High Society in the 1960’s The use of drugs to alter consciousness is not a new idea and it has been a feature of human life throughout history and around the world. The 1960‘s was a period of great social upheaval and revolution. It was encouraged to question authority and challenge traditional ideas. People demanded freedom and equality for all, as well as the coming together of people to create unity. The drug culture of marijuana in the 1960’s is an incredibly interesting area of study, from how it became popular to the reasons why they were smoking marijuana to how it felt to be high.
Hypothesis: As the amount of marijuana references in pop culture increases, so does the use of marijuana amongst youth, as it becomes more acceptable. I think a sociologist would be most likely to form this hypothesis, as they are interested in the functions of human society and social behaviours, and as well they study the media. Method: The most effective method for gathering data to test my hypothesis would be a case study, as it is something that would have to be observed over time, and the combination of interviews and observations would be ideal. I would first implement my research by deciding where to conduct the research, and then interview youth in the chosen locations. Ideally, I would conduct the research with youth aged 14-18, done through a school.
The movement in the United States government to legalize marijuana is growing more and more helpful to the cause. William F. Buckley Jr one of the most conservative newspaper editors known today was behind the legalization of marijuana. While 72% of Americans have said they would like to see marijuana legalized the American government has started to at least attempt to look at legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The use of marijuana for a medicinal purpose has taken off. Not on the federal level but at the state level.
Countable Kush: The Economic Effect of Legalized Marijuana The Economic Effect of Legalized Marijuana In today’s popular culture, having a smoke is a part of everyday life. Incorporated into songs, movies, and television shows, it’s become a normal figure in today’s society. Some may see this act just as normal as coming home and having a beer after a long day’s work. Although illegal, it is one of the most common used drugs in America. Some federal statistics state over 91 million Americans have experimented with marijuana before (Krulick, 2013).
Marijuana Trafficking: Legalize it and Reduce its Effects With the current political climate there is a lot of talk about marijuana and whether it should be legalized or not. Many states decided this election season whether to legalize marijuana for medical and or recreational purposes and all of them passed. This research is important due to those factors. Citizens should understand the benefits of legalizing this valuable drug. This paper will focus on the benefits of legalizing marijuana.
Our founding fathers grew marijuana in their fields, wrote books on how to grow it, and utilized it to its full potential to help build America. When criminalization started it was aimed at the personal, financial gain of a handful of greedy men. As those greedy men started over exaggerating facts and twisting truths, racism came to be another twisted rumor that fueled the fires of advocates of criminalization of marijuana. From 1937 to 2005 Americans have stood by and let the federal government deny them their right to use and utilize marijuana to its full potential. When California voted to legalize medicinal marijuana in 2005 it started a snowball effect that has carried over into thirteen states.
I have been watching the news with interest and have read many articles about Washington State passing the legalization of marijuana. They are able to view not only the money they can make with the wholesale assets tax but the money they will save in police, attorney and prison
MVP: Most Valuable Plant (Having written this: In no way am I a user) For the past twenty years marijuana has climbed its way to the top of the food chain as dominant drug in circulation in the United States. Its use has escalated along with its popularity. The cannabis plant can be found all around us even with the most unlikely people or places. Because it is so popular amongst users, the drug has also become a favorite for the government. An astonishing 60% of all crime is drug related and 50% of that has to do with marijuana.
Today more and more people are siding with pro in the marijuana debate. Currently twenty one states and DC have passed a medical marijuana use bill ("Medical Marijuana States," 2014). seeing that so many states have already allowed the plant to be used for such an important part of our life, medicine, should make the drug legal. Medically speaking, the plant is a miracle drug. It has many uses and very little negative reactions.
Practicing and marketing cannabis should exist in the U.S, because of its many uses in life. Marijuana has many slang names such as cannabis, hemp, weed, pot. Cannabis should prevail in the United States because one can use it in medicine. For many years marijuana has gone on to help some of the effects of AIDS. AIDS can cause loss of appetite and marijuana is a remedy for nausea and vomiting.