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    Traditionally, drugs have been used for medicinal purposes to treat certain symptoms or illness. However, there has been a recent trend where drugs have been used for recreational purposes as well. According to Merriam-Webster (“Recreational Drug,” n.d.) defines recreational drugs as, “a drug (as cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine) used without medical justification for its psychoactive effects often in the belief that occasional use of such as substance is not habit-forming or addictive.” Recreational drugs affect variety of people from different ethnicity, age groups, and even regionally as well. While there are numerous amount of recreational drugs available, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana will be focused upon as those remain as the most…

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    have argued over whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. Some say that decriminalizing it would be better for the economy. Others say that marijuana is dangerous to the user. Recreational marijuana should not be legalized because marijuana can harm the user, marijuana can be dangerous to others besides the user, and marijuana consumption in adolescents goes up when marijuana becomes legal. Recreational marijuana should not be legal because marijuana can cause harm to the user. The…

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    Marijuana since its beginning of time has be used as a recreational drug by numerous individuals. The drug has been known to be safe without any side effects or serious complications associated with it. It is said by many users that marijuana stimulates one’s brain activity in a beneficial way. All the benefits that marijuana has to offer should make it legalized across the United States for recreational use. When the topic of marijuana is introduced into a debate many people fail to…

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    For many decades’ marijuana has been a very popular recreational drug for a considerable amount of the population. Just recently the push to legalize marijuana has increased more than ever and state governments are being faced with the decision: to legalize or not legalize marijuana. To date, the states that have made the decision to legalize weed include, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska. With seemingly more states to follow, this movement could potentially snowball and result in a…

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    different views, while the federal government has separate views. Marijuana can be both a medicine and a recreational drug. However, there is a major difference between the two. As stated by the World Health Organization, marijuana is one of the most popular recreational drugs used worldwide, not just in the United States. Many other recreational drugs are not used as medication, while marijuana is…

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    As of right now in America, the legalization of Marijuana has been approved in eight states for recreational use, and eighteen other states for medical uses. Therefore, there are forty-two states that have not approved the drug for recreational use, and also have criminal laws against the drug. One of these states happens to be the state of Ohio. Although the state approved uses of the drug when it comes to medical issues, Ohio continues to reject any attempts to legalize it for recreational…

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    The Law And The Message Of Marijuana Legalization of medical marijuana is a topic of significant debate in the United States. California was one of the earlier states to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in 1996, under Proposition 215. While many are familiar with the discussion of marijuana, researched-based information about its medical benefits is not always easy to find. In the article written in the Journal of Drug Issues; 34.4, Dr. Shereen Khatapoush Director of Youth Services System…

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    The Facts Behind Recreational Marijuana The subject of legal marijuana has been a subject of debate for decades. Throughout the decades of this controversial subject there has been a lot of misinformation on both sides of the debate. Now with a total of four states with legal marijuana for recreational use, it once again raises questions of what could be the benefits of recreational marijuana and of course what could be the possible hazards. First we will look at the possible benefits of…

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    Roughly 266 million people admit to smoking marijuana at least once a year, and around 8.4 million smoke it every day. The question on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized has been become the center of discussion more frequently in the past few years, as people are beginning to realize the beneficial effects marijuana can really have. With legalizing marijuana comes a safer alternative to other drugs and alcohol, while also providing a plethora of cognitive and medical advantages. …

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    Refuting “Six powerful reasons to legalize marijuana” by Owen Poindexter from NY Times The use, sale and possession of cannabis (marijuana) in the United States are considered as a schedule I control substances and illegal under federal law. However, five states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and thirty one states for medical use only. While proponents say there are legitimate reasons for cannabis legalization, concerns remain about the marijuana’s effect on users and their…

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