Should Marijuana Be Legal?

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Marijuana has a number of names, however, there are a few which have gained notoriety and are crucial to understand if one is to appreciate stoner literature or life style. Marijuana Marijuana is in many ways the original name. When Spanish immigrants came into the US they brought "marihuana" with them for both spiritual and recreational purposes.This is the technical name, the one you 've learned in DARE programs and seen plastered all over the internet in anti-drug campaigns. Typically, this is an accurate representation of who uses this name '"officials of some sort who do not actually smoke marijuana. Stoners usually employ second nature pet names or only use the term "marijuana" if they feel lazy or want to be either especially…show more content…
Recently and perhaps paradoxically, cannabis has become the technical name for marijuana that professionals interested in psychedelic research, or psychonauts, will employ. This is because cannabis is a term for respect without all the negative attachments marijuana holds. WORKS CITED Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (6th ed.), Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-920687-2 "Ganja Summary
The Archives of General Psychiatry published a landmark study in 2010 that found early marijuana use is "associated with psychosis-related outcomes in young adults." When teenagers had used marijuana by the age of 15, researchers in Australia concluded that a statistically significant percentage of them developed psychosis by early adulthood. Since the researchers only looked at paired siblings, they reduced or eliminated the effects of genetic and environmental factors that may have skewed previous studies, an effect known as "residual confounding." The researchers from Queensland stated bluntly: "the longer the duration since first cannabis [marijuana] use, the higher the risk of psychosis-related outcomes." The study, entitled "Association Between Cannabis Use and Psychosis-Related Outcomes Using Sibling Pair Analysis in a Cohort of Young Adults," measured non-affective psychosis, hallucinations, and Peters
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