Cannabis is a highly controversial topic within the state and federal laws of the United States. It has been a Schedule I drug that is supposed to be more dangerous than Cocaine, a Schedule II drug. Due to the misconceptions placed upon the drug, Cannabis, the general public believes that it is an extremely dangerous drug. With new research conducted every day and the invention of the internet, there is now a growing community of people who understand how harmless, Cannabis is, at least compared to other drugs, both legal and illegal. A prevalent part of this community is the younger generation, the adolescents who are more accepting of new concepts than the previous generations. The internet, particularly social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, is the usual choice for today’s adolescents, for communication and expressing one’s ideas. Facebook is one of the most popular websites, only second to Google for most-visited. On Facebook, users are connected to their “Friends”. Not only applicable to Facebook, but depending on who a person is speaking to, their audience, their way of speaking/writing could be completely different. How a person communicates with another depends upon the relationship they have with the other group. A user on Facebook uses many different techniques to support his stance on the harmfulness of Cannabis. He posts, “Witnessed the devastating effects of the drug known as marijuana last night when this guy came into bp and bought Tostitos. He looked down at the Tostitos he had purchased and a frown appeared on his face. He then looked at me with his glazed, red eyes and said “Ah fuck man I wanted Doritos”.” This user is addressing his friends with a wall post, and uses slang or language that is familiar with his peers. He also uses rhetorical devices Irony, Apophasis, and Anastrophe to cleverly portray how harmless Cannabis is. This Facebook post is not perfectly grammatically correct, but that is how the new generation speaks to each other. Since this post is directed towards his friends, the user would use slang and language that is frequently used among his group. The provocative language, “Ah fuck man”, is used to have his audience sympathize with the Marijuana user, as his audience also tends to use the similar vocabulary when they make mistakes. Anastrophe, which is reordering of words to bring more attention to the text, is used by the Facebook user. In a normal cause and effect situation, first a cause is explained and then an effect. Contrary to this Facebook post, the user catches the attention of a reader by starting off with the effect, “Witnessed the devastating effects…
approved Cannabis as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition,” (“Cannabis1 and Cannabinoids2” n. pag.) scientists are still always finding new ways cannabis can help the human body. Marijuana has also been proved to treat diseases ranging from “AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and any Chronic Pain” (“Marijuana Briefing” n. pag.). During a recent clinic trial, researchers at the CMRC3 report:
This research allocated participants to smoke cannabis cigarettes…
Mrs. Julie Baker
November 10, 2013
A glance back at human history shows that one of the earliest plants cultivated by the human race was cannabis. A dioecious plant, cannabis grows to a couple feet high in length and is found in nature in tropical and temperate climate zones. Other than being grown for its stalk fibers, also known as hemp, cannabis is particularly famous for the buds found on the female plants which contain a psychoactive…
For the first time in US history, there is a state initiative to legalize marijuana possession, use, and production for all adults: the California Control & Tax Cannabis Initiative, which will appear on the November election ballot as Proposition 19. Unfortunately, there are some "marijuana activists" who are aggressively opposing the brilliant initiative. In this article I will address some of the myths being told about this initiative, and why I fully support it.
But first, let me explain that…
& Medicinal Use of Cannabis:
A Scientific and Public Health Perspective
by Dragan M. Svrakic, MD, Patrick J. Lustman, PhD, Ashok Mallya, MD, Taylor Andrea Lynn, PhD,
Rhonda Finney, RN & Neda M. Svrakic
Empirical and clinical studies clearly
demonstrate significant adverse effects of cannabis
smoking on physical and mental health as well
as its interference with social and occupational
functioning. These negative…
Cannabis is used by anyone & everyone in this world most teens from the ages from 12 to 18 have used marijuana more than once in their life time. Some affects Marijuana have on people are laziness, getting dizzy, easier to focus Rapid, loud talking and bursts of laughter in early stages of intoxication, Increased appetite, Use or possession of paraphernalia including roach clip, packs of rolling papers, pipes or bongs. most teens smoke marijuana cause of the feeling of curiosity…
THE HISTORY OF CANNABIS AND WHY IT WAS OUTLAWED
Cannabis or known by its Mexican name Marijuana is a popular plant with a with a ruff past it has been around for many of years.
Cannabis, known as marijuana, and by other names, is a plant intended for the use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. It has five to nine leaves; its stem is tall and stocky.
Cannabis is a dioeciously plant meaning that it has a separate male and female plant…
Cannabis is an illegal drug which has been used for many years. It not always was illegal and was used as medicine to treat illnesses. However, in this modern world, cannabis is no longer legal to use it or produce it. This essay will show how the usage of cannabis has changed over the years and why. It will also discuss whether the current legal classification of cannabis is appropriate and whether it should be changed or not.
Cannabis is an old fashioned Eastern tranquilliser. It…
July 3, 2012
Marijuana…also known as Cannabis is a mixture of brown and green dried flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It has been floating around many cultures for many years. Although there has been no real evidence that marijuana causes severely negative outcomes when consumed, it is considered to be a mild hallucinogen that can also act as a depressant or a stimulant, which deems it illegal…
Cannabis, also known as marijuana is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. The principle compound involved is thc. Cannabis has psychoactive and physiological effects when consumed. sources report that minimum amount of THC required to have a perceptible psychoactive effect is about 10 micrograms per kilogram of body weight.
Contemporary uses of cannabis are as a recreational drug, as religious or spiritual rites, or as…
article ‘Decriminalising drugs, inquiry by crossparty peers’
published 14th January 2013. The article exposes the truth about cannabis whilst stripping
away the fallacies. Predominantly, the text suggests that “the least harmful (drugs) should
be regulated and sold in licensed shops”, cannabis is one of the drugs aforementioned. I
agree with the article that cannabis should be decriminalised for many reasons upon which
I shall expand on.
Your views are known concerning this matter…