The opponents of Marijuana point out that if the FDA hasn’t approved of the drug, then it must be to dangerous to use. They believe that Marinol, a synthetic form of THC, can be used instead of the whole Cannabis plant, and Marijuana to not be obsolete. Their evidence shows the smoking five joints of Marijuana a week is equivalent to smoking a full pack ciggarrettes a day for the whole week, in which both points out the cancer causing agents that marijuana posses is potentially high. Also one of the most famous points used as a defense against Marijuana by prohibitionists is that Marijuana is a gateway drug to worse drugs, and that the amount of THC contained in Marijuana today is 25%, compared to 3% in the 1960s. It has been scienfitcally identified that THC is stored in body fat, so many believe that regular smokers have stored enough in
For at least the last decade medical marijuana has been on all of the national headlines. Proponents for its use have told us all the ways it has benefited everyone who has been prescribed medical marijuana. However opponents for its use have demonized it to the point where the average citizen doesn’t know what’s good about it and what’s bad about it. Medical Marijuana should be legal in all states.
Purpose: To persuade my audience to: support the legalization of marijuana, because of it being able to provide many medical as well as economic benefits for the United States if legalized.
The use of medical marijuana (slang: Acapulco gold, ace, bhang, cannabis, hash, dope, ganja, grass, weed, hashish oil, hemp, home-grown, honey oil, indica, Jamaican roach, sativa, sinse, sinsemilla, tea, weed oil) has a been a major topic of debate for countless years. People all around the United States have seen propaganda of some sort regarding the legalization of marijuana. For example, with the ongoing discussion of legalization throughout the states, it’s abruptly mentioned in the news, everyday conversations, school topics for debate, and within stories of social media. In the article, “Is marijuana prohibition coming to an end”, Michelle Johnson a North Carolina journalist, states “Legalizing marijuana for a medical or recreational
It’s not hard to believe that marijuana is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in America and Government polls say some 25 million Americans have smoked the plant in the past year. The purpose of this speech is not to persuade
Undertreatment of pain, nausea and vomiting related to cancer, seizures, PTSD, and anxiety have become a huge problem in the United States. Because of this undertreatment, many patients have begun to self-medicate with other measures to alleviate their symptoms. Some turn to alcohol, some to prescription drugs, and others to cannabis in one form or another. Some of these means are regulated more than others and some of these cause problems in themselves. Alcohol, while highly regulated leads to many problems; it can result in financial hardships, marital issues, addiction, family issues, as well as legal problems. Prescription drugs carry the same risks as alcohol, whether prescribed
Medical Marijuana Laws: How have they changed over the past One Hundred Years in the U.S?
Marijuana legislation in the United States seems to be divided between very subjective and objective credence’s. The objective perspective seems to be that marijuana is a substance that has medicinal properties and merits further research into its utilize as a substance that can be utilized for medical treatment. While the subjective perspective seems to be more fueled by propaganda than scientific research. All too often, arguments for and against the utilization of marijuana have been predicated more on emotion and personal opinion shaped by propaganda and the taboo subject of illicit drug use, than genuine scientific fact. This should not be what decides if there should be legitimate scientific research on the subject. Currently, marijuana is a schedule I controlled substance, indicating it is considered highly addictive and of no medical use. Due to the many claims that marijuana is of medical benefit, many states have passed laws that allows limited access of
In this paper, I will demonstrate some of the benefits and costs associated with the legalization of marijuana. This paper helps clarify some of the disagreements surrounded the issue today by focusing on the costs and benefits encountered by the consumer, alongside with, the producer and government if marijuana were to be legalized. In previous years, many states have contemplated the notion to legalize the use of cannabis. After the 2016 U.S election to current time, approximately 29 states have legalized medical marijuana, along with nine states and Washington. DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use, for adults over the age of 21. The legal cannabis industry is accountable for
Marijuana also treats other disease like, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease which affects the memory, behavior and thinking and mental disorders. In the multiple sclerosis painful muscles contractions occurred that pain is reduce by the use of medical Marijuana in the form of smoking. THC also very useful to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disorder. It is also used to treat the glaucoma which is an eye disease.
Marijuana has always been a very controversial topic because of its recreational use. Cannabis, Pot or Weed are other names used when referring to Marijuana. There are a lot of things made out of Weed like clothing, food, drinks, ropes, construction supplies, paper, jewelry, plastic, fuel, soil, medicine and cosmetic goods among many other things. Cannabis has been used for decades by many ancient cultures. It is believed that the plant came from Asia and arrived in America thru the colonist. In the beginning, this plant was mainly used for its healing components, but later on, it was used for recreational purposes. This plant brings a lot of benefits to people suffering from terminal diseases. Cancer
Society’s view of the legalization of marijuana is rapidly changing. Many states have accepted cannabis as a valuable form of medicine, and some states have legalized its use for recreational purposes. Citizens operating within the parameters of established law should have the legal right to grow marijuana. Restricting adults from the independent choice to cultivate this plant creates unnecessary issues for both medical patients and recreational users, as well as a strain on the judicial system.
To explore the economic benefits of marijuana legalization we must first look at the amount of marijuana that is purchased by users. The White House Office of National Drug Policy reported that between 1988 and 1995, Americans spent about 7 billion dollars on the illegal substance, averaging about a billion dollars a year (Prislac, 2009). This means that annually there is a billion dollars out there that is subject to no sales tax. The national average for sales tax is 5%, so if you calculate the billion dollars being spent on marijuana, this means there is approximately 50 million dollars in sales tax that our government never gets
marijuana to be legalized than for it to remain illegal. Marijuana cost taxpayers billions of
As the debate about marijuana’s use as a medicine continues, experts have given us information pertaining to