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2,304 words... approved proposition 215, an initiative that could, in effect, make marijuana legally available as a medicine in the United States for the first time in many years. Under this new law, patients or their primary caregivers that possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment recommended by a physician are exempted from criminal prosecution. The treatment may be for cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana pr...
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War On Drugs Prohibition Of Marijuana
646 wordsThe Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 started the prohibition of marijuana in America. At the time many tabloids ran untrue stories of Immigrants committing violent crimes while intoxicated with marijuana, so Congress decided to start prohibition of marijuana. This was a huge blow to many Americans since marijuana was and still is the third most popular recreational drug behind nicotine and alcohol. Also marijuana was a huge cash crop, so many farmers lost a lot of money by the prohibition. However the ...
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Marijuana Users Action Network
948 wordsWhen you think of someone who drinks alcohol once in a while, do you think of a criminal? Probably not. What about someone who smokes marijuana? Its probably more likely, even though most marijuana users only crime is solely the use of marijuana. This is because current U. S. laws make possession of marijuana illegal and I believe these laws are in great need of reform. Let me start off with a brief history of the cannabis plant from which marijuana is derived. Marijuana (then known only as hemp...
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Criminal Justice System Number Of Users
1,236 wordsThe concept of marijuana legalization has gone in and out of vogue over the past 20 years, as several states, either de jure or de facto, have decriminalized its possession and use. Some describe the cause of decriminalization in the 1970 s as a wave of permissive liberalism. This is hardly the case, however. In the early 1970 s, a presidential commission chaired by the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, Raymond P. Schafer, called for federal decriminalization and eventual legalization,...
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1,275 words... h, proceeds from marijuana sales are kept in the underground economy. The profits go untaxed, and the money generated is kept off the books. Fortune magazine estimated the potential tax earnings from legal marijuana sales at $ 11 billion per year, and that only accounts for taxes on the marijuana, not including taxes on the income generated by the legal sellers, distributors, and producers (Kupfer, 1988). Some opponents of legalization argue that it is inappropriate for society to profit fro...
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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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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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2,466 wordsMarijuana can cause many harmful effects. There has never been a major test though. The ones they? ve used have shown very different things. I have been very surprised by what I have been reading. I cannot believe the difference in what different scientists think. One says, ? Its hard to know for sure whether regular marijuana use causes cancer. But it is known that marijuana contains some of the same and sometimes even more, of the cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Studies show t...
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National Institute On Drug Abuse Act Was Passed
2,804 wordsLegalization of Marijuana Marijuana is a misunderstood drug that is thought of as dangerous, when in fact it is in anything but. Because of peoples ignorance and gullibility marijuana has become illegal for all the wrong reasons and should highly be reconsidered for legalization. People today dont understand that for centuries, marijuana has been used by different nationalities of people for religious, recreational, and medical use. Marijuana has been legalized in such European countries as Holl...
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2,971 wordsCurrently, drugs remain high on the list of concerns of politicians, and drugs are considered one of the major problems affecting our country. Stories are on 11: 00 news every night about people being murdered on the streets because of drugs. Many people think that drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality, they affect all of us; non-users and users. I believe that the negative effects associated with drugs would be reduced greatly if the United States adopted a policy towards the tot...
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2,453 wordsCurrently, illicit drugs remain high on the list of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted a policy of the total decriminalization o...
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801 wordsI. Marijuana causes behavioral changes A. Chronic Marijuana users become more aggressive during withdrawal. People who have smoked marijuana daily for many years display more aggressive behavior when they stop smoking the drug, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, is further evidence that a withdrawal syndrome is associated with abstinence from long-term marijuana use, a...
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Controlled Substances Act Schedule Ii Drug
4,391 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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Smoke Marijuana Harder Drugs
1,265 wordsWhether you call it hemp, mary jane, pot, or weed it doesnt matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short and it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern sometime during the 1930 s. Laws were passed in 1937 instituting criminal penalties for possession and sale of the drug. The word marijuana refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical delta- 9 -tetrahydr...
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American Medical Association Prohibition Of Marijuana
2,218 wordsDonovan Kessler Anderson 11 - 29 - 00 Term Paper A huge amount of Americans are currently being arrested and sentenced for defying an unjustly created law. These Americans suffer from overly harsh penalties and may even be sentenced to death just for relaxing in ways similar to how many Americans drink a beer to relax. The current excuse from government officials for keeping marijuana illegal is that it leads to the use of harder drugs, which is a lie. Something needs to be done to protect other...
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War On Drugs Legalization Of Marijuana
1,524 wordsMarijuana Debate Brief 1. Introduction How many people in this room have a hot cup of coffee in the morning or smoke a cigarette on break? How would you feel if one day the government decided to take away your right to drink that cup of coffee or smoke that cigarette because they were considered to be too harmful? There have been many studies proving the medicinal benefits of marijuana, but there are also many social and recreational benefits that are not as heavily documented. We believe there ...
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1,424 wordsMarijuana Uncovered The rejection of any source of evidence is always treason to that ultimate rationalism which urges forward science and philosophy alike. This quote, by Alfred North Whitehead, is a perfect representation of what is happening in today s society concerning marijuana. Through scientific research, many pro-marijuana followers are trying to dig up the evidence needed to prove marijuana s abilities to heal and possibly cure a number of diseases. Marijuana, containing sixty known ca...
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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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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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