Although marijuana is illegal in majority of the states, legalizing marijuana for recreational use would bring about social and economical reforms that would help deter crime in the country, increase the amount of money the government makes, and also help people that are medically in need of the drug. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a depressant drug that affects the central nervous system. There are around 500 chemicals within natural marijuana but
From the argument presented, it is clear that legalizing marijuana is still debatable as it has both its positives and negatives. From the argument, it is clear that legalizing the product has more benefits compared to the consequences that it brings to the society. Economically, legalizing the product will add to the economy of the country while at the same time giving researchers an opportunity to know whether medicinal marijuana is better compared to the other conventional medicines that are available. While those who are against the use of the product understand that it is highly addictive, those for its legalizing argue that once taken in small doses, the drug always brings more benefits compared to when overdosed. It is from the points presented that I support the legalization of the product as it will make it easy to control the sale and use of the drug in different parts of the
When sold, it is a mixture of dried out leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of the hemp plant; it is usually green, brown or gray in color. With a few exceptions, the use of weed is banned for many reasons including the loss interest in health, life, school activities and social life. However, this doesn’t stop people from consuming this easily obtainable drug. In fact, it is one of the most consumed drugs around the world. Hence, although it affects the natural brain functions such as: memory, coordination, learning, and the ability to problem solve; being illegal causes no difference in its use, which is why legalizing it may seem like a good idea.
Marijuana is one of the plants that has both positive and negative side effects for the users. Most people have considered marijuana as a taboo, but the truth is, marijuana is not always illegal; it has been used by our ancestors since ancient times, as a traditional medicine. It has also been proven from laboratory research that marijuana can cure various diseases, including nerve-related disease. Therefore, the use of marijuana should not be regarded as controversial, but as an alternative treatment, especially for the nerve system. In the last twenty years, marijuana has become more effective and addictive.
Why would someone want to use a synthetic substance when marijuana is so easily obtained? Synthetic marijuana does not show up on drug tests, so work or parole consequences from use are avoided. The cost of synthetic marijuana can be less than the commercial preparations. Names like “Spice,” “K2,” and “Black Mamba” (among others) are given to products. People smoke the substance and have reactions similar to marijuana.
The article stated that, “medical marijuana has yet to be legalized in the United States due to health risks and for not having any medical value”. (Opposing Viewpoints, 2015) Marijuana is a “drug” one cannot overdose on and that is why doctors have been pushing for the legalization of marijuana because it is safer to intake than a bunch of prescription pills. In 1978, Robert Randall was diagnosed with glaucoma and he referred to marijuana to help treat himself and take away the pain. Randall ended up facing criminal conviction because he used the illegal drug to help himself. During his prosecution, Randall vs.
How amazing it is that Marijuana can make difference in a great area in our brain. In addition, the physical addiction, which means the physiological response after cut off the drugs supplies. It always appears in movies or TV shows, and it is also real in our life. However, the physical addiction of Marijuana is way lower than any other drugs. So that is one of the reasons why many people hold the idea that the government should not forbid Marijuana at
The number of ER visits due to oxycodone pills, including Percocet, increased by over one fifty percent between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that about ten percent of the patients who are currently prescribed with Percocet for pain relief will continue to stick on to the drug leading to its addiction and abuse. Another unsettling fact about the Percocet abuse is that the adolescents use Percocet for recreational purposes and end up getting addicted to the drug over time. Even if they try to quit they will experience obsessive and compulsive thoughts about the drug. Considering the amount of awareness that the kids are exposed to, such miserable behavior is unacceptable and heart wrenching.
(Jordan 1). Secondly not only does it affect smokers but even people who don 't even partake in the activity of smoking cigarettes. Second hand smoke is a serious issue and can cause cancer almost easy as being an actual smoker can. Stanford University had released a study that shows that secondhand smoke exposure levels are very close to the amount of cancerous smoke active smokers are affected by. According to a 1997 California EPA Report on Secondhand Smoke 53,800 people die every year from secondhand smoke exposure.
The stigma attached to hemp, due to its relation to cannabis, has prevented us from enjoying its full benefits. The benefits of hemp are too important to ignore any longer. We should shift to using hemp in the production of plastic. Hemp is a renewable source - unlike crude oil - it’s biodegradable, doesn’t require upgraded machinery to manufacture and absorbs 4 times more CO2 from the air than the average tree during its growth period. Hemp, the industrial variety of cannabis, is looked down upon by many due to its relation to the cannabis plant.
I believe that marijuana should be legal for recreational purposes in the United States. This is because it would provide the United States many benefits if we were to make it legal, and the fact that it actually hurts us as a country by having marijuana illegal. If we were to make it legal, it would make the economy better. It would also bring down crime and get many people out of prison. In addition to this, it would also undo injustices done in the past.
for example, smoking marijuana is associated with a dose-dependent increase in the resting heart rate of 20% to 100%. Blood pressure is typically increased in the supine position, and postural hypotension, which is often symptomatic, is common. Overall, there is a net increase in myocardial oxygen demand with a decrease in oxygen supply, which is due in part to an increase in carboxyhemoglobin.There are several reports of myocardial infarction occurring in close proximity to marijuana use in otherwise low-risk individuals. (Murray #1) There was an analysis which involved 3,882