Reefer Madness

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  • Cannabis Paradox

    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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  • Hemp Research Paper

    Hemp has a long history in the United States as a viable cash crop. Deeming hemp as illegal to grow is relatively recent event resulting from the passing of the Marihuana Tax Act in 1973. The earliest known cultivation was 12,000 year ago and is well documented as being used for textiles such as rope, boat sails, and fibrous paste used to caulk the hull of boats. During WWII, in response to the Pearl Harbor bombing, the United States promoted the cultivation of hemp to decrease the reliance…

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  • Health Risks Trivialized By Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum: Article Analysis

    Whether or not marijuana should be legal has caused controversy in the United States. In her article “The Truth About Marijuana: Health Risks Trivialized” Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum focuses on the negative effects of this narcotic. On the opposite side of the argument is the Editorial Board of The New York Times. In their article, “Repeal Prohibition, Again” they give the economic reasons for legalizing marijuana. Although both The Editorial Board of The New York Times and Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum…

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  • Legalization On Drugs

    Chinese writings and was a staple in American Independence because 90 percent of all American’s clothing and rope were made of hemp (Zilney 123). Cannabis became popular in the United States in 1920 but then was quickly demonized when the movie Reefer Madness was released adding to the fire of its illegalization (Zilney 123). Since the 1930’s, marijuana has been thought of as a gateway drug that leads into other harder substances. The Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPAN) states that marijuana…

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  • Six Powerful Reasons To Legalize Marijuana Analysis

    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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  • The Side Effects Of Illegana And The Legalization Of Marijuana

    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 and medically has been a subject of controversy since its prohibition in the US. Although some states have legalized the recreational usage, marijuana is still illegal on a federal…

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  • Legalizing Marijuana Legalization

    states legalizing marijuana, nineteen percent believe it will be within the next five years, while twenty-six percent suggest it will be somewhere between six to ten years from now (Williams, 2015). Even movies have swayed public opinions, “Reefer Madness” (1936), “Marihuana” (1936), “Assassin of Youth” (1937) and “Devil’s Harvest” (1942). Even with these films being dated, they do provide a reflective state of mind about sanctioning weed and places an impact on shaping attitudes. However,…

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  • The Argument Against Legalization Of Marijuana

    and buy weed, you can’t sell alcohol to a drunk person now! Samuels is acting like this would be the end of world, as if legalizing a plant for consumption would be the sounding trumpet of the apocalypse, that the world would become some sort of reefer madness inspired version of mad max, when in actuality nothing would change, except that we wouldn’t have overflowing prisons full of people who got caught with an ounce of weed and the show “leave it to beaver” would be a lot funnier (why are the…

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  • Up In Smoke Film Analysis

    Early films, such as Reefer Madness, were used to scare people away from taking any kind of drugs, even fairly harmless ones. Later, films like Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke take advantage of the collapse of the Production Code to make lighthearted, humorous films about the effects…

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  • Persuasive Essay: The Legalization Of Marijuana

    federal departments during the depression was no easy task. Anslinger needed a truly horrific villain to rally the government into assuring his budget was a federal priority. Aiding in the fight against marijuana was the release of the movie Reefer Madness in the late 30’s. As new bills were brought to Congress, many members knew nothing of the drug, making it that much easier for Anslinger to claim marijuana was incredibly…

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