Essay about Marijuana is not a Drug

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Marijuana is not a Drug

How do we define a drug? Who makes a drug illegal and why do they make it illegal? Marijuana is considered a drug; but why is it considered a drug? In this essay I hope to persuade you that marijuana doesn't deserve the label it has been given. I will use several different examples that will prove to you that marijuana isn't as harmful as people portray it to be. This is a discussion that we have had in the past, when or culture was trying to prove that alcohol wasn't as bad as our government was trying to portray it. Hopefully after reading this essay you will understand why people push for the legalization of marijuana. First example is our brains are flooded with the natural forms of the drug. The form
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When under the influence of alcohol or marijuana we are not allowed to operate a motor vehicle because of our inability to react or make wise decisions. On the other hand there was a study that was done that proves that people under the influence of marijuana where marginally less likely to have an accident than those who are drug free. This studied was done by a pharmacology team from the University of Adelaide and Transport. The evidence in the study says that people under the influence of marijuana drive more cautious and drove more slowly because of altered time perception. People under the influence of alcohol were responsible for 90 percent of the accidents recorded. Another example of the effects of alcohol compared to the effects of marijuana is the violence that occurs when under the influence. When you drink alcohol your brain gets numb so you have no judgement what you are doing. That's why a lot of fights occur when you drink because you react and don't think of the consequences. If there was a study done on domestic violence more than likely the study would prove that alcohol was the cause. Anytime you attend an event were there are a lot of people consuming alcohol you are going to have an altercation. On the other hand marijuana use doesn't cause any aggressive behavior. Instead of wanting to fight you will find yourself in a more loving and friendly mood. People

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