Many people know cannabis to be a drug with the side-effects of paranoia, memory loss, anxiety, confuses reality and non-reality, addiction, makes you lazy, depression, orientates everything etc. So it is not a surprise that not many people want to legalize it, however 87% of people who take cannabis have never had any of these effects, and 84% of people say they wouldn’t take it even if it were legalized.
Cannabis is twenty times safer than tobacco and alcohol, those products kill people every day and have such bad side effects and they are legal, no one has ever overdosed on cannabis, and nobody ever died because of smoking too much cannabis.
Sometimes seen in today’s media is the activity of marijuana enthusiasts and their difficult mission to have their drug legalized for recreational use. Through the efforts of these activists in the United States, decriminalization and legalization of marijuana has been considered and in some cases deemed legal by many states. However, its consideration of legalization is not a spontaneous decision by the United States government nor the individual states, but is the result of ordinary citizens who support the use of marijuana actively disobeying the law and persistently expressing their ideas of how the laws surrounding marijuana should be defined. This large campaign has seen activity in Canada as well with steps being made to decriminalize
Many advocates say “ Marijuana is a common drug used by many people.”(Sandra) A lot of people think marijuana has numerous amounts of negative effects on the body. Marijuana helps the body in many different ways. It relaxes and relives stress from many people. It has been proven that marijuana does not kill brain cells, like most people seem to think it does. Marijuana also helps the creativity of people. It gives people new
Marijuana has been deeply studied in the past few decades and has shown scientist many things that weren’t evident before. Marijuana has been linked to many health issues good and bad. It has shown to reduce stress and anxiety, help with headaches, lower blood pressure and one of the most evident and positive health affects is that it has been shown in many studies to stop and even kill cancer cells in the body. There are however negative effects that have been looked into and studied by scientist. These include, blocking memory formation, psychosis, and an increased risk of depression while using marijuana regularly. Not everything revolving around marijuana is a “health issue” though, the biggest reason that people use marijuana today is because it simply makes people feel good. That is a positive effect.
Marijuana is a plant that people use for various reasons, whether that is for medicinal, recreational, social, personal, religious or nutritional uses. Recreational cannabis (marijuana), is designed to help get people high, the compound that recreational users chase is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana, which bonds with specific receptors in the brain to produce a number of effects. It can have a sedative effect, relax your inhibitions, increase your appetite, lower your blood pressure and many other factors. Marijuana can also interfere with your short-term memory, lower your reaction time and make you unsteady and off balance. Even though marijuana has been classed as an illegal drug, there are some negatives, there are many studies that prove marijuana is less harmful to our bodies than other legal dangers, such as drinking or smoking.
Marijuana is a hallucinogen that acts to enhance perception of sights, sounds, and smells, and may produce a sensation of time slowing down. Marijuana over activates parts of the brain that contain the highest number of these receptors, this causes the "high" that users feel, because of the THC quickly passing through the bloody stream and to the brain (“Marijuana". drugabuse.gov). The drug speaks to them . Although we see more negative effects rather than good, we need to put aside those facts and dig deeper in understanding the potentials for this drug because perhaps further understanding could save lives. We should know more about what a drug could do to help us, rather than trying to tell everyone and focusing on the “negative” side effects. Marijuana has all the same long term side effects as cigarettes and yet they aren't placed together in the schedule system rather nicotine isn't even
The view on Cannabis, and its affect on society is important because society should not just see the bad in things but also the good in things, and their effect whether that positive or negative. Cannabis does not just affect troubled teens, people who suffer from migraines, and cancer patients. It affects many people from many different backgrounds. The view over the years on this has changed a great deal. Cannabis is usually seen as something that people use to get high and forget all their troubles, but that is not all Cannabis can be used for. It cures many diseases also. Do not get this wrong, if cannabis is overused or used for the wrong reasons it can be very bad, even physically harmful. But, when anything is overused it can be harmful, even good things.
Marijuana is one of the most addictive drugs compared to many others. With it being this addictive it can cause serious health problems if you continually use it. They have larger puff volumes than just regular cigarettes. Also more smoke gets into the lungs and stays in there for four times as long. With all of these effects it makes it harder to fight diseases. It can also give you diseases like harms to your lung health. You can get bad lungs from the smoke, aerosol, and menthol which is found in lot’s of natural oils. But it has flavors that make it taste good which is one of the reasons why some people still try it.
The legalization of cannabis has been a topic up for mass discussion for decades. If I were to ask anyone what their thoughts about weed were, the general response I would get would be something along the kinds of “it’s a drug”, “its bad for you”, or “its something that gets you high”. Many of us tend to have a negative view of cannabis because of its association with drugs is general. Honestly, not many of us really know what it is. I’m here to tell you why your perception on weed should be changed. We will discuss the benefits marijuana brings and the common misconceptions of marijuana.
By looking at all of the upcoming and new research one can see the major breakthrough that marijuana has made in the last few years. Marijuana has always had a bad rep because it has been to known to get people into major trouble, and it has also been known to be a gateway drug. A gateway drug is drug that will open up people to trying new drugs that are much worse for them. Rather than assume that the drug is just like any other on the street, one should look at all of the benefits this drug has to offer.
In legalizing cannabis, the American people will be given the best option for treatment to improve their physical and mental health. The use of cannabis as an herbal medicine, goes back to 2700 BC, when the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, first discovered it along with ginseng and ephedra which treated diseases across civilizations (“History of Marijuana as Medicine”). Despite having mainstream medicines to treat diseases and chronic pain, Americans across the U.S. still suffer and are often crippled by their affliction. It makes sense to legalize cannabis because it is the most natural, least harmful, and least addictive drug for therapeutic treatment. Grinspoon and Bakalar have claimed that “the simplest way to enable patients to use cannabis
The myths about marijuana are endless and almost all are, false. Over the years people have come to believe many things about how marijuana affects your body and mind. Many other people believe that marijuana is more harmful then tobacco. People believe that “pot” kills the brain cells in the parietal lobe and the cerebellum. The brain is almost completely unharmed in the smoking of cannabis. Another rumor is about how your body reacts to the cannabis in your system and the harm that it causes. The affects are actually very interesting in that cannabis has been found on multiple occasions to actually strengthen your immune system and help fight off and viruses in your body. The deaths credited to cigarettes are staggering, the deaths
STATEMENT OF NORML VICE PRESIDENT ON CURRENT CRITICISM TO REFORM MARIJUANA LAWS FOR PERSONAL USE OF MARIJUANA BY THE ADULTS AND PRESSURE FROM DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST TO ENACT LEGALIZE MARIJUANA POLICY FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSE.
While Cannabis use can be very effective in relieving pain and relaxing a person it has many negative effects. Marijuana use is a danger in the way it impairs the way your mind creates memories. When driving your judgment is altered and not many would appreciate if someone under the influence is on the road. Another way is the effects it has on a person’s lungs causing respiratory illnesses. Not only that, but Smoking marijuana is a factor to poor education outcomes from that smoker. Marijuana can be a very unpleasant thing to think about especially when you start to think about what it does to your mind.