While some do not believe the theory that drugs are used for the risk, it is an interesting way to look at the reason people do drugs. People who are pro drugs promote that drugs, such as marijuana, are used for medical use as well as recreational use, because they enjoy the effect drugs have on them. Prohibitionists state that if drugs were legalized they would be only consumed for recreational use or to escape from reality instead of dealing with issues (Marijuana Abuse, 2012). Some prohibitionists do not even believe that drugs help in medical ways. This controversial topic is one of the reasons the drug reform is such a debated movement of today.
Many believe marijuana is a stress reliever and a way to forget all their problems, but if one would realize the actual effects and the difficulty to be able to “cut back” on smoking/eating it, the drug lobby would not be trying so hard to con voters into believing marijuana is completely safe. To face this problem the organized participation of society is required through actions that put the health of individuals and communities before other interests. Including being worried about the number of marijuana consumers among children and adolescents in the world, and particularly worried about the age decreasing for first timers. More importantly get closer to decision makers and ask them to develop well-balanced national policies for supply reduction and demand reduction by initiating prevention programs, and offering rehabilitation as means too face this social phenomenon society calls the drug
Hemp varieties typically contain around a 1:20 THC to CBD ratio, where as marijuana has been bred to lower percentages of CBD and may contain a 20:1 or even higher THC to CBD content ratio. (Hemp Facts, 1997) Not only are there not high enough levels of THC to cause the psychoactive affects that “users” are looking for, but the elevated CBD content of hemp would prevent the “user” from ever achieving a “high” no matter the amount of hemp they consumed. Countries which allow industrial hemp farming have not noted problems with hemp being used as a drug. However, the United States government appears to be unwilling to face the actual facts regarding the differences between industrial hemp and
Those are our unalienable rights as an American.” Enoch Easter’s opinion was, “Why not legalize marijuana period? If you use it then good for you; if you don’t then that’s your decision. Some people actually might need medical marijuana for medical conditions, but hypocrites say bad things about it and try to make it seem that it’s morally wrong if you use it. If using medical marijuana or recreational marijuana is ok by your moral beliefs, then I believe you should be able to use it. It’s not the
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
Controlled distribution of the drug in a safe, regulated environment would eliminate the black market and its associated criminality. It worked with alcohol: the mobsters are no longer in control of alcohol, and police don't get shot making alcohol raids. We should take a lesson from history and legalize marijuana to reduce violence even further (MJlegal, 2007). Marijuana's therapeutic uses are well-documented in modern scientific literature. The studies indicate that marijuana provides symptomatic relief for a number of medical conditions, including nausea and vomiting, stimulating appetite, promoting weight gain, and diminishing intraocular pressure from glaucoma.
For example, the Prohibition did not cause organized crime to decrease. Legalization would not put the cartels out of business, but simply make the cartels look to other illegal activities. The fault in the legalization theory does not end there. For example, if marijuana were legalized, drug cartels would continue to prosper with the use of heroin and cocaine. Whether or not legalization of marijuana ensues, there will be just about the same amount of drug trafficking.
My answer is no I think it would just cause more problems than it would solve. I believe marijuana is a good use for medicinal purposes but if it was legalized very few people would be using it medicinally. I believe the majority of people that used marijuana would be using it to achieve a high and in the repeated process would become addicted. I also believe that if marijuana was legal it would become a lot easier for teenagers and young adults to get their hands on marijuana even if your suppose to be 18 to get it there will be the sellers that don’t care about the age group their selling to. There are some teens that will stop at nothing to get their hands on any drugs but if marijuana was legalized it would be just that much easier.
Your skin loses oxygen and minerals, which can cause premature aging. Nicotine also causes your skin, teeth and fingernails to turn yellow. Also, the opposing side may also say that smoking cigarettes relieves stress, but for those who are teenagers smoking cigarettes it causes a lot of depression. They are 15 more times likely than non smokers to get panic attacks. The nicotine constricts the blood vessels which prevents breathing, anxiety attacks are more
Over the past few decades or so, the major cigarette companies have pursued a safer cigarette but have not gotten very far. “Industry researchers often found ways of lowering one or two of the dangerous compounds, only to discover that their tinkering had either increased the level of some other harmful compound or so dramatically altered the cigarette that it wouldn't be accepted by consumers.” (PBS-Cigarette History). All in all the cigarette companies have only brought down the levels of tar and cyanide in cigarettes but have not really made much progress in making a “safer cigarette.” Through all these efforts and all the ages of trying, cigarettes are still harmful to the human body. Smoking harms nearly every organ in our system, and causes many diseases, not to mention the reduction in the general health of