Marijuana Essay

  • Effects Of Marijuana On Marijuana

    Marijuana is a very controversial topic in today’s society. Everybody from local potheads, to priests, are talking about marijuana. Researchers have studied the psychological effects of marijuana on an adolescents’ (14-17) and adult’s brain, such as their impulsivity, attention, memory and decision making. Hypothesis Ultimately because marijuana is such a controversial topic, researchers have decided to study marijuana and its lasting effects, mostly on adolescents, because “one out of ten teens said they smoke marijuana at least twenty or more times a month” (CBS). When compared to the 2008 survey, marijuana use has risen by 80% in adolescents according to CBS also. Researchers study the use of marijuana because so many adolescents, and even adults are smoking Ganja, chronic and more popularly known as weed, society and parents need to know what kind of effect it has on the brain and behavior of their teens, and or themselves. Researchers recruited adolescents and adults from the Winston-Salem, NC are; forty-five marijuana users, and forty-eight non-users. The non-users in this experiment could not have ever smoked marijuana before, while the users had a history of smoking marijuana at least four days and six months. The participants responded to a television, and radio advertisement (Donald M. Dougherty, etc). While conducting the experiment, participants were asked to give a breath and urine samples for alcohol and drug screening. Participants had to complete a Barratt…

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  • The Use Of Marijuana

    What is marijuana? Why is it such a convercial topic today? Some people think that marijuana is an illegal drug that doctors use to cure sickness or deficiencies the human body. Some people think that it is used for brain recovery after having a major surgery. Marijuana has been a controversial issue ever since the Mexican Revolution. Laws have been pasted to keep the abused plant from becoming a crisis. However, even though marijuana is used for drugs, it can also be used for virtuous…

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  • Marijuana Utilitarianism

    Medical Marijuana and the Doctrine of Utilitarianism Introduction Utilitarianism is one of the moral theories that is best known and influential. According to this theory, the moral worth of an action is mainly determined its contribution towards utility that enhances happiness and pleasure. It is mainly concerned with the pleasure that people get through the moral actions taken. The focus is on the greatest number of people. In the pursuit of this theory, then legalization of marijuana can be…

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  • Marijuana Essay

    Legalization of Marijuana What is marijuana? According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, it is a "miracle drug", one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same plant, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for over thirty years, Harry J. Anslinger said that this "evil weed" led to killings, sex crimes and insanity. How can two such highly respected experts have such night and day…

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  • Marijuana Legalization

    Marijuana comes from the dried leaves, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is a common street drug and is often used for recreational purposes. People can smoke marijuana or they can add the drug to food or tea. People uses marijuana for recreational purposes but people also use marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana should be legalized because of its medical purposes, for beneficial effects, economical purposes, and crime. Street vs. medical Medical marijuana has…

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  • The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

    purse a different intoxication other than alcohol? Marijuana has been stigmatized as a drug for losers and burnouts. However, it’s may not be just for those judged as such. For example, the clean cut business person who lives next door may be a closet user. The public can’t come out of the closet and use the drug freely due to the prohibition on cannabis. Marijuana has been made illegal without regard to its medical capabilities and uses. Prohibition on marijuana needs repeal and America’s…

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  • The Legalization Of Marijuana

    Marijuana is a drug that comes from the cannabis plant. In most of the countries in the world, marijuana is an illegal drug. It is frequently used in the world despite the harsh laws against it. After rigorous research of the drug, scientists have found that it has components in it that can be used in cancer and HIV/AIDS treatment. Consequently, 22 states in the U.S have passed legislation legalizing marijuana for medical use only. The legislation process received both opposition and support…

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  • The Dangers Of Marijuana

    highly needed. Many people argue that marijuana is an abomination that shouldn’t be used because of things like the dangers of marijuana and how it can end your life. Many other people see the greater good of the drug and how it can be used to treat many diseases and sicknesses and can also help stress and ease minds. Now no one has ever died of Marijuana overdose and marijuana can be addictive but not as addictive as some things we use every day. Alcohol and tobacco are the most harmful…

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  • The Dangers Of Marijuana

    Cannabis (marijuana) is one of the most predominantly used prohibited drug in the United States, and like many other drugs that are habitually used, marijuana can lead to dependence. Currently, in the United States, it is estimated that there are 2 to 3 million new annual users of marijuana, and of these new users 10% will become dependent, and unfortunately, two thirds of this population are between 12 and 17 years old (Sofuoglu, Sugarman & Carroll, 2010). Marijuana contains an active…

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  • Legalization Of Marijuana

    For many years Marijuana has been identified as a menace by the United States Government. They have exaggerated claims of its harmfulness and they have ignored its potential as a useful medicine. Marijuana already has a well established reputation in the medical field and legalization of Marijuana would allow for it to help many people (Marijuana Prohibition). Marijuana has been proven to be an effective medicine and Marijuana legalization would help improve the economy. There would also be a…

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