Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America, after alcohol and nicotine products. It is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves and flowers of cannabis sativa, the hemp plant. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol or also known as THC. It contains THC as well as over a hundred other cannabinoids. THC is a psychoactive chemical. Marijuana is often used for its mental and physical effects such as a “high” or a “stoned” feeling. It has been know that there are benefits to using marijuana such as euphoria or heightened mood, increased appetite and many others. However there are short term side effects which may include dry mouth, decrease in short term memory, red eyes and often
According to a 2012 Monitoring the Future study, marijuana is the illicit drug most likely to be used by teens (Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey). Marijuana comes from the plant Cannabis Sativa and appears as a green/brown mix of flowers, stems, and leaves (Teens Health 1). Marijuana is also known as pot, weed, MJ, Mary Jane, reefer, dope, ganja, herb, and grass. Marijuana is most often smoked in cigarettes, hollowed-out cigars, pipes, or water pipes, but is sometimes mixed into food or tea (1). Why are there concerns about teen use of marijuana? During adolescence, many developmental changes are occurring and poor choices could affect a teen’s future
Isaac Campos wrote this book in order to provide a background history of Mexico’s use of marijuana and the effect it had in Mexican society. He displays marijuana’s extent both, socially and politically. He scripted his book to carry the reader from the arrival of cannabis (would later be referred to as marijuana) in Mexico through the substance’s prohibition in 1920. With this book, he attempts to “decipher the psychoactive riddle of cannabis in nineteenth and early twentieth century Mexico” (p.8). The “psychoactive riddle” is the way the drug, set, and setting are imposed on the resulting influence of marijuana. Home Grown is significant in understanding the War on Drugs and the impact marijuana has had on society in North America. It provided history of notable events due to the production and prohibition of the drug ranging from its introduction until the 1920s when it was banned. Campos argued that the negative stereotypes of marijuana, often thought to have originated in the United States, actually originated in Mexico as a way to control the use of the drug. Citizens of Mexico related the drug to causing the users to go mad, hence the reason of the term “Reefer Madness.”
The legalization of marijuana has been a topic of debate for many years. This may be because of the cultural diversity that the United States of America is known for. Recently, bills were passed in Colorado and Washington to implement the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana use. These events along with the ever growing popularity of the drug in society, media, and entertainment are proving to be more than anti-marijuana advocates can handle. In this paper, I explore the financial, social, medical, and political benefits of legalizing marijuana.
From the seed up, the process of growing marijuana can be very hard. There are multiple ways to grow weed. They have what are called grow rooms. They’re different from the dispensaries, they’re in charge of selling the product “legally”. I say that because there are some people who cheat the government and sell pounds under the table unrecorded. Those are the people who ruin their multi million dollar business by getting caught up in there own endeavors. That's why the cops are always raiding dispensaries “illegally”.
Flyers and posters were placed everywhere reading “Marijuana a puff- a party- a tragedy! Assassin of Youth(marijuana).” All sharing one common goal: convincing the public of the abominable drug that marijuana was being presumed to be. Then came the grand slam, the Reefer Madness film. The film’s main focus was how badly the teenage marijuana users were affected by the drug. These adolescents became unexplainably violent and deranged. The film even showed an extremely irrational behaviors, like suicide, because of how “potent” the high was. The movie was successfully advertised and pushed to be seen. Quickly after, this falsified idea of marijuana spread across the US like wildfire and its information was absorbed. Generation after generation carried on these false interpretations on cannabis. All medical miracles and its obvious economical benefits were lost due to blind ignorance and lack of knowledge.
