in a short term, but long term usage can lead to more damages to the human body. I do not support the legalization of marijuana due to these reasons. Marijuana causes physical and mental health problems, increases the risk of fatal crashes and social costs among the society. Some people may argue that legalized marijuana is no different than legalized alcohol and tobacco....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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A Website Analysis on the Reformation of Marijuana Laws

- A Website Analysis on the Reformation of Marijuana Laws NORML, or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, founded in 1970, is a non profit, public interest advocacy group which fights for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and want an end to arresting responsible marijuana smokers. In its website, the organization states that its mission is to “move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty” (NORML website)....   [tags: Internet Website Legalization Marijuana Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- The legalization of marijuana has been questionable for many many years now, but the government just seems to always decline. I feel that marijuana should be legalized. There are many reasons for and against legalization, but the arguments for it outweigh the arguments against it. I believe marijuana should be legalized for three main reasons. Legalization will bring in much needed tax dollars, it will free up prisons and their resources, and it will save the U.S tons of money. If marijuana is legalized, it can be taxed by the federal government, like alcohol and cigarettes are now....   [tags: Argumentative, Marijuana Legalization]

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The Choice Of The Legalization Of Marijuana

- The choice of the legalization of marijuana. The name marijuana is a Mexican-Spanish (marijuana, marijuana). My perspective is age, I grew up in the seventies and eighties, where marijuana was the norm. It was known to be illegal, but it was a blind eye from everyone. It was recreational, not done out in the open. At events such as concerts, marijuana bloomed in the stadium or venue’s where it was being held. The band members on stage smoked while playing, such as groups known to be Parliament participated....   [tags: Hemp, Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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The Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

- Marijuana has been a part of American culture for over one hundred years. It has been vilified, heralded as a miracle drug by supporters, branded a gateway drug by opponents and proposed as paper, rope and a myriad of other possibilities. Yet for all the support both for and against it marijuana still remains illegal, widely used, fiercely prosecuted and barely studied. Legalized marijuana in the United States can be controlled and profitable industry by using low taxes, regulation and mirroring alcohol legislation....   [tags: drugs, marijuana, legal reform]

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Marijuana Should be Legalized

- This is a topic that has become a bit of concern amongst people in the past few years. Marijuana has been illegal since the early 1900’s, but lately scientists have figured out that there are some uses of marijuana that could benefit people in need, people who are sick of deadly diseases such as aids, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. These are all diseases that are hard for anyone to go through, especially without aid that helps the pain and misery from ceasing. Prohibiting marijuana has just made things worse, by increasing the price of marijuana, the illegal usage, and the money spent on trying to cease its use....   [tags: drugs, rhetorical essay, medicinal marijuana]

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Decriminalization of Marijuana in Canada

- Marijuana is currently a hot topic of debate throughout Canada, and has been for the past few years. Marijuana was first banned in 1923 under the Opium and Drug Act, but since 1997 the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act have controlled it. In 2000, over 30,000 Canadians were charged with possession of marijuana. Currently, the marijuana laws are not enforced equally across the country, which has prompted the interest in changing the laws or possibly decriminalizing marijuana. Also, those convicted of marijuana related crimes usually don’t go to jail, but they do receive a criminal record....   [tags: legalization of marijuana in canada]

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The Next Step For Medical Marijuana

- Washington was once of the first states to enact medical marijuana laws, but over time has allowed it laws to become stagnant and not accomplish what its original intent was, to increase the quality of life of its patients. The House and Senate are reviewing the medical marijuana laws, but citizens need to vocalize there support for these initiatives not only at the state level but at there respective local government. Many people may be worried about the expanding coverage of medical marijuana laws but through proper regulation the end result will provide for a safer environment for patients, citizens, and law enforcement, while weeding out the criminal element with ties to drug trafficking...   [tags: Marijuana Laws, Legalization]

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Debate over Legalization of Marijuana

- The legalization of marijuana is a smoldering topic that sparks a debate anytime someone brings up the controversial subject. It is listed on the top of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug schedule listing as a controlled Schedule I substance. According to the DEA, “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Yet, the United States has allowed 20 states to legalize it for medicinal purposes; and, two of those states are legally allowed to use it...   [tags: gateway drug, marijuana, cannabis]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

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

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The Debate Over The Legalization of Marijuana

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

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Should We Legalize Marijuana?

