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Medical Cannabis

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Leila Shiblak

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The Serious Reality
•CBS News Study: Marijuana extract may help children with epilepsy.
•http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-finds-marijuana-extract-may-help-children-with-epilepsy/

The Serious Reality
•Huffington Post article introduces the children who rely on medicinal cannabis.
•http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/cannabis-for-children_n_4697135.html
What is Marijuana?
Dried flowers from the cannabis plant and concentrated in small plant hairs called trichomes.
It contains the mind altering chemical THC.
It is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S., commonly used among young people.
Hemp is cannabis grown from fibers and marijuana is cannabis grown for its trichomes.

- The Negative -
Long Term Effects
When teenagers begin using marijuana, the drug alters thinking, memory, and learning functions. It also affects how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions.
Marijuana smoke irritates the lungs and frequent users can have the same breathing problems tobacco smokers have.
Marijuana raises the heart rate for up to three hours after smoking. This effect MAY increase the chances of having a heart attack (the elderly are more at risk).
Using marijuana during pregnancy is linked to an increase of brain and behavioral problems in babies. If the mother uses marijuana, the drug may affect developing parts in the fetus’s brain.

With a massively booming cannabis industry and so much controversy lately, how should the topic be seriously handled?

Medical Cannabis
Mental Effects
Long Term marijuana smokers have been linked to the following mental illnesses:
Hallucinations
Paranoia
Schizophrenia
Depression
Anxiety
Suicidal thoughts (among teens)
Forbes Industrial Hemp Article
Read and annotate the Forbes Article and highlight the main arguments towards using hemp as an alternative. Annotate any questions or comments you have for the philosophical chairs.
Pre-Reading
https://www.aclu.org/gallery/marijuana-arrests-numbers

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/americans-spend-much-pharmaceuticals/

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28212223

http://time.com/3801889/us-legalization-marijuana-trade/
Cannabinoids
Delta-9-THC
Delta-8-THC
CBC
CBD
CBN
CBG
THCV
Flavonoids and Terpenes
Beta-sitosterol
Apigenin
Cannflavin A
Quercetin
Beta-caryophyllene
Alpha-terpinol
Beta-myrcene
Delta-3-carene
1,8-cineole
D-limonene
P-cymene
Linalool
Terpinol-4-ol
Borneol
Alpha Terpineol

Read the Article From My Chronic Relief
PHILOSOPHICAL CHAIRS
Will Cannabis be a paradigm shift in medicine and agroeconomics? Does the benefits outweigh the massive start up costs and cultural and legal hurdles it still has to jump? Who will be the proponents and opponents to legalization, decriminalization, and/or deregulation?
Rules
1. If you’re a proponent of legalization of medicinal cannabis, you will occupy the left portion of the room. If you’re an opponent of it, you will occupy the right portion of the room.
2. If you’re undecided you will go to the team of the least represented.
3. If you’d like to speak, raise your hand to receive the speaking object.
4. Please respect the speaking object.

Did you know?
No one has ever died from a cannabis overdose. A cannabis smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint to be in risk of dying. This means a person must consume 1,500 pounds of marijuana within 15 minutes. However, you would pass out before even getting close to a lethal dose.
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