Marijuana Essays & Term Papers

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Legalization of medical marijuana This act may be cited as the “ legalization of marijuana” Sec. 1 This bill will be for the well being of the pain stricken patients in our nation's hospitals, a doctor that will decide if a patient is illegible to receive marijuana. Sec. 2 Patients will only be permitted to get their marijuana at a hospital or a licensed distributor. Sec. 3 The patient’s will have to buy the marijuana at a discount from the hospital, or distributor usin

Most users roll loose marijuana into a cigarette commonly known as a "joint." A typical joint contains between 0.5 and 1.0 gram of Marijuana plant matter, which varies in THC content between 5 and 150 milligrams. The drug also can be smoked in a pipe. One well-known type of water pipe is the bong. Within the past few years, users have found another way to smoke the drug, by slicing open cigars and replacing the tobacco with marijuana. The resulting marijuana cigar is called a "blunt." Some use

Everyday someone is thrown in state prison for anywhere from 3 years to life for the "illegal" use of the drug known as marijuana. It has come down to it that thousands of pounds of marijuana are smuggled over the border of Mexico and into the United States. Regardless of the fight or struggle of people to insure the so said safety of our younger generations from the use of these drugs more and more comes into the Unites States. The use of the herbal drug marijuana becomes increasingly wide

Federal Drug Enforcement Agency said it's been the DEA's position that large-scale, sophisticated growing operations are a violation of federal law, which prohibits marijuana cultivation. "Proposition 215 simply did not change federal law, and it did not change the San Francisco DEA's interest in these types of cases," spokesman Stan Vegar said. Medical marijuana advocates, however, say the raid shows contempt for California voters. "Right now we have a black tar epidemic, a her

The Marijuana Reform Party believes: That adults who choose to use marijuana in the privacy of their own homes should not be subject to civil or criminal sanctions. That it is wrong for children to use marijuana, and that such use is best stopped through honest drug education and by providing children with positive alternatives to drug use. That the best way to protect the health and well-being of our community and children from marijuana-related harm is to control the growth, di

Marijuana, also called mary-jane, pot, grass, weed, doobey and reefer, is the most commonly used illegal street drug in North America. It causes numerous amounts of health risks, it's a gayway drug, and it can mess up your life by getting you in trouble with the law. Marijuana in it's self could cause brain damage, reproduction and hormonal damage, Immune system damage, cancer, lung disease, or heart damage. It increases your heart rate, makes your mouth feel dry, impairs motor s

Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana becoming legal is a topic every American should agree on. The reason being is it would benefit Americans in three ways; there would be less crowding in jails, it would create more tax income, and it would cut down the amount of crime in the country. First, marijuana becoming legalized would be beneficial to the United States because it would reduce the crowding in jails. In 1998 alone nearly 750,000 Americans were arrested for minor marijuana possessions

Why Marijuana Should be Legal For my final paper I am going to do it on why marijuana should be legal. I will provide factual information that will prove that there are more reasons that it should be legal than illegal. Using studies done by doctors and scientist that prove that it is used to cure many illnesses and medical conditions. It can be used also for the government to make more tax dollars and it will help solve problems like overcrowded prisons. Of course the two sides a

Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Marijuana, also known as weed, pot, grass, bud, trees and many other street slang words, should not under any circumstances be legalized due to the negative effects it has on society. It can and would destroy society with time if it were legal, in other words easier to get. Marijuana may not seem so bad but when looked at carefully anyone can clearly see the negative sides to it. Marijuana is proven to destroy brain cells resulting in burnt out, or slow, peop

In the words of Peter Tosh "legalize it do not criticize it!" Marijuana Should ve legalized for medicinal, recreational, and religioys purposes. Legalization has been a big issus for the last couple of years. Arizona and Califouria have both instated medical Marijuana laws.These laws are a huge step for universal legalization. Marihuana's medicinal properties are a reason for its legalization. Another reason would be its benefit to society. Economically, marijuana is the largest cash crop

Legalizing Marijuana The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two opposite opinions fighting each other, those who are pro marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two sides have been fighting on this issue for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patients. Among them are

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. The legalization of marijuana would not only bring the pointless bickering to a screeching halt, but also tend to those who need relief from pain and certain diseases. All forms of marijuana are Mind-altering drugs. The ingredient that gets you high in marijuana is called Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol

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 should be legalized for AIDS patients relief. People with AIDS must live with the fact that they a

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 right ones. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care and the

Marijuana is a drug that has been used for thousands of years. Marijuana was used in ancient China, as far back as 5000 B.C. The Incan’s and Mayan’s used marijuana in religious ceremonies. 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 America, but after prohibition was repealed the use went down. In the 1920’s and 30’s the use of

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 a harmful substance. Marijuana is said to be useful in the medical field as a cure for some disea

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 the medical field with treating ill and sickly patients. Many new and better drugs are needed in today's

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 the medical field with treating ill and sickly patients. Many new and better drugs are needed in t

Weeding Through the Debate: Should Medicinal Marijuana be Legal? Legalize Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes The debate is hot. 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 who support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and there are those that are agains

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 temperate regions, with the more potent varieties produced in dry, hot, upland climates. Except for li

Medical Marijuana? 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 the drug, and therefore are strongly opposed to it s legalization. Marijuana should not be consider

Should Marijuana be Legalized? Abraham Lincoln once said, Prohibition makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. This is true with the prohibition of marijuana: the use of marijuana should not be a crime, but prohibition makes it one. 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 about the harmful effects, and deny sick patients the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Joseph

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 Association for AIDS Care and the National Lymphoma Foundation argue that Marijuana should be legal

Medical Marijuana The U.S. 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 patients to join a state medical registry and grow up to seven plants for personal use. They re not

For over seventy years, marijuana has been a growing problem in our society. Due to all of the controversy over this drug, there have been countless battles fought concerning marijuana’s capabilities. In the 1930’s, a moral panic surfaced with regard to the use of marijuana. The movie Reefer Madness is a perfect example of how the media stereotyped and distorted this new drug in order to construct it as a social problem, convincing society that this narcotic was single han

Marijuana as MedicineNearly everyone in the United States has been or will be affected by cancer or AIDS in one way or another. Working at a hospital I see cancer and AIDS patients on a regular basis. 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 waste away in pain?Years of research has proven that marijuana can be a vital ingredient in allevia

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 1996, the people of California and Arizona voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal reasons. As a result of Proposition 215 in California, patients now smoke marijuana provided their physician recommends its usage. A prescription is not required, and marijuana c

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 1996, the people of California and Arizona voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal reasons. As a result of Proposition 215 in California, patients now smoke marijuana provided their physician recommends its usage. A prescription is not required, and ma

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 cannabis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. The cultivation of the marijuana plant began as far back as the Jamestown settle

On November 5, 1996, Californians voiced their honest opinion. Californians voted yes on a very controversial proposition - proposition 215. 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. Marijuana helps these patients get through these very painful symptoms by numbing the body and soothing the s

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, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa, smoked or eaten for its pleasure-giv

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 in cakes, and drunk in beverages. Most often marijuana is made as a tobacco like mixture that is smo

New Jersey Vs. T.L.O. Facts of the Case On March 7, 1985 T.L.O. and another student were found smoking in the woman s bathroom. 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.L.O. denied she was smoking and also claimed I don t smoke at all . Mr. Choplick then asked if he could search the purse and T.L.O. complied. Upon first opening

Ever since it s boom in the 1960 s and 1970 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, intoxicated, euphoric, or tired (Yahoo). While intoxicated time seems to pass slowly, and the user be

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 3000 BC in Central Asia and China, where it was used as a folk medicine by village healers. By the 20th century the drug had

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 1937. Unlike most narcotics though, it does not cause a physical dependency or addiction. Intoxication May cause and of the following: giddiness, sedation, pleasant tranquility, mood changes, and altered sense of timem space, and body dimensions. Such effects are desired my ma

Should Marijuana be Legalized? 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. These two factions have been fighting on this issue for many, many years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order

Temporary Insanity: 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., many users think it is cool to be apart of the drug scene. Nevertheless, teenage users need to become more aware of the short-term, long-term and deterrent objectives that marijuana is associated with. The short-ter

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 them from going blind, and cancer patients for whom it alleviates the severe nausea that is often accom

Legalizing marijuana What this can't be true, marijuana can't be good for you it causes asthma and bronchitis. Oh wait I almost forgot thats just another misconception of marijuana in truth it is actually good for people suffering from asthma and bronchitis. Yeah right, this wonder of a drug isn't only not bad for you, but it can actually promote good health. This drug can save lives, it can restore people's vision, in fact there isn't much this drug can't do. Marijuana can save the liv

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. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be lega

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 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 by the fact that there is no cure. People with AIDS must live with the fact that they are eventually

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 cannabis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier ,1995). The cultivation of the marijuana plant began as far back as th

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 appetite associated with the AIDS viruses and cancer chemotherapy, as well as to treat glaucoma, multiple

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. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. 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 tre

MARIJUANA Marijuana is the third most valuable cash crop in the U.S. 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. Marijuana s scientific name is Cannabis Sativa. It is one of the oldest mind altering drugs used. Hashish is the b

Having successfully completely the last of his final exams, Joe Smith, a college student decided to celebrate by spending his friday night at a party. 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 after this night he would never have the chance to take an exam, go to a party or even see his family

What this can't be true, marijuana can't be good for you it causes asthma and bronchitis. Oh wait I almost forgot thats just another misconception of marijuana in truth it is actually good for people suffering from asthma and bronchitis. Yeah right, this wonder of a drug isn't only not bad for you, but it can actually promote good health. This drug can save lives, it can restore people's vision, in fact there isn't much this drug can't do. Marijuana can save the lives of people

Should Marijuana be Legalized? Arguments For and Against Essay written by Unknown 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. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Fo

Should Marijuana be Legalized? Aaron Roberts Mr. Marshall 4/5/00 Marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana s composition is complex, and has a number of physiological effects. Also, a reason for marijuana legalization is the potential wealth of health benefits that have largely been ignored (www.howardcc.edu). In addition, there are many industrial uses for the cannabis plant (www.sandi.net). Marijuana consists of a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa pla