- In today’s world one of the growing debates is the legalization of marijuana. Nowadays people use “weed” for many different purposes. Whether it be for medical or even recreational weed has become a part of this world. The government in the USA keeps fighting this natural product and destroying lives on account of this drug. It has been proven to be even better than alcohol and many other things in this world. Weed being a natural product has many advantages and disadvantages but the good outweighs the bad....   [tags: Drugs, Economics, Marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- ... They also mention on how their revenue goes towards public health and along how the money saved from law enforcement since they no longer have to focus as much time and resources to marijuana. What the media articles have in common is that they both cover changes that are visible to the public’s eye. Not only that but these are measureable changes, for example the amount of people charged with marijuana possession or the amount of adults that are filed for marijuana offenses, and the amount of revenue gained through taxing marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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Marijuana Dangerous To Your Physical Health

- Recreational use of marijuana has been going on for many years, and like cigarettes many people refuse to listen to health reports. More and more reports are coming out on the effects of marijuana on the body. Just how harmful marijuana can be is questionable. Some health reports state that it is very detrimental to the body while others are explaining how chemicals extracted from the marijuana plant are being used as medication. The problem is, just what are the effects, and how bad is it for someone who uses this drug....   [tags: against marijuana]

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The Use of Marijuana vs. Ecstasy

- Living in this crazy world of temptations, growing up has been scarred with the rebellion and curiosity of what’s out there. I must say, I’m very thankful to God that he found his way to me. With all the junk and dirt I put in my body, I thought I’d be lucky to live until 21. I’ve experimented with different substances -- extremely deadly and dangerous due to boredom, peer pressure and the harshness of reality. I’ve always been in love with marijuana. Never did anything else, just weed. However, I was exposed to ecstasy later on because of the “raving” culture on the rise....   [tags: Marijuana, Ecstasy, drugs, history,]

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Marijuana in Medicine

- For over thirty years, it has been debated whether the use of medical marijuana should be allowed for medical purposes. Marijuana can be used as a treatment for nausea and vomiting, as well as a pain reliever from other medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Others argue that its use can lead to addiction and could lead to health risks such as lung and heart problems over time. Therefore, medical marijuana should be strictly limited for medical use and monitored to meet the needs of the patient....   [tags: medical marijuana, pain relief]

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

- Should Marijuana be legalized. “Why is marijuana against the law. It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”― Bill Hicks Marijuana was naturally grown on the earth, so don’t you think that should be legal to use. If your thinking no then there are some reason that will help you change your mind. Most people think Marijuana is just used to get high and do stupid stuff, but really Marijuana back in the day was used to make fabrics and fiber, it wasn’t just used for getting high....   [tags: law, deceases, conditions, medicinal marijuana]

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Increasing Use of Medical Marijuana

- Increasing Use of Medical Marijuana Problem/Solution In this paper I am writing about the increasing use of medical marijuana. And with the states legalizing this drug for medical purposes it is a wonder why people don’t care to realize that it is still very illegal under federal law for any use. The research is based on the states of Washington and Rhode Island petitioning the federal government on reclassifying marijuana as a drug that is accepted with medical uses, saying they want to regulate this distribution without putting any type of risk for federal persecution....   [tags: legalizing marijuana, medican purposes]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

-      In 1936 when Marijuana was made illegal it was considered a medicine in good standing with the American Medical Association. At the time Marijuana could be found in twenty eight different medical products and countless other consumer products. On November 5th, 1996 California and Arizona passed propositions allowing the return of medicinal Marijuana use.      The campaign in 1936 to make Marijuana an illegal substance was championed by two large companies, Dupont Chemicals and Hearst Newspapers, that gained financially by having Marijuana banned....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Marijuana Legalization

- Marijuana Legalization As defined by The New American Webster Dictionary, marijuana is a hemp-like plant whose leaves are smoked in a cigarette as a narcotic. HOWEVER: Other than just an illict drug used for getting "high", Marijuana can also be viewed as: * A pain reliever * A stress reliever * A medicinal alternative to over-used processed drugs * An untapped source of income for the United States Government * A prohibited substance with many misconceptions Smoking marijuana has long been viewed as something that only produces negative outcomes....   [tags: Legal Illegal Marijuana Pot Law Weed ]

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Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

- “Almost two out of every 10 Canadians reported having consumed marijuana in the past year, but more than 30 percent of poll respondents said they would do so in the next year if it were legal” (Evans, 2015). In the past few years, many people have been expressing their opinions on why marijuana should be legal in Canada. It has been one of the most highly debated topics in Canada and in recent years more have been in support of legalization, “59 percent — support new laws that would legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana usage under some conditions” (Evans, 2015)....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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The Debate Over the Legalization of Marijuana

