Occupational Safety And Health 000 A Year
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Hemp Seed Oil Making Drugs Legal
5,475 words... deteriorate again. The marijuana really was beneficial. When he smoked, he could walk unaided, and see clearly. To prove the skeptics, he stopped smoking again for six months. He became blind, and lost control of his arms, legs, hands, and feet. He was now addicted to Valium and became depressed. He started smoking again. Within three weeks, he started to improve. After six months, he could read, write, walk, and could teach his children how to play soccer. He could kick the ball. He was reb...
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Effects Of The Aids Virus In 20th Century
1,939 wordsImagine what it would be like to contract a virus that causes the immune system to fail and slowly kill. Try to think what it would be like to have to live each day knowing this disease, which has no cure, is slowly and painfully taking over. Its almost impossible to imagine, but for millions of people in the United States that is the reality they are forced to live with everyday for the rest of their lives. Anyone who has had unprotected sex, a blood transfusion, or has used I. V. drugs is at r...
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Marijuana As Medicine Affective Disorder
1,242 words... usa plants. However, within one plant there are more than 60 different attributes. Between the sixty, there is basically only one component that is being investigated (Talarico). This component is called THC, also know as delta- 9 -THC (Nahas 249; Talarico). Lori Talarico describes THC as the resinous oil in marijuana that can be extracted from the plant. There is already a THC counterpart on the market that is known as dronabinol. This is duly noted. You could say this is called 'medical ma...
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Reverse Transcriptase Aids Virus
1,574 wordsThe AIDS virus is one of the most deadly and most wide spread diseases in the modern era. The disease was first found in 1981 as doctors around the United States began to report groups of young, homosexual men developing a rare pneumonia caused by an organism called Penumocystis casino. These patients then went on to develop many other new and rare complications that had previously been seen only in patients with severely damaged immune systems. The Center for Disease Control in the United State...
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939 wordsBut one of the arguments is that there are alternatives to using marijuana such as medications that come in pills, solutions, shots, or drops. There is no prescribed drug today that is smoked. Another concern is that marijuana is illegal is the United States. Making it a medicine would require a change in the current law which would have to be voted on by Congress. The biggest and most important argument against marijuana is the negative effects it could have on a person. Marijuana effects coord...
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Health Care Workers Hiv Positive
378 wordsArticle Critique The qualitative study Content analysis of AIDS patients' beliefs about the treatment offered by health care workers in the field of human services was chosen for examination. The study used content analysis as a data gathering method. The purpose of the study was to examine and verify the opinions and beliefs of AIDS patients concerning the attachment of their needs during the clinical treatment of AIDS (Figueiredo, 1996). The content analysis was efficiently performed to know s...
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Aids Patients Sexual Intercourse
1,584 wordsAIDS, or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has been one of the most threatening diseases of the 20 th century. Ever since it has been discovered in 1981, it has been constantly infecting men, women, adults, newly born children, homosexuals and heterosexuals. In definition AIDS is an extremely serious disorder that results from severe damage to the body? s defense against disease. Even though AIDS was born in an era of sophisticated medical and surgical developments, it still remains incura...
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897 wordsMarijuana-for-AIDS Study? The first domestic study of marijuana's effects on AIDS patients is expected to begin in May in San Francisco. While this preliminary study is designed to focus on whether marijuana is safe enough for AIDS patients to use, it is the first clinical trial in 15 years that would obtain any data whatsoever on marijuana's medical effectiveness. On September 18, 1997, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced that it would give Donald Abrams, M. D. , a grant to st...
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Third World Countries American Red Cross
2,441 wordsHealth Care in Third World Countries In many third world countries, disease and hunger are not only existent, but also a way of life. Disease and hunger happen in these countries because of natural disasters and of epidemics that, in our culture would be treated immediately. Due to economic problems, shortage of educated medical workers and supplies to repair damages, the populations of some third world countries are left hungry, sick, wounded, or dead. Imagine the devastation of being without s...
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2,276 wordsHemp Hemp is the plant called cannabis sativa which is more commonly called marijuana. Marijuana has been illegal in the U. S... ever since the Great Depression. The question we must ask ourselves is why? Why isa drug that has so many beneficial uses illegal? Is it because its poisoning the youth of today? Is it because it leads to harder drugs, the health problems, the addictive ness, the short-term memory impairment, the auto accidents, or is simply because politicians tell us it is for our ow...
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Marijuana For Medical Medical Use Of Marijuana
1,122 wordsIn the late 1970 s, Susan Nelson watched her husband, Don, vomit constantly. Don was undergoing chemotherapy to treat his testicular cancer. The body rejects the drugs used in chemotherapy by means of vomiting. The constant vomiting caused Don further tissue damage than he already had. In 1989, Susan discovered she had lymphoma. Susan also went under chemotherapy, but during her whole treatment she only vomited once. Why do you think this is? She took matters into her own hands: she fired up a j...
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Lester Grinspoon Aids Patients
753 wordsLegalization of Marijuana What is marijuana? According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, it is a miracle drug, one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same plant, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for over thirty years, Harry J. Anslinger said that this evil weed led to killings, sex crimes and insanity. How can two such highly respected experts have such night and day outlooks...
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1,243 wordsRecently doctors have prescribed marijuana, and? the Clinton administration threatened to prosecute doctors who prescribe marijuana, ? (Gonnerman 40). Doctors are prescribing marijuana for its medical benefits. The Clinton administration on the other hand is outlawing marijuana because it has not been approved by the FDA. Since doctors feel marijuana has medical benefits it should be clinically tested so they can prescribe it for their patients. Marijuana can be used for many medical reasons. Fo...
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Nausea And Vomiting Muscle Spasms
1,199 wordsMarijuana: How can its 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. Its use is advantageous to people with certain illnesses. Marijuana can ease side ...
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3,714 wordsMarjory MArijuana Beatriz Lama P&execute; rez Marjory Hutchinson ENG? 190 9 December 1999 Legalization of Marijuana For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana? s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided ...
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Drug Enforcement Agency United States Government
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Terminally Ill Patients Quality Of Life
1,291 wordsLegalizing marijuana for medical purposes has been a debate for many years. Many institutions have opened up to help terminally ill patients receive their dosage of marijuana. One of them being Cannabis Healing Center in California, which was shut down by the government in 1998 because selling or using marijuana for any reason is illegal no matter what. Its a violation of federal law to cultivate or distribute marijuana. Federal law supersedes state law (Marmion 2). Even though marijuana has no ...
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Aids Patients Drug War
248 wordsEveryday someone is thrown in state prison for anywhere from 3 years to life for the illegal use of the drug known as marijuana. It has come down to it that thousands of pounds of marijuana are smuggled over the border of Mexico and into the United States. Regardless of the fight or struggle of people to insure the so said safety of our younger generations from the use of these drugs more and more comes into the Unites States. The use of the herbal drug marijuana becomes increasingly wide-spread...
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