Legalization of Marijuana: A Controversial Research Topic

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Legalization Marijuana Table of Contents Marketing of Two Brands based on Consumer Buying Behavior Models 3 History/Background 3 Different forms of Marijuana/how is it integrated 6 Long term health issues if any 7 Arguments for Legalization 9 Arguments against legalization 10 Other Countries' approaches to legalization of marijuana 11 What is your position on this issue and why 11 References 12 Marketing of Two Brands based on Consumer Buying Behavior Models History/Background The history of marijuana is extensive. Marijuana has been used by many cultures for thousands of years, from at least 2737 B.C. to the present day (Marshall, 2005). The first use of the marijuana plant dates back approximately 10,000 years and is documented as having been utilized for the hemp, which is product of the marijuana plant with many practical uses, not human consumption (Marshall, 2005). According to Marshall (2005), "The first record of human consumption of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes dates back to 2737 B.C., when the Chinese emperor Shen Neng recorded the use of cannabis to treat gout, malaria, beriberi, rheumatism and poor memory" (p.136). Marijuana has also been used for therapeutic purposes in the Middle East, Central Asia, Greece and Rome. During the Renaissance, European explorers described the medicinal benefits in Africa, the Middle East and India. Irish surgeon William O'Shaughnessy introduced marijuana to Western medicine in
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