Essay on Informative Speech: The Pro’s And Con’s Of Medical Marijuana

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Informative Speech: The Pro’s And Con’s Of Medical Marijuana

The purpose of the speech is to inform the audience about the pro’s and con’s of marijuana as well as the medical uses of marijuana .

Types of Visuals: Three posters showing what Marijuana is. The pro’s of marijuana and the cons of 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
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They also contain more than 400 other chemicals. Marijuana’s effects on the user depend on it’s strength or potency, which is related to the amount of THC it contains(5). The THC content of marijuana has been increasing since the 1970s.

II. Medical Uses Of Marijuana

A) Cancer Chemotherapy: often causes extreme nausea and vomiting

• Active ingredient THC reduces vomiting and nausea,

B) AIDS: related wasting Low appetite, loss of lean (muscle) mass

• Improves appetite

C) Pain and Muscle Spasms: Associated with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis

• Reduces muscle spasms; may ease incontinence of
bladder and bowel and relieve depression.

C) Glaucoma: A progressive form of blindness due to increased pressure inside the eyeball

• When smoked, it reduces pressure within the eye. But it may also reduce
Blood flow to the optic nerve, exacerbating the loss of vision

III. Pro’s Of Marijuana

• It has little effect on major physiological functions

• No known case of a lethal overdose

• Marijuana is also far less addictive and far less subject to abuse than many drugs now used as muscle relaxants, hypnotics, and analgesics

IV. Cons Of Marijuana

Short Term Effects:
A) Low Dosage
a. Euphoria, heighten of subjective sensory experiences, hallucinations, fantasies, paranoia, laid-back attitude

B) Moderate dosage
a. Dryness of the mouth, reddening of the…

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