Legalization Of Marijuana And Marijuana

1633 Words May 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Vlad Balyuk
March 8, 2016
Legalization of Marijuana

Marijuana has a few different names that are commonly used in today’s society including weed and cannabis. Weed is smoked with joints, bongs, or pipes. Marijuana can also be mixed with foods usually brownies, cookies, and candy which are called edibles. The main chemical responsible for the high feeling is called THC but marijuana also contains over 500 chemicals. The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds. “Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in all of the United”. Marijuana will always be used for private reasons or for medicinal purposes. Why not legalize it? No one has ever died from marijuana overdose. Is it possible to overdose on marijuana? The answer is no. In other words, marijuana and opioids affect different pathways of the body. Opioid pathways, also known as receptors, are present in areas of the brain that control breathing. As a result, if you take too many painkillers it can cause a person to stop breathing. But marijuana acts on a completely different set of pathways. These pathways are called cannabinoid receptors, and they do not affect breathing. Marijuana cannot cause someone to stop breathing, no matter how much they ingest. “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brainstem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur” (National Cancer Institute). As seen here no matter how much weed is…

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