It's Time To Allow Medical Marijuana

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It's Time to Allow Medical Marijuana

Think of the word cannabis. What immediately comes into your mind?

Druggies out on the streets, totally out of it and swaggering around like drunks?

Many people are under these false images. Cannabis users are classed as the lowest

of the low, drug abusers and criminals. Well, here is the truth about Cannabis. It is

also known as Marijuana, Dope, Grass, Ganja, Weed, Puff, Gear, and Hash, is a

Class B drug. This means if you are found in possession or found to be involved in

supplying it you can be put in prison for a maximum of 14 years or an unlimited

fine.
     This is Cannabis. It comes in three forms, dried herb, resin or a sticky liquid.

They all come from the plant Cannabis Sativa which grows throughout the world.

Cannabis is most commonly smoked. Sometimes it is smoked with tobacco which

has the same effects as smoking tobacco on its own. Nowadays the smoking of

Cannabis through pipes is becoming more common. This is safe as it does not have

the same effects as tobacco. Cannabis is not addictive. There have been no recorded

deaths related to Cannabis

     So, you think, what is the point of all this? Well, I’ll tell you. Cannabis is an

effective pain reliever. It does not kill. But despite this it is an illegal drug. Millions

die of smoking related diseases and alcohol poisoning each year. Cigarettes and

alcohol are legal, Cannabis isn’t. Why? Nobody knows. Maybe because the

government receives taxes. The effects last from 1-4 hours.

These are the effects of Cannabis:
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