Legalizing Marijuana Essay

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Legalizing Marijuana

Legalizing Marijuana
If Green is Life Why isn't it Legal?

Humanity throughout history has fought against diseases using drugs, with good results. Several medicinal drugs have been discovered since remote times, and have saved many lives or helped complement human nutrition. Not all drugs are medicinal, some are used however for recreational purposes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (House of Representatives Conference Report, 1998) consider these kinds of drugs as Schedule I drugs (high potential for abuse, unsafe and with no medicinal properties). Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and many other drugs appear in this classification. There are some kinds of drugs that are considered dangerous and have a
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Such Reginald Campbell and R Everett offer a general overview of marijuana in Substance Abuse in Workplace: “The most common form of marijuana found in the U.S. is Cannabis Sativa... There are about 421 known chemicals in the plant... but the active chemical is believed to be the tetrahydro-cannabinols (THC), oils possessing physiological activity... Some symptoms of marijuana intoxication include confusion, euphoria, hallucinations, hunger, red eyes, ego-inflation, dry mouth, excessive laughing and coma” (42-43). Marijuana intoxication is said to last two to three hours, but the ingredient delta-9-tetrahydro -cannabinol can accumulate in brain and testes tissues (Hubbard, Franco, Onaivi, 1999). Marijuana, pot or weed, among other names, has a variety of practical uses. Hemp is used to build cords and even clothing. There are a number of websites on the Internet that offer a variety of products made out of hemp. Sadly, it is to blame that such a helpful herb be considered illegal due to the bad nature and unconsciousness of humans. Marijuana's potential for abuse has been researched and tested with lots of experiments worldwide. One of the criteria used to help decide if a drug has the potential for misuse is whether animals will work to obtain it. In an article by Abi Berger, a research held by Dr Steven Goldberg and his team at the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore has studied the premise that

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