This article is about many people that want to make profit from selling marijuana, and the challenges that it brings in the California markets. For all these people that cultivate and sale this drug will be hard for them to make a profit in the California market because of the state's legendary regulation and the enormous black market. California will be another state in the united states that will be legal to sale marijuana to adult 21 and over starting, on January one, but before all this happen the states of California will have to prove some rules. In my opinion not matter how good the regulation is it will be impossible to stop people of misusing this drug. There will be many young people walking into a wrong path because many young people
The DEA is structured into different divisions. At the top of the leadership is the Administrator of the DEA who is Chuck Rosenberg. Per the Drug Enforcement Administration (2017), he is the active administrator since 2015. Under the Administrator is the Deputy Administrator. Below the Deputy Administrator is the division of four offices which are the Office of Compliance, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, Office of Chief Counsel and the Executive Equal Opportunity and Employee Assistance Staff. The DEA is divided into seven division that each have their own superior administrator. The first division is the Human Resources Division and the head of the division is the Assistant Administrator. The second division is the Intelligence
In Stephen King’s novel Under the Dome, one of the social issues that arises is drug abuse. The novel’s antagonist, James “Big Jim” Rennie, is the town’s second selectman and owner of a used-car dealership. What nobody knows is he also runs the biggest meth operation on the east coast. One of his co-conspirators is a man named Phil “Chef” Bushey. They call him the “Chef” because he “cooks” the meth. Various other characters in the novel are depicted taking drugs, including Phil’s wife, Sammy, who also sells marijuana on the side. This leads us to the social issue of marijuana. Marijuana is a controversial subject in today’s society, and it’s also the topic of this essay. Currently twenty-three states have legalized marijuana in some form. People
The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has created questions about the social responsibility. This issue continues to be controversial and one that has many angles to consider. The stakeholders include consumers, investors, children, farmers, and even hospitals. The moral and ethical implications include legal, economic, and philanthropic components. The selling of marijuana brings big benefits in tax dollars and generates revenue for the community. In 2014 and 2015, nearly $6 million in pot revenues have been distributed to local governments (Haun, 2015). Farmers now have a profitable crop that would create many jobs for the community. However, the social accountability would come in the form of the negative consequences that smokers and
The article, “Marijuana and the Teen Brain”, from the Scientific American journal, Claudia Wallis, argues that marijuana negatively affects the teenage brain. Wallis begins her argument by stating her viewpoint on the drug and then proceeds to provide information to support her stance. Multiple studies by scientists/researchers are cited in this article including those based on x-rays of a marijuana user’s brain and others that tested marijuana users on their cognitive skills. Wallis additionally mentions a study on rats which tested the effects of THC. The author provides background information on marijuana to give the reader a better understanding of the concept. This source supports the argument that marijuana use has negative impacts on the human brain because the author also stands behind that argument. Wallis discusses these negative impacts and provides evidence to support her claim. This source cites various studies in which researchers tested the effects of marijuana on the brain which reinforces the argument that marijuana has abnormal effects on the human brain.
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis is the third most well-liked recreational drug, which only falls behind alcohol and tobacco, in the United States (The Whitehouse, n.d.). Marijuana is made up of dried leaves, plants, stalks, and pits from the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa, which comprises of the mind-altering compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in addition to other associated compounds. This plant substance can correspondingly be converged in a resin called hashish or an adhesive black fluid called hash oil. Efforts to legalize marijuana for medication treatment and recreational use in the United States have grown in current years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that marijuana may perhaps
Cannabis, formally known as marijuana is a drug obtained from the tops, stems and leaves of the hemp plant cannabis. The drug is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Only substances like caffeine, nicotine and alcohol are used more (“Marijuana” 1). In the U. S. where some use it to feel “high” or get an escape from reality. The drug is referred to in many ways; weed, grass, pot, and or reefer are some common names used to describe the drug (“Marijuana” 1). Like most drugs, marijuana has a very long history. People have been using the plant around the world for thousands of years. The oldest record of the marijuana plant dates back to 2727 B. C. in China where the plant was used as a medical herb for treating conditions like rheumatism, gout, malaria and even absent-mindedness (“Cannabis, Coca, & Poopy: Nature’s Addictive Plants” 1). Slowly, the plant started spreading around the world. By 1545, cannabis was starting to appear throughout the western worlds. Being introduced to South America by the Spanish to be used as fiber. The crop also had many other common uses around the world. In North America, cannabis was often used to make paper, ropes, clothing and other materials (“The Origins of Cannabis” 1).
Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America following alcohol and tobacco. It is most commonly smoked out of a pipe, or rolled like a cigarette. The active ingredient in marijuana that causes the “high” followed by smoking it is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short. This is the most common perception of individuals who encounter the drug but what is failed to be considered
I am fortunate enough to live in beautiful Humboldt County in Northern California. We are known for our tall redwood trees and our marijuana culture, with people coming from all over the world to our area on April 20th every year. At college, I saw many pictures of joints being smoked and couldn't walk across campus without smelling it. While my community loves the crop that stimulates the local economy, it is plagued by reports of meth labs exploding weekly and robberies over drugs. The comments in those new