- Puff, Puff, Pass the Legalization of Marijuana Many people crave the moment where they can just sit down, relax, and enjoy some free time. They could perhaps take a nice walk in a park, or possibly sit down and enjoy a movie on T.V. However, a large sum of people nationwide chooses to participate in a certain recreational activity to find their relaxation: smoking Marijuana. In fact, “Washington and Colorado are the first to allow adults to use the drug for recreational purposes” (Legalizing Marijuana, par 1)....   [tags: Marijuana, Illegal Drugs]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- Medical marijuana is one of the most controversial subjects in politics. Marijuana may be an addictive drug, but it has many medical uses. Many patients found it very effective, which trumped any other drug, whether by prescription or over-the-counter. Medical marijuana should be legalized in North Carolina, but should be regulated, because it has helped people with diseases such as Glaucoma, cancer and any physical or emotional pain. Cannabis has been known to man since as early as 7000 B.C. (Marijuana Legalization Timeline)....   [tags: cannabis, patients, medical marijuana]

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Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

- Since 2900 BC, Marijuana, has been used as a medication for people suffering from illnesses.  The Chinese, Egyptian, Indian, Roman, as well as the Ancient Greece cultures became extremely interested in Marijuana’s healing properties when they realized that the drug helped treat people suffering from glaucoma, gout, cramped joints, violent pain, earaches, inflammation, leprosy, edema, and other diseases affecting the body (Deitch).  The idea of using Marijuana as a healer became popular all around the World and by the 1900s, it was being used in South Asia to treat asthma, bronchitis, and the loss of appetite (“A Note on Marijuana”)....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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The Addiction to Marijuana

- In the United States, marijuana is being categorized as a Class A Drug, but in reality marijuana has been known to help cure and fight many sicknesses and diseases. Marijuana is being criticized by people that never studied the drug or even know about the medicinal benefits from the drug. Over the years, marijuana has been called a gateway drug to harder narcotics, but this isn’t the case. Marijuana has many medicinal benefits that the media and government avoid releasing to the society but it's about time we come forward with the facts and truths about this herb called marijuana....   [tags: class a drug, medical marijuana]

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The Dangers of Marijuana

- THC disrupts the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed. This makes it hard for the user to recall recent events (such as what happened a few minutes ago), and so it is hard to learn while high. A working short-term memory is required for learning and performing tasks that call for more than one or two steps. Some studies show that when people have smoked large amounts of marijuana for many years, the drug takes its toll on mental functions. Among a group of long-time heavy marijuana users in Costa Rica, researchers found that the people had great trouble when asked to recall a short list of words (a standard test of memory)....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana is a shredded mix of dry flowers, stems and the seeds of a plant called cannabis and people usually smoke it in the form of cigarettes for relaxation. Ever since marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago, government prohibition of it has been the subject of an ongoing debate. Should marijuana be legalized. Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol. Therefore, prohibiting it intrudes on personal freedom....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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Marijuana: Safe, Therapeutic, and Illegal

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

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized

-               In a country where tobacco products and alcohol are legal, I have always wondered, why not cannabis?  Why did this plant still have the stigma of being illegal when it does not cause any deaths, is not nearly as physically addicting, nor as harmful as its legal counterparts?  Clearly, the law of marijuana prohibition is one that is up for debate and one that is up for change.   Currently, many state laws have been passed that are either decriminalizing marijuana or allowing it for purely medicinal purposes.  Although these laws are moving towards legalization, they do not come close to the actual goal.  The definition of “legalization” advocates are striving to reach refers to...   [tags: legalizing marijuana 2014]

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Personal Narrative about Smoking Marijuana

- Sniffed Out "All right chief, puff, puff, pass!" This reminder of smoker’s etiquette attempts to rise from the back seat, but the bumping speakers drown it out. I am in the driver’s seat of my car, floating on a thick cloud of music and smoke. My eyes close, my lungs fill, my head nods and becomes lost inside a hip-hop haze of bass, high hats, and trumpets. Just before Big Boi introduces his “Spottieottiedopaliscious Angel” a hand cuts through the smoke and whacks me in the back of the head. Leaving the music, I turn around, take a huge toke, give the middle finger (all in good fun), and pass the joint to the backseat....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Smoked?

