Until recently the use of marijuana has been criminalized. In the article “Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization” it states “Marijuana has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes.” However during its prohibition people were arrested and sent to jail for selling and using it illegally. Alcohol was banned in the 1920’s and the ban was persuaded by the Anti-Saloon League as well as ideas of progressivism and religion. Although both are now legalized and becoming legalized the legalization process is more dissimilar than it is similar because of the uses of the substance's, State vs. Federal position, effects of the movement, processes it went through, and causes of government action.
More serious drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, meth, and heroin, interfere with the brain’s use of dopamine in manners that can seriously alter a person 's behavior. A drug’s ability to affect the neural systems related to dopamine production is now the defining characteristic of drugs that have a serious abuse potential. The main fear about marijuana in today’s time is that its effects are somehow similar to the dangerous, addictive effects of opiates such as heroin and morphine. Marijuana will interfere with the receiving of sensory to the cerebral cortex. Recent research in animals has also suggested that long-term use of marijuana can produce changes in the limbic system that are similar to those that occur after long-term use of other major drugs of abuse such as alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. These changes are most evident when going through withdrawal from THC. During withdrawal, there are increases in the levels of a brain chemicals involved in stress and certain emotions. These same kinds of changes also occur during withdrawal from other drugs of abuse, suggesting there could be a common factor in the development of drug
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis, is derived from the Cannabis plant and is used commonly for either recreational or medical purposes. Marijuana is composed of chemicals such as tetrahydrocannabinol (HTC, and over eighty cannabinoids. Marijuana is acknowledged for providing smokers with a “high” feeling. Since the twentieth century, this illicit drug has been banned across the world. However, over the past few years studies have been conducted on marijuana and the results show that it can actually be helpful in many different areas of society. The legalization of marijuana has widespread benefits for the medical, law enforcement, and economic sectors.Marijuana has a variety of benefits in the medical field because it can control many side effects from different diseases. For instance, cancer is a deadly disease that kills over seven million people across the world every year. Patients diagnosed with cancer go through several painful treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy. Thankfully, marijuana helps to alleviate pain and suppress nausea from cancer treatments. Moreover, it has been proven to prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. According to Business Insider, cannabidiol (CBD),
Marijuana, formerly known as Cannabis, has been looked at in a medical sense for centuries. Marijuana was seen as a household drug throughout the seventeenth to the early twentieth century as a remedy to reduce nausea or vomiting, headaches, an anti-inflammatory, and the choice of pain reliever. In the 1920s, the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcohol, also known as Prohibition. As a result, marijuana flourished as a psychoactive drug. Marijuana, morphine, heroin, and cocaine continued to be used when the Prohibition was over in 1933. In 1937, 46 states decided to ban the use of marijuana for the reason that it was dangerous and a potential drug for addiction. Fast forward 60 years, states
Marijuana is a drug that is used by approximately 38% in America. Recently, there has been a movement to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Some states and communities have already passed laws to legalize marijuana and many more have plans to bring legalization to a vote in the near future. While there are many arguments for why marijuana should be legalized, legalizing marijuana is the wrong choice. Marijuana is addicting, can lead to usage of other drugs and has negative impact on society.
1) What were the challenges to attempted enforcement of Prohibition? How were they similar/different to the general challenges of law enforcement at the time?
Ksir, 2004 mentions that there are over 400 chemicals in marijuana. The main active part of cannabis is DELTA-9 TETRAHYDRO-CANNABINOL, commonly known as THC. It is THC that causes the feeling of intoxication and relaxation, otherwise known as “high”. Ksir, 2004 also mentions that THC is the element that causes marijuana to be classified as a drug. Consuming of cannabis in various forms such as a blunt (cigarette), hash, etc. gives a sense of euphoria and causes difference in how a person perceives what is going on around him/her.
Millions of people around the world are consumers of marijuana. The demand for legalizing marijuana has grown throughout the years. Users of marijuana pledge for it to be legalized to avoid the prison life. For now, marijuana is an illegal drug in almost all countries. With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently. This subject has been debated numerous times over the past few years. People’s points of view and researches about the topic have varied greatly. Some people believe that marijuana should be legalized, while the rest feel should stay prohibited.
First of all marijuana has proven to be very useful in the medical field. Many evidence based studies have shown that medical marijuana can help patients who suffer from illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and many other serious terminal illnesses. The effects of marijuana have been known to greatly relieve pain that is caused by these diseases. Also many patients have reported that the usual prescribed pain medications given to them by their doctors do little to almost nothing to help take away their pain. So for many people, marijuana is one of the only things able to give them relief from the pain caused by their illnesses, and the fact that this drug is so far out of reach to suffering patients is wrong. One of the biggest advantages of medical marijuana is that it is all natural, and all the chemicals in it are naturally produced by growing the plant and extracting the chemicals from
Suppose everyone lived in fear for the rest of their lives, constantly pushing away change because no one knows the exact outcome. According to The Discovery House, researchers, scientists, and observists can proudly say that marijuana does not affect the same part of the brain as any of the other substances under the Schedule I Act. Any way of using marijuana is much safer as well, yet being under this schedule, it is tried as highly addictive with no medical value and no recognition for the differences in recreational and medicinal use. Criminalizing it has not affected general use either. My proposition is to clear out the clouded, avoided areas of our country’s problems and be rid of them forever by having everyone under the influence.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that, in 2012, male high school seniors were twice as likely as female students to use synthetic marijuana. Certain chemicals found in synthetic marijuana were banned in Colorado in 2011, chemicals such as( JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP 47 ) there are possibly hundreds more anonymous chemical compounds that haven’t been identified yet which aren’t illegal. Which means that people are able to mix any store bought chemicals and smoke it with getting in any trouble. Synthetic marijuana can be very addictive and lead to withdrawal symptoms such as nightmares, heavy sweating, nausea, tremors, headaches, extreme tiredness, insomnia, vomiting, problems thinking clearly and neglect of
Marijuana is one of the most common drugs in the world and it comes from a special plant known as Cannabis Sativa. Marijuana has become commonly known by other names such as weed, pot, Mary Jane, ganja, grass, cannabis and many others. National Institute of Drug Abuse. 2013. What is marijuana?. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-marijuana. [Accessed 08 January 15].
Marijuana legalization, for whatever reason, has been a topic of heated debate for years now. Different people express different opinions about why or why not it should be legalized for recreational use. The American FDA categorizes marijuana as a Schedule I drug meaning that its benefits are not guaranteed as many people claim. Although the drug has been said to contain medical benefits, the reality is that further research on how and when to use it is needed. Different states have legalized the use of Marijuana for medical reasons. Today the demands are changing in different states. In States such as Colorado and Washington, marijuana has been legalized for recreational use. This move raised several questions as far as decriminalization of marijuana is concerned. Besides portraying the US in a bad light, legalization of marijuana for recreation increases the risk of developing mental problems, increases government expenditure on public health, jeopardizes the future of children, and is a gateway to other dangerous drugs.
Pot refers to the flowers, extracts and the leaves of a plant called Cannabis sativa and other closely related species called hemp. It is one of the most commonly used illegal drugs and is known by different names like marijuana, cannabis, grass, weed, and hash. It is widely grown across the world and is considered a recreational drug.
Provide statistics/data that defend the arguments of BOTH SIDES (polling numbers, money spent, etc...) You will find this in articles you read on the subject that they use to support their viewpoint,