Marijuana Essays & Term Papers

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Preliminary findings from a recent study on marijuana smoke indicate that waterpipes offer smokers little protection against the harmful tars found in cannabis. The study was sponsored by California NORML and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and its findings were released in a California NORML press release. According to the release, "The reason [for this startling result] appears to be that waterpipes filter out more of marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient, d

The Effects of Marijuana Marijuana has become one of the most widely used drugs in the United States. Marijuana has many different effects which result from using the drug. Effect means how a person reacts to the drug. Marijuana is a mild hallucinogenic drug which is used for individual pleasure or medical treatment. The effects can be physical, psychological, or medicinal. Many physical effects result from smoking marijuana. The most common effects from the use of marijuana are an

Legalization of Marijuana Should marijuana be legalized? This has been an enormous controversial issue for the last couple of decades. It's a drug that can be good for you, yet cause many great dangers. There are many views supporting and opposing the legalization of cannabis. A patient suffering from AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and other serious conditions often find marijuana the most effective treatment. In some cases it may be the only remedy. (2nd or not) As of November 200

1) Here in the United States a war is being fought, this war has been going on for nearly a century in our country alone, this war is one that cannot be won by the U.S. government unless it finally realizes its mistake and legalizes the drug which we call marijuana. Fighting the drug war costs the American people 28 billion tax dollars every year to enforce a law which restricts the rights of the people in the U.S. to choose what they want to do when they are in their own home. This figure d

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 cannibissativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the mariju

Marijuana: Don t Deny the Truth Marijuana, the word makes most Americans shutter with the thought of drugs and the drug war. But, have we really sat down and looked at the facts. Without any question, I know that we have not. The actual truth is that the Cannabis plant actually has more good than bad that may come out of it. If one were to add to that statement the fact that total legalization would even have more good come out of it than bad, then maybe the simple thought of legalizing

Marijuana Marijuana is an illegal narcotic drug and is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It is also known by its many slang names like pot, weed, Mary Jane, dope and chronic. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The THC causes a series of cellular reactions with protein in certain nerve cells that lead to the high the user experiences. Most of the marijuana used in the United Stat

The Truth About Marijuana. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States and tends to be the first illegal drug teens use. However, this is not to say that the majority of teens use marijuana. In fact, according to a 1994 survey of high school seniors, while 30.7% used marijuana sometime within the past year, 69.3% did not use marijuana. Additionally, most marijuana users do not go on to use other illegal drugs. Marijuana has several negative physical and mental effect

Filip Kucera 5/7/01 Marijuana Smoking a joint, Lighting a bowl, cuttin a blunt. These are all terms that are reffered to when someone is smoking Marijuana. Marijuana is becoming more mainstream every year. There are even some attempts to legalize it. But there still remains the fact that it has effects on different parts of the body when it is being smoked. There are three most known effects one is the effect of THC, the mental effects as well as the tar that it releases into your lu

The Legalization of Marijuana The legalization of marijuana is a very controversial topic. This subject has been debated numerous times over the past few years. The issues surrounding marijuana are both varied and complex. There are many people in the world who have their own personal views and beliefs on this topic. Some people believe that the legalization of marijuana is only acceptable for medical purposes. Supporters argue that it will greatly benefit our economy and that it is

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 pla

Just Some Bad Logic The Battle For Medical Marijuana in The War on Drugs is an article written by William E. Stempsey debating over why the dispute against the legalization of medical marijuana is just bad logic. The article is clearly for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes and gives several opinions on why opponents of this issue are incorrect with their arguments. Stempsey argues three main points in this article and I feel that all three contain fallacies. I oppose leg

Cannibis SativaThroughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many differentcultures. The purposes have changed over timeto fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the socialclimate of the time.Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibissativa, was mentioned in historical manuscriptsas early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier ElectronicEncyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the marijua

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

Legalization of Marijuana-----The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare bothsides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other ; onethose who are pro marijuana and those who are anti marijuana. These two factions have beenfighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDSCare, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized

