Mary Jane, weed, green, and pot are just some of the street names for cannabis or marijuana. Marijuana is a plant that is grown to be harvested for its leaves, flowers, and seeds. After being dried; it is broken down and smokes via some type of pipe or joint. The “high” that is experience comes from a chemical that is commonly known as THC or maybe also know to a few of people it is known by its chemical name delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This chemical alters the mind and body. (NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE 2014). There are people out there that say marijuana is a gateway drug that opens the door to the harder drugs that are out there. But others may say that it is a medication. I'm going to let you be the judge.
People who smoke marijuana will tell you that it is a useful medicine. You will be told that the marijuana will stimulate your senses and motions that will cause you to feel great. Active marijuana smokers will tell you that it is just a plant and it is not as damaging as alcohol and a variety of other abusing drugs. This is marijuana smoker’s explanations for why marijuana should be legalized. Most people will not believe what marijuana smokers say, and they should not anyway because Marijuana should always be illegal in the United States. If Marijuana ever became legalized across the nation, then this would cause more people to have the desire to smoke on daily basis. Marijuana brings nothing but corruption to human’s lives because it increases drug use, lowers education, and most importantly it can damage one’s health.
Marijuana was in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1850 until 1942 and was prescribed to patients for various conditions including labor pains, nausea and rheumatism. During the 1850’s up to the 1930’s it was a very popular intoxicant. A movement conducted in the 1930’s by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics (presently the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) fought to make marijuana appear to be an Addicting and powerful substance that would lead
Cannabis otherwise known as marihuana is a plant that has been on the earth for millions of years. History examines its use in many old traditional practices of medicine. However, over the last century society has placed a stigma on those who use marihuana for recreational use. This stigma is associated with criminal and deviant behaviour. As marihuana becomes further researched, the normalcy of the drug has become more popular within the medical community. Although marihuana is being used for medicinal purposes the stigma still exists due to the legal status of this drug. To understand the current state of marihuana, this paper will examine an understanding of what cannabis (marihuana) is, the history behind it, the usage and societal attitudes towards
Cannabis should be available for medical use and experimentation I believe if it can help cure a disease or help people cope with diseases/sickness physicians should
Humans have been using medicine to salve our wounds, physical and mental, since near the beginning of our species. It is something we used throughout the ages though we haven’t always used the same means achieve it. We’ve used “magic” elixirs, prayer, mercury, lobotomies, and other things that just weren’t effective methods of healing anyone. Today, we have vaccines, pills, antibiotics, and other medicine that has kept us going thus far in life. The medicine I want to inform you about today is Marijuana. Marijuana holds many medical uses.
First, from 1900 to 1940, marijuana, including opium and cocaine were considered part of everyday drugs. As time went on, the U.S. cracked down on crack and opium, eventually outlawing them, but continued to be very “loose” with the use of marijuana. Hoxter a weed smuggler explains how he began in the 1960’s trying weed and years later saw himself unloading four hundred pounds of pot in Vancouver. The story of this man ends in his isolation and argument of why he couldn’t smoke weed even if he stopped selling? He asked a parole officer and she didn’t know what to respond. It is true what Hoxter states, fifty years ago alcohol was illegal and now it’s not, was it bad then? Will weed be legalized? And will the conflicts have been in vain? (Schou 8). Around the late 90’s and early 2000’s, scientific studies started to produce jaw-dropping results. Scientists started to discover that marijuana can significantly help people who have become ill. Medical Marijuana has been tested to help people with cataracts, cancer and severe depression (Zeese 1999). With this new worldwide discovery, the argument about medical marijuana ignited. States wanted to only make medical marijuana legal so it may help sick people, but the government did not want any form of marijuana legal. The law that was known throughout the United States was any form of marijuana was illegal. But now with this new discovery, doctors in states across the country want the
Drugs are prevalent in many ways, there’s a clear majority of different kinds that are created to be both bought and sold from country to country across the nation, but when it comes to marijuana there is no comparison – natural weed is the ‘GO’, synthetic is a ‘NO’. This will become clear when considering the legalities, manufacturing, health benefits/risks, cost, and versatility, natural marijuana is the top choice compared to the spurious synthetic shit.
Some people like to call it marijuana, some people like to call it weed, and some people like to call it cannabis. But have you ever took the time to get to know about this drug? Marijuana has been introduced to the world all the way back to 2337 BC. At first the focus was on it’s power as a medication for people to use such as rheumatism, gout, malaria,
On any given day in 1902 a person could walk into a pharmacy and receive a small bottle of heroin to treat their cough. Today we know that this is insane and medicine has come a long way from people giving hard core drugs to their children to treat whooping cough. We have learned that one drug that has been illegal everywhere can be used as a wonderful medical and only medical drug. That drug is marijuana, which has not only changed the way illnesses like epilepsy are being treated; but has also boosted the economy.
Every time you hear the words smoking marijuana what is the first thing that comes to your head? Maybe your first thought is that’s gross or what productive person does that? A lot of people have the notion that marijuana is just for the main purpose to make people “high” (a feeling of high attitudes and euphoria) that is why it is still considered an illegal drug in some states. Today I want to inform you that this natural drug is doing miracles for people with many serious health diseases. There are over 420 diseases that medical marijuana has improved these patients live for the better and many people have come to agree that this natural plant is actually a secret drug to happiness.
I have personally experience in using marijuana before. I was absolutely freaked out the first time I tried but some of my friends were just acting normal.
For this paper I chose the topic of Marijuana. Marijuana is the crumbled parts of the Marijuana plant. The origin of Marijuana was written in the writing of the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. At this point in time - 2737 B.C. – it was used as a form of medicine until it spread to India where it was used recreationally. “The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified marijuana along with heroin and LSD as a Schedule I drug, i.e., having the relatively highest abuse potential and no accepted medical use (Marijuana History. (n.d.)). This substance has been used in many different ways over the years. Medical Marijuana can be ingested by “smoking it (pipe, rolling into a joint or cigarette, or by using a bong), vaporizing it, eating it, using it
I don't use any illegal drugs, but I am opposed to the fact that marijuana is illegal. The main reason for that is that smoking marijuana is no more dangerous to the user than smoking cigarettes and no more dangerous to society than alcohol consumption. Yes, there are necessary limits to individual freedoms. Yes, marijuana should be regulated by the government and restricted from consumption by children. Yes, marijuana may be somewhat harmful to the user. But there is no logical justification for criminalizing marijuana while the use of other drugs with virtually identical risks is entirely permissible.
Cannabis is becoming increasingly widespread and increasingly common in modern-day society for both recreational use and for medication. The article by Craig Reinarman, ‘Criminalisation, legalisation and the mixed blessing of medicalisation in the USA’ generates many controversial issues of cannabis.