Drugs Essay

1683 Words Jun 10th, 2015 7 Pages
Kendall Beard
May 6, 2015
Brian Townsley

In my experience, for decades, many people have debated over the use of marijuana and whether it is good or bad for you. Many scientists have conducted their research on the usefulness of marijuana in the everyday life of people and most have only come back with negative results concerning the plant/drug. In this paper, I hope to prove that smoking marijuana does not cause the same amount of problems that smoking cigarettes might cause. In this paper, there will be few topics touched on concerning marijuana. There are ample cases of people using drugs because of their curiosity, individual freedom and choice, cultural characteristics, or relaxation activities and the
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If a person smokes purely for recreational reasons they may become relaxed and comfortable going or if they are someone who likes to keep moving they will become even more energetic and become focused on doing that one thing they have their mind on.
There is a multitude of reasons why people smoke marijuana. Whether it is for treatment or just for recreational use. It helps people dealing with societal rejection, stops seizures, prescribed to those who suffer from ADHD, promotes creativity to those that are into arts (music, painting, sculpting, poetry, etc.), less of a gateway drug than alcohol, treat PTSD, and could possibly produce billions of dollars for the government, and that is just a few to name.
Gregoire found the following (2014):
More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help them find relief and may even offer better care than the current class of drugs commonly used to treat the disorder.
About 30 percent of veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars experience the ill effects of PTSD, as indicated by a report from the VA in 2012. A few researchers have suggested that cannabis could aid with PTSD indications, which can include anxiety, recurrences, and hopelessness. In a late study, patients who smoked marijuana saw an average of 75 percent decline in PTSD side

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