- A subculture is a group of within a society that has its own shared set of values, norms, beliefs, interests that functionally unify them, and that are different from those held by the majority of society. Marijuana comes from the Sativa plant and the stems, seeds and leaves are usually brown or green. Marijuana can be smoked, from a joint, blunt, bong, pipe, hookah and handmade materials such as plastic or even food like an apple, it can also be baked into food and brewed as tea. Millions of people around the world use marijuana for spiritual, therapeutic and recreational purposes....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Global Marijuana March, Hashish]

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Marijuana: Opponents Factual Brief

- Marijuana: Opponent's Factual Brief OPPONENT'S BRIEF Factual Proposition: Consuming marijuana is detrimental to one's health. Definition of key terms: 1. Consumption= Smoking or eating marijuana. 2. Marijuana= Psychoactive mind altering substance, also known as cannabis. 3. Detrimental= Serious harm. Primary Inference: Smoking or eating marijuana is likely to create serious health problems for most individual users or society. Overview: Since the 1920's supporters of marijuana prohibition have exaggerated the drugs dangers....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal]

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Pros & Cons of Legalization of Marijuana

- Introduction The legalization of marijuana is considered a controversial issue, something that can benefit people for medical purposes, but what about recreationally. Marijuana has been illegal since 1937, but there’s never been a bigger push for legalization. There are several reasons why it is illegal, because of government propaganda and big industry not wanting to lose money, but this will be discussed later. The purpose of this paper is to educate, theorize, and discuss various aspects of marijuana, such as its history, development, and the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana legalization....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization Essays]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal Everywhere

- Former United States President Thomas Jefferson once declared, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” (“Thomas Jefferson”). Unfortunately, many modern political leaders are not as enthusiastic as Jefferson regarding the beneficial uses of hemp and marijuana. Hemp, as well as marijuana, originates from the Cannabis plant. Surprisingly, marijuana dates all the way back to 2700 B.C.; where it is first mentioned in a Chinese herbal and is said to have many strong values....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Support Marijuana Legalization Now!

- Alex, who lives in Oregon, is an 11-year-old boy with severe autism. Jeremy Echols, his father, said that his son Alex was diagnosed when he was 5 years old. When seizures are coming, he becomes a self-destructive boy by banging his head and body against the wall causing bruising. However, since after treatment with marijuana (also called cannabis), Alex's illness was significantly improved. His parents curb his seizures by giving him a liquid form of marijuana by mouth 3 times a week. For Alex's family, the benefits of marijuana are greater than the risks....   [tags: Pro Marijuana Legalization]

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Recreational Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal

- The first law that regarded marijuana in America required farmers to grow hemp in the year 1619 for clothing, rope, and other materials, but “as early as 1840, doctors recognized the medical applications of marijuana, and the drug was freely sold in pharmacies for over a century.” (Rich and Stingl). In 1937, the use and possession of marijuana was made illegal, but “before 1937 marijuana was freely bought, sold, grown, and used.”(Rich and Stingl). In 1970 the congress decided to classify marijuana as a schedule one drug, which has made the legalization more difficult, “schedule one drugs are considered dangerous, addictive, and have no medical benefits.”(Rich and Stingl)....   [tags: Anti Marijuana Essays]

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Medical Marijuana: A Safe and Effective Alternative Medication

- In today’s society, there are certain diseases that are debilitating and causing painful reactions to Americans throughout the United States. The patient with MS who cannot control the spasms created by their disease, the rheumatoid arthritis patient with pain so severe they cannot rest and nothing seems to be easing the pain. Then there is the AIDS patient who cannot eat, as they are so nauseated from the HIV medications that they are taking; these patients have just some of the disease scenarios that medicinal marijuana can help....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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The Debate Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana

- The Debate Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana The debate over the legalization of marijuana is long standing and will continue indefinitely for years to come. Both sides of this issue are passionate in their positions and provide strong arguments to support their stands. After reviewing all the information, I understand each argument but I feel strongly that it would do our country more good than harm to decriminalize marijuana. Aside from what the government would like you to think, there are actually positive effects that come from the use of marijuana....   [tags: Legalization Marijuana Drugs essays papers]

