Legality of cannabis by country

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  • Marijuana Legalization In Canada

    Introduction Around the world the criminalization of cannabis use has been revised in recent years to become more lenient and Canada is no different. As the Government of Canada will attempt to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana” by spring 2017 (“Marijuana”, 2016), it is crucial to examine the impact on the health, social, and economic aspects of society (“Toward”, 2016). As prevalence and accessibility of the drug to the population continues to increase, a negative health…

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  • Legalization Of Marijuana In The Song 'Mary Jane' By Rick James

    love, takes me to paradise." This song teaches us about how cannabis can get us from a state of low to a state of high. The government forbids the usage of cannabis, but permits the usage of alcohol. On one side of the legal spectrum, nearly 88,000 people died from drunk driving every year. Including secondhand smoke from cigarettes, at least 480,000 people have died from smoking. No one has been reported an overdose death from cannabis. Despite the government allowing for the use of drugs,…

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  • Research Paper On Legalizing Marijuana

    substances like alcohol and tobacco. Owen Poindexter states that “Opinions on medical marijuana have shifted dramatically in the last two decades: this year, a slew of mostly conservative states passed laws permitting epilepsy patients to use strains of cannabis high in CBD.” (6 Powerful reasons to Legalize…

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  • Summary Of Marijuana Decriminalization

    LEGAL The legal ramifications of marijuana prohibition, have raged from fines to death sentences. The Controlled Substance Act of 1971, reduced the severity of the penalties for possession of marijuana, however there remains a stigma around users, and states that had laxer laws than the federal government wished to have (Inciardi, 1981: 146). James Inciardi argues in Marijuana Decriminalization Research, that there is a need for a more through reevaluation of law policies with regards to a…

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  • The Side Effects Of Illegana And The Legalization Of Marijuana

    Humans have utilized cannabis since 2700 B.C. Over the last few decades, marijuana has been used for textiles, medicine, and recreational use. Society tends to correlate marijuana with lazy, unproductive, and food munching individuals suffering from a drug addiction, but the public opinion has changed in recent years. This shift in opinion is due to the fact that scientific research has disproven many of the myths created by reefer madness in the 1960s. The legal use of marijuana recreationally…

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  • New Regulations Don 't Clear All The Hurdles For Pot Dispensaries

    Title/Source/Evaluation: The article I chose for this assignment is New Regulations Don’t Clear All the Hurdles for Pot Dispensaries” (Dolan2015). This article was written by Maura Dolan and published in the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes and has been in circulation for more than 100 years. The paper has been known to have a liberal slant, but that does not seem to be an issue in this story. Maura Dolan graduated from UC Berkley with degrees in…

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  • Why Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

    debilitating illnesses such as the ones mentioned above. “Debilitating illness includes AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) caused by HIV, cancer, and MS (Multiple Sclerosis).Netzley, Patricia D. (2014) The potency of THC compound found in cannabis in pain relief has also been applied in medical practice. Marijuana should be completely legalized. Today, the marijuana legalization debate is all over the social media and information regarding its safety is not a preserve of the…

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  • The Importance Of Legalizing Marijuana

    Introduction The legalization, de-criminalization, and approval of marijuana is a highly debated topic in American legislature today. The approval of marijuana by legislature would be beneficial to many people directly and indirectly. Directly, people with medicinal needs, would benefit tremendously. Indirectly, if the government cut funding towards marijuana prohibition, and taxing the sale of it would make a large impact in the economy. The purpose of this letter is to explain why…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Mysterious Marijuana

    When it comes to marijuana, majority often have a negative perspective on the substance, but is this really the case? If so, why have other countries begun to legalize marijuana? The decision on whether to legalize this drug has become a heated debate over the years. Moreover, with today 's media-rich culture, it is not a surprise to find endless aspects on cannabis as our uncertainty and ambivalent attitude slowly radiates towards the substance. However, the contention that legalization would…

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  • Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized In Canada Essay

    and in some cases these damages are not repairable. Cannabis also increases the chances of road accidents, due to the amount of people that will be driving while under the influence of marijuana. Lastly marijuana will impact the younger generation negatively in ways that marijuana will be easily attainable for them, and drug dealers will try to upsell other things such as cocaine to the young adults which is highly addictive. Therefore, cannabis/marijuana should not be legalized in…

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