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Effects Of Marijuana Psychological Effects
1,209 wordsEssay Question: Outline the use of marijuana and identify the acute and chronic harmful biological and psychological effects of marijuana on individuals. The use of marijuana is widespread by all classes, races, and cultures. Marijuana has been used for a multitude of purposes over thousands of years, and is still, today, is being used for many of the same purposes. (Hawks 1982) It is some of the possible outcomes of the usage of marijuana, and a brief history of marijuana that will be discussed...
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Effects Of Marijuana Period Of Time
1,257 words... cy, meaning that currently available marijuana must be considered an addictive drug. Increasing numbers of teenagers report getting "very" intoxicated or "bombed" when they smoke marijuana, suggesting they may be using a powerful form of the drug. Among teens who smoked in the last month, nearly 20 percent reported compulsive daily use. Dr. Charles Schuster, former director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), stated: "Physical dependence, which is what most people mean by addicti...
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Marijuana Abuse By Teens
1,467 wordsAn effective solution for marijuana abuse by teens must be found! "Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in America today (Nation 5). "Marijuana refers to the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is usually smoked on form of loosely rolled cigarettes called joints or hollowed out commercial cigars called blunts (Nation 5). " Marijuana is put into these forms because they look like ordinary cigarettes or cigars. It's like a disguise. The street names for marijuana...
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Dangerous Side Effects Effects Of Marijuana
2,569 wordsFor many years, the United States government has prohibited drugs such as marijuana from sale in the marketplace. Yet, with prohibition, marijuana use has decreased only minimally. Because of prohibition, the media has publicized only the bad aspects of marijuana use. What many people do not realize are the many positive aspects of marijuana legalization, including new medical cures, cleaner and more efficient industry, and reduced marijuana usage. Marijuana, as most people commonly know it, is ...
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Effects Of Marijuana Smoke Marijuana
954 wordsThe third largest agricultural good in the nation and a ten billion-dollar industry has nothing to do with the agriculture we are use to. This good is Marijuana, an illegal drug. It is "the most widely used illicit drug in America" n (Gold v). In Florida alone, marijuana sales are greater than all businesses except tourism (Gold v). What is marijuana? Marijuana, a plant, known as Cannabis Sativa, labeled that by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753 (Grinspoon 1), is "one of nature's hardiest specimens" (Abe...
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Long Term Effects Marijuana As A Medicine
1,341 wordsPeople have been using Marijuana as a medicine for thousands of years, beginning in China, India, and the Middle East. The plant's therapeutic potential became known in Western countries during the nineteenth century. From 1840 to 1900, more than a hundred articles on cannabis appeared in European and American medical journals, recommending it as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, painkiller, sedative, and anti-convulsions. The use of Marijuana should be legalized in Canada for the benefits...
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Effects Of Marijuana Psychological Effects
450 wordsMarijuana can be used for the body in various ways or methods. This potential gateway drug causes or produces an impact on abilities used to perform various tasks. Marijuana affects the body by impairing judgment, changing mental functions, lowers inhibition, and by affecting reaction control of the user. The sensitivity of this drug asks only one question. How does Marijuana it affect the body? Marijuana has serious effects on the skill required to drive safely, alertness, the ability to concen...
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Ideas And Information In The Risk Society
1,508 wordsIdeas and Information in the Risk Society We all know how new ideas can change the world and these new depend on newly obtained information that can be based whether on researches or simply acquired during everyday life. New ideas always had lead to the progress, regardless whether they were useful for people. Sometimes new ideas inspired people to do new researches, which allowed discovering new knowledge that was beneficial. Today in our society, any new information can make drastic changes, b...
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Hiv And Aids Effects Of Marijuana
3,209 wordsMarijuana, pot, Mary Jane, grass, weed, hash, hashish, dope, cannabis, sinsemilla, greens. When you hear these words, do you think of illegal substances or medical miracle-workers? Marijuana has been approved for medical use by prescription in at least three states. In November 1998, voters in Washington DC won the right for medicinal marijuana. However, the results have been kept secret by congressional order. This research report will give you the facts about marijuana to help you make up your...
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War On Drugs Effects Of Marijuana
1,177 wordsDecriminalization vs. Prohibition The idea of Drug Prohibition made sense: lower the availability of drugs by the use of law enforcement. Unfortunately, Drug Prohibition means heavy costs while proving to be ineffective and counterproductive. I was thirteen when I saw drugs for the first time. I was with some of my friends that live down the road from me. They asked me if I wanted to get high with them. At the time, I didnt know what getting high meant, so I asked them. One of them pulled ut a l...
