Essays Tagged: "Legality of cannabis"

Legalization of Marijuana

Legalization of MarijuanaOne debate that keeps coming up time and again is the topic of the legalization of marij ... r thirty pro-legalization organizations have been displayed on the Internet alone. The legalization of marijuana , although popular by today's drug culture, would be a very dangerous and detrimental a ... United States to take part in. Not only would it destroy families, but would also lead to the fall of our economy.Pro-legalization organization argue the fact that legalization would result in the de ...

(2 pages) 219 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Legalization

ijuana were shot down by legislature and the federal government. Asurvey taken says that although illegality should be maintained, the penaltiesfor it should be lessened. There is a theory that mariju ...

(3 pages) 77 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Advantages of being legal

There are many arguments on the question of whether or not to legalize marijuana.The benefits of legalizing marijuana include its medicinal v ... e paper, rope, oil, textiles, and canvas. Another goodreason to legalize marijuana is that hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug offendersare overpopulating prisons, costing taxpayers millions of ... ng prisons, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Legalization would alsoput marijuana dealers out of business and it would bring revenue to the government likealcohol and tobacco does. Some oppositi ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

discursive essay on the legalisation of cannabis; different peoples views and arguments for and against it.

DISCURSIVE WRITINGAn issue that creates heated debate almost anywhere you go is the legalisation of cannabis. There are two different opinions: one, that cannabis should not become legal because it ... e two different opinions: one, that cannabis should not become legal because it leads on to the use of harder drugs and causes more petty crime. The second view is that if it became legal then fewer p ...

(3 pages) 86 1 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Decriminalization of Marijuana : A reaction paper supporting the legalization of marijuana

Decriminalization of MarijuanaA very controversial drug in society today is marijuana. The controversy is mostly due t ... ontroversy is mostly due to the myths that people have created about marijuana's effects. Opponents of the legalization of marijuana argue that marijuana is a gateway drug, more dangerous than alcohol ... angerous than alcohol, and will increase crime if it is decriminalized. Through studies there is proof that these myths are untrue. Therefore the reason for marijuana's status as illegal is not actual ...

(6 pages) 374 2 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Benefits of legalizing Marijuana

the demand for drugs. Drug laws have been very harsh on people that are put in jail for possession of marijuana charges. The decriminalization of marijuana can benefit society through medical benefit ... riminalization of marijuana can benefit society through medical benefits and by reducing the amount of money spent on drug enforcement. Furthermore, a major reason marijuana is not legalized is the ma ...

(4 pages) 227 3 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Legalisation of marijuana in Australia.

Marijuana is, and probably always will be, one of the most widely used and accepted illegal drugs across the globe. Recently, however, there has be ... and accepted illegal drugs across the globe. Recently, however, there has been a significant amount of attention given to debates arising over the legalization of the drug. It has been suggested that ... arijuana is less harmful to the individual and society. Road fatalities occurring as direct results of substance abuse, along with laboratory testings on both humans and animals can prove this. This e ...

(8 pages) 67 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The legalization of marijuana.

.:Marijuana:.Effects of Marijuana on the Brain. Researchers have found that THC changes the way in which sensory informat ... way in which sensory information gets into and is acted on by the hippocampus. This is a component of the brain's limbic system that is crucial for learning, memory, and the integration of sensory ex ... vations. Investigations have shown that THC suppresses neurons in the information-processing system of the hippocampus. In addition, researchers have discovered that learned behaviors, which depend on ...

(4 pages) 105 0 2.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"Cannabis Speech" This is a speech against the legalisation of cannabis.

Madame chairperson, members of the proposition and members of the house, I am here today to argue the case against the legalisat ... rson that we are. The way that we make connections reflects our own particular experiences. Instead of making large holes in the brain, cannabis alters these connections. This is why the effects are s ... ll change the way in which we see the world. This change leads many cannabis smokers to have a lack of motivation.Does anyone know what the safe does for cannabis is?The answer is nobody knows. The dr ...

(3 pages) 104 3 3.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The issue on legalizing marjiana

The concept of marijuana legalization has gone in and out of vogue over the past 20 years, as several states, ha ... st 20 years, as several states, have decriminalized its possession and use. Some describe the cause of decriminalization in the 1970s as a wave of permissive liberalism. This is hardly the case, howev ... se, however.In the early 1970s, a presidential commission chaired by the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, Raymond P. Schafer, called for federal decriminalization and eventual legalization, ...