Legalization Legalization of marijuana has been a controversial issue in the U.S. for the past several years. The people vs. the federal government is just one of the main debates over legalization. In the past marijuana was required to be grown on most plantations in the southern region. It could be purchased in one ounce packages for only twenty five cents. Further down the time line we find that marijuana is increasingly being used in the inner cities and suburban a

Teen Drug Use Teen drug use is on the rise in the 90's. But one of the most popular drugs is marijuana beacause it is so easy to get and usually cheap. But there are many other kinds of drugs, you got PCP, LSD, Hash, and many others that come from the same plant but all of them are hazardous to your body and your health. Most people use the drugs just to forget about everything, but they forget about the dangers drugs can cause them. Marijuana is a big seller these days and it is a lot worse

The Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana is a relatively harmless drug that governments around the world have made illegal. If legalized, marijuana can be beneficial to society in a number of ways: whether it be for medical, economic, or public safety reasons. Marijuana has been proven to treat several life debilitating, and even life threatening diseases. Although it is not a cure, marijuana can ease the pain and suffering of a dying person. Another benefit of legalization is the f

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 Encyclo

Marijuana Conflict In investigating the matter of California s proposition 215 and Arizona s proposition 200, I found out of many important issues that need to be discussed before making the decision of legalizing marijuana completely. In the run-up to November s elections, opponents of California s proposition 215 and Arizona s proposition, both of which allow doctors to recommend or prescribe currently illegal drugs drove home one basic point; These ballot initiatives were, in the words of

Legalization Legalization of marijuana has been a controversial issue in the U.S. for the past several years. The people vs. the federal government is just one of the main debates over legalization. In the past marijuana was required to be grown on most plantations in the southern region. It could be purchased in one ounce packages for only twenty five cents. Further down the time line we find that marijuana is increasingly being used in the inner cities and suburban areas. Mari

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 cultivat

Legalization Have you ever been arrested for possession of marijuana? Last year there were more than 695,201 marijuana arrests in the United States. Of those arrests 87.2% were for possession - not for sale or manufacture of marijuana. There have been over 11 million marijuana arrests in the United States since 1965. 12.7% of today s overcrowded federal prison population is made up of people incarcerated for marijuana offenses, with an average sentence of about three to four years. Even wit

Drug Abuse Drug abuse affects all of us in our daily lives. It ruins families and destroys relationships. Teens especially are prone to drug abuse due to immense peer pressure, everyday stress, and depression. Marijuana use is on the rise everywhere, and with marijuana comes the harder drugs, making drug abuse an important and critical issue in the world today. There are many issues on different drugs but one sticks in our mind, marijuana. The push for legalization of marijuana has inc

Has the time come to legalize marijuana? Marijuana has been known to man for quite some time now and has been used for centuries. The Marijuana prohibition has been in effect since 1937 and continues today. The real question is, is it time that we as Americans reconsider this prohibition and look closer at the possible positive effects that marijuana can offer? If the main goal of marijuana prohibition is to stop Americans from using it, then it has failed just like the alcohol pro

Both California and Arizona have taken 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 think that people should be able to use any illicit drug for bona fide medical purposes. A recommendation by two

The Deviance of Marijuana Smokers Marijuana smokers were once considered regular members of society. In 1937 all that changed when marijuana was banned and made illegal. The smokers were labeled as deviants from then on. I studied marijuana smokers and discussed their deviance. I would like to see whether they are ordinary members of society or deviants. I want to answer the question, “is marijuana smoking a deviant behavior?” I answered my research question through

Can anyone give me a reason why marijuana is illegal? What about marijuana is so different than any other drug out there? Is there even a difference? Let's take a look. Marijuana is a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Smoked by rolling in tobacco paper or placing in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 people for pleasure, an escape from reality, health purposes, or relaxation. Marijuana is not a narc

Should marijuana be legalized? There are many advantages to it that not many people know of. People don't know the facts because marijuana is considered a "drug" and nobody wants to stand up for it. Other countries are already using hemp to make things that are normally made from something else. By using hemp instead of the other raw materials, we save our raw materials for other things. Hemp can be used to make clothes, paper, wallets, rope, and many other things that are normally made with o

