HPER-S317 (Midterm Paper)
“Cannabis, also known as marijuana and by other names, refers to preparations of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine” (Wikipedia). It also called grass, pot, herb, weed and etc. Many people know fact marijuana only can be used legally for medical purposes since medical marijuana is an efficient medicine which alleviates patients’ pain and agony. Also medical cannabis shows to ease symptoms of serious medical conditions such as AIDS, cancer, and glaucoma which are impossible to cure the disease completely with contemporary medicine.
So, many marijuana users who believe marijuana gives only positive effects to people and does not give serious bad effects on body and mental insist that marijuana has to be legalized because of its good effects. They also assert that marijuana is less harmful than cigarette and alcohol. But scientific research insists that smoking marijuana can cause many different health problems. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse website, “a bunch of leave seem harmless, right? But think again. Marijuana has a chemical in it called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. A lot of other chemicals are found in marijuana, too—about 400 of them, many of which could affect our health” (NIDA). This statement proves marijuana gives negative effects on health likewise other chemicals.
To be exposed by marijuana is not applicable to all people since smoking marijuana is thoroughly depending on personal will. But it can be applied to not only marijuana users but also people who around the marijuana users and other drug users. People around marijuana users can easily encounter marijuana than others. Nor are they to be decided number how many people will be threatened by exposure. It means there are many possibilities to be exposed to marijuana.
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