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The philosophical point provides evidence that the individuals as free members of the society have the right to make choices for themselves. A number of drugs such as Alcohol and tobacco are legal despite the fact that their use of more dangerous as compared to the use of Marijuana. In each day, about people suffered from the illnesses expanding out of smoking. Trebach, So, in the light of this argument people have the right to decide that whether they should make a use of Marijuana or not.

Secondly, the legalization of Marijuana can help the government save a large amount of money. In the United States, all the governmental level in some way made their contribution towards the war on drugs. A number for peaceful people are locked up in prison, and the tax payers have to make a payment of their bills, because a number of costs are associated with locking up the people in jails.

Already have an account? In this paper I will discuss the history of marijuana, the industrial uses of hemp, the prohibition of marijuana, the economical impact prohibition has on America, the effects of marijuana use on the mind and the body, marijuana for medical use, and how legalization of marijuana would have a positive influence on America. Although I support the legalization of marijuana I do not support the legalization of other Schedule I drugs, FN1 therefore this paper is not about the legalization of all drugs.

Marijuana, as most people commonly know it, is really a plant called hemp, or "cannabis sativa. The cannabis plant also produces three very important products that other plants do not in usable form: The cannabis sativa plant grows as weed and cultivated plant all over the world in a variety of climates and soils. Marijuana has been used throughout history; in B. This time line goes on and on right through today. It is thought that hemp was first brought to the New World in by the Spanish; it was introduced in Jamestown by the English in where it became a major commercial crop alongside tobacco and was grown as a source of fiber.

Our forefathers grew hemp; in fact it was the principal crop at Mount Vernon and it was a secondary crop at Monticello. There are recorded notes made by George Washington regarding the cultivation and harvesting of hemp. These hemp crops, of course, were grown for industrial use only and there is no indication that our forefathers were using their crops recreationally! Today the hemp grown for industrial purposes have extremely low levels of THC Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol delta 9-THC , the active component in cannabis therefore it is impossible to get high from such hemp grown for industrial use.

During the Colonial Era Americans were legally bound to grow hemp. During the Second World War the federal government subsidized hemp and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.

Hemp is extraordinary in its diversity. There are over 25, different uses for the hemp plant! Almost any product that can be made from wood, cotton, or petroleum including plastics can be made from hemp. FN6 In fact, hemp plastics are biodegradable!! Besides its diversity, the practicality of utilizing hemp to its fullest potential is clear.

It should be noted that the selling hemp products are not illegal and in fact the U. Interestingly, the congressional hearings on marijuana prohibition lasted all of two hours in direct contract to most congressional hearings on new laws which last for days and days. There were exactly three bodies of testimonies testifying at these hearings. The first was Commissioner Harry Anslinger, the newly named commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics who happened to be appointed by his uncle-in-law, Andrew Mellon, who was the Secretary of the United States Treasury.

Not surprisingly he was working from a text which he had not written himself but which had been written for him by a New Orleans District Attorney.

Reading directly from this text Commissioner Anslinger told the Congressmen at the hearings, "Marihuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death. The second body of testimony to testify at this congressional hearing were industrial spokesmen. The first of these spokesmen was, believe it or not, a man representing the rope industry. This industry representative testified that it was cheaper to import from the Far East the hemp needed to make ropes and therefore the United States no longer needed to grow any more hemp to make rope.

Interestingly, five years later, in , the United States was cut off from its sources of hemp in the Far East and, since we needed a lot of hemp to outfit our ships with rope for World War II, the Federal Government went into the business of growing hemp on gigantic farms throughout the Midwest and the South. The only industrial spokesperson who objected to the Marihuana Tax Act at all was the birdseed representative who sung the praises of hemp seeds for the birds coats.

Based on this objection the birdseed industry got an exemption from the Marihuana Tax Act for "denatured seeds. The third body of testimony were two representatives of the medical field.

The first testimony came from a pharmacologist who claimed that he had injected the active ingredient in marihuana into the brains of dogs, two of which died. When asked by the Congressmen if he choose dogs for the similarity of their reactions to that of humans the answer of the pharmacologist was, "I wouldn't know, I am not a dog psychologist. The second testimony on behalf of the medical field came from the Chief Counsel to the American Medical Association, Dr.

Woodward was the hearing to testify at the request of the American Medical Association. His exact quote to the congressmen was, "The American Medical Association knows of no evidence that marihuana is a dangerous drug. The act did not itself criminalize the possession or usage of marijuana but instead levied a tax of approximately one dollar on anyone who dealt commercially in marijuana.

The intended result and indeed, the result of the Marihuana Tax Act was to effectively make it too risky for anyone to deal in the substance. During the war years the Bureau chose to concentrate on opiates and abandoned responsibility for most marijuana law enforcement to the states. In the post-war years, however, there was found to be a significant increase in narcotic drug abuse and the public began to be concerned with the spread of narcotic addiction, particularly among young persons.

Congressional furor was aroused by the assertion that the use of marihuana inevitably led to the use of these harder drugs, particularly heroin.

It was at this time, for the first time in federal drug legislation, that marijuana and the narcotic drugs were lumped together, since the Act provided uniform penalties for the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act Boggs Act, ibid. The states followed the federal lead.

Then, in , Congress passed the Narcotic Control Act, escalating the penalties still further. Once again the individual states followed suit. The current Controlled Substances Act CSA , Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of is a consolidation of numerous previous laws regulating the manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances.

The CSA places all substances that are regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. This placement is based upon the substance's medicinal value, harmfulness, and potential for abuse or addiction.

Schedule I is reserved for the most dangerous drugs that have no recognized medical use, and, of course, is the current classification of marijuana. Just one year's savings would cover the full cost of anti-terrorism port security measures required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of A further comprehensive study which reports and analyzes national arrest data between and is, "Crimes of Indiscretion: This report includes a detailed examination of the fiscal costs associated with the enforcement of marijuana laws at the state and county level.

FN22 The findings include but are not limited to the following: Smith knew well that the atmosphere of the party would not be complete without alchohol and marijuana. He did not smoke or go to campus parties often and he had only a little champaign once at a friend's wedding. What Smith did not know was that a Many people harvest it in Mexico. A few years ago money was made excessively from the importation of this drug.

The money made was about 15 billion dollars. Most people think that Marijuana, Mary Jane,is addictive. Researchers now say that Marijuana is not addictive, and it soothes and relaxes the body. The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association fo Legalization of Marijuana During the Carter, Reagan, and Bush administrations, eight people in the United States were allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes under the Compassionate Investigative New Drug program.

However, since the Clinton administration no new applications have been accepted. Therefore, other patients who need marijuana to alleviate the nausea and loss of appet Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannabis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as Today, it's on the cover of every newspaper, and parents and kids discuss it regularly in the household.

It is no longer considered someone else's problem; it is now everyone's problem. Not a day goes by that a person doesn't worry about AIDS. The fear of AIDS is heightened only b Legalization of Marijuana- The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. Legalizing marijuana What this can't be true, marijuana can't be good for you it causes asthma and bronchitis.

This drug can save lives, it Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patients.

Among them are AIDS victims who find that marijuana stimulates their appetites so they can fight off dangerous emaciation; glaucoma sufferers who have used marijuana said it has prevented the Effects of Marijuana on Teens There are many reasons why teens start smoking marijuana.

Young people mostly have friends, brothers or sisters who use marijuana and pressure them to try it. Because marijuana is portrayed in music videos, on television, etc. Nevertheless, teenage users need to become more aware of We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro marijuana and those who are anti marijuana.

These two factions have been fighting on this issue for many, many years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Assoc For years, there has been a contoversy over the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is a drug made from the top of hemp plants. In the United States, it is classified as a narcotic drug that has been illegal since Unlike most narcotics though, it does not cause a physical dependency or addiction. Intoxication May cause and of the following: Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana refers to a mixture of leaves, and stems found on the cannabis sativa plant.

It has hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects on the user when consumed through either smoking or eating. Tetrahydrocannabinal, better known as THC is the non-narcotic psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana use has been documented as far back as BC in Central Asia a Ever since it s boom in the s and s, marijuana use has been a controversial topic.

Marijuana is the dried, shredded flowers and buds of the hemp plant, cannabis saliva Monroe. It is usually rolled into marijuana cigarettes known as joints, or put into pipes and smoked. The effects of marijuana vary from user to user.

Some may feel nothing when using while others, feel relaxed, in Facts of the Case On March 7, T. They were then taken to see the Assistant Principal, Mr. Choplick, and were questioned about smoking in the bathroom. Upon further questioning the second student told Mr. Choplick she was smoking T. Marijuana is the name given to any drug made from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa.

Different forms of this drug are known by different names all around the world. Some of these names are kif in Morocco, dagga in South Africa, and ganja in India. In the last decade marijuana has gotten many street names like grass, pot, tea, reefer, weed, and Mary Jane.

