Legal and medical status of cannabis

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    Weed. Ganja. Dank. These are just some of the street names referencing the “third highest used substance in the world behind alcohol and tobacco, respectively” (Global Drug Survey, 2015). Since the early 20th century, cannabis has been subjected to legal restrictions in numerous parts of the world; Canadian cannabis use and supply has been under strict criminal control since 1923: “with recreational use criminally prohibited under the federal drug-control law” (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, CDSA S.C.1996, c.19). However, in the past few decades, changed perceptions regarding recreational cannabis use has taken over internationally; And in Canada, since the 1960s, when cannabis control became controversially debated as a result of “expanding…

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    Shortly after, her termination papers were being filled out. It seems unfair that a valuable employee can be terminated from her job out of the blue solely because of the uncovering of her private recreational use of cannabis. She went from shining within the company and doing great to instantly losing a huge part of her life,…

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    can be beneficial in the case of a serious medical condition; however, decriminalizing cannabis allows anyone to exploit it for recreational purposes, including our susceptible youth. Having marijuana available to our youth may make them open to experience harder drugs (Sambrouck). I believe that having cannabis legally available for those with medical conditions is beneficial to our society. Nonetheless, if we are going to consider legalizing marijuana for uses other than medicinal purposes, we…

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    Medical Marijuana is legal in 23 states and Washington D.C. It is still considered in the United States federal offense to grow, sell, or even purchase marijuana. It has been around the world for many years to treat a wide variety of ailments spiritual and recreational purposes. Marijuana is known as Cannabis sativa. It is used in many ways and estimated that marijuana contains 460 active chemicals. This means the concentration of different ingredients varies from plant to plant, and will also…

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    wars; this money could be utilized elsewhere for benefiting USA in other fields. Justifying Evaluation Medical Marijuana is required for preparation of psychoactive drugs etc. It makes one euphoric and relaxed; the appetite increases. To many sufferer’s marijuana is indispensable; it gives relief from intense pain etc. To these people, life without marijuana is living death. In those states where marijuana is legalized doctors frequently prescribe it for chronic trouble like nausea caused by…

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    something more. People turn to marijuana, also referred to as weed, looking for a temporary high to get away from life constantly beating an individual down. Marijuana is one of the most widely used illegal drugs and constantly starts heated debates. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime states that, “in 2014 some 3.8% of the human population used cannabis.” Many people in this generation participate in the smoking and selling of marijuana, regardless of its legal status in their state.…

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    Oftentimes, athletes have to stay away from their job to deal with injuries and recover, but athletes may be able to return to their career sooner if cannabis was being used as a recovery aid. In the essay, Lee says, “…another cannabinoid in weed, the aforementioned CBD—which, notably, doesn’t get users stoned—is now widely recognized for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties…”(Lee 4). This quote showed me that legalizing marijuana would be very beneficial to those athletes who are…

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    There is a dichotomy when it comes to the legality of marijuana usage in America. On the federal level, marijuana is in the same category as other dangerous drugs like heroine (Schedule I), thus highly illegal. In contrast, small number of states has moved to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults (even more for medical marijuana). California has just joined pro-marijuana group via the recent passage of Proposition 64. Before the vote, plenty of Californians argued against or in…

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    Cannabis Decriminalization

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    Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the possession and production of cannabis, which is also known as marijuana, weed, or pot, is a criminal offense in Canada. For the possession of cannabis, the severity of the offense depends on the quantity. The penalty is a maximum of five years imprisonment for possessing more than thirty grams of cannabis. According to The Economist, legalization is defined as repealing all penalties from the possession as well as the production and sale of cannabis.…

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    Cannabis Paradox

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    The Legalization of Cannabis Paradox For four and a half decades, the United States has fought and spent billions on the “War on Drugs.” Most recently, cannabis (marijuana, weed, THC) has been the focal point of this costly war. Since 1990s, twenty-three states, with California being the first, have legalized cannabis for personal, medicinal, and recreational usage. However, controversy over this not-so-new public enemy remains because it is still illegal under federal law. The War on Drugs is…

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