My friend, John, has an uncle who had cancer eight years ago. For five months, he had to get shots of chemotherapy every week. To him, the cancer wasn’t the enemy but the cure was. He knew that chemotherapy had killed his healthy cells along with his mutated ones. His bones were weak, his hairs were coming off, and his spirit was fading. One day, John sneaked into the hospital with an ounce of marijuana. His uncle was hesitant at first but the torturous power of the chemothera

Why Should the Government Make Marijuana Legal? I think there is a large population of people in the United States who feel the government of this country has made a huge mistake in the war on drugs. Instead of focusing in on the deadly, harsh drugs, the government has decided that the harmless drug, marijuana, needs to be eliminated. It has been the focus of much criticism and endless anti-smoking programs. Kids are taught to think marijuana is a dangerous drug and that smoking will kill

Legalization Most people would say marijuana is bad for you but other would tell you it is the most wonderful thing on earth. Have you ever heard of anyone over dosing on marijuana? In many cases most people overdose on other drugs but not usually marijuana. You can get alcohol poisoning from drinking too much. So why isn’t alcohol illegal? Many people die from alcohol incidents everyday. Whether it be from your liver shutting down or getting in an accident from drinking and driving

Marijuana has been used throughout history in many different cultures to change mood, perception, and consciousness - in other words, to get high. Its effects range from increasing creativity to provoking mystical experiences, to heightening the capacity to feel, sense and share. After alcohol, it is the most popular of what are called "recreational drugs." It has been used around the world for other purposes. In some primitive tribes of South America, Africa, and India, "cannabis" is use

Medical Marijuana Since marijuana was discovered, it was smoked to get high and to cope with suffering medical conditions. Scientists are now realizing that marijuana could help in some medical cases. It s not particularly effective across the board, but it may be effective for some people some times, LaMar McGinnis (medical consultant to the American Cancer Society). It should be available as a controlled substance. Pot helps with many medical conditions, especially cancer, AIDS, gla

The effects of Marijuana are as followed: a light-headedness, sudden and extreme hunger, squinty eyes, and after so long, a tiredness feeling that sometimes, and sometimes not, goes away. I like Mariuana, it's fun, I'm smoking a bowl right now as I type this, I hope this works, I don't really have any real research paper to submit, but I need a book report of animal farm by tomorrow. Be right back, I have to go get my bowl, it's way on the other side of the room. So anyways, as I was

Marijuana What s illegal, friendly to the environment, not supported by the powers that be, and gets you banged up in nick for possession of it? Well the answer can only be the green bud, the Buddha, the wacky backy or the puff, well what ever you call it it all boils down to the simple name of marijuana. So how come this plant has gained such a cult following over the thousand and odd years it s been subjected to us? Well I suppose you I could spout out the useful purposes of the plant, s

Marijuana Purposes HistoryThroughout history marijuana has been used toserve various purposes in many differentcultures. The purposes have changed over timeto fit in with the current lifestyles.This pattern is also true in American history.The use of marijuana has adapted to the socialclimate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibissativa, was mentioned in historical manuscriptsas early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier ElectronicEncyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of t

LegalizationLegalization of marijuana has been a controversial issue in the U.S. forthe past several years. The people vs. the federal government is just one ofthe main debates over legalization. In the past marijuana was required to be grown on most plantations inthe southern region. It could be purchased in one ounce packages for onlytwenty five cents. Further down the time line we find that marijuana isincreasingly being used in the inner cities and suburban areas. Marijuana wascon

Marijuana should be illegal for the majority of medical purposes because of the potentially dangerous side effects. Some of these side effects include lapse, or no commonsense for decision making. There have been absolutely no cases stating a person has overdosed from smoking marijuana, but there have been several documented cases that prove marijuana was the cause of death. An example of this would be, a person smokes one self made marijuana cigarette, and attempts to drive an automobile.

