Marijuana Essays

Notes on Marijuana

Such loss of coordination can be caused by smoking marijuana. And that’s just one of its many negative effects. Marijuana affects memory, judgment, and perception. Under the influence of marijuana, you could fail to remember things you just learned, watch your grade point average drop, or crash a car. Also, since marijuana can affect judgment and decision making, using it can cause you to do things you might not do when you are thinking straight—such as engaging in risky sexual…

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Industrial Hemp Struggles with Marijuana Stigma

As the issue of legalizing marijuana remains complicated and highly controversial, a lesser-known yet increasingly significant side effect continues to transpire in the background: the suppression of its incredibly useful and diverse distant cousin, industrial hemp. Both marijuana and hemp have a long history in the United States. Unfortunately, because both plants are from the cannabis species, hemp was pigeonholed into a “dangerous drug” classification along with marijuana, representing the beginning of the end for hemp as a major agricultural…

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The Ethical Issues of Legalizing Marijuana

Did you know that almost half of the population in the United States belongs in jail, according to the law on marijuana? It’s true. In 2008 Time Magazine reported that researchers had found more than 42% of people surveyed in the United States had tried marijuana at least once (Lynch, 2008). So if marijuana use is so common in the United States, why should it not be legalized? In this paper I will discuss both the supporting and opposing positions…

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Why Marijuana Should Be Illegal

I believe that marijuana should continue to remain illegal. I believe there are more benefits if marijuana is kept illegal than if it were to be legalized. I believe marijuana should remain illegal because it impacts health negatively, it can be addictive and it would negatively impact society. Although the article from John Cloud (2002) stated that Marijuana might actually be good for you, the fact is that the research isn’t available. I believe that marijuana should not be legalized…

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Medical Marijuana Legalization

Are there medicinal benefits of marijuana? Could there really be more to the cannabis plant than “getting high? ” Yes, the cannabis (scientific name for “marijuana”) plant does in fact have medical uses, and there is much more to this extraordinary plant than consuming it to experience its psychoactive effects. However, most Americans are unaware of the present day medicinal applications of cannabis. From migraines to multiple sclerosis, cannabis can help. The cannabis plant is grown naturally and contains no…

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Marijuanas Pros and Cons

Have you ever wondered what marijuana can do to your body? Many people say marijuana is bad for the health. That it can cause long term effects. Some actually believe that marijuana can have positive effects, such those for medical use. After a long research this paper will talk about the positive and the negative results of marijuana. One argument for the legalization of marijuana is that itsn’t more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if it is used in moderation…

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized in Canada, or Should It Not

Bob Enyart’s view on legalizing marijuana is more convincing compared to the Young Liberals of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada’s (British Columbia) as his use of pathos and rhetorical devices is more effective. Bob Enyart plays with his viewers’ feelings and emotions as he makes them feel as though they have to be on his side or their view is completely immoral and in his words “stupid”. Whereas the Liberals article was more of just straightforward reasons of why and…

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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

It is generally assumed that Marijuana is an evil drug that creates menaces of society and ruins the lives of poor innocent children. Some believe it to cause cancer, breathing problems, and make people do crazy and unnatural things while under the influence of the drug. Evidently there is a high degree of confusion and ignorance surrounding the drug and the true facts about it. This sort of sheep-like behavior where people base their beliefs on the beliefs of others…

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Medical Marijuana Ethical Issues

There are a number of ethical issues that a nurse faces while in the clinical setting. One of these issues deals with using marijuana as medicine to treat patients. There has been controversy over medical marijuana ever since it was discovered that patients respond to it. There are many arguments supporting the use of medical marijuana in the health care field and many arguments in opposition of its use. The United States Congress classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance…

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Pros and Cons of Medicinal Marijuana

The legalization and use of Marijuana for medicinal purposes is a controversial subject within the U. S. Supreme Court, Congress, and Society. Here, the writer will examine the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana, who is permitted to use marijuana as a treatment for medicinal purposes. We will look at the states that have legalized marijuana, and those states requirements. First, what is ‘Marijuana”? Marijuana is a dry shredded green and brown flowers, leaves, stems or seeds. The leaves are…

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Marijuana Should not Be Outlawed

Human laws are based on moral and ethical principles. This applies to almost all existing laws aside from the drug laws. Because of this aspect of the drug laws, much clamor is present as many groups are calling for the legalization of drugs like marijuana. Marijuana and other illegal drugs are not evil but it has gained a negative connotation because of numerous misinterpretations. The prohibition of drugs has also brought about negative effects instead of positive effects. In analysis,…

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Does America Want an Unmotivated Society

I. Introduction Marijuana is the name given in the United States to the drug produced from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The use of cannabis derivatives under such names as hashish, charas, bhang, and ganja is widespread throughout the world. The most active ingredient of the plant derivative is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The potency of this chemical is indicated by the fact that the average street sample of marijuana contains less than .5% THC. Some samples are considerably higher in THC…

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On Legitimizing the Use of Marijuana_ a Case for Dissent

It is axiomatic for many people to feel that rules are meant to forbid them from doing certain things. A glaring example to this would be to cite how one encounters prohibitive norms on the street – e. g. , speed-limits, pedestrian lanes, stop-lights, no right or left turn signage, just to name a few. However, while we need to admit that rules do in fact exist to forbid, there are still good reasons to think that prohibition is not…

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Why not to Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana is seen as a relatively harmless drug, though given the chance, it can be as harmful as alcohol or tobacco. Through government regulation and growth conditions, the long term and short term effects of the drug, and the effects it could have on today’s youth, it can easily be seen what choice should be made in terms of the decision to legalize the drug. The legalization of marijuana, though making the government a profit, poses too many risks to…

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Marijuana Legalization Speech

Politicians and the media want the public, to believe that marijuana is a “gateway drug” that leads to more dangerous drugs. Although, marijuana is non-lethal and is safer than alcohol. It is an established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans; overdose is nearly impossible, and it is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. In fact, it is more likely to become addicted to coffee than it is to this drug. Politics and media are very…

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