Marijuana Legalization Report

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The legalization and decriminalization of Marijuana After struggling in my own life with alcohol and drugs like cocaine and ecstasy, I have always had an interest of the history of drug abuse and this country’s war on drugs. I personally believe that Marijuana does not fall into the same category as alcohol or any other drugs. For most of human existence we have used plant remedies as medication, food, and religious ceremonies. Marijuana was first used for its hemp fibers to make clothes and rope “as far back as 7000 B.C.”(ProQuest Staff. "At Issue: Marijuana Legalization." ProQuest LLC. 2015: n.pag. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 28 Oct. 2015). Its leaves and flowering buds have been used for psychological and physiological effects. Marijuana …show more content…
The government and the majority of the American population make claims that Marijuana has a major impact on your health and that marijuana is bad for you. The make these claims based on fear and rumors. Many people that are the head of drug enforcement agencies in this country have often stated they were not sure what drug was worse for you, marijuana or meth and crack? “ Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, there is no difference between the health effects of marijuana and those of any other illegal drug. "All illegal drugs are bad for people," she told Congress in 2012, refusing to say whether crack, methamphetamines or prescription painkillers are more addictive or physically harmful than marijuana”( Boffey, Philip M. "What Science Says About Marijuana." New York Times. 31 Jul. 2014: A.22. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 29 Oct. 2015). This way of thinking by our government officals is absolutely insane and has to founded by governmental substadies. We all know that crack and meth have a far worse outcome on the human body then marijuana. The other side is the scientific side that shows the exact opposite of what most people believe, most believe the only way to ingest the drug is by smoking it personally I don’t think your lungs are ment to inhale in sort of hot ash or smoke. However this is not the only way to consume marijuana; Vaporizer’s heat up marijuana at a much cooler tempter, it allows you to inhale the active ingredients without consuming hot smoke or ashes, edibles such as brownies or cookies, creams, teas, and eye drops. As we look at what science tell us we can see that marijuana is much safer then other drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes. “As with other recreational substances, marijuana 's health effects depend on the frequency of use, the potency and amount of marijuana consumed, and the age of the

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