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  • Medical Cannabis and Marijuana Drugs
    Marijuana Drugs are a major debate it the world we live in today. Drugs are gaining more and more attention. More and more people are using drugs then ever before and there is no decrease in the amount of drug users. One of the most commonly used drugs is marijuana. In today's world marijuana is growing and is looking to be legalized in California for medical uses only but that will lead to many other problems in the near future. Marijuana is the most used drug in the U.S. besides tobacco....
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  • Pro Cannabis Medical View
    Written by I.A. Medicinal cannabis is one of the most argued topics in the United States today. Numerous people believe that medicinal cannabis may cause serious side effects, but others like Mary Lynn Mathre, believe otherwise. Mathre, introduced her views on the issue, in her article titled Cannabis as Medicine: Why Not?, which appeared in the Journal of Addictions Nursing issue, in 2010. The intended audience for this article are professionals such as nurses and therapists, who are...
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  • annotated bilbiography medical cannabi
    Annotated Bibliography- Medical legalization of Marijuana Casey Young- English 1302 Bostwick MD, J. Michael. “Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana” Mayo Clinic Proceedings Volume 87 Issue 2. February 2012: pages 172-186. Print. Bostwick’s article is a very detailed account of the history of marijuana, recreational uses and dangers of misuse, the pharmacokinetics involved with endocannabinoid system, federal and state barriers to administration and use, as well...
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  • Cannabis - 607 Words
    Abstract: Background: How is Cannabis used in the medical field and should it be legalized for recreational purposes as well as medical use? Medical marijuana has been used for many years in the medical field. According to AAMC, adjunctive therapy with cannabis has helped patients deal with their symptoms of disease or disorders. A study was done by University of California medical researchers in which they placed “an ingredient in chili peppers beneath the skin of marijuana smokers to see if...
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  • Medical Cannabis and Federal Law Marijuana
    loudpacks For over a decade patients and distributors of medical marijuana have battled the federal government for their right to use marijuana for its medicinal qualities. Although marijuana use is against federal law, medical marijuana has been permitted in sixteen states by a majority vote. The conflict between state and federal law has ignited a large conflict regarding medical marijuana and has resulted in the prosecution of many who use and distribute medical marijuana. Supporters of...
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  • Persuasive Essay: Why Medical Cannabis Should Be Legalized
    Freshmen Writing Seminar November 14, 2011 Persuasive Research Report Medical cannabis can prove to be beneficial in the state of California because of its potential revenue and medicinal purpose. Medical cannabis has been an on-going debate on whether or not the state of California should legalize it because of its potential to become a substantial amount of revenue as well as the many symptoms it protects against with its medicinal purpose. As many people know, our economic crisis has...
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  • Legalization of Cannabis - 2264 Words
    Legalization of Cannabis Over 4,000 years ago, it was discovered in ancient China, that by ingesting a certain plant, one could temporarily relieve pain, and experience a mild state of euphoria. Since then, this plant, and its known effects, has spread to all corners of civilization. In the 16th century, cannabis was brought to North America by European colonists. It was a common substance, used by doctors for pain relief and appetite inducement, and by citizens as a recreational...
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  • Cannabis Outline - 556 Words
    Outline Cannabis, the Good and the Bad 1. History * In our world we know it by pot, a plant by the name of Cannabis that has existed for thousands of years. * Said to have been discovered through the regions of India, this plant soon became a sacred ritual for those who used it. * Since ancient time our ancestors have smoked cannabis due to its affects, making them believe that they were connecting with god himself. * Thanks to modern science and research we now know that...
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  • Questions on Cannabis - 332 Words
    1.) What are the uses for medical cannabis? Treatment for symptoms of AIDS, Glaucoma, Neuropathy (diseases affecting the nerves or nerve cells) Ex. Epilepsy, Nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, Pain caused by structural or psycho-physiological disorders, Muscular spasticity and limb pain (multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury), Symptoms of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Appetite stimulant for diseases of...
