In a political webpage called “The Political Balance,” Timothy Shepherd wrote an article entitled “Marijuana will destroy America (and help me out) – maybe I do support the legalization?” In this article Shepherd outlines a number of reasons that marijuana is bad for us. His main argument is that marijuana is very addictive and that one in six people who try it will become addicted to it. This claim really grabbed the writer’s attention because this claim that one in six people, or around 17 percent, who try marijuana will become addicts sounded a little high. According to Gumbiner, J. Ph.D. (2010) and drugabuse.gov (2014), the percentage to people who become seriously addicted to marijuana is 9 percent. Drugabuse.gov (2014) does go on to state that those users who start young the percentage of people that get addicted is higher, around one in six. Shepherd goes on in his article give a general outline that marijuana increases the risk of heart disease and lung problems like that of cigarettes, which there very well may be these risks involved with smoking marijuana. However, Shepherd’s article takes a one dimensional view on the ingestion of marijuana. Smoking is not the only way to consume marijuana; using cannabis oil it can be ingested using gel caps, baked into foods, and inhaled through vapors. It should also be noted that in comparison to the addictive qualities of other substances, marijuana is fairly low on the list of commonly used recreational drugs. According to Gumbiner, J. Ph.D. (2010) It is estimated that 32% of tobacco users will become addicted, 23% of heroin users, 17% of cocaine users, and 15% of alcohol users. Shepherd spends most of his article demonizing marijuana while two of the legal drugs listed above are more addictive. When writing any kind of article it is important to use facts that are listed by credible sources. While Shepherd might have had some good points…
The topic of making marijuana legal has been debated for the last several years.Marijuana has been given a bad rap because of the gangs associated with illegal drug sales. Many people would say that it is harmful and negative, but in actuality, marijuana is safer than tobacco and alcohol.There are many benefits to marijuana, which is why it should be legalized and regulated.
To begin, making marijuana legal would drastically reduce the crime rate. Marijuana is the most common…
related to marijuana. 1 out of 3 arrests are marijuana related.
Statistics has shown that marijuana is one of the least toxic substances known
Really need to put that many people in jail simple because they smoke pot?
Waste of our tax money and deprive us from freedom because they are throwing people in jail for something that is less harmful than cigarettes and alcohol
Marijuana is not harmful enough to be banned for recreational use
Overall picture, marijuana ranks…
Marijuana is a mood stimulating drug that has multiple nicknames, such as green, pot, Mary Jane and many others. It is the most illegal drug used by teenagers and adults in the United States. Marijuana is by far the number one used illegal drug overall. It has been legalized in many states now for medical use only. Its legalization in the United Stated is a topic that has become a very controversial issue. Marijuana is easily abused, is very addictive and is harmful to the health of those who…
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance in Australia, specifically by young people. Marijuana is a product of the cannabis sativa and is described as a brown, green or grey combination of dried up, shredded leaves, flowers, stems and seeds. Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette called a joint and has appeared in cigar wrappers called blunts, when it is often mixed with a different drug. As stated by a survey lead by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 35% of the…
25 February 2014
Many people believe that marijuana should be legalized in Texas. According to the NIDA, Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Its use has been increasing among young people since 2007. The federal government considers marijuana to have no medicinal uses and a high risk for abuse. However, legalizing marijuana in Texas may cause more good than harm. Two states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use, and…
Marijuana Can Be Additive or Not? There have been discussions about if marijuana is additive or not additive. First we should have an idea of what is a diagnosis of an addiction, mainly any drug that causes mood modifications it might be additive. In this process the individual becomes unwilling or incapable (and these two traits/concepts can never be separated) of tolerating the absence of the experience produced by the drug. (Peele) Usually the individual make the drug and its symptoms a way to…
October 30, 2014
Legalization of Medical Marijuana
What helps take pain away: prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, hard drugs like cocaine or heroin? What if I said people can take pain away by having something organic, something man made, grown, but something that is illegal? Marijuana is illegal for reasons that most people don't understand. People who produce Marijuana do it to help themselves and others around them. Legalizing marijuana would create a positive change of physical, emotional…
Marijuana is a highly used drug that is not good. Many people use the drug thinking it is a positive thing to do when it is far from that. Marijuana causes many problems in someone’s life that could involve school, their family, and more. It is used as a stepping-stone drug and a gateway drug. Marijuana should never be legalized in our country.
To start off, marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the United States and around the world. Many people use marijuana for useless…
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Economic Benefits of Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana prohibition is so controversial that it has become a source of humor in comedy clubs. My favorite comic, Ahmed Ahmed, has made his case for marijuana legalization: I dated a girl for six months. She broke up with me over smoking pot. She said, “I don’t date people who do drugs; so you have to make your mind…
Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Health Risks
October 13, 2012
Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Health Risks
Marijuana became legalize in some states and a concern problem for some advocates because of the harmful chemicals that found in marijuana or THC. Its’ been reported that marijuana has many more harmful chemicals than tobacco products. On the other hand, advocates’ say that marijuana is beneficial to some patients…