Some people say that Marijuana is not additive, some say it is. If it’s known to be both then how can people really know how it affects the body? On an interview with Elvis Duran and the morning show Lady Gaga admitted that she was addicted to marijuana. She was doing 15 joints of marijuana without tobacco in them every day. In Lady Gaga’s life she has been addicted to some type of drug from a young age. She used the analogy of Lilly pad drugs. She would get to the point where she couldn’t go any further with one substance so she would have to go to the next substance. She started doing marijuana on a tour because she was in a lot of pain; she was in so much pain that she was getting ...view middle of the document...
It was clear that the medical aspect of marijuana was more important.
Marijuana was introduced in Jamestown in 1611, where it became a major commercial crop; it was grown as source of fiber. Some medicines contained marijuana but it was not until 1920’s that marijuana started to catch on in America. Jazz musicians and the other people in the show business were the ones that used marijuana recreationally. Songs about drugs known as later as “Reefer songs” was the rage of the jazz industry. Marijuana clubs began to pop up, these clubs were tolerated because marijuana was not illegal and the people who were using marijuana weren’t making nuisance of themselves. At that time marijuana was not thought of as a social threat.
Marijuana was considered as a medical drug from 1850 to 1942 and prescribed for different conditions as well as labor pains, nausea, and rheumatism. U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) tried to expose marijuana as a powerful, addicting substance that would lead to narcotics addictions. In the 1960s it was used by college students and "hippies" and became a symbol of rebellion against authority. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified marijuana having the relatively highest abuse potential and no accepted medical use. After over a decade of decreasing use, marijuana smoking began an upward trend once more in the early 1990s, especially among teenagers. Although states like Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana to be used recreationally, the other states should not legalize marijuana because it is harmful to the body, it effect the brain and the persons driving, and it is actually addictive contrary to common belief.
Marijuana has some evidence that it can relive some types of pain, vomiting and other symptoms caused by illness such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS. Joycelyn Elders, MD a former US Surgeon General that wrote “Myths About Medical Marijuana," Providence Journal, in the year 2004. "Marijuana can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day." Cannabis is widely known to be used recreationally for a “high” feeling, the high feeling comes with some side effects like the munchies- craving for food, this feeling of munchies can help those people suffering form loss of appetite as a result of other illnesses, such as cancer, the person may become malnourished. So that the patient can get back their appetite and eat so they can be well nourished.
Another reason marijuana should get legalized is that it has a really low risk of addiction. Colin Blakemore, PhD the Chair, Dept. of Physiology, University of Oxford (UK) said:
For some users, perhaps as many as 10 percent, cannabis leads to psychological dependence, but there is scant evidence that it carries a risk of true addiction. Unlike cigarette smokers, most users do not take the drug on a daily basis, and usually abandon it in...