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  • Cannabis and Marijuana - 1035 Words
    Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana was first used for medicinal purposes dating back as early as the 1600’s. However, a law was passed in 1930, which banned the substance. Since then we have been fighting a never-ending war on drugs that has estimated to be over a trillion dollar failure, and we have nothing to show for it. There are many different takes on legalizing marijuana nation-wide but some states are not convinced yet. There are two main views on legalizing cannabis. One is the...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 600 Words
    MEDICAL MARIJUANA Recently the dispute over the use of marijuana for medical purposes has grown a great deal. Marijuana is a very beneficial drug and could improve the lives of many very ill people. Marijuana should be legalized for medical use in the United States. This paper is based on the studies conducted by the IOM (Institute of Medicine) and will help to display the actual benefits of marijuana (Mack and Joy 5, 8). One of marijuana greatest benefits is its ability to increase the...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 2250 Words
    Cannabis is the most hated but yet very beneficial drug in the world. The United States has had strict laws against the use and distribution of marijuana since 1937. (The Union, Brett Harvey) Federal and state laws on medicinal marijuana are very different from each other. Cannabis has a lot of health benefits, this is the reason California was the first state to legalize it for medicinal purposes. (How weed won the west, Kevin Booth) People in America have been getting arrested for the use and...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 1449 Words
     Medical Marijuana Angelica Andrade COM/172 November 10, 2014 University of Phoenix Medical Marijuana The use of "Medical Marijuana" has been a controversial issue for thousands of years. The debate over whether marijuana should be legalized has long troubled American citizens. However, long before America was even an idea, many cultures had harnessed the plant and used it for many primitive medical purposes. Approximately twenty-three states in the U.S. have legalized...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 474 Words
    Prescription Medical Marijuana Many different people have different views on the prescription of medical marijuana. Marijuana is a good form of medicine for those who really need it. People think that marijuana should be illegal in their state. Physician recommend this substance to patients with illnesses. In the 1970’s a synthetic version of THC in marijuana. In order to get prescribed marijuana you have to have an illness such as anorexia, anxiety, cancer and many more Some people thought...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 3043 Words
    Week 9 Research Paper COM/156 August 11, 2013 Week 9 Research Paper “Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. [Arresting people for] medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It’s an outrage within an outrage within an outrage”. Peter McWilliams Author and Advocate for Medical Marijuana...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 1198 Words
    Marijuana: Abused Narcotic or Wonder Drug? I. Introduction A. History of marijuana B. Pros C. Cons II. History of Marijuana A. Scientific Information and various uses B. History of use III. Pros of Marijuana A. Nausea and cancer patients B. Usage for other medical conditions IV. Cons of Marijuana A. Immunosuppressant B. Mind altering substance. C. Gateway drug V. Conclusion Marijuana is one of the oldest known cultivated plants. It has been used...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 2314 Words
    Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana, is this going to medical miracle or a medical disaster? Medical marijuana should be legalized for patients in their end stages of disease and have no other options. The legalize marijuana, is a question many state governments are fighting against federal governments to stop the recession of legalizing the drug everyone talks about. What is marijuana, what is the used for? It is becoming legal in many states, which states passed a law to use medical...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 734 Words
     Medical Marijuana Marijuana has been around since ancient Egypt with many uses as a antiseptic, paper, plastic, and even medical but since the probation of marijuana, marijuana has been mainly sold on the streets, leading up to the war on drugs. In recent years studies have shown some evidence that marijuana may have medical uses but being labeled a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government no study can get the proper funding to keep researching. There are medical benefits to marijuana, who...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 568 Words
    Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Marijuana How would you feel if you had a degenerative disease and the one medicine that helped you the most was not allowed to be prescribed to you and was also illegal for you to obtain? That is the case for many Multiple Sclerosis(MS)patients today. MS affects patients in many different ways, but medical marijuana (Cannibis) can help releive the symptoms of MS in these patients, if only it was legal to prescribe. MS is a chronic unpredictable nuerological...
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  • medical marijuana - 533 Words
    Darius Boudy Mr. Jones Junior Literature and Composition 16 November 2014 Legalizing Medical Marijuana This article looks at legalizing medical marijuana in the 44 states that still have it illegal. It covers the drug’s use and why there is so much debate surrounding its use. The main reason why marijuana is still illegal in so many states is because the government doesn’t want people who don’t have medical use for it to abuse the substance. "Marijuana And The Controlled Substances Act."...
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  • medical marijuana - 2041 Words
    Medical Marijuana 1 Medical Marijuana COM/156 UNIVERSITY COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION II October 26, 2013 Christy Spindler Medical Marijuana 2 Many people have a very slanted and negative view of marijuana, and it's medical uses. There is so many advantages as well as disadvantages to using medical marijuana, over traditional medications. The use of medical marijuana goes back farther in to United States history than many...
