Marijuana use has many dangerous side effects even after one has stopped using the drug. According to McGuinness (2009), “Mood and cognitive effects of marijuana include exacerbation of depression and anxiety (including panic attacks), as well as memory problems that may persist for a month after last use” (p. 19). The facts surrounding the negative impact of smoking marijuana should be enough for anyone to not smoke the drug. Unfortunately people ignore the warnings about the negative impact mariujana has on the body. The warnings about marijuana use are most likely ignored because people, especially teens have not personally witnessed anyone suffer from the affects of marijuana addiction.
According to did www.cancer.org[->0] 443, 000 people died last year caused by tobacco consumption, cigarette smoking accounts for 30% of all cancer deaths in the world. According to www.worldometer.com to this date, January 30th 2014, already 201,632 people have died because of alcohol, and counting. So, who is really the bad guy here, the one that produces important resources or the ones that kill you? Forget for a second, all the bad media that's been out there about the plant, and look for the facts. Why is the government against it?
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
maraiujjna is illegal by most goverments of the world because of social reasons not health reasons.- people around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was wicked, evil and narcotic. He moved mountains to make it illegal worldwide. In the U.S., the struggle continues to this day to overcome the lies and misconceptions about marijuana that the government spent billions to spread. Between 1937 and 1947, the government spent $220 million on the war against drugs.
No recorded deaths have been recorded as a result of marijuana use, it is not physically addictive like alcohol or tobacco, and doctors will agree it is safer to use than most substances. These are just a few to remind you that maybe legalizing marijuana really isn’t that bad. It is important to realize that the vast majority of deaths on the drug war simply would not happen without prohibition. When drug dealers fight it out over territory and they or their neighbors are killed in the process, it is a symptom of prohibition, much as when we suffered the scourge of alcohol prohibition many years ago. Prohibition makes violence
“Can you name one law that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals” (Webster)? Assault Weapons Ban: “Handguns are used in about 90% of all firearm murders” (Webster). No legitimate study in the U.S. has ever shown that gun control has any positive impact on crime. People want to believe gun control will reduce crime, but the truth is that gun control will never work. History has shown that gun control will never work.
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.
However, he barely touches on the fact of marijuana alone. He speaks of the concern that marijuana impairs memory, concentration, and attention span during intoxication. Intoxication of marijuana usually lasts from 3 to 5 hours then your body returns to its normal functioning state. But when you look at someone under the influence of alcohol the dangers to themselves and others becomes much more likely. In essence, Bennett ignorantly groups marijuana in with harder drugs, just as legislation has for the majority of a century, without considering the differences between marijuana and other drugs or the benefits that can result from marijuana
Legalizing marijuana would make our government look terrible; because marijuana is a drug that most people use to “escape” or just because they like the feeling. Like Lane said, only 22 percent of medical marijuana users actually do have a terminal illness. Marijuana can be compared to drugs such as cocaine. So would the government ever consider legalizing cocaine? Referring back to the example where the woman took her defense of marijuana to the Supreme Court, she had no excuse to use marijuana at all!
Two years after he invented nylon, a substitute for hemp fiber, but it was unable to compete with the strength and durability of the fiber (“Legalizing Marijuana”). Despite the lack of strength and durability, the anti-hemp campaign and tax helped secure a place in the economy for all. Clothing was also a big part of hemp’s use and even the original Levi’s Jeans were made from hemp. Cannabis seed oil can be used as a lubricant, water repellent, and in paint manufacturing as well (“How and Why Marijuana is Illegal”). Alone