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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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Twenty First Century Schedule I Drug
1,120 wordsMarijuana is a psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. It is one of the most strictly classified illegal drugs in the United States. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I drug, which defines it as having a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use. Marijuana is thus classified more severely than morphine and cocaine, which as Schedule II drugs are also banned for general use but can be prescr...
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Marijuana Is Smoked Marijuana For Medical
1,200 wordsIt may Marijuana Marijuana It may be one of the most discussed controversies of the decade. There have been many different contradictions between the two sides, pro-marijuana and anti-marijuana. Also, many statements have a derogatory basis towards marijuana use. But on the other hand, marijuana has many positive aspects. In this report, all the different areas and stipulations will be examined. I feel that the best place to begin with is the basics. So as basic as it can get: What is marijuana?...
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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 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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Marijuana For Medical Medical Use Of Marijuana
2,711 wordsIn America, we have a drug problem. Most do not like to admit it, but the problem is not getting better and it will most certainly not be solved with the current methods of drug enforcement. Those same people will also vehemently deny the fact that, those who use drugs are not the only ones causing the actual problem. Like the users themselves, the ones who wage the war on drugs are also at fault, guilty of not doing what is best for the individual or the situation as a whole. In America or inte...
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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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Put Into Effect Marijuana For Medical
552 wordsMarijuana: Persuasive Essay In California there is still more controversial debate over the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The advantage with using marijuana for medical reason is, it eases the pain, and relaxes them so they can enjoy the rest of their life. For these terminally ill patients the marijuana also makes them happy and enjoyable to be around. The disadvantage is that after smoking it for an extended period of time the majority of the patients will develop lung cancer. That is...
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Marijuana For Medical National Institute Of Health
837 wordsMedical Marijuana Since marijuana was discovered, it was smoked to get high and to cope with suffering medical conditions. Scientists are now realizing that marijuana could help in some medical cases. It s not particularly effective across the board, but it may be effective for some people some times, LaMar McGinnis (medical consultant to the American Cancer Society). It should be available as a controlled substance. Pot helps with many medical conditions, especially cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and ...
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Controlled Substances Act Schedule Ii Drug
4,569 wordsMarijuana (also spelled marihuana) is a psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. It is one of the most strictly classified illegal drugs in the United States. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, which defines it as having a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use. Marijuana is therefore classified more severely than cocaine and morphine, which as Schedule II drugs are also banne...
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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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