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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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The Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana is a misunderstood drug. Many assume that the usage of marijuana, or cannabis, is dangerous, but it can be the exact opposite. So why is the legalization of marijuana in the United States such a problem for many people today. Considered to be a gateway drug and the reason for the downfall of our youth nowadays, marijuana has developed a negative reputation. Lester Grinspoon, a professor at Harvard University, states, “Few drugs in the United States have produced as much affective heat as marijuana, particularly during the last decade....   [tags: Legalization of 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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Using Marijuana Could Be Risky

- Marijuana is a preparation of dried, shredded leaves from the Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which means “useful hemp”. Preparations made from Cannabis include marijuana, the dried plant material; hashish, the dried resin from the flowers and associated leaves; and hash oil, an oily solution of resins and other plant juices extracted in alcohol, filtered, and reduced by evaporation. Marijuana is the form most commonly used since it requires little or no processing. Since marijuana resembles lawn clippings it is commonly called grass....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

- America’s controversial debate over whether marijuana should be legalized has been baffling many communities and citizens for some time now. Due to the vital decision being made by the government, many political and federal aspects are being considered. Marijuana has been used pharmaceutically tracing back all the way to ancient times and is legal to use for medical purposes in the United States. Marijuana’s medical uses should be enough to have the plant considered a legal substance. Medicinal use of cannabis has been unearthed for thousands of years as treatment for whooping cough, constipation, lower fevers, and rheumatic pains, to induce sleep, and reduce headaches....   [tags: legal issues, marijuana]

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America Needs Medical Marijuana

- There is no doubt that alcohol is America’s most popular and prominent drug. The sale and distribution has been legal since its early development. However, along with the social gratification of alcohol comes many dangerous effects and consequences. In contrast, marijuana, which has less severe and damaging effects and many medicinally beneficial qualities, has been outlawed by the American government. Although the utilization of both substances may lead to very detrimental side effects, it is unjustifiable to sanction the legalization of alcohol while simultaneously prohibiting the use of marijuana and its potentially beneficial qualities....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Legalization of Marijuana

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

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Crime of Marijuana

- To: President of USA From: Think Tank for a better USA " Scenario: A Date: 27th February 2014 Word count: 1796" "" The Context. Our country is facing a huge dilemma with respect to criminal charges for marijuana possessions. The country is divided into two factions - one being the freedom demanding, marijuana legalizing while the other being the anti-drug, let us crush all the drugs and drug takers. The effects of a policy in this regard spills out and affects more parties than the ones directly involved." " Analysis of the dilemma....   [tags: criminal charges, marijuana possession]

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The Challanges of Marijuana Legalization

- The use of marijuana for medical purposes has stimulated debate for many years. Some people find it beneficial, and believe it is the best way to relieve their chronic pain. There are a growing number of people who think marijuana is safe and think it should be legalized in small quantities for recreational use. Despite its illegality, marijuana has continued to be used by many people. Though some discount it as a harmful substance, there are many others who worry about increased criminal behavior, addiction and other health problems that can arise from its use....   [tags: Marijuana Should Be Legal]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- In 2014 Colorado became the first state in the U.S to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. With amendment sixty-four put in place, other states analyze the impact the drug has had over the past year. Marijuana, a plant, creates a temporary hallucinate high with no immediate medical side effects, though classified as a Schedule I drug by the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. A substance classified as Schedule I are thought to have the most dangerous effects and highest dependence (Controlled Substance Act)....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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Marijuana Use: An Ethical Examination

- Works Cited Missing Instead of addressing the tiresome argument about whether or not marijuana should be legalized in the United States, I would like to examine a much more fundamental question: whether or not it is right to use the drug. This problem is strictly an ethical one. If we are to examine only the moral implications of the action then we must discard governmental laws from the equation, for this decision could be made anywhere, at any time, under any sort of governmental regime, under any set of laws, which after all are only that particular government’s best guess at morality and who’s to say their judgment is any better than yours....   [tags: legalization of marijuana]

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Drug Testing and Legalization of Marijuana

- For over a century the legalization of medical marijuana in the United States has been a growing controversy. Washington and Colorado are the two recent states that have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational uses. In contrast, others in federal positions believe the use of marijuana has no beneficial use to it which creates a struggle into its legalization. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug believed to be dangerous and highly addictive, also thought to be a “gateway” drug leading to a dark path of drug abuse....   [tags: Medicl Marijuana, United States, Economy]

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The Debate Concerning Medical Marijuana

