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
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…
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…
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…
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…
Synthetic Marijuana “Not for Human Consumption”
PSYCH/610 Research Methods in Psychology
April 21, 2014
Professor Krista Bridgmon
Synthetic marijuana (cannabis) is also known as K2 or spice on the streets. Synthetic marijuana has many different names on the streets: Spice, Skunk, Mambo, Diablo, Fire, K2, and fake weed. Synthetic marijuana…
less of Marijuana is one of the most controversial subjects. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illicit drug in Belize. Marijuana, since its discovery, has been used as a recreational drug by many individuals. Although Marijuana is an illegal drug in Belize, it is very much a part of many Belizean’s lifestyles and it is use mainly by young people (NIH, 2017). With the new amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act, an adult will now be able to possess and smoke up to 10 grams of marijuana in the…
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…
are so many people suffering from disease, so many that marijuana has become legal in several states. Individuals who suffer every day, it becomes more difficult to deny the benefits of medical marijuana. Ask anyone who’s used it for pain management relating to a life-altering illness – Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease, among others – and they’ll tell you how it’s changed their lives. ("Benefits of Medical Marijuana," Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:19, p. 1) Patients with…
epidemic is out of control. According to American Society of Addiction medicine, “Of the 55,403 drug overdoses in 2015, 20,101 overdose deaths were related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.” Opioids have led to many unnecessary addictions and deaths that may have been prevented by the use of medical marijuana. There are many opinions on medical marijuana. Opponents believe medical marijuana is a gateway drug and is just the start of drug legalization…
Legalization of Marijuana
Purpose: The reason why I am up here is to talk about the legalization of Marijuana.
Thesis: Although you may all think that I am here to talk about the legalization of marijuana in the positive way, I am not.
A. Hello fellow classmates, my name is Ivan and I am here to talk about the legalization of marijuana as it continues to grow as important controversial issue in the United States.
B. In all honesty, don’t you think it would be great just…