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Transcript of Medical
List of illnesses doctors prescribe cannabis for
Why choose Cannabis as a treatment
THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol)- Anti epileptic, anti inflammatory, anti depressant, stimulates appetite, lowers blood pressure
*Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs
Stomach ulcers and kidney problems
Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
Should Marijuana be Legalized?
Cannabis does not contribute to lung abnormalities. A 30 year study led by leading pulmonologist Dr. Donald Tashkin at UCLA in 2006 found no link between Cannabis and lung abnormalities.
Cannabis is not physically addictive. A small percentage of users do develop mental addictions.
So where can this revenue can go?
Economists Mark Anderson and Daniel Rees found that semi legalization in the form of medical marijuana, in 16 states led adults to consume more marijuana but to moderate their alcohol consumption, leading to a %9 decrease in traffic fatalities.
Jeffrey Miron of Harvard University believes the nearly 750,000 marijuana related arrests could be reduced to zero if marijuana is legalized.
Does it really decrease car accidents ?
Next to alcohol, marijuana is the second most frequently found substance in the bodies of drivers involved in fatal automobile accidents.
The Chemicals that make it work
CBD (cannabidal)- reduced pain, reduced anxiety, reduced nausea, sedative effects, anti convulsion, anti schizophrenic.
CBN (cannabinol)- lowering pressure in the eye, analgesic, anti seizure
CBC (cannabichromene)- sedative, analgesic, anti inflamatory
CBG (cannabigeral)- lowering pressure in the eye, anti inflammatory, sedative, sleep assistance
When these major compounds work together with the minor compounds within the plant, the quality of medicine far surpasses government synthesized cannabis known as Marinol.
*Opiate pain relievers
Nausea and loss of appetite
Decreased sexual desire or ABILITY
Today we have covered the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. We each covered two or more reasons why we are for or against legalizing marijuana. The pro team's two main focuses were medical and economic. As to the team that is against legalization, medical and society were the two main key points.
References to cannabis date back as far as 2900 B.C.
The earliest written references to cannabis dates back to 1500 B.C. in the chinese pharmacopia.
European settlers bring the hemp plant with them to Jamestown, Virginia in 1611 A.D.
In 1919 Texas passed cannabis prohibition laws.
In 1933 William Randolph Hearst, the owner of the San Francisco Examiner, begins to employ the word marijuana in his newspaper.
In 2001 the supreme court ruled "There Is No Medical Necessity Exception to the Controlled Substances Act".
In 2013 the federal government decreed that the justice department will not challenge state marijuana laws.
The First day Marijuana was legal in Colorado, sales totaled more than $1 million. Over a week, sales totaled $5 million.
According to the Colorado Department of revenue- division of taxation, the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana in Colorado will being $70 million in revenue this year.
Projected annual marijuana tax revenues are $67 million in Colorado and $580 million in Washington, which leads to a projected amount of $5.8 billion internationally.
In Colorado the first $40 million in income will be spent on education and schools, while the remaining amount will be spent on the regulation of marijuana.
Low income families
Harvard economists Jeffrey Miron suggests that if the government legalized marijuana it would save the U.S. $7.7 billion annually by not having to enforce the current prohibition on the drug.
The legalization of marijuana would save an additional $6 billion per year if the government taxed it at rates similar to alcohol and tobacco.
Marijuana effects includes....
*rapid heart beat
* lack of physical coordination
* panic attacks or anxiety
* THC is the main ingredient in marijuana, THC
acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and influences the activity of cells. Many cannabinoid receptors are found in the parts of the brain that influence: pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordination of the user.
* Marijuana can cause the heartbeat to increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute, and can increase even more if other drugs are used at the same time.
* when a person that consumes marijuana their blood pressure is low and heart pressure is high, researchers found that users' risk for a heart attack is four times higher when compared to a general risk of heart attack of a non smoker.
*If the state of Texas were to legalize Marijuana,
it would mean that business would promote cannabis, which would lead into a higher usage in people,
as well in young people.
How would it effect society ?
Teen Marijuana use:
* marijuana use within teens are the highest.
Now teens are more likely to smoke marijuana
Factors on teen usage :
* Social media
Why is it bad for teens?
* School difficulties
*Problems with memory and concentration
*Use of other drugs or alcohol
*have long term effect
* Effect the brain
*One study found that youth (12 to 17 years old) who use marijuana are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than kids who do not use pot, and that 60% of the kids who smoke pot before the age of 15 move on to cocaine.
“Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana,” -Dr. Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia.
* More than 28 percent of fatal accidents occured in 2010 because of "Drugged" driving
Miley's actions are very
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rolemodel. Since she is in the
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critical! When she is seen partying, drinking, and
smoking, kids that follow her may get the idea
that partying, drinking, and smoking is "Cool"
Marijuana affects brain systems that are still
maturing through young adulthood. When using
marijuana it has a negative effect on how
Marijuana is known as a highly abused drug
Most heavily used drug in the
Define Schedule 1 :
drugs that are considered schedule one are the most dangerous class of drugs that have a high potential for abuse and potentially severe psychological and/or physical dependence.
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug