Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medicinal Purposes? Essay

1401 Words Jul 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Marijuana being legalized for medicinal purposes has raised significant apprehensions about the conveniences and appeal it has to the community, especially drug addicts. The objective of this research is to educated people about what marijuana is, how it is used, how it affect brain functions, how it may affect one’s health, how addictive the drug can be. After that, we will proceed further by focusing on the medical aspect of it. For instance, the differences between street marijuana and medical marijuana, why marijuana is not approved by the FDA. After we have broken that down, we will look at cannabinoids; what they are, and how it is beneficial (medical wise). We will then wrap up with treatment options for marijuana addicts.
Marijuana, also known as cannabis sativa, is derived from hemp plants; more specifically the flowers, stems, and dried leaves. Marijuana includes delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or in other words, THC. Cannabis plants can be made if the extract contains high density of THC. According to SAMHSA (2014), marijuana is used significantly in the United States compared to other drugs. It is used all across the board, especially with the younger population. There have been yearly surveys that focused on middle and high school students and their marijuana usages. According to Johnston (2014), the amount of adolescents believing that the use of marijuana as dangerous has diminished.
Marijuana can be used in several ways. For example, people can place the…

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