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Marijuana For Medical Purposes Billion A Year
1,918 wordsPrior to the twentieth century, the marijuana plant (then more commonly referred to as hemp) was the single most important industrial plant, or non-food producing crop in America and the world (German 1990). Archeologists report that marijuana was possibly the first plant cultivated by humans. They estimate that date at approximately 8000 BC (Columbia University). As early as 4000 BC, pottery with marijuana markings and hemp textiles were found in North Central China. In those years, such things...
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Marijuana For Medical Purposes Legalization Of Marijuana
600 wordsBoth California and Arizona have taken the long needed initiative and approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The California bill says that patients may use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. It does not, however, allow doctors to prescribe the drug. Arizona voters passed a bill that swings out even further to the left than California's. Voters in Arizona think that people should be able to use any illicit drug for bona fide medical purposes. A recommendation by two doctors is...
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The Impact Of Ethics On Decision Making
1,304 wordsIf decision-making requires that we employ the basic standards of critical thinking, mainly, perception, assumptions, emotion, language skills, arguments, fallacies, logic and problem solving, then, would it be correct to assume that if we employ the standards of ethical behavior to such decision-making processes the chosen alternative to the problem may create a dilemma between critical thinking and ethical conduct? At times it may. Many issues have to be taken into consideration. Some of these...
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Marijuana For Medical Purposes Illicit Drug
521 wordsOn 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 imp...
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Marijuana For Medical Purposes Act Of 1996
1,895 wordsJames Mahoney was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1993. In an effort to put his disease into remission, the medical team decided chemotherapy would be the best treatment. After one cycle of chemotherapy, James was treated weekly. As soon as he came up to some minimum baseline standards shown by the blood test, he was admitted for another cycle. For the most part, though, he knew before the doctors did when he was ready for another cycle. When he woke up in the morning and actually didn t fee...
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Act Of 1996 Marijuana For Medical Purposes
402 wordsThe Compassionate Use Act of 1996 California's Proposition 215 Medical Marijuana IntiativSection 1. Section 11362. 5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read: 11362. 5. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. (b) (l) The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for med...
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Central Nervous System Marijuana As A Medicine
1,366 wordsThe Legalization of Marijuana as a Medicine Imagine if one of your loved ones was suffering from a very painful, lethal disease such as cancer. There is a substance that can relieve their pain, but due to a law instituted several decades ago declaring that substance illegal they will be forced to suffer. If marijuana was legalized, strictly for medical purposes, then much of the pain and suffering experienced by cancer patients and those suffering from various other afflictions could be lessened...
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