- In Nov. 1996 the people of the State of California approved proposition 215, the initiative that could make marijuana legally available as a medicine in the U.S. for the first time in 60 years. Under this initiative the government will not prosecute patients or their caregivers who possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment. The medical recommendation may be either written or oral and doctors cannot be penalized by the state of Arizona at the same time. However at this time it is still illegal to posses, administer, sell or use marijuana in any of the other 48 states across the U.S....   [tags: legalization of marijuana]

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Marijuana and College Students

- Marijuana and College Students Marijuana may control the way people act, think, and even hurt their college academics. Marijuana is one of the most popular used drugs in America ranking about third after tobacco and alcohol. Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture; many college students have either used it occasionally or regularly. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to find out about students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and their use of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Students Pot]

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Against Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana has become a more and more acceptable drug over the past few years despite its many side effects, not only on the user, but also on society as a whole. Due to these side effects on society and the marijuana user, it would be in the best interest of everyone that marijuana remains an illegal substance. On one side of the issue you have marijuana users saying that it is their choice on whether or not they should be allowed to smoke marijuana. The question we have to ask ourselves is, are individual freedoms so important that we are willing to allow these individual freedoms to continue without consequence, even if their actions are harmful....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana Subculture A subculture is a group of within a society that has its own shared set of values, norms, beliefs, interests that functionally unify them, and that are different from those held by the majority of society. Marijuana comes from the Sativa plant and the stems, seeds and leaves are usually brown or green. Marijuana can be smoked, from a joint, blunt, bong, pipe, hookah and handmade materials such as plastic or even food like an apple, it can also be baked into food and brewed as tea....   [tags: Hemp, Cannabis, Cannabis, Global Marijuana March]

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The Current Status of Medical Marijuana

- In the year 2008, Michigan voted in the use of marijuana for medical purposes. I will be exploring two papers, the first is Prohibition Works: Keeping Marijuana Illegal, the second is Legalization of Marijuana. In the paper Prohibition Works the author discusses numerous reasons marijuana should be kept illegal, and the second paper Legalization of Marijuana the author makes many valid points on why marijuana should be legalized for medical use. Michigan now joins 15 other states that have passed laws for consumption of marijuana for medical purposes....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]

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Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Too often do Americans today turn to prescription pills as a cure-all for every ailment. From occasional headaches to chronic pain, people look for immediate results disregarding any possible side effects. Drugs which act as painkillers in the body may become very addictive and misuse can be fatal. While we should not shun western medicine, patients should be offered other types of treatment. I believe that those who are being treated with over the counter medication should be given the option of using marijuana....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- ... Many people in the United States believe that cannabis is a gate way drug that leads to other harder drugs such as meth, heroin, speed, cocaine…etc. “Cannabis is without a doubt the most commonly overused drug in the United States.” (30) The fact that an illegal substance is used more everyday over prescribed medicine from the doctor’s office should tell you something about the substance. “In America today already about 40% of Americans already use cannabis every day” (12). “Every year more than 750,000 Americans get cannabis related charges and end up having to do time for it (23)....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Global Marijuana March]

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History of Medical Marijuana

- According to Grinspoon (2005) marijuana, may have been a crop farmed as many as 10,000 years ago. The first evidence discovered that attests to the use of medicinal cannabis dates back to the Chinese Emperor, Chen Nung, who lived five-thousand years ago when this plant was recommended for malaria, constipation, and rheumatic pains, as well as, the inability to concentrate and pains in relation to the female body (Grinspoon, 2005; Guterman 2000). Even Queen Victoria had a physician recommend that she use marijuana as medicine for ailments such as “insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramps, and muscle spasms” (Guterman, 2000, p....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

- To Some people, it’s a relaxing herb, something to temporarily pull the mind from reality. The aroma is unmistakable, the potency various, and there are roughly sixty five million people smoking it. I’m talking about Cannabis Sativa, the illegal strain of hemp known as marijuana. This plant provides many medical benefits that far outweigh the side effects. It has yet to be proven to be addictive or deadly. Marijuana as it stands right now is an illegal narcotic, but I think the drug, with it’s physical, psychological, spiritual, but most importantly, medical benefits, should be legalized....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized

- George Washington once said, “make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere”. Hemp or marijuana is a plant, also called “weed”,”grass”, “herb”, “dope” ,“reefer”, and many other names, hat have been a major part in the United States history. In the 1800's, laws like the Vaccine Act of 1813 and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 labeled plants that contain THC a narcotic and even label recreation cannabis as a poison. Medical cannabis is now legal in six states and another six are pending....   [tags: canabis, medicinal marijuana, laws]

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