Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol. On the other hand, opponents argue that marijuana is too dangerous; its legalization would increase the chances of the drug falling into the hands of teens and that marijuana use often progresses to the use of more dangerous drugs like heroin and cocaine. In the past decade, a number of movements to legalize the use of marijuana has been gaining momentum. According to the 2016 Gallup survey, a record high 60% of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized and this figure marks a 9% increase compared to 2014. Support for legalizing marijuana was 31% in 2000, 50% in 2016 before reaching 60% last year.
More than 23% of high schoolers have smoked a form of tobacco in the last month. The younger you start using any form of tobacco, the more likely you are to continue it. Surveys actually show that teenage boys seem to use cigarettes, e-cigs etc. more than teenage girls. A big issue is that only one out of three young smokers will end up quitting.
Use of marijuana amongst teenagers has been rapidly increasing in the past few years, and marijuana is used often in high school and college parties - many report that use of marijuana is more common than the use of alcohol in such parties. However, the problem does not stop once parties are over. Teenagers use marijuana frequently and a lot are abusing the use of it – thinking that marijuana has no effects, but it helps them instead. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducted a survey named “Monitoring the Future” that estimated that 22.5% of high school seniors, 14% of sophomores, and 5.4% of 8th-graders reported using marijuana within the past month. Statistics explain that there is a high rate of teenagers that have been using marijuana or at least used it in the last month.
Marijuana should be fully legal in all 50 states. Many states through the years, starting in as early as 1996 by California with proposition 215 to legalize medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana in the past recent years the first year it was pass was in 2014 by Colorado with proposition 64. “As of April 2015 23 states have legalized medical marijuana” (bushak 2016). Since 2015 the states that have legalized medical marijuana have raised to 29 states and the district of Columbia. “55 million American have admitted to smoking marijuana” (mills 2017).
According to The Washington Post just in one year from 2013-2014, the numbers of school students using e-cigarettes is tripled and it’s gone up 800 percent since 2011.Contrary to that This is because it is often portrayed as harmless and it is being sold in such kid-friendly options as coca-cola, candy, strawberry and many other flavors. This has raised fears in society as it is been decade, we tried to combating and decreasing the numbers of smokers (Dennis). Also, a research found that teenagers who used this device are 3 times more likely to smoke regular cigarettes compared to those who had never use this device as a lot of parents are fine with their children using this device and they are not aware of the danger of it (Spencer). Moreover, there is more report that children drinking the e-cigarette juice and become horribly ill. For example a case in New York where a toddler died after ingesting liquid nicotine intended for use in an e-cigarette as many parents unaware of the safety risks to children from unsafe storage of e-liquid. From this, we can conclude that this device should be ban due to the appeal to
In the last twenty years, marijuana has become more effective and addictive. Overusing marijuana for a long term has increased the number of crimes, such as smuggling and drugs; which are considered as negative impacts for the society. Based on the data, the marijuana addicts in the world reached 27 million people in 2012. Moreover, The UN said if 5% of the world’s population have been using marijuana, so it is not wrong if the number of marijuana case always increasing. Simply put, it appears that society has already experienced the negative effect of marijuana and had already set a perception of it; it is shown by the severe punishment given to citizens who uses marijuana.
They had researched about caffeine among teenagers (age 15 years). From 300 participants, there are 97 percent of them consuming caffeine and 6 percent consuming caffeine more than 300 mg per day. There are more than 50 percent consume caffeine from coffee and tea. The rest of percent are from chocolate and soft drink. It is evident that drinking coffee is very popular among teenagers.
Marijuana effect on college student’s academic performance 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of Study The use of drugs is often associated with College and University students, approximately 80 percent of U.S college students have abused alcohol and 28 percent of college students smoke tobacco, once in every 22 college students uses marijuana daily or near daily. Drugs abuse has always been a common topic to study and investigate as student’s academic performance were highly influence by drugs. Students who are associated with drugs usually face academic performance problems like lack of concentration, skipping classes, and delay enrollment. Few of the popular drugs that are commonly consumed by college students and university students are alcohol, tobacco, and many other substances, one of
This battle is so extreme due to the current drinking age in America which is twenty one, and how the typical age of students in high school is fourteen to eighteen years old, creating an environment of underage drinking. In today's society, high schoolers drinking is becoming increasingly more common, and is more widely accepted. In an attempt to gain more information about underage drinking, a study from 2005-2016 surveyed highschool and underage college students to assess the level of drinking and intoxication of minors. The survey monitored 1657 minors alcohol consumption, college attendance, and living situations. The results showed that 24.2% of the participants reported binge drinking regularly, 4.2% said that they partook in high intensity drinking (ten or more drinks,) 10.3% recorded drinking a minimal amount of alcohol frequently, 33.1% recorded drinking occasionally or infrequently, while 19.6 percent reported never drinking (Patrick, 2016).