Professor Evins warned that smoking marijuana overstimulates naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which areÂ located in high-density areas that influence memory, thinking, concentration, movement, coordination and sensory and time perception. These changes have side effects associated with addiction and to withdrawal symptoms when the drug stops being used. In addition to the side effects of prolonged use of Marijuana, it was discussed how the legality of the drug will make it easier for young children to get access to the drug. Young children are the most to lose if exposed
Cannabis Sativa In America’s perspective on drugs, marijuana has always been one of the biggest concerns. Why though, is marijuana illegal when alcohol and tobacco, two life threatening substances, are legal in its place? Yet, many states still don’t recognize the benefits of marijuana. For the past twenty years, controversy has arisen on the topic of decriminalizing Cannabis Sativa. (The proper term for marijuana) Legalizing marijuana for both medicinal and recreational uses would not only help those unfortunate people with mental or physical illnesses, it would also help kick start the economy, it could reduce different varieties of crime, and it’s safer and more beneficial than FDA approved drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
“In a double-blind study patients preferred Marinol over smoking marijuana 2-to-1” (Dudley 32). Marinol is a THC pill that works as marijuana does but in a smoke free form. Marinol contains a purer form of THC. The study on marinol v. marijuana shows the purer more effective form of THC is preferred to smoking weed. Despite tests done on marijuana being used for medical purposes, scientists say that smoked marijuana is not necessary for medical purposes based on other forms of treatment, like marinol, out
This paper will focus on the benefits of legalizing marijuana. The benefits of legalizing marijuana far outweigh the benefits of continuing to criminalize the drug and will be made apparent through the research conducted here. Much of the legal system is tied up with the handling of marijuana offenders resulting
Also another one is anxiety, and an overwhelming sense of losing control. These adverse effects can also be avoided if you do not need the plant, to help you daily life become more productive. Never is it really known that longer term effects of the cannabis sativa plant, but maybe this could be the plant that is used to find a cure for cancer. Though medical proof does show that cannabis can actually shrink, if not significantly minimize tumor growth. The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer severely in half, and significantly reduces the risk of the cancer spreading, say researchers at Harvard University (ScienceDaily, 2007).
One of the most popular drugs among those abused is marijuana, which is technically known as cannabis, but commonly referred to as pot, weed, and hash, among other names. Though it may cause short term memory and some may argue that its highly addictive,
The pro marijuana legalization is backed with many facts that make it the better option compared to the false assumption that marijuana is a terrible drug that only causes problems. Marijuana being legal would help the United States that is in dire need of help. Too many people still look down on the drug simply due to its false reputation. The states that have legalized marijuana have seen a change in how the drug is used. It is still in the top three drugs used around the world.
Alcohol vs Marijuana Clifford (Buddy) Haynes Dr.Ronald S. Ipock Ivy Tech Community College English 111 05/03/2011 Marijuana is a drug associated with only the most rebellious of people, it is said to ruin lives and cause major health and social problems. However, alcohol and the potential dangers it can cause questions the user on the physical and mind altering effects that can be had. The causes are different in both substances however the severity of one highly exceeds the other; yet are out casted and frowned upon by society. Marijuana has been proven to not be addictive physically, have no recorded deaths, and cause less harm to the body than alcohol. The mind altering affects, the side effects given after consumption, and of the potential
Let’s not forget the owner of the “bud shop” also gets a big pay day. Marijuana has a huge cliental base weather legal or illegal. In my research paper I will attempt to present the pros as well as the cons of legalizing marijuana, and the impact it’s taking or giving to cultures and societies in today’s day and time. Marijuana has gone under the radar in some states and cultures and in others it has made a name for itself on the map. From growing and producing marijuana with the help of the government, to being blamed for its recreational use causing the user to go on to bigger and more horrific drug use.
Certain Hindu sects in India used marijuana for religious purposes and stress relief. However, doctors did believe that consumption of marijuana in excess caused impotence, blindness and “seeing devils”. In modern times hemp is used for a wide variety of purposes including cordage of varying tensile strength, clothing, nutritional products and various industrial purposes. Making marijuana illegal in North America has helped create many street gangs who profit from the sale of a plant that is less harmless than alcohol and less addictive than coffee. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefit of legalization of marijuana from financial and social aspects, and also from its benefits in providing relief to many patients across the world.