• The arguments against marijuana are that it contains carcinogens, and may risk lung cancer and respiratory tract cancer. Who is fighting about my topic? • British Lung Foundation reported 2002 they found that smoking three to four marijuana cigerettes per day is associated with bronchia mucus; it’s like smoking 20 or more tobacco cigarettes a day. • CBS News Poll say majority of 51 percent continues to think marijuana use should be illegal. • Americans in the western states say marijuana should be legalized.
Despite these false accusations, marijuana has been found very useful in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, arthritis, and chronic pains. In most places obtaining marijuana is dangerous, because since it is illegal it has to be sold in the black market. The millions
This is the idea that a person who uses Marijuana will become addicted to harsher drugs such as Heroin, Cocaine, Angel Dust, and other potentially deadly drugs. The reasoning behind this is that a person who usually buys Marijuana, buys it from a dealer who also sells other drugs as well. The dealer after a while will offer the buyer a newer drug, and supposedly the buyer would accept, thus the gateway theory. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In 1944 “The LaGuardia Report” was released, this was a report that studied the gateway effects and other associated Marijuana myths.
Additionally they claim marijuana’s addictive, interferes with fertility and impairs driving ability. Does alcohol not do the same thing? They go on to say that it also affects the immune system and the brain as well as that medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use. Just as on September 4, 2007 Member of the US House of Representatives Mark Souder was quoted as saying “In April 2006, following my request the FDA release an inner agency advisory confirming the smoke marijuana is not medicine because it has a high potential for abuse, has no currently accepted medical use of treatment in the United States and it has a lack of accepted safety for use under medical
Final Draft Paul Lagpacan Kaplan College – Modesto Campus CM 220 – College Composition II Instructor Larry Low March 11, 2014 Marijuana is one of the three biggest drug problems here in the United States and it is currently a federal crime. Although many states have legalized Marijuana, many people believe that it should remain illegal. There are many significant reasons why Marijuana should be legal in this country. The most common issues and arguments about this plant are the addictions, public issues and health benefits. However, there are still many facts and problems that have yet to be proven.
Marinol being a synthetic form of THC is not in its natural state so is has side effects; some of these side effects being jumpiness, headaches and fatigue. Doctors also worry about the potential for abuse in patients. Marijuana and synthetic marijuana is the most abused drug in the United States. According to the University of Michigan in 2011, over 35% of high school seniors admitted to using marijuana as a recreational drug. The fact that marijuana is considered a Schedule One drug also has negative effects on the use of medical marijuana.
Alcohol versus Marijuana By: Will Davis Alcohol versus marijuana; which one is worst? Both are a drug that is used significantly today. One causes violent crimes and even death, and the other doesn’t. There are health risks, and against the law to have. Why are the things the way it is now with alcohol and marijuana?
Should Marijuana be Illegal? Or Legal Should the United States make marijuana legal? Or keep it illegal? Our country is facing a big drug problem, whether or not marijuana should become legal has created a very controversial issue. Some people think that legalizing marijuana is the only choice left.
Legalizing Marijuana Shenedra Rollerson SOC120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Instructor: Tim Carter May 19, 2012 Marijuana is considered an illegal drug in most of the states in the U.S. Marijuana is also the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is a dry shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Why is marijuana not legalized? There has been a huge debate over legalizing marijuana for decade.