Marijuana Rebuttal

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La Tonya Rice BCOM 275 Week Three Article Rebuttal May 27, 2013 The debate whether to legalize Marijuana has been going on for quite some time. However, many think that the legalization of Marijuana could bring on new problems. There are several reasons to consider the legalization of marijuana, as oppose to reasons it should remain illegal. This paper will reflect upon the rebuttal “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” In the United States today, 2.7 million people are abusing drugs. One of the most popular drugs among those abused is marijuana, which is technically known as cannabis, but commonly referred to as pot, weed, and hash, among other names. Though it may cause short term memory and some may argue that its highly addictive,…show more content…
According to the article rebuttal written by Ken L. Williams, “Marijuana Legalization”, he states,”From a health perspective, marijuana smoke is a highly toxic substance and associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. Unknown by many, the continued efforts by proponents to decriminalize marijuana use also is based on unscientific medical studies, poor research and other studies involving pharmaceutical-grade THC, not home-grown marijuana. The medical facts are: Marijuana is an unstable mixture of over 400 chemicals, including toxic psychoactive chemicals with uncontrolled strengths”.(K. Williams, 2011) “Smoking a marijuana cigarette sediment more or less three to five times additional tar into the lungs relatively one filtered cigarette. Smoking three to four joints daily, bringing about like as much damage to the respiratory system the same as smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day. Marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent further carcinogenic hydrocarbons to a certain extent tobacco smoke.” ( Elon, 2006) As I did some research, I found out that there is no conclusive evidence linking marijuana use to cancer, and the largest case-controlled study ever conducted on the subject found that marijuana smoking is not associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer. It's telling that there are no c cancer-related deaths attributed to marijuana each year, but there are thousands attributed to alcohol and hundreds of thousands attributed to

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