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TOK Presentation on Marijuana

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Scott Buzan

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of TOK Presentation on Marijuana

Thank you It slowly kills parts of the body and can lead to harder drug use, and after frequent intake, positive emotions are harder to reach in everyday life. The drug becomes a necessity to feel normal. Therefore, it is ethical for marijuana to be illegal.

Emotion becomes unstable when marijuana is constantly used Legalization of Marijuana
By Stephan Drokin and Scott Buzan Real Life Situation In the United States the legalization of Marijuana has been issued by two states. The Impacts of Marijuana Knowledge Issue Gateway Drug
Impairs reasoning skills
Addictive To what extent is the legalization of marijuana ethical or unethical? Cons Pros Through medicinal purposes, it can aid the sick
If legalized, potentially grow the economy 6.5% of 8th graders, 17% of 10th graders and 22.9% of 12th graders will smoke marijuana in any given month Statistics Why is this KIQ important? Social norms
Effects If we are able to find the role of drugs in society and replace it, we can create a safer community. The use of Marijuana in Religion Christianity and Judaism instruct their followers to drink wine on certain occasions, some Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians, and members of other religions use marijuana as part of their spiritual and religious ceremonies.

The first amendment of the United States' Constitution states that you have the right to exercise religion freely.

Members of these religions that use marijuana not for the high but for their own ceremonies feel that it is unethical to have restrictions put upon them. General Perspective Christianity believes that it is ethical to prevent the legalization of marijuana, due to scriptures
1 Peter 5:8-Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Galations 5:19-21-Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Our Perspective The legalization of marijuana is unethical for recreational use

We believe there are exceptions
True Medical Purposes
Religous ceremonies The general public often times have exceptions for the use of marijuana such as the use of the drug for medicinal purposes instead of recreation A Joint Operation
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