In this essay I will show both sides of the issue on legalization of marijuana. I will also express my own opinions on the subject. Marijuana, or cannabis, is commonly described as a recreational drug. Its been considered an illegal narcotic for the past sixty to seventy years. Our government considers it to be harmful to the nation. They believe it causes health problems and accidents. In 1996, Propositions 215 and 200 were voted into effect in the states of California and Arizona. The

How do we define a drug? Who makes a drug illegal and why do they make it illegal? Marijuana is considered a drug; but why is it considered a drug? In this essay I hope to persuade you that marijuana doesn't deserve the label it has been given. I will use several different examples that will prove to you that marijuana isn't as harmful as people portray it to be. This is a discussion that we have had in the past, when or culture was trying to prove that alcohol wasn't as bad as our gove

Marijuana: A new medicine? In society today, there are many serious diseases that plague nations all across the world. Diseases like Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Parkinsons disease, and migraine headaches. What do all of these serious illnesses have in common? Every one of theses sicknesses can be cured or helped by the use of Marijuana. Throughout this paper I will discuss the positive aspects of Marijuana and the negative aspects. This issue has been raising a lot of eyebrows ever since sc

Marijuana has been used as a drug since the beginning of time, yet there are still many mysteries about its health effects on humans. Marijuana, or cannabis sativa, is a preparation of the crushed flower or buds of the female hemp plant. The existence of the plant has been reported as early as 1500-2000 BC in China, and cannabis has been described as an analgesic as early as 200 AD. Since then, an overwhelming number of studies have attempted to explain the physical and psychological effect

Hubert L. Black Sociology 105 Sembach April 10, 2001 Section A Should Marijuana Be Used As A Medicine? If we are think about people who have a serious medical problem that inflicts constant physical and mental pain do we ask ourselves theses questions? How much pain are they going through? What is their threshold? What is its frequency? How doest it effect their life, and are they terminally ill? How can we help them? Theses questions helped researchers arrive at one conclusion of

Cody Britt Period 5 Comp. “People can't live without the herb man, / If not they'd be drinkin’ and drivin’ and swervin’ / But thanks to Dr. Greenthumb, weed grow / In the backyard or inside with hydro,” chants B-Real of Cypress Hill in their hit song, “Dr. Greenthumb,” which glorifies the cultivation of marijuana. Cypress Hill, a Los Angeles based rap group, has long championed the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, which has recently become a

Several pressing issues have arose throughout time, such as abortion and capitol punishment. The controversies have been addressed and decisions have been made. A new topic has emerged l states (1986, Congress), (Buchsbaum, 8). This crowds court rooms and jail cells, often times forcing judges to release violent offenders. In 1994 alone, 1.35 million people were incarcerated because of possession and use of marijuana (Buckley, 70). Even though only an estimates ten million Americans u

Royal Commission Review of Marijuana Policy in Canada From: Commission Member David Meek To: Minister of Justice: Mr. Neshevich Among the vast array of social issues confronting Canadian citizens today, the need for proper and thorough review of marijuana policy reform is a pressing and substantial problem. People are torn between the different ways in which marijuana policy should be reformed in Canada. A number of pros and cons regarding the issue make a simple solution almost impossib

Marijuana is the common name given to any drug preparation from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Various forms of this drug are known by different names throughout the world, such as kif in Morocco, dagga in South Africa, and ganja in India. In Western culture, cannabis preparations have acquired a variety of slang names, including grass, pot, tea, reefer, weed, and Mary Jane. Cannabis can be smoked, eaten in cakes, and drank in beverages. In Western cultures marijuana is prepared most o

Introduction One of the most popular Dutch exports is Marijuana, It ranks 3rd amongst other Dutch exports after cucumber and tomatoes. In Netherlands the sale of the soft drugs that includes marijuana is legalized, however the cultivation of cannabis the derivative for marijuana is illegal. (https://www.encod.org ) The government has in recent months come down hard on the sites where there is active cultivation of cannabis. In 2007 about 15 sites per day were closed down by police leading