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  • Medical Weed - 1836 Words
    Law & Ethics MA 120 Introduction Imagine having a son who would punch other kids in the face without warning while you were out grocery shopping with him. Knocking things down and acting reckless were daily actions of an eight year old child diagnosed with Autism named Sam. This behavior has leaded his parents to search for a cure or treatment to lessen the destructive behavior that was affecting not only their family but also everyone around them. Several treatments were tried, and...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 1261 Words
     Tin 1 Allison Tin Professor T Composition 1 17 April 2014 Medical Marijuana: Using It Vs Abusing it Recently, the effects of medical marijuana have been noted to be helpful in an abundance of ways to people with different terrible situations. For example, Charlotte Figi is a girl with very serious epilepsy. Weekly enduring hundreds of...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 2966 Words
    Drew Beavan Professor Hoffman English 103 10 November 2013 The Great Debate over Medical Marijuana Over many years and especially in recent times people have been debating whether or not marijuana should be legalized for medical use. Those who support legalization claim that marijuana has legitimate medical benefits. Many argue that marijuana is a better alternative than pills because it is less addictive and no known marijuana overdoses have been reported, as opposed to the numerous that...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 708 Words
    Jose exiquio Medical Marijuana Marijuana is one of the most discussed and controversial topics in the U.S today. Many say that it has medicinal benefits and should be made legal. While many say that it has a “high potential for abuse” (Medical) and should remain illegal. Among the arguments, proponents for medical marijuana have presented a stronger argument for legalization through their use of research and evidence. A Opponents of medical marijuana have given many reasons for...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 1603 Words
    Pot. Dope. Cannibis. Grass. Marijuana. For years there has been a negative stigma attached to this plant, but that's exactly what it is, a plant, something that grows in the ground, and it is not inherantly evil like some people believe. It is the use or misuse of it that is good or bad, not the plant itself. I think that it is time we look past all that we have been told about the dangers of marijuana and see that it actually has legitimate medical uses. And I believe that if it was something...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 496 Words
    Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States. However, it has singular distinction of being both a commonly used illegal substance and also a legally prescribed medical substance. Marijuana will always be used for private reasons or for medical purposes. Isn’t it a good thing that children not even four years of age are offered medical marijuana to cure diseases such as epilepsy? Seth Ammerman and Courtney Williams are writers for New’s Digital weekly. These articles were...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 973 Words
    Edward Bledsoe English 4 IV honors period 4 wednesday, October 22,2014 Informative Essay: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...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 1081 Words
    Medical Marijuana 1 Running Head: The Motivational Basis for Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana 2 Abstract The biggest battle concerning medical cannabis deals with the effectiveness of it, in treating illnesses and disorders. Researchers have studied this topic to a certain extent. Results have indicated that cannabis indeed helps with certain illnesses and disorders. Yet, cannabis remains illegal under federal regulations. Obviously, the battle between scientific...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 2168 Words
    Medical cannabis refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. The Cannabis plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years across many cultures. Its usage in modern times is controversial, and in recent years the American Medical Association, the MMA, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and other medical organizations have issued statements...
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  • medical marijuana - 727 Words
    It Is Time to Open Your Eyes: It Is A New Era Charlotte Figi age of six from Colorado suffers of a syndrome called Dravet Syndrome. This syndrome is an epileptic disorder that last hours long. She started to get seizures at the age of three months. She had to suffer around twelve hundred seizures per month for five years. She could not walk, talk, eat or drink. With some drops of oil things started to change. Now she is at the age of six and she can do all of the things that she was not...
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  • Medical Marijuana - 1847 Words
    Medical marijuana is a very common topic of the century in the United States. I would say the country is split 50/50 in favor and against legalizing marijuana nation wide for medical use. Every argument has its pros and cons, although the misconception of marijuana as a medical use has supportive reasons that are in favor. Reasons in favor of medical marijuana use ranked in terms of strength and effectiveness are as followed. Treating pain relief, chronic nausea from cancer patients treatments,...
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  • Cannabis and File News Services
    Research Proposal 1. Marijuana is a very controversial topic. For a long time the issue of legalization has been debated. The media displays marijuana as a gate way drug relating it to other drugs and there harmful effects. There has been a lot of research on its health effects, which the media doesn’t portray. With all the negativity being said about marijuana from both the media and my family, I wanted to take my time and to research the benefits of marijuana. Just like alcohol I...
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  • Weed: Cannabis and Mary Jane
    Weed Wether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. "Marijuana" refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various...
