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  • Prohibition Of Marijuana
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    Ben Holi cky Marijuana is a drug that has been used for thousands of years. Marijuana was used in ancient China, as far back as 5000 B.C. The In cans and Mayans used marijuana in religious ceremonies. Marijuana also has roots in this country. The Indians of the plains used marijuana in their peace pipes as a sign of friendship and peace. After prohibition there was a sharp rise in the use of this drug in America, but after prohibition was repealed the use went down. In the 1920's and 30's the us...
  • 20 Of Illicit Drug Users Smoke Marijuana
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    On November 5, 1996, Californians voiced their honest opinion. Californians voted yes on a very controversial proposition - proposition 215. This law allows doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with diseases that have severe symptoms. For example, cancer patients that undergo chemo-therapy and suffer from severe nausea and aching can benefit from smoking marijuana. Marijuana helps these patients get through these very painful symptoms by numbing the body and soothing the stomach. It also i...
  • Syndrome To Marijuana Use
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    Marijuana Is Illegal And Should Stay Illegal. Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). You may hear marijuana called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, boom, Mary Jane, gangster, or chronic. Marijuana has not been proven to be of any medical use and is harmful to the body. If the making and selling marijuana was legal, it would do nothing but promote it and advertise it to the people, the government would put he...
  • Illegal Marijuana To Cancer Patients
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    Marijuana: How can it's Medical Use be Denied Although marijuana may be an illegal drug, it has many medicinal values. However the federal government and the FDA agree that legalizing it for medical use will only cause problems in society. If legalized it will be easier to obtain, resulting in a rise of the recreational use. This may be true, but research and studies prove that marijuana has a great medical value. It's use is advantageous to people with certain illnesses. Marijuana can ease side...
  • Medical Use Of Marijuana Act
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    Marijuana Plant Marijuana has had a relationship with mankind throughout history all over the world. The amazing plant has brought mankind food, clothing, fuel, medicine, building materials, and has the ability to affect our perception and views of the world. According to Rowan Robinson (1996), the marijuana plant, also called hemp, has been found in forms of rope and cloth in the oldest tombs, was written about as a healer in the earliest medical texts, was used for sails for the first explorer...
  • Marijuana Use
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    Davis 7 Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is the name for the drug that comes from the leaves and flowers of the Indian hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. It is a tobacco-like substance produced by drying the leaves and flowery top of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette called a joint or in a pipe or bong. Recently, it has appeared in cigars called blunts which are longer. This drug is a mild hallucinogen, meaning that it distorts sensory perceptions. The intoxicating part of t...
  • Support For The Decriminalization Of Marijuana There
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    Introduction Marijuana is currently a hot topic of debate throughout Canada, and has been for the past few years. Marijuana was first banned in 1923 under the Opium and Drug Act, but since 1997 the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act have controlled it. In 2000, over 30,000 Canadians were charged with possession of marijuana. Currently, the marijuana laws are not enforced equally across the country, which has prompted the interest in changing the laws or possibly decriminalizing marijuana. Also,...
  • Marijuana Users
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    Bishop-1 Marijuana has many uses and a long history of use. There have been many myths and rumors spread about the dangers of marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Bureau of Mortality Statistics provided the following statistics for 1987: Tobacco about 400,000 Alcohol more than 150,000 Aspirin 180 - 1,000 Caffeine 1,000 - 10,000 Legal drugs and patent medicines 14,000 - 27,000 Drug overdose from controlled substance -- -3,800 - 5,200 Marijuana none ("Danger" 1) If the above sta...
  • Marijuana As A Schedule II Drug
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    Marijuana, Medicine or Illicit Drug If you look hard enough, you can see a drug deal happening daily. Your first thought is, look at that drug addict, where are the Police when you need them What if the person buying the drug used it to ease the pain of a life threatening illness What if it slowed the progress of a blinding disease The debate over marijuana as a medicinal drug has continued for decades. For thousands of years it has been used for a variety of ailments. The Marijuana Tax Act of 1...
  • Drug Dealers In Prisons
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    Legalization of Marijuana From the executive that sits behind his desk collecting his money, to the drug dealer on the street trying to make his money in order to survive, the drug dealing business gives money to criminals, while innocent users are being put away in jail. The issue of legalization and / or decriminalization of marijuana use have been a highly controversial issue over the years. At present, it is a crime to possess and use the drug commonly known as weed or pot. While the governm...
  • Use Marijuana Turn To The Drug
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    Take Two Puffs and Call Me in the Morning For decades the marijuana prohibition has been violating individual's rights, but scientific research has proven that marijuana has therapeutic uses and is harmless compared to other drugs. Therefore, marijuana should not be considered a dangerous drug and should be legalized. The prohibition of marijuana did not end with crime; nonetheless, it is responsible for the imprisonment of thousands of its users. The government's campaign against marijuana has ...
  • Using Marijuana For Medicinal Use
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    A majority of Americans have been exposed to or heard of marijuana. Marijuana is a common drug among all age groups of Americans. It was once legal and still popular. The US government and citizens have now raised the question if this party drug that is know to relax the body and mind should be legalized in the United States ("What are the Pro's and Con's of Marijuana Use" par. 1). Marijuana is derived from the dried leaves of a hemp plant called cannabis sativa. Already legal for medicinal use ...
  • Use Of Marijuana As A Social Drug
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    In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom, Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drug. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has been highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solutio...
  • Legal Access To Marijuana As Medicine
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    Against marijuana legalization Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people ad...
  • 1 Marijuana
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    Attention getter: Do you suffer from pain, migraines, eating disorders or other sicknesses? If so, you may want to consider marijuana as a treatment. Central Idea: Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes. Significance to the audience: This is important to all of use because many of us are misinformed about marijuana and are unaware of its beneficial properties. Preview of main points: Today I will tell you about why marijuana should be legalized. Body: I. What exactly is marijuana? ...
  • Use Of Marijuana As A Social Drug
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    Legalization of Marijuana -- The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro marijuana and those who are anti marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order t...
  • Marijuana As A Medical Drug
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    The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare the issue of legalizing it from both sides. We have two factions fighting each other, those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue in the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care and the National Lymphoma Foundation argue that Marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patients...
  • Reason For The Legalization Of Marijuana
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    Marijuana is a major part of society today in the United States. It can be found in many parts of our culture from music to attire. It also is the most widely used illegal drug; almost 18 million Americans used it last year. It is the fourth most widely used drug in the world behind caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Approximately 200 to 300 million people worldwide use marijuana (Hollister 660). More than 65 million Americans will try it in their lifetime (Dawsey 73). In recent years the debate o...
  • Country's History Against The Use Of Marijuana
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    Known as the gateway drug marijuana has caused much debate about its medical use and harmfulness. Known as early as 3,000 B. C, marijuana was used as a folk medicine by the inhabitants of central Asia and was also used by the Native Americans for peace pipes. Even though marijuana was known as early as 3,000 B. C its wide spread use did not begin until between 1960 and 1970. Marijuana became, after alcohol, the second most popular drug used. Marijuana has not been proven physically addicting and...
  • Used Marijuana
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    Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among adolescents in the United States. It favors to be the first illegal drug teenagers use. The average age of first time marijuana users are 12 years old. Currently, one in ten teens ages 12-17 are current users of marijuana. Nearly a quarter of eighth graders reported that they had already tried it. Use of marijuana can vary from experimentation to abuse to chronic use. Teenagers began using marijuana for numerous of reasons. Some because they w...

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