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Drug Enforcement Agency Short Term Memory
1,057 wordsHow do we define a drug? Who makes a drug illegal and why do they make it illegal? Marijuana is considered a drug; but why is it considered a drug? In this essay I hope to persuade you that marijuana doesnt deserve the label it has been given. I will use several different examples that will prove to you that marijuana isnt as harmful as people portray it to be. This is a discussion that we have had in the past, when or culture was trying to prove that alcohol wasnt as bad as our government was t...
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Effects Of Marijuana Anti Drug
1,439 wordsIs Marijuana Dangerous to your Physical Health? Recreational use of marijuana has been going on for many years, and like cigarettes many people refuse to listen to health reports. More and more reports are coming out on the effects of marijuana on the body. Just how harmful marijuana can be is questionable. Some health reports state that it is very detrimental to the body while others are explaining how chemicals extracted from the marijuana plant are being used as medication. The problem is, ju...
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Long Term Effects Legalization Of Marijuana
893 wordsMarijuana, a drug that has been studied for many decades, provides for a very controversial argument. Many people in society are aware of the harmful and long-term effects of marijuana, and therefore are strongly opposed to such a drug. However, there exists another array of opinions of which are focused heavily on the benefits of marijuana in the medical industry, as well as the pleasurable benefits that marijuana may bring to many individuals. Though there exists some evidence that marijuana c...
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Effects Of Marijuana Legalizing Marijuana
593 wordsLegalization of Marijuana in the United States Legalizing Marijuana has become a popular issue with many doctors and their patients in the United States. Doctors and many patients have been petitioning to the United States Government to allow the medical use of marijuana, but the outcome has been unsuccessful. Even though Marijuana has possible side effects, it has been very helpful in the medical field with treating ill and sickly patients. Many new and better drugs are needed in todays society...
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Effects Of Marijuana Smoked Marijuana
1,132 wordsFor the last fifty years there have been various debates over the legalization of cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, for it s medicinal potential. Many people in society are aware of the harmful and long-term effects of marijuana, and therefore are strongly opposed the drug. What people and governments around the world fail see is that marijuana has plenty of benefits, and could in fact, serve as a useful drug in the medical field. There have been millions of dollars spent to res...
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Marijuana Is Legalized Influence Of Marijuana
1,523 wordsShould marijuana in Canada be legalized? The answer is no, marijuana is not a medicine, it is a health deterrent that has harmful effects. Explaining what marijuana is and how it is used is beneficial in understanding the effects. Marijuana is made up of many chemicals that as a result prove marijuana is not safe and could kill. Marijuana should and must stay illegal or our country of Canada will feel the terrible effects nationally such as sickness, injury, and death. Marijuana, used by an esti...
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Studies Have Shown Effects Of Marijuana
794 wordsMarijuana is the most widely used illegal drug. It is considered to be a drug that is very addictive, and bad for you. Even though scientists have proven that it is not addictive, and that it is really no worse for you than other socially acceptable drugs like caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol. There are many common myths about it, and about the people who use it. Some of which include, that marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of harder drugs like heroin, LSD, and cocaine. Others say ...
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Effects Of Cannabis Effects Of Marijuana
1,867 wordsHello my name is China Give, an I? m going to tell you about the drug commonly known as Marijuana. The scientific name being? Cannabis Sativa. ? Cannabis is the short name for the hemp plant. It is thought to have originated in Asia an then reached Europe more than a thousand years ago. It now thrives in most any climate. Spreading like milkweed or thistle, crowding out neighboring grasses an reaching heights of 3 to 20 feet at maturity. Marijuana has been cultivated for the last 5, 000 years; i...
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Effects Of Marijuana Tobacco Smokers
800 wordsMarijuana is a Marijuana Marijuana Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana including pot, herb, weed, boom, Mary Jane, gangster, and chronic. It is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. In recent years, it has appeared in blunts. These are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and re-filled with marijuana. Some users also mix marijuana into foods su...
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Effects Of Marijuana Smoke Marijuana
1,494 wordsPsychological Effects of Marijuana Marijuana tends to be disassociated with the conventional spectrum of drugs in today s society. Certainly we can agree that cocaine, ecstasy, and heroine are drugs and thus highly addictive and dangerous. But can marijuana be mentioned in the same breath as these drugs? It is not my point nor belief to disagree that marijuana is a drug that can be addictive. I place strong emphasis however on the fact that physical dependency is not nearly as common as psycholo...
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