(9 pages) 160 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Don't Criticize It. Legalize It.

on't Criticize It. Legalize It.One might be surprised to hear that the modernly deplorable practice of smoking marijuana was initiated in 2737 B.C. by the emperor of China at the time, Shen Nung. Thus ... the emperor of China at the time, Shen Nung. Thus, the use of marijuana has persisted for thousands of years since its first medicinal uses in China eventually making its way to North America, and not ...

(3 pages) 64 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Article Pro the Legalization of Marijuana

Have you ever woken up feeling really hung after a heavy night of smoking pot? No, I thought not. How about how you feel after a heavy night of drinking? You wake ... through heavy drinking you could have died that very night due to alcohol poisoning. Dying because of an overdose of marijuana is impossible. In fact, no death has ever been attributed to the smoking ... In fact, no death has ever been attributed to the smoking of marijuana, as opposed to the thousands of deaths which have been the cause of alcohol or tobacco related disease.Why is one drug found in s ...

(2 pages) 32 1 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Benefit of Legalizing Marijuana

Of all legal reformations that should be made, the legalization of marijuana is perhaps the most nec ... st necessary. If legalized on a controlled basis, it could greatly benefit our country in a variety of ways. Clearly the most controversial topic is marijuana's benefit to the medical community. The e ... sial topic is marijuana's benefit to the medical community. The economy would also be a beneficiary of marijuana's legalization through taxation and all the while crime rates would inevitably decrease ...

(6 pages) 132 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Drug Legalization

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION The debate concerning the prohibition of marijuana has been a heated one.Thousands of citizens, politicians, political figures, and intere ... gures, nearly 70 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives (1.) Thousands of people with various ailments such as AIDS, glaucoma, MS, paraplegia, and epilepsy claim that the ... and Arizona, doctors can now prescribe marijuana to certain patients. California's Proposition 215 of 1996 "allows patients, with a doctor's recommendation, to grow, possess, and use the drug for pai ...

(9 pages) 78 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Guide To Understanding The Repercussions Of The Legalization Of Marijuana In The United States Of America

Guide to Understanding the Repercussions of the Legalization of Marijuana in the United States of America The two most distinguishable words ... o one's ear are "Sex"� and "Drugs"�. Even more recognizable than one's own name. Both of the words are very controversial topics, mainly drugs. Marijuana, specifically the legalization o ... ifically the legalization of marijuana in many countries, is a heavily debated topic among a sundry of people. In order to fully understand the debate of the legalization of marijuana, one must be an ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

April 28, 1997

"Legalization of Marijuana" Cannabis sativa or marijuana has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. The pla ... and materials. Even this was controlled by the government though. In the 1960's and 1970's a group of youth stereotyped as "Hippies" were using marijuana on a regular basis to get "high." This is the ... s "Hippies" were using marijuana on a regular basis to get "high." This is the term for the effects of the drug when smoked. The effects are that of "ataxia, increased appetite, and a sensation of dry ...

(5 pages) 435 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA I propose that the use of marijuana should be legalized. According to the American Jour ... reasons why people believe it should remain illegal. I will than demonstrate that the legalization of marijuana is beneficial to the government and the people.Many people believe that the drug would ... that the drug would become more easily obtainable for young people. The truth is that young people often finds things more appealing if they are forbidden. Taking away the very thing that makes it ap ...

(3 pages) 29 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Legalization Of Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana is an interesting issue that is discussed often today. Many people agree that doing thi ... the beliefs that it will do more harm than good. Since the government is not doing a very good job of stopping the import, export, and use of marijuana in the United States, they should stop trying t ... States, they should stop trying to completely block it, and instead, regulate it. The legalization of marijuana would have many positive effects such as greater amounts of money for more important go ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Has Marijuana Become More Accepted in Today's Culture?

es. But how could this be? Marijuana is illegal. Despite the laws which attempt to prohibit the use of marijuana there seems to be a prevalent subculture composed of people who use the drug. The goal ... been accepted in today's society. This paper will discuss the laws regarding the use and possession of marijuana as well as the social taboos that come along with the drug. It will attempt also to add ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Marijuana Culture

likely decline, and many Americans would not have to sacrifice more of their health for the sake of legality.An interesting phenomenon here is that although many people fear the future cultural implic ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol