The Legalization Of Marijuan Marijuana

1097 Words Aug 10th, 2015 5 Pages
The decriminalization of marijuana refers to removing drug offences concerning marijuana from criminal law rather than completely legalizing and allowing public use of the drug whether regulated or not. The legalization of Marijuana has been a hot political issue for decades due to its potential medical uses and industrial properties. It is a very important and controversial issue in society today. Although many false claims have been made about cannabis in recent history, the truths are slowly starting to resurface. Unfortunately, these truths are under heavy debate due to the stereotypical view of what people view as the typical “pot smoker.”
Before I proceed, however I will like to share basic information about Marijuana. The scientific name for Marijuana is Cannabis, and there are two main types or “strains” known as Indica and Sativa. The psychoactive drug in Cannabis which promotes the “high” is tetrahydracannibol or THC, which reacts with neuro-receptors in the brain. Cannabis is also known as: reefer, weed, grass, ganja, green, maryjane, buddah, bud, the devil’s lettuce, dank, and so on. It can be smoked in many different ways and has been used medically since the beginning of civilization. The oldest evidence of Cannabis use came from an Egyptian tomb dating around 300 BC, in which Cannabis was found in large bundles beside the tomb as well as in braziers around the burial chamber.
Cannabis has many medicinal uses, and is known to…
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