Opponents of making marijuana legal would like society to believe that marijuana shouldn’t be legalized.It is stated that marijuana is terrible for your physical health.A recent Northwestern University studies have founded that marijuana users have abnormal brain structure and poor memory and that chronic marijuana abuse may lead to brain changes resemble into being diagnosed
Lauren Ferguson English 1101 Robertson 1 December 2016 Cause and Effects of Legalizing Marijuana Legalizing marijuana, or known as weed, can produce an abundant number of pros and cons. Associating the legalization of marijuana to tobacco may generate verbal and physical arguments between many individuals. Observations from a source the NYLN Youth Leader
The dispute over the legalization of cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, is one of the most controversial issues ever to take place in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries across the globe. Legalization should be considered despite efforts made by groups who say marijuana is a harmful drug that will increase crime rates and lead users to other more dangerous substances. The legalization of marijuana can improve our society by helping with our economy, freeing legal resources, and benefiting the overall health of the nation though medical uses.
They are five times more likely to steal than those who do not use the drug. Some believe marijuana is a gate way drug that can lead users to consume stronger drugs to achieve the same high once marijuana no longer “works.” Cannabis has its effects both short and long term. Short term effects are loss of coordination and distortions in the sense of time, vision and hearing, sleepiness, reddening of the eyes, increase appetite and relaxed muscles. When these areas of the brain are disturbed, the user has a harder time walking and talking correctly, becoming quite clumsy. It also impacts their ability to drive which is why states like Florida, have not made the drug legal due to the fact they fear more automobile accidents. Heart rate can speed up. In fact, in the first four hours of smoking marijuana, a user’s risk of a heart attack could increase by five times. School performance is reduced through impaired memory and lessened ability to solve problems. The active ingredients in marijuana act in the part of the brain called the Hippocampus to alter the way the information is processed and how memories are formed. This blockage of memory formation can cause cognitive impairment in adulthood if use happens during adolescence. When young people start using marijuana regularly, they often lose interest and are not motivated to do their school work. Heavy pot smokers in studies scored lower than non-users on tests of memory, attention, and learning. The more they smoked the worse they did. Brain image scans of heavy marijuana smokers have revealed changes in blood flow to parts of the brain involved in memory or attention. Researches have also noted differences in the size and shape of the Thalamus, the part of the brain that’s
Since 1969, marijuana support has risen tremendously from 12% to 52% in polls recently conducted (Nelson, “Marijuana Legalization Support” 1). Around the turn of the century, there was a spike in the increase of support; from 17% to 32% in 11 years (Nelson, “Marijuana Legalization Support” 1). The drug originates
Denis Juarez Mrs. Garrelts English 3, Pd. 8 3 February 2015 Marijuana, Cannabis, Weed Legalizing marijuana has been a dispute in American for several years now, yet should not be considered. Marijuana also referred to as cannabis or weed is one of the most controversial drugs in the world and especially in the United
We all know that marijuana is an addictive substance. Legalizing cannabis use is an easy way for people to use drugs. Using marijuana impacts teenagers’ learning outcomes, ability to work as well as driving, increases car accidents. The consequence of using stimulants at a young age leads to conflicts
Today more and more states are passing ballot initiatives in order to make medical and or recreational marijuana legal. The progressive figures of our country continue to pitch this façade that this plant is completely harmless and can be financially rewarding to states who collect tax revenue from this Schedule
Should the drug marijuana, that most try to not be associated with, be legalized? Or should it be legalized for prescribed for those individuals who suffer serious or chronic medical illnesses such a cancer or arthritis? Should it even be legalized at all? Legalization of marijuana draws a huge concern
Option 4: Reinarman, C. 2011. ‘Cannabis in cultural and legal limbo: Criminalisation, legalisation and the mixed blessing of medicalization in the USA’ in Fraser and Moore (eds), 2011. The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society. Melbourne: Cambridge U Press.
Should marijuana remain be illegal Since 2009 the government of the state California and Colorado, considered the idea of legalization of the marijuana. A high percentage of People of the United States doesn’t consider marijuana as a drug because is not strongly addictive. There’s also proves that marijuana never kill anyone and that is not so dangerous as alcohol and Tabaco. Marijuana should still remind illegal for his dangerousness. Marijuana is a magnificent pain reliever for people who suffer from anxiety, cancer, or glaucoma. Marijuana has good benefits, but honestly if the government legalize this drug, youngest people are going to be affected because they would have easy to accessibility. Cannabis (marijuana) also have side effects. Nervous system disorders, increase heart rate, causes bipolarity, and a long term effect can be lung cancer are some harms that marijuana users can get. Furthermore, marijuana is consider impair with alcohol that means that a driver under the influence of pot can be as dangerous as a drunk driver. The violence is also a consequence of the use of marijuana. Studies shows that marijuana affect the human mind that can cause aggressive and violent behavior.
Marlyn Brillantes Mr. Tariq Jawhar ENG 111 April 24, 2016 Should Medical Marijuana be Legalized? Marijuana is a controversial drug because it can be both beneficial as well as harmful to the user. The marijuana plant can be utilized as an effective medicine to diagnose a number of issues. According to Business Insider, marijuana can treat glaucoma, improve lung health, control seizures of epileptic patients, decrease the symptoms of Dravet’s Syndrome, prevent cancer from spreading, and can contribute in a more than a dozen other ways as well. Since it has such effective medicinal use, marijuana should continue to remain as a viable medicine that can treat patients. There are advocates, which believe that marijuana should be legal for recreational use, such as a recent bill which passed in Colorado. However, if marijuana is used for non-medical reasons then it could lead to dependence and deteriorate one’s health. Web MD depicts that long-term users tend to have slower reaction times, sleeplessness, and suppression of appetite as well as dozens other symptoms. Californians should keep marijuana legal for medicinal use only and we should increase the awareness of the drug’s negative effects on people across the United States. Awareness of the negative drug effects will decrease the demand on marijuana and the crime rates in the streets.
The Negative Effects of Marijuana and Why It Should Be Prohibited Abdulkader Hamdoun University of Victoria Nowadays, legalizing marijuana is considered a sensitive issue among societies and governments. Marijuana has become one of the most commonly used drugs all over the world. Some people suggest that it should be permissible, while others believe
Many people believe that marijuana should be legalized because it would be safe and clean marijuana which could save lives, and it would lower crime rate; However others believe marijuana should NOT be legalized because crime rate could increase rather than decrease, and it could negatively affect the human brain or mental health of a human. Let’s first begin with a Pro of Marijuana, marijuana can have positive effects on the body. “‘It can help stop suffering many medical conditions. Marijuana helps increase appetite for cancer patients and could possible help those with eating disorders...’” (Author 1). Cancer is kind of a big deal, people are suffering and dying from all sorts of eating disorders. So if marijuana “weed” is necessary for
Marijuana legalization would cause very little harm to users. Marijuana is one of the safest drugs a person can use, being safer than both tobacco and alcohol. In the mid 1990’s the World Health Organization commissioned a study on marijuana and found that it was unlikely to cause any major health issues and found when compared to tobacco and alcohol, that it was safer to use then both legal drugs. In 2007 a team of experts did research on marijuana for the British medical journal the Lancet, found that it caused far fewer health and safety risks than alcohol. In the same year the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare had come to the same conclusion. In 2005 the University of Oxford found that even long term use does not cause any lasting physical or mental