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Title: Legalize Marijuana Absolutely Not


1
Legalize Marijuana?Absolutely Not!
  • Brad R. Barcusky
  • Section 605

2
The Issue at Hand
  • Pros and Cons of marijuana
  • What makes marijuana harmful anyway?
  • Are there any benefits from using marijuana?
  • Statistics involving marijuana usage
  • Side effects of using marijuana
  • Should marijuana be legalized in the United
    States?

3
Marijuana Benefits
  • Used to treat terminal illness, severe diseases.
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Limits severity of incurable diseases.
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Has similar effects of Morphine, Codeine, etc.

4
Marijuanas Drawbacks
  • Has the same addictive qualities that are present
    in cigarettes, tobacco.
  • Contains THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • Contains carcinogens
  • Affects childbirth
  • Affects brain, heart and lungs
  • Impairs immune system

5
Illegal Drug Use (Survey taken in 2003)Number
of Americans 12 and older had used drugs in the
prior month.
6
Marijuanas dangers Chart
7
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8
Further Arguments
  • Cornering of the market
  • Drug Dealers argument
  • Government has spent too much money to fight the
    war on drugs

9
Further Reading
http//www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111
/j.1525-1497.2004.40081.x/abs/
10
Works Cited
  • "Infofacts - Marijuana." NIDA Infofacts
    Marijuana. April 2006. NIDA. 30 Oct 2006
    lthttp//www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/marijuana.htmlgt
    .
  • Pollock, Mike. "Child Welfare and Attendance."
    Drug Use Chart. Orange Unified School District.
    30 Oct 2006 lthttp//www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/date/e
    ffects20of20cannibas.jpggt.
  • "Marijuana Fast Facts." National Drug
    Intelliegence Center. 01 Jan 2006. National Drug
    Intelliegence Center. 13 Nov 2006
    lthttp//149.101.1.32/ndic/pubs3/3593/index.htmgt.
  • Rowe, Claudia. "Medical marijuana law leave
    patients, police in a fog." Seattlepi.com. 13 Nov
    2006. Bartell Drugs. 13 Nov 2006
    lthttp//seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/292136_medpo
    t13.htmlgt.
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