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91: Marijuana
Marijuana What is marijuana? According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, it is a "miracle drug", one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same ... crimes and insanity. How can two such highly respected experts have such night and day outlooks on the same thing? While Anslinger presided as America's leading anti-drug official his McCarthyish hunt down of Marijuana users led to the downfall of many well respected Americans. During the 1900's the United Stated has committed itself to and unprecedented war on marijuana that is costly, unjustified and impossible to win. ...
92: Hemp...A Help For Today
... purposes. Hemp seed is a highly nutritious source of protein and essential fatty oils. The leaves can be used as roughage, but not without slight psycho-active side-effects. Hemp seeds do not contain any Marijuana and they do not get you "high." Hemp seed protein closely resembles protein as it is found in the human blood. It is fantastically easy to digest, and many patients who have trouble digesting food ... in time of famine. Unfortunately, because of various political factors, starving people in today's underdeveloped countries are not taking advantage of this crop. In some places, this is because government officials would call it "Marijuana" and pull up the crop. In other countries, it is because the farmers are busy growing coca and poppies to produce cocaine and heroin for the local Drug Lord. This is truly a sad state ... be using hemp, like researchers in Australia started doing a few years ago. (Besides, hemp provides a higher quality and quantity of biomass than trees do.) Hemp has thousands of possible uses in medicine. As Marijuana (actually cannabis extract) it was available as a medicine legally in this country until 1937, and was sold as a nerve tonic -- but mankind has been using cannabis medicines much longer than that. Marijuana ...
93: The Legalizing of Marijuana
The Legalizing of Marijuana Recently, both California and Arizona took the long needed initiative and approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The California bill says that patients may use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. It does not, however, allow doctors to prescribe the drug. Arizona voters passed a bill that swings out even further to the left than California's. Voters in Arizona ...
94: Canabis
Cannibis Sativa Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the marijuana plant began as far back as ...
95: History and Uses of Marijuana
History and Uses of Marijuana Whether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. "Marijuana" refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various potencies. It is smoked or eaten to produce the feeling of being "high." The ...
96: Facts About Marijuana
Facts About Marijuana Marijuana originated in the middle east (Taiwan, Korea). China plays an important part in Marijuana's history. Hoatho, the first chinese physician to use Cannabis for medical purposes as a painkiller and anesthetic for surgery. In the Ninth Century B.C., it was used as an incense by the ...
97: Mary Jane: The Devil Weed
Mary Jane: The Devil Weed ABSTRACT: This paper, entitled "Mary Jane: The Devil Weed?" attempts to examine what we know about marijuana and what problems are associated with its use. The paper examines briefly the history of marijuana legislation, marijuana's known effects, and conclusions about its danger. Early in this century, the government waged a war of terrorism on marijuana, or cannabis sativa. "By 1937, forty-six states had laws against the use ...
98: Ross Rebagliati and the Marijuana Issue
Ross Rebagliati and the Marijuana Issue Is it fair to punish someone for a crime that they may not have committed? Should an Olympic athlete be punished for taking a drug that does not affect his performance, or give him ... first ever Olympic Gold Medal for snowboarding. After he won, The International Olympic Committee announced his disqualification from the Olympics, and that he was to be stripped of his medal, because they found traces of marijuana in his urine test. Mrs. Bongard and fellow classmates, Under the circumstances, Ross Rebagliati should not have lost his medal. To start off, marijuana is not a performance-enhancing drug. Many drugs can enhance the performance of an athlete. For example, Steroids increase one's muscle level, making them stronger, faster etc. These drugs are said to give ...
99: The Need To Legalize Pot
... ice, but it is a start to a long-awaited, controversial issue that needs to be touched upon again. In the fall of 1996, Proposition 215 was passed in California, legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Even though the majority (56%) voted to pass 215, opponents plan to continue to fight the measure. It was also so in Arizona, where Proposition 200, the Drug Medicalization, Prevention, and Control Act, won 65% of the vote. It says that Arizona's doctors can prescribe marijuana, heroin, and LSD for patients when there is "medicinal value" (California 62). The passing of these two propositions has also helped the release of prisoners convicted of drug possession (---). With jail capacity already overflowing, if ... create a job opening. Bob Randall, president of the Alliance for the Cannabis Therapeutics, a Washington-based patients' right group, says as many as five-million sick Americans might benefit from the legal access to marijuana. Marijuana has been found to: relieve nausea and stimulate appetite in people with cancer and AIDS, control muscle spasms among people with multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorder, reduce eye pressure among people with ...
100: Marijuana: Controversial Smoke
Marijuana: Controversial Smoke Drugs have always been a controversial topic in the United States. With the announcement that marijuana could be legalized the debate had grown from a wild fire to a volcano. This is a hot topic because there is no gray area. It is extremely black and white. The tide is growing on the yes side because the are more pros then cons, if marijuana were to be legalized. Although smoking marijuana can be harmful, it can still show some positive effects. Smoking tobacco is legal why not marijuana. If marijuana were to be legalized it would bring a ...

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