Annotated Bibliography-Legalization of Marijuana 4ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPY Scott KA, Dalgleish AG, Liu WM. The combination of cannabidiol and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol enhances the anticancer effects of radiation in an orthotopic murine glioma model. Mol Cancer Ther. 2014;13(12):2955-67.The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or symptom. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine. However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. Continued research may lead to more medications. What is CBD? There is growing interest in the marijuana chemical cannabidiol (CBD) to treat certain conditions such as childhood epilepsy, a disorder that causes a child to have violent seizures. Therefore, scientists have been specially breeding marijuana plants and making CBD inoil form for treatment purposes. These drugs may be less desirable to recreational users because they are not intoxicating.NIDA (1969). Marijuana. Retrieved November 1, 2016, from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuanaHow do people use marijuana?People smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes (joints) or in pipes or water pipes (bongs). They also smoke it in blunts—emptied cigars that have been partly or completely refilled with marijuana. To avoid inhaling smoke, more people are using vaporizers. These devices pull the active ingredients (including THC) from the marijuana and collect their vapor in a storage unit. Aperson then inhales the vapor, not the smoke. Users can mix marijuana in food (edibles), such as
Essay on Legalizing Marijuana-Persuasive Outline
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Persuasive Speech Outline
Purpose: To persuade my audience to: support the legalization of marijuana, because of it being able to provide many medical as well as economic benefits for the United States if legalized.
Thesis Statement: Marijuana has been regarded as a harmful plant that can endanger lives and is thought to be nothing more than an extra problem to be dealt with in today’s society. However, based on its economic value and medical benefits, the cannabis has proven to outweigh its negatives with numerous other positives.
Organizational Pattern: Topical
Introduction: I. Getting Audience Attention A. In 2008, an estimated 11,800 people died in drunk driving accidents…show more content…
Cannabis can treat migraines! (report in California that more than 300,000 cases of migraines solved with the use of marijuana) B. The American Association of Cancer Research has found that marijuana can slow down tumor growth in the lungs, breasts, and brain considerably. C. Marijuana can help treat symptoms of chronic disease as well as other things such as glaucoma. It can also prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
III. Economic Benefits A. Many prisons are filled with people involved with the use of marijuana whether for its medical benefits or as a recreational drug. If marijuana were legalized, it could be taxed in accordance to other regulated products such as tobacco and alcohol. B. This would not only add more revenue, but also provide thousands of jobs to those unemployed which would of course greatly benefit the overall US/Global economy.
IV. Negative Aspects (Positives outnumber Negatives!!) A. Risks include increased risk of developing lung infections and lung cancer, coughing, and obstruction of air passages. It also may impair concentration and coordination but only if used in negative-intended/harmful ways. B. Long-term use of marijuana may lead to short-term memory loss and minor brain disorders after the drug has been metabolized. C. Another reason why many people are supportive of the marijuana remaining illegal is because of the addictive potential it can have on people.