Marijuana has been smoked, eaten i Marijuana Plant Marijuana, also called hemp, bhang, and ganja, is used as an intoxicant in many parts of the world, the leaves or dried flowers being either smoked or eaten.

It has also been used as a sedative and analgesic. Hashish, a resin obtained from the top of the flowering plant, is five to eight times more potent than the leaves when smoked. Marijuana, mixture of leaves, stem On November 5, , Californians voiced their honest opinion.

Californians voted yes on a very controversial proposition - proposition This law allows doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with diseases that have severe symptoms. For example, cancer patients that undergo chemo-therapy and suffer from severe nausea and aching can benefit from smoking marijuana. Legalization of Marijuana Legalization of Marijuana has quickly become a controversial issue in America. In the United States, legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes is spreading to the state level.

For example, in November , the people of California and Arizona voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal reasons. As a result of Proposition in California, patients now s As a result of Proposition in California, patients now smoke mari The sight of a nauseous, miserable patient never fails to evoke my sympathies. Not only is the patient suffering, but also their families. What could be worse than watching a family member For over seventy years, marijuana has been a growing problem in our society.

The movie Reefer Madness is a perfect example of how the media stereotyped and distorted this new dru Medical Marijuana The U. Supreme Court may turn Nevada s plan to have sick patients use marijuana into a ruling Monday. They provided no legal leeway for medicinal use of the drug. Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani, a Democrat from Las Vegas, who sponsored Nevada s medical marijuana bill, said that the ruling doesn t affect the current plan before the Legislature that would allow pa Legalization of Marijuana The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare the issue of legalizing it from both sides.

We have two factions fighting each other, those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue in the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Abraham Lincoln once said, Prohibition makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. This is true with the prohibition of marijuana: The real crimes being committed are those by the government.

The spend billions of our tax dollars every year in the war against marijuana, lie to us ab Marijuana, a drug that has been studied for many decades, provides for a very heated argument. No longer is it seen solely as a hallucinogen, but some claim that it is miracle drug for chemotherapy and glaucoma patients. However, no legitiment medical organizations, see marijuana as a safe and effective medicine. Society is also aware of the harmful and long-term effects of Marijuana, mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa, smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects.

The psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol THC , is concentrated in the flowering tops; hashish, a drug prepared from the plant resin, has about eight times more THC than marijuana.

Marijuana grows throughout te Weeding Through the Debate: Should Medicinal Marijuana be Legal? Each side has its argument and is ready to fire away with statistics and facts. Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes? Is marijuana actually safe for the body? Can marijuana really help patients in need of a pain killer? There are people wh Legalization of Marijuana in the United States Legalizing Marijuana has become a popular issue with many doctors and their patients in the United States.

Doctors and many patients have been petitioning to the United States Government to allow the medical use of marijuana, but the outcome has been unsuccessful. Even though Marijuana has possible side effects, it has been very helpful in t Even though Marijuana has possible side effects, it has been very helpful in the me The legalization of marijuana Drug use is becoming more common today than in recent years.

Almost anywhere we look, we can find some relation to drugs or drug paraphernalia. The legalization of marijuana has been a very controversial issue for some time in Canada and the US. People argue that it is a useful and harmless drug, yet many people fail to see that this is still an illegal as well as Marijuana is a drug that has been used for thousands of years. Marijuana was used in ancient China, as far back as B.

Marijuana also has roots in this country. The Indians of the plains used marijuana in their peace pipes as a sign of friendship and peace. After prohibition there was a sharp rise in the use of this drug in Legalization of Marijuana The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two fractions fighting each other; one of those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana.

These two factions have been fighting on this issue in the halls of justice for years, each coming up with new reasons why they are the righ AIDS is a disease that causes great pain to its sufferers and has no cure. People with AIDS must live much of the rest of their lives in agony because there are few effective treatments available for their pain. There is one treatment, however, that can give relief to AIDS patients and has been proven in studies to do so, but is illegal and cannot be used.

That treatment is marijuana, and it Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded Leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. Marijuana is the name given to the plant cannabis sativa.


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Legalization of marijuana can assist in reducing the number of conflicts that arise as a result of the sale of the substance. This will assist in eradicating the use of street justice in handling matters that are associated with the use of marijuana. Legalizing Marijuana Legalizing marijuana means Billions of Tax Dollars and Federal Savings. On average, Americans spends about US$5 billions on marijuana every year or equivalent to 1% of the GDP, it is almost the same amount that alcohol contributes to the country’s GDP (Daryal).