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    The History Of Cannabis

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    Cannabis is believed to have evolved on the steppes of Central Asia, specifically in the regions that are now Mongolia and southern Siberia. The earliest record of cannabis use dates back as far as 2737 BC, in the writings of the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung. It was used then primarily for medicinal purposes in treating diseases such as gout, malaria, and rheumatism. Even then however, the intoxicating effects were known. Cannabis cultivation was then spread by farmers to Korea as early as 2000 BC. From there, Cannabis use spread to the rest of Asia, including India where it is believed that it was used recreationally. Recreational Cannabis use was also very popular among Muslims since alcohol was prohibited by the Koran. It was then brought…

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    Cannabis Research

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    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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    Cannabis Legalization

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    Cannabis Legalization Cannabis is able to treat over 170 diseases , including Dravet Syndrome. Which is a rare, severe form of intractable epilepsy. Charlotte Figi suffers from Dravet Syndrome when, she was 2 years old she started having seizures. Her parents tried everything they could ranging from diets to many pharmaceutical drugs. None seemed to work , then amendment 20 was passed in Colorado in 2000. That 's when her parents decided to apply for medical marijuana. They bought cannabidiol…

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    Cannabis Oil

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    Around the world children and adults that suffer from severe seizure disorders are finding relief with the use of cannabis oils. The use of medical cannabis oil is becoming increasingly popular amongst chronic seizure patients; however, its healing potential and effectiveness are still investigated, especially in pediatric patients due to lack of knowledge and testing. Cannabis or cannabidiol (CBD), use among children and adults suffering from epilepsy, have yet to be clinically assessed due to…

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    Dangers Of Cannabis

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    Cannabis consumption is a growing debate in the United States, and due to medical research, has become one of the most popular topics to talk about. This essay explores both sides of the associated controversial propaganda and is intended to enlighten the community about the dangers of cannabis. At least 50 percent of the government’s involvement in cannabis should be dedicated to help the public understand the important implications and associations of its use, to fund clinical studies for…

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    Cannabis In California

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    Cannabis in California contains some law-based on, legal, and cultural events surrounding use of cannabis. According to Proposition 215 (prop 215), a law that was passed in 1996, made medical marijuana legal to patient. In the article, the author says, “California NORML Patient's Guide to Medical Marijuana” it says “Proposition 215, makes it legal for patients and their designated primary caregivers to possess cultivate marijuana for their personal medical use” (Paragraph, 1) This gave people…

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    Cannabis Research Paper

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    Lori Macintosh Cannabis and its Effects on the Body and Society Introduction Cannabis is the name given to the medical and recreational drug prepared for use from the cannabis plant. Indigenous to Central and South Asia, it is known to have been used by ancient Hindus in India and Nepal thousands of years ago and has an ancient history of being used in rituals. Criminalization of cannabis in various countries began in the early 20th century. Cannabis is currently rated a Class B drug in the UK…

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    1. Patient perceptions and cannabis use A limited study on the perceived effectivity of cannabis use by patients for symptom relief at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital 1.1 Title and Research question Charlotte Figi (Maa & Figi, 2014), a little girl who was born with Dravet syndrome, was 5 years old when she began losing milestones and her family was told that Charlotte “had reached the end of the road”. Many anticonvulsive and…

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    Legalizing Cannabis Legalizing Cannabis – Culminating Essay Is cannabis really that big of a legal issue for Canada? It may be an illegal drug, but the illegality is questioned based on the events surrounding the initial prohibition of Cannabis. Cannabis is defiantly a drug that alters one’s mind, it also has its downfalls, but there are many more pros than cons. The essay will explore those pros and weigh there values versus the perceived disadvantage of cannabis. Cannabis is also…

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    The Benefits Of Cannabis

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    Without denying that there are obvious harmful effects associated with cannabis use when it is being consumed for intoxication, there are also clear benefits that cannabis can be favourable for those with chronic medical conditions. There is the ‘slippery slope’ argument that once cannabis is legalised for medical use, it will just become a hindrance on society, but without a doubt medical and recreational cannabis are two different issues. It is common for recreational users of cannabis to…

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