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Legalize marijuana
Legalize marijuana
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Marijuana Plant
Marijuana Plant
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Introduction
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Introduction Steroids are hormonal substances, naturally produced in the body by the adrenal glands above the kidney and by reproductive organs. There are many different types of steroids and they all have different effects on the body. Some types of steroids have been found to help destroy some types of cancer cells, and can make more effective. This fact sheet describes steroids, how they are given and some of the side effects that may occur. Common types of steroids that are used in cancer t
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe
Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes i
Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes i
Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the marijuana plant began a
Should It Be Legalised
Should It Be Legalised
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Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Did you ever wonder why smoking tobacco is legal went it is addictive and has basically no heath benefits. I feel that the US should legalize marijuana, a non addictive drug that can actually be beneficial? Four million Americans smoke marijuana on a regular basis. USA Today states that in 2001, 34% of Americans 18 to 49 year olds favor of legalization of marijuana in the United States. The 62% of people that oppose marijuana are the elderly, regular church goers, and republicans. Mari
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Eng 111 Nov. 18 WA#5 Final Copy The use of marijuana among college students has been the subject of controversy for several decades. Marijuana use among young Americans peaked in 1979 with a 60.4% of high school seniors admitting to at least trying the drug. Today it is said that 60 million Americans have used marijuana at one point or another in their life. That is approximately 1/3 of the nations population (Internet). If so many people have used it or are using it, is it really bad?
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
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LEGALIZE IT
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Should cannabis be legalised
Should cannabis be legalised
Should cannabis be legalised? Hash, weed, pot, dope, marijuana, grass, skunk, whatever you want to call it, it all comes down to the simple fact that cannabis is still an illegal drug. It is not necessarily as harmful as other drugs like cocaine, ecstasy or heroine, but it is illegal. There are among more than 70 million people who have used cannabis and possibly among more than ten million, who use it regularly. No matter what you may believe, it is still illegal in Scotland and the UK to be in
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patien
Marijuana The legalization
Marijuana The legalization
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Hemp the Miracle Fiber
Hemp the Miracle Fiber
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To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other
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There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215! Marijuana is NOT a medicine! There currently exists controversy concerning smoking marijuana as a medicine. Many leaders and members of the public have been misled, by the well financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby, into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine. A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony and government agency findings shows this to be fal
SHOULD MARIJUANA BE LEGALIZED FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES
SHOULD MARIJUANA BE LEGALIZED FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES
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The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes
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Introduction In this speech I will be talking about what marijuana is
Introduction In this speech I will be talking about what marijuana is
Introduction: In this speech I will be talking about what marijuana is and what its affects are , and should marijuana be legalized or not? I. Maijuana is a drug from dried up parts of the hemp plant cannibis. Marijuana isn’t a narcotic. Marijuana cancause hollusinations and slows down the cardination and impared ability to preform skilled acts. In 4,000 years of history no one has ever died from a pot over dose. II. I think that marijuana should be legalized for many reasons. Another reason is
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana By: Sarah Regester Legalization of marijuana has been an issue for a long time. Marijuana was first brought up as an issue in 1915. It had since then became a much bigger issue in the 1960’s and is now being considered for medical purposes in the 1990’s. Some of the issue’s faced can be described as: Legalization for medical purposes and legalization for insufficient reasons (i.e.: smoking it just for own joys ). ( Brownell, 71 ). As a classroom exercise in an upward d
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Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana There are several reasons to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is a drug that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. When you smoke marijuana, the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol goes into your brain and makes you feel “high”. That is why it is classified as a minor psychedelic. It does not produce a “trip”, or full psychedelic experience, like other drugs such as mushrooms, acid or other such hallucinogens. Marijuana was first used by the ancient Chinese in the year 2000, BC
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant which is a tall Asiatic plant
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant which is a tall Asiatic plant
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant which is a tall Asiatic plant having a tough fiber. The fiber can be used to make rope and sailcloth, while marijuana is made from its leaves and flowers. Many names such as, hemp, hashish, pot, grass, and locoweed have known marijuana. There are sexually distinct male and female marijuana plants that produce intoxicating hashish resin. The male plants however produce less resin and more flowers than the female. The substance in the resin that produces e
