“In a double-blind study patients preferred Marinol over smoking marijuana 2-to-1” (Dudley 32). Marinol is a THC pill that works as marijuana does but in a smoke free form. Marinol contains a purer form of THC. The study on marinol v. marijuana shows the purer more effective form of THC is preferred to smoking weed. Despite tests done on marijuana being used for medical purposes, scientists say that smoked marijuana is not necessary for medical purposes based on other forms of treatment, like marinol, out
Marijuana 1 Decriminalizing Marijuana Scott Gildea PHI 208 Terry Mecia 9/26/09 Marijuana 2 Decriminalizing Marijuana Marijuana 3 the complete equal of your pleasure in poetry, and there is no reason to favor one over the other on grounds of quality (Waller, 2008). Therefore, if someone likes to smoke or better yet marijuana after a long stressful day of work, it should not be looked at any differently than someone that stops off at their favorite watering hole for happy hour. Since all evidence and research shows that marijuana usage causes no risk to anyone but the user, it should be viewed just as alcohol is. As is the case with other potentially harmful substances, such as unhealthy foods, individuals should be
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
My answer is no I think it would just cause more problems than it would solve. I believe marijuana is a good use for medicinal purposes but if it was legalized very few people would be using it medicinally. I believe the majority of people that used marijuana would be using it to achieve a high and in the repeated process would become addicted. I also believe that if marijuana was legal it would become a lot easier for teenagers and young adults to get their hands on marijuana even if your suppose to be 18 to get it there will be the sellers that don’t care about the age group their selling to. There are some teens that will stop at nothing to get their hands on any drugs but if marijuana was legalized it would be just that much easier.
Ultimately, the patient remains physically dependent on the opioid methadone, but is freed from the uncontrolled, compulsive, and disruptive behaviour seen in heroin addicts. Although does it really work as a method of getting addicts of heroin for good? Methadone has been used since the 1980’s in Scotland as a controlled and supposedly safe substitute for heroin. However is taking drugs to stop taking drugs an effective strategy? Taking statistics into consideration the answer is no.
Melissa Ardis Ms. Montgomery Senior Project October 18, 2010 An End to the Marijuana Prohibition, an Improving America Thisere is no other law deemed unnecessary by such a substantial part of the populace, and yet enforced so harshly and widely; the prohibition of marijuana holds this unique quality. The term marijuana refers to the leaves and flowering top of the hemp plant, cannabis sativa. Marijuana has been illegal for less than one percent of the time is has been in use (Louie). The known uses for marijuana go back to 7,000 B.C., but in the 1970s the Uniform Controlled Substance Act classified the plant as a Schedule I drug, and ever since, an ongoing debate about the plant has risen. America’s first hemp law was in Jamestown Colony,
Understandably, those who wish to promote the benefits of marijuana can sometimes downplay the negatives. Although no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose and its overall track record is safe, there are some hazards that are largely a function of context. Used in excess, marijuana has a clear tendency to diminish motivation, blunt ambition and generally stunt normal emotional growth. It can also cause confusion and disorganized thought patterns. It has been studied that marijuana is addictive, a “gateway drug”; leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain (medicalmarijuana.procon.org).
Drug users are over all significantly less productive than those who choose to be drug free. The first step toward a drug free workplace is filtering out applicants that may use drugs; traditionally this is done by requesting a pre-employment drug screening. With the technology of today employers can do so much more, for example, do some of your own research. Most of society uses social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace viewing a prospective employee’s profiles is both legal and advantageous. When placing an ad for a job opening be sure to promote the fact that your organization is drug free and that pre-employment drug testing is mandatory.
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Marijuana is the most common drug in the US, which most people use illegally and for medical purposes. Some people view legalizing medical marijuana as a positive effect, than other people view it negatively. Marijuana should be legalized since the US can make a profit off of it, it’s been proven to help many medical problems, there’s no such thing as an overdose, and it can help reduce the crime rate. Twenty different states have legalized the use of medical marijuana and have laws dealing with cannabis use. The states that have legalized it are Alaska(1998), Arizona(2010), California(1996), Colorado(2000), Connecticut(2012), Washington D.C(2010), Delaware(2011), Hawaii(2000), Illinois(2013),
In many cases drug users are often younger adults or teenagers (Drug War Facts, 2013). They enjoy smoking it because of the risk factor. If marijuana is legalized for recreational use then some drug users would more on to more intense drugs (Matthew Elrod, 2000). Though, not all drug users are young, some adults who consumed drugs when they were younger and were unable to break their addiction as they got older and continue to ingest drugs. 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.