The debate over the legalization of marijuana

Cannabis in the Clinic? The Medical Marijuana Debate

And while we're talking about those figures, is there any evidence? Despite this fact, half of all states in the U. I don't think It should be legal, but I'm not a religious wingnut who thinks it's "The devils salad" or any of the stupid things those crazy people say.

All of that revenue is going to thousands of dealers pockets, and they often have to resort to violence to protect what they have or expand it. But its use remains controversial; in the United States, it is classified as a Class I controlled substance, which makes it illegal under federal law.

Rather than relying on a government agency, we should look at concrete scientific evidence, which I have provided, to make a determination. For example, you drink a bottle of water within 30 seconds, after 20 minutes your digestive tract has taken the nutrients and what not from the water.

Instead, the debate has been shaped by media portrayals of drug use and reinforced by politicians and advocacy groups that supported them. Many deaths caused by marijuana are actually reported as "accidents. The Kids Are Alright?

Cannabis, like opiates and cocainewas freely available at drug stores in liquid form and as a refined product, hashish. Drug AbuseDrugs and SocietyUnderstanding Addiction Let's take a look at some of the arguments from both sides of the medical marijuana issue. Once again, Pro is not utilizing the burden of proof but instead spouting random numbers and "facts".

The Wikipedia page Medical cannabis in the United States has up-to-date legal information. Innot only hippie activists but the solidly mainstream voices of Life, Newsweek, and Look magazines questioned why the plant was illegal at all.

It is easy to say that X amount of heroin, cocaine, and meth users used marijuana first, but this misleads from the why.

Voices From Both Sides of the Medical Marijuana Debate

Another reason marijuana is illegal, is that marijuana can kill you a lot faster then tobacco. It doesn't matter if marijuana raises 7.

Weed gives your body an unnatural effect, and smoking too much weed might cause harm. Scientists are studying cannabinoids to understand their individual and combined effects and their potential benefits.

On the other hand, some supporters think changing the perception of marijuana from a party drug to a medication might make it less attractive to teens wanting to defy or rebel. Each delivery method has benefits and disadvantages.

If it were no longer a Schedule I drug, its medicinal benefits could be recognized legally. A combination of landline and cell phone random digit dial samples were used; both samples were provided by Survey Sampling International. However I will elaborate on my point for clarification.

Because video games are legal. A whole lot more trouble? Some of their arguments include: Opiates are better for treating short-term acute pain.

Their favorable attitudes towards it led me to look into this issue further and learn why medical marijuana has become such a hot-button issue in our society.

Across the state, celebratory stoners welcomed the New Year by lining up at licensed retailers to buy bags of heavily taxed artisanal marijuana, with varietal names like Pineapple Express and Alaskan Thunderbolt. Should patients be allowed to grow their own plants? Because it already is.

Marijuana debate

Beyond the wide generation gap in support for legalization, there continue to be demographic and partisan differences. This was a very educational round for me. Legalizing weed for medical reasons is viewed favorably by many Americans, including members of the medical community and Congress.

Inflammatory pain - Cannabinoids seem to be more effective than opiates in treating long-term, chronic pain. You can under no circumstances say that "oh, a little marijuana is OK as long as I don't abuse it" which is how the two differ.

If it were no longer a Schedule I drug, its medicinal benefits could be recognized legally. Then, between andtwenty-six states passed laws prohibiting the plant. Each state has its own regulations to control details such as allowable quantities and registration requirements. Arguments from the opposition include: Currently, weed is used for medical purposes to a degree.

Sorry for the last round, I thank my opponent for this debate again. What about sports or talking to women?Should Marijuana Use Be Legalized?

Oct. 30,at p.m. Should marijuana use be legal? Here is the debate club's take: Previous Topics. New CDC data show the drop over a decade. Hello all, I will be arguing for the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in the United States (to at least a level equivalent to that of alcohol's).

That amendment, the last of the Bill of Rights, is central to the debate over whether state's can make marijuana legal if federal law declares it illegal. Public discourse on marijuana legalization at the federal level has only seriously considered the options of Congress making it legal or, conversely, empowering some sort of crackdown.

In Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana, Disagreement Over Drug’s Dangers. In Their Own Words: Supporters and Opponents of Legalization. About the Survey. That amendment, the last of the Bill of Rights, is central to the debate over whether state's can make marijuana legal if federal law declares it illegal.

Public discourse on marijuana legalization at the federal level has only seriously considered the options of Congress making it legal or, conversely, empowering some sort of crackdown. The Medical Marijuana Debate Until its prohibition inextract of Cannabis sativa (marijuana) was one of the top three most prescribed medicines in the US.

When it became illegal, its use as a medicine became restricted.

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