Campaigners Claim That Cannabis Is Far Less Dangerous Than Many Legal Drugs and Agree It Is Time for It to Be Legalised. How Far Do You Agree? Essay

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Campaigners claim that cannabis is far less dangerous than many legal drugs and agree it is time for it to be legalised. How far do you agree? Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in Britain. It is made from parts of the cannabis plant. The main active compound in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The most commonly used street names for this is blow, marijuana, and spliff. Cannabis can be smoked, usually with tobacco, eaten, drunk in a ‘tea’ or snorted as a snuff. I have chosen this question because it felt appealing to me and I felt I had much to say regarding this topic. I also felt that researching this topic will be of interest to me since people are well-aware of the drug and have their own opinions and feelings on it. The effects of smoking cannabis can be that some people may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy, while others have one puff and feel really sick. Some may laugh a lot more or become very talkative, in addition to having food cravings. Also, users may become more aware of their senses or get a feeling of slowing of time, which are due to its hallucinogenic effects. I asked forty people around my school and where I live various questions about what they thought about Cannabis and other drugs. The information was helpful as it was straight from the public, about what they think without anyone having the chance of influencing their decision. I carried out a pilot study to gather information about any changes I need to make. From my results, I gathered that Question 13 was not phrased correctly. My Question was ‘Do you believe males take more drugs than females?’ since this was not very appropriate, I changed it to ‘Who takes more drugs, Males or Females?’ I also added the options of ‘both’ and ‘none’. 90% said if cannabis was legal and they got an illness which cannabis can help numb the pain from, they would use it for

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