Cannabis
Cannabis
Cannabis Cannabis names any of a number of families of bushy cane plants (including cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis.) Different members of these families have adapted or been bred for various purposes. Despite the variety of uses these plants posess, policy has kept cultivation of any cannbis plant illegal in many countries around the globe. Hemp Cannabis bred for industrial use is often referred to as industrial hemp. Hemp appears to be a very promising natural resourc
MarijuanaAtleast Its Not Cocaine
MarijuanaAtleast Its Not Cocaine
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Marijuana needs to be legal for medical purposes nation wide
Marijuana needs to be legal for medical purposes nation wide
Marijuana needs to be legal for medical purposes nation wide. Marijuana can be used to relieve pain and cure some illness there is no alternative for. Many patients around the nation of all different races and backgrounds suffer everyday from some illness that was either gave to them bye another human or caused by false DNA reproduction. These illnesses can be stopped or relived by one simple drug grown naturally from our earth’s own surface, this drug is marijuana, AKA cannabis. It is quite ea
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Pot Legal
Pot Legal
Pot Legal? ---------- It goes by many names. As Pot, Mary Jane, Grass, Herb, and Weed, marijuana moves with stealth through our society. Although once considered a symbol of the counterculture, the drug is now widely accepted by the population and is endorsed by political groups whose main objective is to legalize it for common use. The fallacies and inaccuracies in the arguments by these vociferous people are often overlooked by the public, who blindly embrace the destructive narcotic. Propone
My friend John has an uncle who had cancer eight years ago For five mo
My friend John has an uncle who had cancer eight years ago For five mo
My friend, John, has an uncle who had cancer eight years ago. For five months, he had to get shots of chemotherapy every week. To him, the cancer wasn’t the enemy but the cure was. He knew that chemotherapy had killed his healthy cells along with his mutated ones. His bones were weak, his hairs were coming off, and his spirit was fading. One day, John sneaked into the hospital with an ounce of marijuana. His uncle was hesitant at first but the torturous power of the chemotherapy was too strong.
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug and the chemical that produces the ps
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug and the chemical that produces the ps
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Good Drug or Bad Drug
Good Drug or Bad Drug
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Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana
Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana
Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana Cannabis, a substance found in marijuana, has been proven to hold medicinal benefits. In recent studies, scientists have been trying to unlock the secrets of marijuana, for medicinal uses. Marijuana, a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis catiua has always been smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure giving effects, until now. Connecticut, Virginia, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin have passed
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Critique of Keith Stroups Statement on Marijuana Usage
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THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
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Marijuana
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Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
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Blindness
Blindness
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Cannibis Sativa
Cannibis Sativa
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Marijuana mary Jane
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Marijuana laws
Marijuana laws
Marijuana laws The Question we must ask ourselves is Why is a drug that has so many beneficial uses illegal? Is it because it leads to Harder drugs, the health problems, the addictiveness, the short-term memory impairment, the auto accents or is it simply because politicians. We have grown up learning that marijuana is a terrible drug, and that using it gives us brain damage, kill all of our brain cells, and makes us lose our memory. The fact is though, that marijuana does not effect us in any o
THC
THC
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To Take Or Not To Take
To Take Or Not To Take
To Take Or Not To Take To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated
Is There Any Medical Potential For Marijuana
Is There Any Medical Potential For Marijuana
Is There Any Medical Potential For Marijuana? Is There Any Medical Potential for Marijuana? Marijuana is one of the oldest cultivated plants (Nahas 8). Since it became illegal in 1967, there have been questions of whether or not it is good for purposes, such as medicine, other than being a leisure drug. Debates between pro and con groups for the use of marijuana in the medical profession, have been heated and in recent months, referendums have been pasted in a least three states to make it acces
About Medical Marijuana
About Medical Marijuana
About Medical Marijuana Marijuana is medicine. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. Marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States for all purposes - industrial and recreational, as well as medicinal until 1937. Today, only eight Americans are legally allowed to use marijuana as medicine. NORML is working to restore marijuana's availability as medicine. Medicinal Value Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically acti
Marijuana As A Medicine
Marijuana As A Medicine
Marijuana As A Medicine If your every waking moment was consumed by pain and nausea, wouldn't you ask for medication? What if the only medication legally available would leave you unconscious or do nothing at all? If you were the one suffering, would you resort to the only treatment that allowed you to live normally even though it was illegal? Thousands of people across the country are forced to break the law to ease their pain. They have chosen marijuana over anything legally available because
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