The Cannabis Debate

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Cannabis has been used since ancient times. Cannabis has had significant effects on history through the years. Cannabis can grow in any environment, except the Arctic Circle. Cannabis has never been looked down on until recently. The Cannabis debate has started again; there’s people thinking that it should be legal or illegal. But It’s time for people to see Cannabis as what it is and not as what the media portrays it to be. Once the Prohibition Act was in effect, Cannabis was an alternative to drinking. In New Orleans, Cannabis was frequently used. Cannabis also helped start up jazz, that’s when people began to look down upon Cannabis. William Herst was the first to begin the war against Cannabis; he saw Cannabis as being associated…show more content…
These points are the following; Cannabis kills brain cells in developing brains, it can cause addiction, and it is a gate-way drug, meaning it leads to other drugs. These arguments would be left obsolete if Marijuana was legalized. If Cannabis was legal, the American government would be able to regulate the dosage, the actual substance, and the age at which Cannabis is bought. Cannabis does not cause addiction; the reason why there are various cases that claim addiction is because the Marijuana bought today in the underground market and in insecure places mix Marijuana with other substances. Today when you buy Marijuana on the streets, you do not know exactly what you are buying, and this is what causes most of the problems with Cannabis. Cannabis is also not a gate-way drug; the New York Academy of Medicine proved otherwise and again, if there are cases that say so, then the drug in use is not pure Cannabis. Lastly, Cannabis does kill some brain cells in developing brains, however, if it is legalized then the government could regulate the age in which Cannabis is legal so that we could prevent the most possible…show more content…
Hemp does no damage to the environment because it has no need for fertilizers or pesticides, as opposed to other crops. The fiber created from hemp is the strongest in the world commonly used for rope, canvas, cloth, and textiles. In fact, canvas comes from the Latin word for “Cannabis”. Also, The Declaration of Independence was written on paper made from hemp which is one of the greatest reasons why it has lasted so long. Hemp cannot be smoked because it contains an insufficient amount of THC, which is the substance in the Cannabis plant that creates the psychotropic effect. However, hemp is still illegal, despite its inability to cause the psychotropic effect that Marijuana is illegal for. There is no need to cut down forests because an acre of hemp creates ten times more paper than an acre of trees. Also, there is no need to burn fossil fuels that damage our atmosphere, because hemp provides us with biodegradable fuel.Hemp is a major crop today in almost every country except
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