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Legalization Of Marijuana: 125 Years In The Making To Legalize Or Not To Legalize, What Is It Going To Be?

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Table of ContentsI. Intro1. Quotes from Francis L. Young & Hugh DownsII. So is marijuana really dangerous?1. Marijuana is a safer drug.2. Can cause short term memory loss.3. Mental loops.4. Enhancing abilities.5. Marijuana is not for everyone.III. History of Marijuana.1. Marijuana criminalization lies.2. When it was legal.3. Why it became illegal.IV. Medical Marijuana.1. Six different treatments.2. Before 1937.V. SummaryVI. Time LineVII. Chart-how dangerous is marijuana?VIII. Bibliography"Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance..." said Chief administrative law Judge, Francis L. Young in 1972. Hugh Downs a co-anchor and respected journalist at ABC News for more then 60 years retired. On his last show he was asked if he had any opinions of his own that he would like to express. He responded," That Marijuana should be legalized".Marijuana- mar-i-jua-na or mar-i-hua-na (Hemp, Cannabis, Pot, and Mary Jane)- 1) A preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria. 2) A hemp plant whose leaves are smoked in cigarettes as a narcotic drug.While at home, on television I watch anti-drug commercials talking about marijuana and how dangerous it is. This makes me sick, hearing them lie about a thing like that. They're wasting millions of dollars on commercials that are nothing but jargon. Now I'm not trying to get more people to smoke marijuana, I'm just trying to get the truth out to the public about a highly misunderstood substance.So is Marijuana really dangerous?When placing marijuana next to any other illegal substance on the list, it is the least dangerous. Some claim it is addictive, but when putting it in perspective, anything can be theoretically addictive. Marijuana will cause some short term memory loss, but beer will also do the same. It's safer to smoke a joint than to drink a beer. The most dangerous thing about marijuana is being caught with it. Some people are weird about marijuana and could cause you to get in a lot of trouble because of it. There have been no reports of marijuana being the the cause of overdosing and/or death.Marijuana is the drug of choice for people who want to get "high", but one must remember to be responsible while getting "high". It relieves the clutter and tension after a hard day of work or school. Most people with anger problems usually tend to smoke marijuana to keep them out of that emotional state. Marijuana is also good for people whose brains have a tendency to lock on to a problem, when they get into a mental loop and cannot stop thinking about work or some other problem. When they smoke marijuana, it helps break that cycle and allows them to think of the problem from a different perspective.Marijuana enhances certain mental abilities For...

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