Why is Marijuana Really Banned
What is the real reason why marijuana is banned?
Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I drug on the basis that is has a high level for abuse.There's medical benefits for smoking marijuana that help many Americans with problem ranging from glaucoma to cancer, but these benefits are not accepted well enough, on a national level. Medical use of marijuana is still a serious national controversy.
Does weed really cause as much damage as it is being said to?
I know that marijuana can eventually lead to lower IQ.But I also know that the use of marijuana can help children with seizure disorders.
First, let’s take a minute to check the facts that marijuana use leads to lower IQ. This information came from a research paper which examined data from a long study. That was done on 1000 people from Dunedin, New Zealand. The study followed subjects from age 13 to 38 and conducted IQ tests a both these ages.
The findings showed/told about that people who were long-lasting users of marijuana, which are those that had a physical dependence to the drug, before the age of 18 had a drop in IQ of 8 points by the age of 38.
There are three important things to note about this study. First, the people who were shown to have a decline in IQ are significantly small - 38 out of 1000, or 3.8 percent. Second, these people were using much more marijuana (four days per week) than the average marijuana user. Finally, they were using more marijuana regularly (all the time) for much longer (20 years) than the average marijuana user.
More than that, follow up studies of this data have shown that differences in (the social level people are at based on how much money they have) may account for the differences in IQ found in the study, and the discussion surrounding IQ as a valid measurement of brain function and intelligence which are beyond the extent of/the range of this response.
In terms of marijuana and its effects on brain cells, or nerve cells, there is little evidence
What's the big deal with not letting people smoke?
With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society.
In a much-buzzed-about piece in the New Yorker this week, President Obama suggested making pot legal in large part to correct the vast inequities that minorities face in terms of cannabis-related arrests and imprisonment. Besides, said the president, who was known to smoke his fair share of weed back in the day, “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol” for the individual user.
Even the straight-laced Bill Gates recently announced his support of legalization. And this year’s Super Bowl has been dubbed the “Super Doobie Bowl,” a reference to the fact that the teams vying for the NFL championship, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, hail from the two states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Mainstream websites are circulating marijuana-laced game-day snack recipes. It won’t be long before Martha Stewart comes up with her own pot-brownie concoction
What does Obama have to say about the current marijuana laws?
President Barack Obama said he is starting to see liberals and conservatives recognizing that current marijuana laws don't make sense, and how expensive it is to put in jail people for non-violent drug offenses.
In an interview with Crime/harmful behavior Media co-person (who started a company) Shane Smith, President Obama seemed to at first dismiss the topic of marijuana (making something legal), telling Smith he understands interest in the drug before arguing that the issue "shouldn't be young people's biggest priority."
Young people should care about "climate change, the economy, jobs, war and peace," Obama said. Maybe at the bottom of that list, he added, "you should be thinking about marijuana."
Still, Obama said he would separate out the issue of criminalization of marijuana from encouraging its use. He said there is no question the criminal justice system is heavily centered on cracking down on non-violent law-breakers, and that the policies have had a terrible effect on many communities, in particular communities of color. That has made a lot of people unemployable because they got serious crime records and surprisingly big (or small) sentences
Citations: Federal marijuana laws can change if enough states reform â Obama. (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://rt.com/usa/241329-obama-marijuana-drug-reform/ Does Marijuana Kill Brain Cells? (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/does-marijuana-kill-brain-cells/
Federal marijuana laws can change if enough states reform â Obama. (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://rt.com/usa/241329-obama-marijuana-drug-reform/
Does Marijuana Kill Brain Cells? (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/does-marijuana-kill-brain-cells/