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121: Decriminalization vs. Prohibition
... of them pulled ut a long slender object, similar to a cigarette, but twisted on either end. They told me it was something special. I was still bewildered. They said "It's pot, you know, marijuana?" Immediately I said no. I had seen several anti-dug commercials, all with the same motto, "Just Say No". I felt so good about myself. I had done the right thing. I said no to ... were we losing the war on drugs, but that the war had been corrupted. The government was wasting money on something without a cause, or hope. It wasn't long after that when I tried marijuana for the first time. I remember it well. I was with my sister, who was the only person that I couldn't say no to. I took a hit. Within fifteen minutes, I felt the ... the amount of money spent on the war on drugs has increased dramatically, so has the amount of drug use. A study conducted by CNN has shown a twenty percent increase in the use of marijuana. Another interesting fact is that most illegal drugs are less dangerous, and could be legal. Even harsh drugs, such as heroin and cocaine are proving to be less dangerous. In fact, in the twenties, ...
122: Marijuan For Medicinal Purpose
Should Marijuana be Legalized for AIDS Use? Fifteen years ago the word AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was barely used in the United States. Today, it's on the cover of every newspaper, and parents and kids ... some of this pain? Scientists and researchers seem to believe that they have found this miracle drug. Believe it or not, this miracle drug has been used for decades. Just recently, medical doctors suggested that marijuana be used to treat some symptoms of AIDS. This proposal brings forth both medical and ethical questions. Why exactly should marijuana be legalized for AIDS use? Many doctors believe that cannabis is particularly useful in the treatment of AIDS Wasting Syndrome. They believe that it causes the patient to develop an appetite, therefore causing them ...
123: Comparative Harms Of Legal And
... to abuse drugs. Drug abuse consists of taking more than the prescribed amount of a medication without the medical advise of a physician. Drug abuse also includes the use of any illegal substance such as marijuana, cocaine, LSD and heroine (Microsoft Drug 1). It is also possible to abuse legal substances such as nicotine or caffeine through excessive use. The word abuse also could be used along side of the word ... drugs alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and herbal medicines will be discussed. The illegal drugs that are commonly abused that will be discussed in this paper are, the most commonly used or abused drug in the world marijuana, cocaine, LSD and heroine. Of these drugs both the harms of the drugs themselves will be discussed and also some type of treatments that try and suspend the use of the drug will be discussed ... conduct tests on these medicines because they are no required to, and it cost a lot of money to prove a new drug effective and is very hard for them to recoup any monies spent. Marijuana is the first of the illegal drugs that is going to be spoken about. There are many common side effects that come about from the use of marijuana. These include trouble remembering things, sleepiness, ...
124: Referendum Reaction
Referendum Reaction Patients with specific illnesses should be able to grow and use small amounts of marijuana for treatment, as long as a doctor approves such use. It would increase employment in the state. The legalization of medical marijuana has proved successful in other states. And most importantly it would make the lives of ill individuals much more bearable. The legalization of medical marijuana would create a new job market for some Mainers. People who might not have had a job before can become a registered grower, and not only make money to support their family, but help ...
125: Hemp
... trees can produce(1). Many countries have already begun to start cultivating hemp but it still remains illegal to grow industrial hemp in the United States. The reason that hemp became illegal is because the marijuana tax act illegalized marijuana in 1937, and because industrial hemp is marijuana’s cousin, the two became to be thought as the same thing and hemp became illegal. But these two different plants are far from the same. Industrial hemp contains such a low level of ...
126: Psychodelic Drugs
... occur, and high doses can produce low blood pressure, cardiac depression, slowed respiration, and headache. These side effects have the potential to be medically serious. Both psilocybin and mescaline can be manufactured in the laboratory. Marijuana Marijuana consists of the dried leaves and flowering tops of the hemp plant (cannabis sativa). The plant's principal psychoactive ingredient is delta- 9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Hashish or "hash" is the dried resin from the tops and leaves of the female plant. It contains a higher concentration of the THC and is therefore more potent. Both marijuana and hash are usually smoked. When smoked, the effects of marijuana produces a feeling of euphoria which gives rise to a tendency to talk and laugh more than usual. Color, sound, and taste, touch ...
127: Cannabis
... generally published by an authority; a collection or stock of drugs." This tells us the U.S. Pharmacopeia was an authority on the use of drugs for medical purposes, and said that the use of marijuana for said purposes was helpful. The U.S. Pharmacopeia last listed cannabis ("the dried flower tops of the pistillate plants of cannabis sativa") in 1936.(Lovinge,1985,p434) That years epitome of the pharmacopeia and ... as as intoxicant in Europe, and an intoxicant for many centuries in Central and South America, and in Asia. "An 1870 Book called "The Hasheesh Eater" by Fitz Hugh Hudlow, discussed the intoxicating properties of marijuana."(Snyder,1985,p39) Mexican farm workers emigrating to the United States smoked marijuana regularly, and the surrounding population..." quickly followed. California and Utah were the first to call it a narcotic and outlawed it completely except for mecial purposes. "From 1914 to 1931, 29 States, 17 of ...
128: Drug Abuse
... mind's perception of pain. Some drugs are not included in the stimulant/depressant categories. An example is the hallucinogens, such as PCP and LSD, which produce unusual mental states such as psychedelic visions. Also, marijuana is not generally regarded as belonging to any one of these categories. Effects of Drugs There are four basic stages that the drug user goes through. In stage one, there are no outward behavioral changes ... and infertility, birth defects and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (retardation, low birth weight, small head size, limb abnormalities), and premature aging. The user may also experience diminished immunity to disease, sleep disturbances, muscle cramps, and edema. Marijuana Another harmful drug is marijuana, especially since the potency of marijuana available has over the last decade increased by 275 percent. Some marijuana users have chronic lung disease. Marijuana can be more dangerous than cigarettes because there are more ...
129: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Grew It, Why Can’t We?
... This deal would provide Hearst with a source of really cheap paper. Better quality hemp could provide four times as much pulp per acre as trees, threatening to ruin Hearst’s whole plan. Consequently, the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed. The growing of hemp was eventually outlawed and those unemployed police officers now had jobs with the FBNDD, enforcing the newly passed law. Nobody who would have objected was ... sent a representative to object the banning of the cannabis medicines. Americans probably wouldn’t have protested even if they had known the bill existed, though. Most Americans did not know that cannabis hemp and marijuana are the same plant. The cannabis sativa plant is grown under two different crop systems, each having its own purposes. First there is the industrial purpose, or hemp crop. It is split into two parts ... A vegetarian could survive on the protein from the hemp seed oil and still eat virtually no saturated fats. The second purpose the cannabis sativa plant is grown for is the medicinal purposes or the marijuana crop. The word “marijuana” is a Mexican slang term that became popular in the late 1930’s, referring the hemp leaves that are smoked. The difference between the hemp crop and the marijuana crop ...
130: Drug Use Among Teenagers
... my research, I located the actual survey results and decided to include them with this essay. (I included them at the end of my essay). ~~~ The three main drugs that are used among teenagers are Marijuana, LSD, and a variety of inhalants. The use of these drugs seem to be of an astronomical amount according to the survey conducted by the University of Michigan. Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). You may hear marijuana called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, boom, Mary Jane, gangster, or chronic. There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana. Sinsemilla (sin-seh-me-yah; it's a Spanish word), ...

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