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  • Effects of Cannabis and Hemp - 861 Words
    Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana, is a very controversial topic. People view it as good while others view it as a bad drug. But do people actually know the good that is has and the research that has been done on it by major universities from around the world such as Harvard University here in the United States. I doubt that majority of the population has even done their own research on it, and they believe only what the government wants you to believe, which is that it is bad. In 2007...
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  • Cannabis, The law should change!
    Marijuana has been demonized over the years. Ever since the prohibition era in the 1930's marijuana has been made illegal. Over the recent years there has been a paradigm shift in legalizing cannabis. Over 70 percent of Americans are in favor of marijuana legalization and 80 percent of Americans agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Legalizing Marijuana would bring both federal and civic benefits. The taxation of marijuana would pull millions of tax dollars in. Those tax dollars could fund...
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  • The Importance of Medical Marijuana - 1234 Words
    Individual Project # 3 Erricka Mayfield Colorado Technical University ENGL126-1204A-03: Sound Writing October 29th, 2012 Professor: David Mulvihill Introduction: The use of medical marijuana has been a controversial issue since it has been suggested as a method for use as medication. Despite its dissention, it comes by patient recommendation and Doctors prescribe it to their patients based on its medical benefits. Marijuana has been classified as a Controlled Substance...
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  • About Medical Marijuana - 1576 Words
    About Medical Marijuana Marijuana is medicine. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. Marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States for all purposes - industrial and recreational, as well as medicinal until 1937. Today, only eight Americans are legally allowed to use marijuana as medicine. NORML is working to restore marijuana's availability as medicine. Medicinal Value Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest...
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  • Medical Marijuana Legalization - 1029 Words
    Marijuana has no known medical values Are there medicinal benefits of marijuana? Could there really be more to the cannabis plant than “getting high?” Yes, the cannabis (scientific name for “marijuana”) plant does in fact have medical uses, and there is much more to this extraordinary plant than consuming it to experience its psychoactive effects. However, most Americans are unaware of the present day medicinal applications of cannabis. From migraines to multiple sclerosis, cannabis can help....
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  • Legalization of Medical Marijuana - 738 Words
    Participation in Government Proposed Solution #1 Legalization of Medical Marijuana There are many “haters” and many supporters of the legalization of medical marijuana. It’s a very arguable topic, but in reality it’s all on how people really view it. My viewpoint is that in the United States of America adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it. The “haters” are always going to hate. Regardless, it’s considered a drug. But do...
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  • Is Medical Marijuana a Good Thing?
    Is Medical Marijuana a good thing? Medical Cannabis or as most know it, Medical Marijuana, is parts of the herb cannabis used as a doctor- recommended form of medicine. It also refers to synthetic forms of cannabinoids, which are a class of diverse chemical compounds that activate cell membrane receptors, like Tetrehydrocannabinol (THC), which is why it is recommended from doctors as well. THC is the psychoactive drug in Medical Cannabis that works with the central nervous and immune system...
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  • Legalization of Medical Marijuana - 1016 Words
    The uses of ​Marijuana have been controversial in the United States. Research has suggested that active ingredients found in marijuana can help treat certain medical conditions. This has sparked a huge debate on whether medical marijuana should be legalized without federal sanctions. Understanding the benefits of medical marijuana use may help shed some light on the position of supporters. The fear of legal repercussions from the Federal Government is considered a mitigating factor in...
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  • History of the Medical Use of Marijuana
    The term "marijuana" is a word with indistinct origins. Some believe it is derived from the Mexican words for "Mary Jane"; others hold that "marijuana" comes from. the Portuguese word marigu-ano which means "intoxicant" (Geller and Boas, 1969: 14). This section outlines the many and varied uses of marihuana through history, and deals with its use in medicine and its use as an intoxicant. The experience of the 1960's might lead one to surmise that marihuana use spreads explosively. The chronicle...
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  • Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Legal
    Jennifer Laird English 1101 Medical Marijuana In “Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal”, by Daniel J. Pfeifer, the author states what he thinks justifies medical marijuana being legal. I disagree with that completely, because medical marijuana has no proven medicinal values to make it a legal form of medication. The article states that, “marijuana use, especially by terminally ill patients, mitigates their suffering from unnecessary chronic and unbearable pain that persists until death.”...
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  • Legaliziaton of Medical Marijuana - 523 Words
    Noah Nunez English Period 4 12/4/12 Medicinal Marijuana. In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have "no accepted medical use." (http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/) After this act only 17 states of the US have legalized the use of medical marijuana. In my opinion medicinal marijuana should be legal across the united states of America. It should be legal only for medicinal purposes, not for everyday use. In...
