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Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History By Michael Martinez

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Martinez, Michael. “Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History” CNN. CNN. 1 January, 2014. Web. 23 March, 2014. Michael Martinez has discussed the topic of medical marijuana in Colorado in his article “Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History,” published on cnn.com. Martinez tells us that the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado went very well. He says that there was little ruckus created when the stores opened their doors to the general public. Martinez tells us that Sean Azzariti was the first person to buy recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center. Martinez says Sean Azzariti needed medical marijuana to cope with his PTSD after two tours in Iraq, but ...view middle of the document...

Hunter slightly implies that America has never had a generation that favors same-sex marriage, legal marijuana, and anti-abortion, this is a landmark in American history. Hunter states that a majority amount of people favoring marijuana legalization and same sex marriage came before anti-abortionists when he says, “The cultural shift on same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization came first and is only now being reflected in our politics and emerging new policies.” The article gives the impression that in a few years, almost everyone will feel the way young people are feeling today.
Gumbiner, Jann. "Teen Substance Use Seldom Leads to Addiction." Teens at Risk. Ed. Stephen P. Thompson. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "The Teenage Mind, The Internal Experience of the Young Adult: Is Marijuana Addictive?" www.psychologytoday.com (5 Dec. 2010). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. This article states that only ten percent of people that recreationally smoke pot will develop problems that hinder their everyday lives. Gumbiner says that the few symptoms you can get from smoking marijuana regularly than stopping are: sleep problems, nausea, anxiety, and a few other things. Gumbiner tells us that no one really knows if marijuana today is stronger than it was in the seventies. She says that no one has any pot from that time just lying around to compare it too present-day pot. She does say that, interestingly enough, that no matter what the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the part that get you “high”) content, a regular smoker will take “longer and harder draws on the weaker joint and breathing in more air with the more potent joint,” so that they get the same effects from the lower THC leveled marijuana as they would the higher THC leveled marijuana. Gumbiner says that the 70’s version of the recreational smoker were rebellious and that’s why they smoked, but the newer generation does it so they can be “mainstream” or cool.
Grinspoon, Lester. "Marijuana Is Beneficial." Marijuana. Ed. Arthur Gillard. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009. At Issue. Rpt. from "To Smoke or Not to Smoke: A Cannabis Odyssey." Dr. Lester Grinspoon's Marijuana Uses. 2008. Opposing Viewpoints in Context....

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