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  • Disadvantages Of Legalization Of Marijuana

    species, Cannabis sativa, C.indica, and C.ruderalis (Hart, 2009, p. 365-366). The primary psychoactive agent within cannabis is known as delta-9-tetrehydrocannnbinol or THC. THC is concentrated in the resin of cannabis and the psychoactive potency depends on the amount of resin present, which varies on the part of the plant that is utilized (Hart, 2009, p. 366). In 2737 BC, Chinese emperor Shen Nung referred to cannabis and recommended it for some medicinal purposes and by 1000 AD, social use of the plant spread to North Africa and the Muslim world (Hart, 2009, p. 368). In the 1830s and 1840s, agents such as opium and hashish gained popularity (Hart, 2009, p.368). Hashish, or hasheesh, in its purest form is pure resin. (Hart, 2009, p.366). Hashish is rare within the United States (Hart, 2009, p. 366). During the end of the 19th century the experience of hashish was not as popular for Middle America (Hart, 2009, p. 369). Due to a series of articles relating crime and marijuana in 1926, public interest of the drug increased within the United States and by 1935, 36 states had laws regulating the use, sale, and/or possession of marijuana and towards the end of 1936, all 48 states had similar laws (Hart, 2009, p. 369-370). “The primary motivation for the congressional hearing on marijuana came not because of the use of marijuana as an inebriant or a euphoria but because of reports by police and in the popular literature stating, ‘Most crimes of violence are laid to users of…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Legalization Of Marijuana

    pollen-generating anthers within them. The female plant is much shorter and is on the receiving end of the pollen-generating anthers; capturing the anthers with its short hairs. The most popular ways that people smoke cannabis is using bowls, joints or bongs. Since in the United States there is no proven medical use for cannabis and many people tend to abuse it, it has been categorized under a Schedule 1 controlled drug. Marinol is the number one drug that is used to lessen the nausea and…

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  • Decriminalizing Illicit Drugs In Portugal

    cases of low-level drug possession and/or consumption. [Drug Policy Alliance, 2015] Previously, Portugal had a strict no-tolerance policy on drug possession and use much like the US. They too relied on the threat of incarceration and the criminal justice system as the core weapon in combatting the war on drugs. Now the focus has shifted to treating drug possession and use as a public health issue. Under the current drug policy, persons found with up to, but no more than, a personal-use amount…

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  • Cannabis Persuasive Speech

    Did you know around 42% of the people in the United States have tried cannabis Indica, Sativa, or Ruderalis?The hippie generation did not discover pot. But the drug's true origins remain a bit of a mystery. Do you know what cannabis is? In this essay, you will be learning what exactly is cannabis when it was discovered ,by whom was it discovered, interesting science facts on it and lots of more. Cannabis was known way back in 2727 B.C. Although the first scientist to discover the main…

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  • Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana

    that the prohibition of the drug would hinder the suspected criminal activity of the immigrants, and their nation would prosper. As a result of the altering public opinion, several states passed ‘anti-weed’ laws and by 1937 Congress followed suit with the Marijuana Tax Act. The 1970’s brought about the bell-bottom jeans, disco music, and an upcoming generation that intended to amend the public opinion of marijuana. Studies conducted in 1972 show that there was an “estimated . . . twenty-five…

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  • Essay About Legalizing Marijuana

    more cancer causing ingredients than tobacco smoke” (samhs.gov). “In 2005 nearly 242,200 people were admitted to emergency rooms suffering from marijuana related problems” (samhsa.gov). Drugfreeworld.org points out, “One major research study reported that a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as five regular cigarettes smoked one after another” (drug free world). Drug free world again adds, “Long time joint smokers often suffer from bronchitis an inflammation of the…

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  • Should Marijuana Be Legal Essay

    they stick marijuana in with 'DARE ' spreading lies about the harm of marijuana instead of informing about the good it has done and how just like alcohol or tobacco how it needs to be monitored. In 1919 the U.S. tried to prohibit the selling of alcohol. This failed miserably. It did not stop individuals from drinking, it just made them go out and do it on their own and did it underground and made all the profit for themselves. It was still sold at nightclubs illegally sold. By 1933, alcohol was…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Legalization Of Marijuana

    Picture living in a world where marijuana is so free that even your 12 year old son or daughter could get their hands on it without hardly any effort. Well that’s the world parents, law enforcement officers and government officials would have to live in if the bill gets passed that marijuana is federally legal for recreational use. Marijuana is a hallucinogen that affects the brain and alters your awareness. For years there have been debates weather not marijuana should be legalized for…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Marijuana Legalization

    Marijuana is a federally illegal drug which is classified right along with heroin. Realistically it is less harmful than multiple legal substances. Also the addictive properties are very low when in contrast to things like alcohol and tobacco. It is crazy to think that marijuana was legal for most of history. Then they put a ban on it just like they did with alcohol except for the fact it never became legal again. Until the United States started to come to their senses and realize that marijuana…

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  • Cons Of Legalizing Marijuana

    Legalization of Marijuana If addictive substances like cigarettes and alcohol are legal, why not an herb like marijuana? Did you know the dependence rate (higher the number indicates less dependence) for nicotine is 1, for alcohol it is 4 while for marijuana it is 6? A simple cup of coffee has a dependence rate of 5 which is more addictive than marijuana (Hilts). There are so many aspects to think about when the idea of legalizing marijuana comes into question. Conversations could go on and on…

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