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  • Lit Review on Medical Merijuana
    Introduction Section: Medical marijuana is a controversial subject. This literature review is broken up into four sections and will focus on the general therapeutic uses of medical marijuana, the methods to use medical marijuana, medical marijuana use for multiple sclerosis patients, and medical marijuana use for AIDS/cancer patients. The reason for the first section, therapeutic uses of medical marijuana, is because it allows the readers to understand the general beneficial therapeutic use of...
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  • Marijuana for medical purposes - 2684 Words
    Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes What is Societal Problems?? A social problem is a condition that at least some people in a community view as being undesirable. Everyone would agree about some social problems, such as murders and DWI traffic deaths. Other social problems may be viewed as such by certain groups of people. Medical Marijuana is a big societal problem in the U.S. lately. Some toke for pleasure, others for better health. But what's the truth about "medical marijuana?"...
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  • Medical marijuana and economics - 912 Words
    Broad Topic: Economics and Medical Marijuana. Narrow Topic: Impacting Lives and the Economy through legalization. In 800 BC the Aztec and native people had herbal healers that prescribed marijuana in different forms according to the ailment and age of the patient. The herbal healers used their whole world as their pharmacy and plants as their medicines. The herb was made in liquid form for the young or eaten and dried like tobacco for smoking by the elderly (Beau, 2011). Medical Marijuana...
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  • Medical Marijuana Legalization Draft
    Julianna Ospina Professor Campbell English 1021 02/02/15 Medical marijuana The use of marijuana is popular for its recreational use but is beginning to rise in the medical field and should be legalized for its many purposes. Legalizing marijuana will not only help those with arthritis but it could help those with insomnia and help fight off the nausea and vomiting of chemotherapy. Although people think that smoking marijuana also has many side effects regardless of whether it’s medical or not,...
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  • Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal
    Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal? Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Though illegal in most states, several states have passed laws allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. As of 2013 there are 18 states and DC, who have legalized marijuana for medical use while 10 more states are pending the bill to be passed. Marijuana remains illegal throughout the United States and has not been approved by the FDA for prescription for medicine. In fact, “The FDA and...
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  • Arguing a Position/ Medical Marijuana
    Medical Marijuana Arguing a Position Jon Doe May 7, 2006 English 101 Jane Doe The cannabis plant (marijuana) has been used medicinally by a variety of cultures around the world. It was used as medicine in the United States until when a new tax fee led to its discontinued use. Congress has voted on several bills to legalize the medical use of marijuana; however none of those bills were passed. In June 2005 the U.S. Supreme...
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  • Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana
    Pros And Cons of Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana is something that has been considered making legal in California for a couple of years now. People are allowed to get there medical marijuana card very easily in California if they qualify for some of the illnesses that medical marijuana is supposed to help with the pain that the illness causes. There are some pros and cons about medical marijuana which people who do use medical marijuana should know. * Believe it or not there are...
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  • Medical Marijuana Essay - 981 Words
    [Medicinal Marijuana] [Heather Bryant] Communication and compostition (COM156) University of Phoenix, Axia College [October 20, 2012] Medicinal Marijuana use in the United States Although many individuals find medical marijuana illegal, and unnecessary, it is a natural herb used to help symptoms caused by chronic illnesses. Over three million Americans use medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is the most widely used drug used to treat chronic illnesses in...
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  • Medical Marijuana - the Debate
    Medicinal Marijuana: The Debate Marijuana or Cannabis sativa is a natural grown plant in which the leaves, stems and flowers contain delta-9-tetrahydro-cannibinal (THC). When smoked, THC gives the user a type of euphoria or “high” feeling. However, many medical professionals and patients claim that this drug also gives users medical benefits for various ailments; and they are fighting to have this drug legalized for this reason. According to the National Academy of...
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  • Legalizing Medical Marijuana - 1307 Words
    . One of the most controversial issues discussed today is to legalize medical marijuana or to keep it illegal because of the high risks it poses. US Congress placed marijuana in schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act in 1972 because it was considered to have no use for medical purposes. Since then, 16 of the 50 states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Many studies state that marijuana can treat symptoms of cancer, pain, and many more serious illnesses. Opponents of medical...
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  • Medical Marijuana and the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Hao Tran MGMT 518 Research Paper Medical Marijuana: The Law and the Pharmaceutical Industry Marijuana is continuously under fire in regards to its legality and relationship to society and the law. Under Federal law, the use of marijuana, also known as cannabis, is illegal for any reason. It is classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act alongside heroin and ecstasy; with assertions that it has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in...
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  • Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized?
    Legalization of Medical Marijuana Marijuana is not like other helpful drugs that have amazing medical benefits. It is not made available to thousands of patients that could gain quality of live from it. Many Americans are forced to use second rate drugs to help them deal with conditions such as nausea, glaucoma, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis. Why does the “world’s best health care system” use drugs that are not as effective as marijuana, but have more side effects? The United...
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  • Debate Paper/Medical Marijuana
    Debate Paper The Benefits of Medicinal Marijuana While some people choose to think marijuana is a recreational drug, medicinal marijuana helps a vast amount of individuals around the universe that deals with their everyday life crisis from high risk diseases to emotional stability. Through years of studying patients along with the evolution of scientific research; marijuana has been proven to have an enormous positive influence on the patients that have chosen to indulge in the drug. The...
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  • Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalied
    Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized: Outweighing the Pros over the Cons Imagine going about your life normally, doing the things we seem to take for granted like walking, talking, or even living pain free without a second thought. Then one morning you wake up and your sense of balance in off and you fall flat on your face. This becomes more prevalent to the point you call your doctor who in turn admits you into the hospital. After a few tests, the doctor comes into the room with the bad...
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  • Medical Marijuana paper - 1047 Words
    Marijuana and its medical benefits have been a controversial topic for years. Medical marijuana can help cure most diseases, but other people believe that marijuana has no medical benefits and should remain illegal. I believe that medical marijuana should be legalized on the state and federal level because it’s a medicine that helps people with debilitating diseases, there are many ways to consume marijuana, keeps good people from going to jail, and if taxed would add massive amounts of revenue...
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  • Medical Marijuana: Good or Bad?
    Angela Holloway Kurt Russow/ Comp. Class LTE assignment April 22, 2011 On April 14, 2011, I read an article in the New York Times that read Pat Robertson Questions Prison for Pot Convictions. (Shear) The article had caught my eye because of who Pat Robertson is and how you wouldn’t think he would be for the legalization of Marijuana. I would have to agree with what Pat goes on to say and how I feel a lot of it makes sense. “I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong, but...
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  • Medical Marijuana: a Law Essay
    Module 4: Law Topics Link: http://files.findlaw.com/pdf/criminal/criminal.findlaw.com_criminal-charges_medical-marijuana-an-overview.pdf MEDICAL MARIJUANA The trending and often controversial term, "medical marijuana," can be loosely defined as the use, possession and/or cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes only. Because of marijuana's history of illegality in the United States, its use for health purposes has been widely criticized by many and frowned upon by the government....
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  • Should marijuana be a medical option?
    This debate has been going on for over 4743 years. The first dated use of marijuana was in 2737 BC when the emperor of China, Shen-Nung, prescribes cannabis for beri-beri, constipation, 'female weakness,' gout, malaria, rheumatism and absentmindedness. One of the most interesting factors in this pro and con debate is that until the late 1800's not many people were against the use of cannabis for medical purposes. But from 1856 - 1937 marijuana's image as a medicine turned into the image as an...
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  • medical marijuana in the NFL - 806 Words
    Medical Marijuana in football The NFL could allow players to use medicinal marijuana in the future, pending medical reviews and studies. Here are some facts about marijuana: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is a Schedule 1 substance, which means that it has no medicinal purpose and has a high risk for abuse. Although marijuana is not federally legalized or approved by the FDA, 20 states (including Hawaii and Washington D.C.) have already legalized medical...
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  • Legaliza of Medical Marijuana - 347 Words
    Assignment 2 Write your outline for your research paper by filling out the following template. Outline – Topic: Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medical Purposes Introduction: Thesis Statement: Medical marijuana should be legalized but in the strict control of the doctor. Paragraph 1: PRO 1 Idea(s) to be developed: marijuana can relieve certain types of pain. Evidence/Examples: The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain...
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  • Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use Only
    The history of U.S. policy toward mind-altering substances has followed cycles of tolerance and intolerance ever since the mid-19th century. Walking into a smoked filled room, of young and old engaged in therapeutic activities for numerous health conditions, has been practice worldwide. In fact, the medical use of the cannabis plant goes back at least 5,000 years to ancient China. It was used by most of the world's cultures for its healing properties (Medical Marijuana Cases 1). Today such...
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  • Should Marijuana Be Legalized for Medical Purpose?
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