Naturally, I had to write about marijuana! It’s written in a variation of APA format and I thought I might as well submit it so some of our readers could read it…maybe steal it for an assignment you’re putting off…feel free to critique as much as you want; after all, I am a student and that is how I learn.
And I know I could have expanded a LOT more but it was just a simple school essay. Also, some things, like the Heath/Tulane Study, may have some variations, but I found tons and tons of different information and I tried to compile the info I felt was most credible. Enjoy!
Buying Marijuana online
Buying Marijuana online is a very prominent and controversial issue in society today. Although many slanderous claims have been make about cannabis in recent history, the truths are slowly starting to resurface. Unfortunately, these truths are under heavy criticism due to the stereotypical view of what people view as the typical “pot smoker.” This skew perception of a lazy and unmotivated America is the result of over seventy years of propaganda and misinformation spread by private interests who need cannabis illegal for their own personal gain. As a former marijuana consumer and current administrator for a marijuana activism website, I strongly believe that marijuana should be legalize for all uses.
Using marijuana for medicinal purposes
Using marijuana for medicinal purposes is not a recent discovery. In fact, written references to use medical marijuana date back nearly 5,000 years. Western medicine embraced marijuana’s medical properties in the mid-1800s, and by the beginning of the 20th century, physicians had published more than 100 papers in the Western medical literature recommending its use for a variety of disorders (http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5441#f2 Accessed on June 5, 2010). These disorders include pain relief, nausea, glaucoma, and movement disorders. It is also use as a powerful appetite stimulant which helps patients that have HIV/AIDS or cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
Today, thousands of patients are able to use marijuana as an effective method of treatment for their ailments. This is possible because fourteen state governments across the country have acknowledged cannabis’ effective healing properties and legalized its consumption for medicinal purposes with the consent of a licensed physician. However, these patients are at the mercy of the federal government and its authority.
One of the biggest positive impacts that the legalization of marijuana would produce is the reintegration of hemp. More importantly in current times, our economy. Hemp is a plant that is grow for industrial use only; in fact, hemp contains less that 1% THC and causes no “high” when smoked.